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20 Questions With Bryan Scott, 4/17/01

 

20 QUESTIONS WITH…


The Union Underground’s Singer Bryan Scott

For those of you unaware, The Union Underground are on Portrait Records and have toured with Marilyn Manson, Papa Roach, and a variety of other bands. They’re also doing a little tour this Summer called Ozzfest, so we thought we’d throw them a bone and do 20 Questions with their singer Bryan. Enjoy!

1. What are you currently up to? This is your only chance to plug your websites, tours, and shit like that.
WE ARE CURRENTLY TOURING OUR ASSES OFF! MEETING AS MANY UNIONHEADS AS WE POSSIBLY CAN EVERY NIGHT. THAT’S WHY WE STAY ON THE ROAD. OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR FANS IS EVERYTHING. THE RESPONSE IS FUCKING HUGE! THE HITS ON OUR SITES AND THE MAD CROWDS AT OUR SHOWS REFLECT THE LOYALTY OF OUR FANS. ANYBODY OUT THERE INTERESTED IN JOINING OUR ARMY SHOULD CHECK OUT THESE SITES:
WWW.THEUNIONUNDERGROUND.COM
WWW.UNIONUNDERGROUND.COM
WWW.STREETWISE.COM
WWW.ULTIMATESTREETTEAM.COM

WE JUST FINISHED A TOUR CALLED "SNO-CORE" W/ SLAVES ON DOPE, KITTIE, AND FEAR FACTORY. WE’RE CURRENTLY DOING A HEADLINING TOUR W/ A NEW BAND CALLED SPIKE 1000, SLAVES ON DOPE AND SALIVA. AFTER THIS TOUR WE’RE TAKING SOME TIME OFF TO FUCK AROUND IN THE STUDIO AT HOME AND WORK ON SOME NEW UNION TRACKS. IN LATE MAY WE’RE GOING TO EUROPE TO START SPREADING THE UNION WORD OVERSEAS AND THEN OF COURSE THIS SUMMER, THE ALMIGHTY "OZZFEST". SO DON’T MISS IT!

2. What should people expect when they come to a Union Underground show?
INTENSITY, REALNESS, AND THE FEELING THAT YOU GOT YOUR MONEY’S WORTH. WE WANT YOU TO LEAVE A UNION SHOW FEELING THAT YOU WERE PART OF AN EVENT, AN EXPERIENCE BEYOND THE MUSIC. THAT’S WHAT WE GREW UP ON AND THAT’S WHAT WE REPRESENT.

3. Which weighs more a pound of silicone or a pound of saline?
I’M THE WRONG PERSON TO ASK. I PREFER MY GIRLS TO BE "REAL"

4. What hard rock/heavy metal band should give it up and call it a day?
KISS SHOULD HAVE GIVIN IT UP YEARS AGO. IT’S PATHETIC AND EMBARRASING.

5. Which do you prefer:
Motley Crue or Alice In Chains = ALICE IN CHAINS
America’s Most Wanted or World’s Scariest Police Chases = WORLD’S SCARIEST POLICE POLICE CHASES
Powerman 5000 or Static X = STATIC X
The A-Team or Miami Vice = NEITHER
Poison or Warrant = NEITHER
Listening to cats have sex or listening to a Kittie CD = I WOULD PREFER TO WATCH LITTLE PUSSIES AFFECTIONATELY SCRATCH AND FIGHT WHILE LISTENING TO A KITTIE CD
Appetite For Destruction or Master Of Puppets = APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
Star Trek fans or Slaughter fans = BOTH ARE CREEPY
Pantera or ZZ Top = PANTERA
Masturbating in the shower or masturbating in your bunk = I LOVE MASTURBATING IN MY BUNK
Dallas or Houston = I LOVE TEXAS PERIOD.

6. Jason McMaster was the original bass player for you guys. Why did he get fired and what happened with him?
JASON WAS NOT ACTUALLY OUR ORIGINAL BASS PLAYER. HE WAS JUST FILLING IN WHILE WE WERE LOOKING FOR A PERMANENT PIECE TO OUR PUZZLE, WHICH WE FOUND IN JOHN MOYER. JASON’S FRONTING HIS OWN BAND OUT OF AUSTIN,TX CALLED GODZILLA MOTOR COMPANY!

7. Give us an example of some of the crazy shit that went on when you toured with Marilyn Manson.
WE CAME ON WITH MARILYN RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING OF THEIR TOUR, SO THEY WERE REALLY BUSY GETTING THEIR SHOW AND PRODUCTION TOGETHER. JOSH AND JOHN PARTIED WITH TWIGGY AND MANSON A COUPLE OF NIGHTS AND SAID IT WAS FUCKIN’ CRAZY. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING THEM ON OZZFEST.


8. Do you think drugs should be legalized?
I THINK CERTAIN DRUGS SHOULD NO BE ILLEGAL. IT’S COMICAL THAT YOU CAN DRINK YOURSELF INTO A VIOLENT HAZE, BUT YOU CAN’T SMOKE A JOINT. THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE ON THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY AS A WHOLE ARE MUCH MORE DAMAGING THAN MARIJUANA COULD EVER BE. YOU’LL HAVE TO WAIT FOR MY APPEARANCE ON "POLITICALLY INCORRECT" FOR THE REST OF THIS REDUNDANT STORY.

9. What’s the most amount of money you’ve ever blown in a strip club?
PROBABLY $300 OR $400. HOWEVER, I GOT $300 OR $400 WORTH OF MEMORIES OUR OF IT. MONEY WELL SPENT!

10. Rate the following chicks on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being ugly as sin and 10 being a hottie.
Jenna Jameson = 2
Pamela Anderson = 1
Britney Spears = 5
Anna Nicole Smith = 10
Gwen Stefani = 8
Halle Berry = 6
Madonna = 4
Carmen Electra = 9
Rose McGowan = 7
Elvira = 3

11. What’s your take on Napster? Do you agree with Metallica on it?
I CAN DEFINITELY SEE BOTH SIDES OF THE NAPSTER ISSUE. BEFORE ARGUING FOR EITHER SIDE YOU HAVE TO REALIZE THAT THE SERVICE NAPSTER IS PROVIDING IS COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT. WHAT’S FRUSTRATING AS A MUSICIAN IS PEOPLE TREAT MUSIC LIKE IT’S A BIG FUCKING FREE FOR ALL FOR THEIR TAKING. OUR MUSIC IS HOW WE SURVIVE AND IF THE PEOPLE MAKING THE MUSIC CAN’T SURVIVE, THE MUSIC WILL DIE WITH THEM. THIS IS WHAT WE DO FOR A LIVING, HOWEVER, FOR NEW BANDS LIKE THE U.U., NAPSTER CAN BE ANOTHER MEDIUM TO PROMOTE OUR MUSIC WHERE IT MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN HEARD OTHERWISE. I CONSTANTLY HAVE KIDS TELLING ME THEY DOWNLOADED UNION OFF OF NAPSTER AND IT MADE THEM GO BUY THE RECORD AND THAT IS COOL. OR THAT THEY DOWNLOADED THE ALBUM AND GAVE IT TO SOME FRIENDS AND THEY WENT AND BOUGHT IT. THAT’S HOW NAPSTER HAS A POSITIVE EFFECT. FOR BANDS LIKE METALLICA THEY DON’T NEED OR WANT NAPSTER’S HELP IN PROMOTING OR SELLING THEIR RECORDS SO TO THEM IT’S JUST STEALING. DO YOU THINK STEVEN SPIELBERG WOULD CONTINUE TO MAKE FILMS KNOWING THAT AS SOON AS IT HIT THE MARKET YOU COULD DOWNLOAD THE ENTIRE MOVIE FROM A SERVICE LIKE NAPSTER AND NOT PAY THE ADMISSION FEE? NO. IF THE PEOPLE UTILIZING THE NAPSTER SERVICE WERE AWARE OF THE AMOUNT OF WORK WE PUT INTO WRITING AND RECORDING ALBUMS AND HOW LITTLE MONEY WE ACTUALLY MAKE THIS WOULD BE A DIFFERENT STORY, UNLESS OUR LISTENERS SIMPLY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR US. TRUE FANS WILL ALWAYS SUPPORT US THE RIGHT WAY AND NAPSTER WILL ULTIMATELY HAVE TO PAY THE PEOPLE THEY OWE.

12. Which member of the band generally fucks the fattest chicks?
PATRICK AND I HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO ROLL AROUND WITH SOME HOGS!

13. What rock star deserves a smack in the mouth and why?
THERE’S MANY ROCK STARS THAT DESERVE A SMACK IN THE MOUTH, BUT I’M NOT INTO
SLAMMING OTHER BANDS. ALL I GIVE A FUCK ABOUT IS THE UNION UNDERGROUND.

14. In the Middle East who would you rather see win, the Jews or the Arabs?
TO BE HONEST, I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT’S GOING ON OVER THERE, SO I CAN’T TAKE AN UNEDUCATED POSITION.

15. You guys have toured around for a while now, so give us a memory about the following cities.
Atlanta = A COUPLE OF FANS TOLD ME THEY HAD JUST GOTTEN MARRIED AND WANTED TO SPEND THEIR HONEYMOON WITH THE U.U. I THOUGHT THAT WAS BEAUTIFUL AND TWISTED AT
THE SAME TIME.

Detroit = I GOT ONE OF THE BEST BLOW JOBS EVER.
Phoenix = DON’T REMEMBER PLAYING THERE. MUST NOT HAVE BEEN A HIGHLIGHT OF THE TOUR.
New York = HAMMERSTEIN BALLROOM ON THE SNO-CORE TOUR, GREAT SHOW!
Tampa = ANYWHERE IN FLORIDA IS COMPLETELY BAD ASS FOR US. HUGE RESPECT FOR FLORIDA.
St. Louis = ANOTHER SNO-CORE SHOW. HUNG OUT WITH THE KITTIE GIRLS
Las Vegas = VERY BLURRY
Minneapolis = VERY BLURRY
Boston = VERY BLURRY
Seattle = HAVEN’T PLAYED THERE YET

16. What is your take on organized religion?
I THINK MANY RELIGIONS HAVE A DISTORTED VIEW OF REALITY AND ARE MONEY DRIVEN. BUT THAT’S A BORING SUBJECT ANYWAY…NEXT.

17. Who’s the most overrated band today?
RADIOHEAD

18. What bands have given you the least amount of respect so far?
I HAVEN’T NOTICED ANY PARTICULAR BAND HAVING A LACK OF RESPECT FOR US. BUT THEN AGAIN, I DON’T PUT ENERGY INTO DRAMA LIKE THAT. LIKE I SAID, ALL I GIVE A FUCK ABOUT IS THE UNION UNDERGROUND.

19. Would you agree that Papa Roach steals most of their riffs from Iron Maiden?
I THINK EVERYBODY STEALS THEIR RIFFS FROM SOMEWHERE. IT’S CALLED "INFLUENCES". WHATEVER YOU GREW UP LISTENING TO IS WHAT COMES OUT OF YOU.

20. Do you have any idea what you are going to do after your 15 minutes of fame is up?
SET THE CLOCK BACK FIFTEEN MINUTES EARLIER!

21. Time for Metal Sludge’s Word Association. We mention a name and you give us your thoughts.
John Kalodner = LEGENDARY VISION. VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT MUSIC AND ONE OF THE SWEETEST PEOPLE I KNOW
Tommy Lee = HUGE INFLUENCE FOR ME AND I DON’T EVEN PLAY DRUMS. IT’S JUST HIS WHOLE
VIBE.

Ozzy Osbourne = GOD BLESS OZZFEST!
Scott Stapp = CREED IS A GREAT LIVE BAND
Nikki Sixx = COOL AS FUCK
Sebastian Bach = GREAT VOICE
Anthrax = PIONEERS OF THE RAP/ROCK GENRE
Stone Cold Steve Austin = NOT INTO WRESTLING
Jesse Jackson = BORING
Kiss = BORING

Thanks,
Bryan Scott – Singer of The Union Underground

So there you have it. Thanks to Lisa at Glammedia for the hookup and all the free stuff!

For more info on The Union Underground, you can go to www.theunionunderground.com

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