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20 Questions with Jeff Duncan, 12/10/02

   

20 QUESTIONS WITH..



Odin/Armored Saint/DC4 Guitarist Jeff Duncan

 

Recently we got the following email sent to us:

hey guys!..i love the site, especially the 20 questions. i figured i’d write you since i’m a pretty qualified 80′s guy!!….after all, i did appear in "the metal years"playin guitar with my band at the time,ODIN; how 80′s can you get?!?!…..i’m also an ongoing member of ARMORED SAINT and i’d love to do 20 questions. you guys are great! metal is so silly and so cool at the same time. either that or we’re all just fuckin’ lame and need to get a life!!!…hope to hear back.

all the best,

-JEFF DUNCAN

That’s right, Jeff’s band Odin did appear in "The Decline Of Western Civilization Pt. II – The Metal Years." Then he went on to Lost Boys and then to Armored Saint, so we had plenty to ask Jeff about. Enjoy!

1. What are you currently up to? This is your one and only chance to plug your shit.

I’VE BEEN ACTIVELY BUSY WITH MY BAND DC4. OUR ALBUM ENTITLED "VOLUME ONE" IS AVAILABLE AT OUR WEBSITE : www.DC4online.com. I’M ALSO REHEARSING WITH ODIN. WE’RE PLAYING THE TROUBADO

2. What’s happening with Armored Saint? Are there plans for a follow-up to "Revelation" or are you guys basically sitting around waiting for John Bush to call?

ARMORED SAINT WILL TAKE ITS TIME. EVERYBODY IS BUSY DOING LOTS OF DIFFERENT THINGS, BUT THERE WILL DEFINITELY BE ANOTHER ARMORED SAINT ALBUM.


Jeff in Armored Saint

3. You’re currently in a band with your brothers Shawn and Matt. Do you guys catch yourselves doing typical sibling stuff like pinning one of your brothers down and spitting on him or that kind of shit?

NO, BUT WE STILL FIND FARTS PRETTY FUNNY!

4. What hard rock/heavy metal band should give it up and call it a day?KISS!!!!…WHAT THE FUCK!?!!…ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!…THEY’RE STARTING TO

BECOME AS OBNOXIOUS AS THE GUY IN FRONT OF THE LIQUOR STORE ASKING FOR CHANGE!!!!!..I’M NOT GIVING YOU ANY MONEY!..LEAVE ME

ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!….AAAAAAAAAHHHHHLLLGHHHH!!!

5. Rank the following guitarists on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being a slouch and 10 being the Fretmaster General.

Mick Mars = 5-BUT PERFECT FOR MOTLEY CRUE

Tony Iommi = 10-HUGE INFLUENCE.

Dimebag Darrell = 8-METAL BEAST!

Yngwie Malmsteen = 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1-Y’KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

Adrian Smith = 7

Tracii Guns = 7

Paul Crook = NOT TOO FAMILIAR WITH HIS PLAYING

Highland Church = 9-VERY CREATIVE.

C.C. DeVille = I CAN’T RATE C.C…HE’S JUST C.C.

Dave Pritchard = 10-EXCELLENT WRITER, SORELY MISSED.

6. Randy O has expressed interest in doing some kind of reunion project with you. Do you think that the time is right for an Odin reunion, or have you buried that element of your past once and for all?

WELL, WE’RE DOING IT! I DON’T KNOW IF THE TIME IS RIGHT OR NOT, I DON’T EVEN CARE. WE’VE BEEN HAVING A GREAT TIME PLAYING THE TUNES AND HANGING OUT WITH EACH OTHER.



Jeff in Odin
7. Give us your 3 best and 3 worst memories of your days with Odin.

BEST:

1. MAKING OUR FIRST E.P.

2. SELLING OUT THE PALACE IN HOLLYWOOD, WITHOUT A MAJOR ECORD DEAL.

3. OUR ONE AND ONLY U.S. TOUR

WORST:

1. HIRING A FULL-BLOWN COCAINE ADDICTED OLD MAN WITH A BUNCH OF MONEY TO BASICALLY MANAGE US.

2. THE DRUG USE.

3. KICKING AARON SAMSON OUT OF THE BAND….HUGE MISTAKE.

8. The highlight of Odin’s career had to be the film "Decline of Western Civilization Pt. II." Do you look back fondly on your appearance in that, or do you wish someone would dump all remaining copies into a nuclear reactor core so you could finally forget about it?IT USED TO BUG ME, BUT IT WAS PRETTY ACCURATE IN TERMS OF WHERE WE WERE AT. WE JUST HAPPENED TO BE FILMED DOING WHAT EVERYONE ELSE AT THE TIME WAS DOING. GETTING FUCKED UP AND MAKING COMPLETE FOOLS OF OURSELVES!!

9. If you could retract one lie you’ve told in your life, which one would it be and why?

THAT I HATED BEING A PART OF THE SUNSET STRIP 80′S PERIOD. BECAUSE I ACTUALLY HAD A PRETTY FUCKIN’ GREAT TIME!!

10. Rank the following chicks on a scale of 1 to 10. One being a bucket of fish entrails and 10 being the ultimate hottie.

Mandy Moore = 6

Heather Locklear = 8

Michelle Branch = 7

Kelly Osbourne = 10-DUDE, HER DAD’S OZZY!!!

Tara Reid = ?

Britney Spears = 10

Kylie Minogue = ?

Pamela Anderson = 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1-Y’KNOW WHAT I MEAN?


Mira Sorvino = 5

Ginger Duncan = HEY!!..THAT’S MY LITTLE SISTER! I WAS RAISED IN A HOUSE, NOT A TRAILER!!!!!

11. How did it come about that you and Shawn worked with Randy O again in "Lost Boys" and how come there was only one album?

WELL, SHAWN WASN’T INVOLVED WITH LOSTBOYS, ONLY I WAS. LOSTBOYS LOST THEIR DEAL WITH ATLANTIC, BUT THAT WAS AFTER I LEFT TO JOIN ARMORED SAINT. YOU’D HAVE TO ASK RANDY ABOUT THAT. LOSTBOYS WAS HIS THING.

12. What rock star deserves a smack in the mouth and why?

ALL OF EM’ AT ONE POINT OR THE OTHER. ALTHOUGH THAT GUY FROM CREED BUGS ME, I JUST WANT TO PUNCH HIM, I DON’T KNOW WHY…IS THAT WIERD?

13. The Last of Jeff Duncan:

Last DVD you rented = NONE

Last book you read = ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS

Last fast food drive thru you hit = IN & OUT BURGER

Last concert you attended = THE CULT

Last celebrity you shook hands with = JERRY DIXON (odin fact:did you know he’s randy o’s cousin?)

Last time you got threw up from drinking = 13 years ago.

Last time you were asked for your autograph = 2 months ago.

Last time you had your temperature taken rectally = by thermometer or tongue?

Last time you talked to Randy O = one week ago.

Last time you pissed your pants = 13 years ago(are you counting trouser tracks?)if so, every day.

14. What happened that your band "Bird of Prey" didn’t last that long? Did it just not gel right, or are you and Shawn just difficult people to work with?

THE SINGER QUIT CAUSE HE WANTED TO PLAY WITH ALEX MASI REEEEALLLY BAD! OH,AND THE BASS PLAYER WALKED OFF STAGE ONE TIME!…WE’RE SUCH ASSHOLES TO WORK WITH. I PUT THAT BAND TOGETHER ALMOST IMMEDIATELY AFTER ARMORED SAINT BROKE UP. WHAT I NEEDED WAS A BREAK!


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15. Yes or No, has Jeff Duncan done any of the following?

Fired a machine gun = NO

Paddled a canoe = YES

Sang along with a Warrant tune = YES

Used a George Foreman grill = NOT EVEN IN THE COMMERCIAL AUDITION.

Worn a Viking helmet = ONLY ON THE WEEKENDS.

Done shots with Chris Holmes = SHOTS,LINES ETC…..UH, YEAH.(odin fact:did you know him and randy o used to be roomates?)

Done acid or shrooms on Thanksgiving = YES

Jerked off to a Lita Ford or Vixen video = ONLY THE VIXEN/LITA FORD ORGY PORN.

Thrown up in a jacuzzi = DID YOU SEE "THE METAL YEARS" OR NOT!?!!

Stuffed a turkey = NO

16. A lot of comparisons have been made between Randy O’s voice and that of Joe LeSte of Bang Tango/Beautiful Creatures. Do you find any similarities between the two, or are people that say that just smoking crack?

YEAH, I CAN HEAR WHY PEOPLE WOULD SAY THAT. HELL, I’VE EVEN THOUGHT THAT!

17. Give us a memory about the following years:

1978 = KISS AT MAGIC MOUNTAIN

1980 = FUCK DISCO KISS..VAN HALEN!!!!

1982 = FINALLY GOT LAID.

1985 = FIRST ODIN ALBUM

1987 = DRUGS AND BOOZE

1990 = ARMORED SAINT…YAY!

1992 = NO MORE ARMORED SAINT…BOO!

1995 = CONFUSION.DARKNESS.

1999 = DC4

2002 = EXCELLENT!

18. What rock star has the most ridiculous wig you’ve ever seen?

KEVIN DOKKEN, DON DUBROW, PAUL SIMMONS, GENE STANLEY….I’M SORRY, THESE GUYS AREN’T THE ONES WEARING THE WIGS!

19. "DC4" sounds like either an ancient McDonnell-Douglas aircraft or a terrible 80′s movie starring Mr. T. How did you come up with that name and how drunk were you when you did that?

SORRY YOU DON’T LIKE IT. MAYBE WE SHOULD’VE NAMED THE BAND SOMETHING LIKE "RUFF".



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20. Time for Metal Sludge’s Word Association. We mention a name, and you give us your thoughts.

Scott Ian = MASTER OF RYTHM GUITAR

Alice Cooper = MARILYN MANSON CLONE

Joey Vera =
AMAZING TALENT, GOOD FRIEND.

Dave Mustaine = ALWAYS HAS BEEN POLITE TO ME.


Axl Rose = THERAPY GONE WILD!

Anthony DeVita = NEVER, EVER, HAD ANYTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH ODIN!

The Osbournes = WHO WOULD’VE EVER THOUGHT……………….

Randy O = CHANGED MAN

John Bush = LOUDMOUTH-ITALIAN-FUNNY–GREAT METAL VOICE-FRIEND OF MINE.

Lanny Duncan = I MISS MY DAD EVERY SINGLE DAY.

Hey, that was cool/ And we learned Odin is reuniting! How come CNN never reported that?

DC4′s website even has us linked and says, "Online magazine infamous for grilling rock celebrities with their tounge-in-cheek 20 questions – along with a razor edge that makes coming back each month a breeze. Laugh and update on the rock at the same time. Awesome."

Makes coming back each month a breeze? You should be coming back every hour! Never-the-less, thanks for the plug on the site and be sure to check outwww.DC4Online.com.

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