Interview with Love/Hate Frontman,
October, 2007 by Glenn Milligan
on the decision to get 3 of the band together?
I QUIT RATT IN DECEMBER 2006 AND HAD NO GIGS ON THE HORIZON. I THOUGHT
IT WAS TIME TO BURY THE HATCHET WITH THE ORIGINAL LOVE/HATE GUYS AND
DO SOME SHOWS
What happened to the remaining member? Why
aren't they part of it as well?
JON E. LOVE THE GUITAR PLAYER IS THE ONLY ORIGINAL MEMBER NOT COMING
TO THE UK, DUE TO LEGAL ISSUES
What are you all most looking forward to playing
in the set list ad why?
EVERYONE IS JUST EXCITED TO BE COMING BACK, PERIOD. LAST TIME JOEY
AND SKID WERE HERE WAS 1996
What was it like getting the 3 members back together for you all involved?
WE’RE LIKE OLD WAR BUDDIES, IT WAS WEIRD FOR A WHILE AND THEN
IT WAS COOL
Why London for the full 'Blackout in the Red
Room' - why not do a longer show and include it for each?
WE WANTED TO DO THE ‘BLACKOUT’ RECORD AS A SPECIAL THING
AND LONDON SEEMED THE BEST PLACE
Is the Love/Hate '3-some' (dare I call it that)
gonna be a permanent fixture or is just a temporary thing?
THE OTHER LOVE/HATE GUYS HAVE JOBS AND KIDS AND AREN’T ABLE
TO PICK UP AND GO. WE PLAY WHEN WE CAN, A COUPLE OF TIMES A YEAR
Is new material planned with regard to albums?
If so, what? Anything to report on as yet?
NEW MATERIAL IS HARD. NOBODY BUYS RECORDS ANYMORE, THEY STEAL THEM
OFF THE INTERNET
What were your highlights and lowlights of Ratt
and for what reasons?
RATT WAS FUN FOR A WHILE UNTIL I WENT FROM BAND MEMBER TO EMPLOYEE.
THEN IT WASN’T SO MUCH FUN ANYMORE
Adler's Appetite - now that must have been
an interesting thing - care to tell us about the highs and lows of
that - would you ever consider working with him again - reasons why
on your opinion?
YOUR TERM ‘HIGH’ IS AN APT ONE WHEN TALKING ABOUT ADLER.
THAT TOO WAS FUN WHEN ADLER WANTED TO BE SOBER. WE MADE A RECORD,
WE TOURED, THEN THE ROOF CAVED IN
What were your thoughts when Stephen Pearcy
came back to the band and have they changed since?
STEPHEN IS THE ORIGINAL SINGER, HE WROTE ALL THE SONGS—IT WAS
NEVER REALLY A PERMANENT GIG FOR ME, I ALWAYS KNEW HE WOULD COME BACK
views on the scene now as in LA or wherever the decent rock scene
happens to be these days?
THERE IS NO SCENE, IN L.A. OR ANYWHERE. THE RAINBOW IS THE PONDEROSA
WHERE 80’S GUYS GO TO DIE—
Got any plans for any more books?
I’M WRITING A SCREENPLAY RIGHT NOW—MORE ON THAT LATER
What have been your fave things you have written
I LIKE CERTAIN SONGS I’VE WRITTEN, MY 3 BOOKS, IT’S NICE
TO HAVE A CATALOG OF WORK TO SHOW FOR ALL THOSE BEERS
What things are you most proud of and why?
I’VE HARDLY HAD TO SELL MY SOUL. I AM WHAT I AM, A ROCK ‘N’
What’s your key to keeping your voice
I’M A FUNCTIONAL ALCOHOLIC
Feel free to add any other cool stuff that you'd
like to talk about that I haven’t touched on.
WE’RE NONE OF US FAT, NONE OF US BALD, LOTS OF ENERGY TO BOOT,
RAISE YOUR GLASSES AND REMEMBER WHAT ROCK WAS LIKE BEFORE PRO-TOOLS
MADE EVERYONE SUCK.
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for more info!
Here are the UK Tour Dates for
LOVE/HATE REUNION DEC 2007:
Monday 17th London Camden Underworld
Tuesday 18th Bristol The KLA Social.
Wednesday 19th Dudley JB'S
Thursday 20th Nuneaton The Queens Hall.
Friday 21st Leeds Rio's
Saturday 22nd Nottingham Rock City / Rescue Rooms.