Monday, September 18, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with DAISY DEAD

Dr. Gangrene is interviewing the people of THE HORROR HOOTENANY.
13 Questions each.
Today's victim is DAISY DEAD from THE DEAD DEADS!



Name and weapon of choice in the band:
Daisy - Fender Jazz Bass

Favorite movie monster?
Sloth Fratelli

Best horror movie you've seen recently?
Rewatched "They Live" recently, pretty trippy to watch it now!

Remakes: Yes or No?
 Yes - worst case is if they suck, they still shine a fresh light on the originals

What bands inspired you to play music?
Dead Milkmen, Weezer, Ramones, The Clutters

What do you like to do when not playing music?
Hiking, reading, playing on social media

Munsters or Addams Family?
The Addams Family *buh da buh DA -snap snap*

Favorite song to play live?
The new ones

Favorite moment on stage/tour?
Too many to pick a favorite, but our last show of Halestorm tour in Baton Rouge was a big highlight. Bittersweet that it was ending, but a great crowd, great show, and a big celebration of our new friendships :)

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
Another hard one!! With a gun to my head, it's Ramones

Pet peeves?
Their/there/they're

Favorite Halloween memory?
First show as Dead Milkmaids in 2013

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?

Don't dream it, be it.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with MCNASTY

13 Questions With Dr. Gangrene
Dr. Gangrene wants you to meet to people of The Horror Hootenanny so he has organized a set of questions.
Today's featured Hoot-head is...
MCNASTY from THE CREEPING CRUDS



Name and weapon of choice in the band:
McNasty - Blood Red Gretsch

Favorite movie monster?
Leatherface or Phantom of the Opera

Best horror movie you've seen recently?
The nightly news...

Remakes: Yes or No?
NO.

What bands inspired you to play music?
AC/DC, the Beatles, Black Sabbath, Dr. Teeth & the Electric Mayhem

What do you like to do when not playing music?
Sleep. Spending time with my wife.

Munsters or Addams Family?
That is impossible for me to answer definitively... I'm going to say Munsters, because if the family car.

Favorite song to play live?
Currently, the Fury or Teenage Werewolf.

Favorite moment on stage/tour?
The Hootenanny in 06. That was the night I first met my wife.

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
RAMONES with the Cramps a very close 2nd.

Pet peeves?
People who eat loudly with their mouths open.

Favorite Halloween memory?
Getting married in a haunted house.

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?
Don't look at me, I'm irrelevant

Saturday, September 16, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with Jeff from MANI-YACK MONSTERS!

13 Questions With Dr. Gangrene
Dr. Gangrene wants you to meet to people of The Horror Hootenanny so he has organized a set of questions.
Tune in daily!
Today's victim is!
JEFF CARLSON from MANI-YACK MONSTERS (one of our great prize sponsors!)





Name of your company
Mani-Yack Monster Designs

Favorite movie monster?
Creature from the Black Lagoon

Best horror movie you've seen recently?
Get Out

Remakes: Yes or No?
Remakes - Yes

Munsters or Addams Family?
Started out as a die-hard Munsters fan but now really enjoy the Addams.

One of your proudest creations?
My Dracula medallion is probably my proudest creative moment.

What do you like to do when not making cool ManiYack stuff?
I also enjoy making jewelry ... it's my day job when I'm not making monster stuff.

Favorite thing at art shows?
Meeting and talking with fellow weirdo artists/tribes-people at shows is always fantastic.

What "creatures" most inspired you most?
Low rent, B-movie monsters have always provided the most energy to me. The main classic creeps (Universal) already get plenty of love IMO.

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
Cramps

Pet peeves?
People who chew loudly

Favorite Halloween memory?
As a very young kid, I had someone scare the crap out of me wearing a vintage Don Post Phantom mask ... I'll never forget it.

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?

"He missed his last deadline."

Friday, September 15, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY 13 Questions with DOREEN LAVEAU

13 Questions With Dr. Gangrene
Dr. Gangrene wants you to meet to people of The Horror Hootenanny so he has organized a set of questions.
Tune in daily!
Today's victim is!
DOREEN from DEAD DICK HAMMER




Name and weapon of choice in the band:
Doreen Laveau - Bass

Favorite movie monster?
Creature from the Black Lagoon

Best horror movie you've seen recently?
The Green Room (only because we have played some similar places-without knowing beforehand)

Remakes: Yes or No?
Movies-not so much.
Songs-depends on the band.

What bands inspired you to play music?
Triggerfinger, Graveyard, Clutch, QOTSA…

What do you like to do when not playing music?
Hang with my fur babies

Munsters or Addams Family?
Munsters

Favorite song to play live?
Creature from the Black Gal’s Poon

Favorite moment on stage/tour?
Favorite moment on tour would have to be blowing people’s minds who have never heard us before. (A little full of myself p)

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
 Cramps

Pet peeves?
Offensive drivers and when people look up answers on their phone, instead of taking someone’s word for it.

Favorite Halloween memory?
Don’t have one yet.

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?

Wife, Mom, and Best Bass Player in the World. HAHAHAHAH

Thursday, September 14, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY - 13 Questions with SHEA HOFF

13 Questions With Dr. Gangrene
Dr. Gangrene wants you to meet to people of The Horror Hootenanny so he has organized a set of questions.
Tune in daily!
Today's victim is!
SHEA HOFF from THE VAMPTONES!




Name and weapon of choice in the band:
Shea Hoff. Electric Bass unless you're being literal. In that case, it's a switchblade. We're a switchblade band.

Favorite movie monster?
Gamera

Best horror movie you've seen recently?
I watched Cujo the other day.

Remakes: Yes or No?
No, but I do allow exceptions.

What bands inspired you to play music?
Superdrag, The Weezer that made the first two Weezer albums, The Beatles of course, a ton of stuff from the 60s.

What do you like to do when not playing music?
Of course everyone knows I'm a legendary partier, but they might not know I have two kids with another on the way, so there's that. I also follow MTSU athletics.

Munsters or Addams Family?
The Munsters! They get a lot of play in our house.

Favorite song to play live?
It's so hard to choose when you play in a band with a JCPenney sized catalog of hits, but I'd have to say Walls because the bass line moves a lot on that one.

Favorite moment on stage/tour?
Probably the time we were playing at The Boro, and it started pouring down rain. Without missing a beat, Ben sang the 1-800-4MR-ROOF commercial jingle. People still talk about that. I know I do.

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
RAMONES

Pet peeves?
People who blow their grass clippings in the road.

Favorite Halloween memory?
Trick or treating as a kid on a crisp, fall, Halloween night. You can't beat that.

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?

In lieu of writing, I'd like a small flat screen on my tombstone that plays a Ken Burns style documentary of my life. You know, images that are zoomed out of while a narrator with a great voice tells the story. Occasionally there'd be interviews with people that knew me.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY - 13 Questions with BILLY DEAD

13 Questions With Dr. Gangrene
Dr. Gangrene wants you to meet to people of The Horror Hootenanny so he has organized a set of questions.
Tune in daily here to see who the day’s victim is!
BILLY DEAD from THE DEAD DEADS!




Name and weapon of choice in the band:  
Billy Dead - drums, backing vocals 

Favorite movie monster?  
The mama Alien from Aliens 

Best horror movie you've seen recently?  
I'm too scared haha (maybe the Conjouring?)

Remakes: Yes or No?  
Yes, depending on the director 

What bands inspired you to play music?  
AC/DC, Green Day, Foo Fighters, Prince, The Who, etc

What do you like to do when not playing music?  
I love gardening 

Munsters or Addams Family?  
Neither haha. 

Favorite song to play live?  
The Lonely Sound 

Favorite moment on stage/tour?  
Any time a fellow band's drummer compliments my playing.  It always makes me smile :))

Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?  
Ramones 

Pet peeves?  
Interrupting, and when people talk to loudly at restaurants.  

Favorite Halloween memory?  
Spending it in New Orleans with my friend Sam a few years ago...that place is in overdrive for Halloween.  

What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done?  
Not sure yet, but something to do with a butterfly or the moon. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

HORROR HOOTENANNY - 13 Questions with WOLFIE

13 Questions With Dr. Gangrene
Dr. Gangrene wants you to meet to people of The Horror Hootenanny so he has organized a set of questions.
Tune in daily here to see who the day’s victim is!

WOLFIE – singer for The Creeping Cruds


1. Name and weapon of choice in the band:
Toad sticker

2. Favorite movie monster?
Godzilla

3. Best horror movie you've seen recently?
The Witch

4. Remakes: Yes or No?
Little evidence that makes me wanna say yes... but I did like the 2014 Godzilla

5. What bands inspired you to play music?
Beatles, Black Sabbath and Ramones

6. What do you like to do when not playing music?
Write movies

7. Munsters or Addams Family?
Not a fair question. But... if I have'ta... Munsters

8. Favorite song to play live?
Blood On My Pillow

9. Favorite moment on stage/tour?
At a Horror Hoot when in the middle of "I Eat theLiving" all the zombies rushed the stage

10. Misfits, Ramones, or Cramps?
Ramones

11. Pet peeves?
The sound and sight of someone chewing with their mouth open

12. Favorite Halloween memory?
Can't say, statute of limitations hasn't expired.


13. What would you like to have written on your tombstone when all is said and done? 
"Nobody's home”

Saturday, September 24, 2016

HORROR HOOT INTERVIEW 2016 - Jackson Phibes

We are certainly excited this year to have the mighty Forbidden Dimension coming back to headline the Horror Hootenanny on Oct 1.!
We wanted to pick their brains a little prior to the show so we split the three members of Forbidden Dimension into three different interview rooms and played a little ""Good Cop / Bad Cop" with them with 13 ridiculous questions apiece.
First up is the longtime FD main man, Jackson Phibes!



13 Questions with Forbidden Dimension
Jackson Phibes


Name rank and serial number:

 Tommy "Jackson Phibes" Bagley: axes, organs and yelling. I like Kellogg's Vector!

Is there a story behind your 'Forbidden Dimension' name and persona?
A bad pun, started out kinda like a pint-size Vincent Price-y thing, turned in a Martian ghoul, but now I'm just a wild old woofman.

How long have you been a part of the Forbidden Dimension?
 28 years.

Are you a full blooded Canadian? 

Thin-blooded Canadian, yes.

What bands/records make you get up and bounce around?

Seikima II, Inugami Circus-Dan, BÖC, KISS, Ghost, The Oath/Lucifer, Takeshi Terauchi, Acanthus, Blood Ceremony, Shonen Knife!

Last good band you heard for the first time?
Live? Messer Chups!

Last great film you saw for the first time? 


Belladonna of Sadness

What do you think of the state of pop culture today? Bands, movies other trends?

Lots to choose from. I miss video stores. Almost too easy to acquire any movie or music in the world that one may want, so I still like to get hard copies of movies or music.

Besides making great rock n roll, what activities or hobbies float your boat?
  Late-night prowling with the Bat Lord! Sewing!


Aside from playing the Horror Hoot what other plans do you have while in Nashville?
Hot chicken! Tennessee suckin' grass!

Do you have anything you'd like to say to the kids of Nashville who will be in the crowd on Oct 1?
Don't hate us just because we're ancient and evil. There are so many other reasons!

Nicknames you have for the other two members of FD?
 Li'l Fuzzy and Thingy.

When is the next FD slab hitting the streets and what can we expect?
Hopefully have it out for the Xmas season. 6th studio album, 8th over-all. 15 tunes in various gruesome and terrifying styles that all hopefully sound like F.D.!

Every Twisted Tree - a Forbidden Dimension collection! Pick up your copy at The Hoot!

Friday, September 23, 2016

HORROR HOOT INTERVIEW 2016 - Virginia Dentata

And last but not least we have Forbidden Dimension's newest addition, the amazing Virginia Dentata!

13 questions with Forbidden Dimension Virginia Dentata Name rank and serial number Virginia Dentata First Science Officer #5 Is there a story behind your 'Forbidden Dimension' name and persona? I wanted something that made me think 'Rawr!' How long have you been a part of the Forbidden Dimension? This will be my third Halloween with FD. Are you a full blooded Canadian? If no - details? Full blooded immigrant from the Land of Kimchee! However I did become a full blooded citizen, so officially I am a full blooded Canadian. What bands/records make you get up and bounce around? The Creepin' Cruds and Mummula! Last good band you heard for the first time? The Shiverettes Last great film you saw for the first time? Sharktopus What do you think of the state of pop culture today? Bands, movies other trends? I rarely come out of the cave so I'm a little out of the loop. I don't really know what state it's in. Is it in Tennessee? Besides making great rock n roll, what activities or hobbies float your boat? Anything to do with eating. Aside from playing the Horror Hoot what other plans do you have while in Nashville? I hope to eat Hot Chicken! Do you have anything you'd like to say to the kids of Nashville who will be in the crowd on Oct 1?
Rawr! Nicknames you have for the other two members of FD? Brad and Kevin When is the next FD slab hitting the streets and what can we expect? Hopefully December and you can expect to be gruesomely terrified! Thank you Horror Hootenanny, it's an horrific honour! xovd

Thursday, September 22, 2016

HORROR HOOT INTERVIEW 2016 - PT Bonham

The Forbidden Dimension Interviews roll on!
Second up to bat is PT Bonham - who has been defiling the drums for Fobidden Dimension for many eons!


13 Questions with Forbidden Dimension's PT Bonham:

Name rank and serial number:

 P.T. Bonham, Stix `n' Trix, #OU812

Is there a story behind your 'Forbidden Dimension' name and persona?
"there's a slacker born every minute"

How long have you been a part of the Forbidden Dimension?
 Since 2006 ... BC.



Are you a full blooded Canadian? 
I am as Canadian as beaver pie/Je suis aussi canadien que la tarte aux castors.

What bands/records make you get up and bounce around?

The New Vatican Singers, Scott Brezhnev, Wallace Sugden, Creepin' Cruds, Mummula, Alucard

Last good band you heard for the first time?
The Briefs!

Last great film you saw for the first time? 

How To Make Love To The Modern Adding Machine (original not the reboot with Glen Ford)

What do you think of the state of pop culture today? Bands, movies other trends?

It sucks major donkey dink except for the parts I like. So no real change since 1853.

Besides making great rock n roll, what activities or hobbies float your boat?
 Snowmobile restoration, networking.


Aside from playing the Horror Hoot what other plans do you have while in Nashville?
Dr. Gangrene's Basement of Horrors, regional snacks

Do you have anything you'd like to say to the kids of Nashville who will be in the crowd on Oct 1?
Sorry! (traditional Canadian greeting)

Nicknames you have for the other two members of FD?
Wife. Other Wife.

When is the next FD slab hitting the streets and what can we expect?
Christmas. Will replace lump of coal in many stockings.