Interviews teach you a lot about a musician. For instance, this year Hive learned that Liam Gallagher doesn’t like “Wonderwall,” Korn’s Jonathan Davies doesn’t like having his junk touched, and Game doesn’t like Hive. We picked out five of our favorite interview quotes below. Find out who’s got aliens on the brain, who’s got monkeys in their turret, and who’s got crabs on their privates, below.
1. “It was real. [Aliens] were plugged into me. It was a download situation.”
– Sammy Hagar on the aliens that somewhere, somehow, have a flash drive full of Hagar. From Sammy Hagar Admits Alien Abduction by Eric Spitznagel.
2. “Coloring’s a really serious thing in this crib, son. We don’t play with that shit, you gotta come hard. Niggas be really on they Picasso shit coloring. We get drunk and we just got mad coloring books. Coloring and NBA 2K that’s the serious business in the crib. I live in a project mansion, son. I’m chilling.”
– Mr. Mutherfuckin’ eXquire explains the latest hip-hop trend. Don’t sleep! From Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire, Rapping Outside the Lines – Q&A by Andrew Nosnitsky
3. “I guess you could say I don’t really give a shit. To me, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is like Playboy magazine: it’s past its ‘sell by’ date.”
– Daryl Hall, claiming a 58-year-old magazine run by an 85-year-old may be a little stale. From Live from Daryl’s Mouth: Grillin’ the R&B Master by Jason Newman
4. “It was definitely Gene (Simmons). He admitted as much. He told us he had ‘em. ‘Occupational hazard, boys.’ Whenever any of us got crabs, we always just assumed it was from Gene’s costume. We were a little more particular about who we slept with than Gene.”
– Ace Frehley, selling out his bandmate. After sleeping with 4,800 women, how did Simmons have time to talk to Frehley anyway? From Ace Frehley Credits Aliens For Guitar Chops, Gene For VD by Eric Spitznagel
5. “There’s a story that the original owner [of my house] had a pet monkey and he let the monkey live in one of the turrets in the house. So I was tempted to rename the house the Monkey Castle. But it’s been the Wolf’s Lair since I think 1925, so far be it from me to come along and change the name of a venerable old house.”
– Moby contemplates renaming his castle, because Castle Moby is the least-intimidating name in castle-naming history. “White Castle” may be a little too on-the-nose, though. From Q&A: Moby on Castles, Christ & In-N-Out by Eric Spitznagel