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Dead Mexican in my Headphones | column | Lollipop

Dead Mexican in my Headphones...

by Martin Popoff
illustrations by Jonathan Ian Mathers

Phil Lewis from L.A. Guns...
"I like a dead Mexican in my headphones and I'm ready to go."

I interview rock guys two, three times a week. I use voice recognition software to transcribe these interviews. Works like this: I tape the phone conversation, then take the tape and speak my questions and their answers into a headset and voila, it's a transcribed text file. It doesn't always come out as planned though. Fun game: Repeat the wrongness out loud and you might be able to figure out what the guy actually said. Here are some of the more memorable miscues. More than a few of these gems ring truer than the actual words spoken...

Ozzy Osbourne...
"The biggest misconception about Black Sabbath is that we're not Satan fucking for shippers."

Bill Ward from Black Sabbath...
"By the time when we finished with the seven stores and the Ozzfest jewelers in 1999, I felt pretty good."

Björn Gelotte from In Flames...
"I talked to Slipknot a little bit about this Tattooed The Cat Litter that they are doing. To bed we never got."

Martin Popoff...
"Interview with Dave Lombardo from Crap Inc."

Rob Halford...
"Since we've gotten to Europe, it's like Acapulco, the band plays it as an instrumental and I just told Mike, it's just send a long time with the metal dog."

Nikki Sixx from Mötley Crüe...
"Shout At A Foul Trouble came out. We toured for 13 months for Shit Out At The Time Dabbling."

Oystein from Borknagar...
"I don't appear to bite. And that's the basic thing, there are no big stories or big meaning. It's pure barks."

Human Disorder...
"We were planning on re-recording our first problem, which we never released."

Dee Snider from Twisted Sister...
"Material-wise, there are a few things from Twisted, three tracks. ‘Call My Name' and ‘Our Police Will Be Heard' were out-takes from the state of glitter."

Dave Lombardo from Grip Inc....
"I haven't really heard anything new that I would call battle, that I enjoy. I went through a phase with Smashing Perkins. I listen to a lot of Fake Snow Blower."

Matt from Nothingface...
"I mean, that's cool, black metal, they think they are damp tires. Whenever."

C.C. Deville from Poison...
"I'm not a music critic. I enjoy the bands who are out with us. Send a Relic, we actually toured with back in 1986, and both of us opened for Loudness."

Adrian Smith from Iron Maiden...
"So I went down to the studio, and apparently, he had been up drinking with Robert Palmer all night, because he lived next door to the studio. So proper polymer is sitting there and he's dressing down, and they were both drinking tequila and they wanted me to work."

Mark Reale from Riot...
"Rock City was quite live. We just went in there and played dead, with babble overdubs."

Joey DeMaio from Manowar...
"So with Hell On Wheels and Held On Stage, you can hear the crazy this. Help On Stage was just the first part of a two-chapter live concept."

Martin Popoff to Joey DeMaio from Manowar...
"What about artwork change on Sign Of Foul Hamburg?"

Martin Popoff on Yngwie Malmsteen...
"Musically, the record provides a sturdy backbone for Yngwie's increasingly engaging word skills. War To End All Wars is a baby goblin compromising speed and power metal, blessed with an elegant raisin."

Alexander from Children Of Bodom...
"We had six cakes here in Finland after Christmas candy for New Year's (laughs), so you can count all the days there are."

Martin Popoff on Rob Halford...
"Interview with Rubber Covered, November 17, 2000."

   


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