Today, we're spending Seven Questions In Heaven with I Love Rich!
Describe your music for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
I Love Rich is a rock and roll band from Chicago. There are influences of metal, pop punk, old school rock and roll, soul music and even hair metal, but we are a rock and roll band.
Who are your musical influences and idols?
Kiss, Morris Day and the Time, the Dictators, James Brown, the Ramones, AC/DC, Chuck Berry and a few dozen other rock and roll bands.
What was the first album, cassette, or CD you bought with your own money?
I have a vinyl version of For Those About To Rock, We Salute You that I bought at Service Merchandise with money I made delivering newspapers. My choice was between that and Music From The Elder. I think I made the right call.
What was the strangest gig you've ever played?
Without being too pretentious, we realize we're not reinventing the wheel or anything, but we also don't fit comfortably in a sub-genre of rock (at least one that has been big over the last twenty or so years). So moreso than most bands, we've done a lot of different shows. We played a lot of alternate venues for all-ages punk rock shows, roller rinks, beauty shops, VFW Halls, record stores, kiddie playlands, bowling alleys, you name it. We've also played with an odd assortment of bands too, everyone from the Murder Junkies to Night Ranger to the Knux. So what I guess I am trying to say, we have done lots and lots of strange shows.
What's the first thing you look for when you hit a new town?
Assuming I've been on the road for a while, usually a bathroom.
If they named an ice cream flavor after you, what would be the name and why?
Most likely something about Hot Chocolate, since one of our more popular tunes is named that, and most of our other songs are about my wang.
Final question: You're the opening act of a music festival. You can get any five artists, living or dead, to perform on the bill with you. Which five do you choose and what song do you all perform as the final jam?
Kiss, Stevie Wonder, the Dictators, Morris Day And The Time, and the Dickies, in that order. Then, Sly Stone would come out and we would all jam on "(I Want To Take You) Higher."
We could maybe work on a second stage with AC/DC, the Ramones, Vintage Trouble, and Cealed Kasket and a few others, but let's not get ahead of ourselves.
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