Culture Brats Interviews

Here's a list of all the interviews we've conducted on Culture Brats:


Here are the rock stars that have been kind enough to speak with us:

Howlin' Pelle Almqvist (The Hives)
We spoke with The Hives' Howlin' Pelle Almqvist about their U.S. tour, Lex Hives, self-financed albums, music videos, the Batmobile, and Cyndi Lauper.

Aaron Barrett (Reel Big Fish)
Aaron Barrett spoke with us about Candy Coated Fury, their tour with Goldfinger, the secret to the band's longevity, and the Reel Big Fish guitar.

David Beadle (The Naked And Famous)
David Beadle spoke with us about the band, music videos, his musical influences, Nine Inch Nails, jeans, Andrew W.K., life on the road, and rock star moments.

Porcelain Black
Porcelain Black discussed "This Is What Rock N Roll Looks Like," opening for Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj, her new album, and her backstage rituals.

Sky Blu (LMFAO)
Sky Blu spoke with us about life after LMFAO, his new single, and Big Bad University.

Cyrus Bolooki (New Found Glory)
Cyrus Bolooki talked with us about the Honda Civic Tour, meeting fans, and his favorite '80s movies.

Thomas Bredahl (Volbeat)
Volbeat's Thomas Bredahl spoke with us about their new album, touring, opening for Metallica and Megadeath, and trying to make it in America.

Aaron Bruno (AWOLNATION)
Aaron Bruno spoke with us about crowd surfing on a boogieboard at Austin City Limits, the first record he ever bought, performing for the cameras, the band's music videos, and pornography.

Branden Campbell (Neon Trees)
Branden Campbell of Neon Trees talked with us about touring, the bus mascot (a Mike "The Situation" bobblehead), the band's video contest, Provo Utah, and being an underdog.

Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go's)
We spoke with Belinda Carlisle about The Go-Go's, her new single, her autobiography, and her career.

David Cassidy
David dished about the '80s, the beginnings of his career, his kids, and life in the industry.

Stephie Coplan
She spoke with us about how they came up with their band name, "Jerk!," the upcoming EP, her influences, touring plans, and her New Year's resolutions.

Meital Dohan
She spoke about her upcoming album, her musical influences, trying to make it in America after being a success in Israel, Charlie the Tiger, and set us straight on her "Yummy Boyz" video.

Thomas Dolby
Thomas Dolby spoke with us about his upcoming album, his online game, his past collaborations, the early days of MTV, how MTV gave his career a boost and nearly killed it, and Jessie J.

Eliza Doolittle
Eliza Doolittle discussed being the iTunes Single Of The Week, the "Skinny Genes" video and its sexual innuendos, and her musical influences.

Jenny Electrik (Dynasty Electric)
We spoke with Dynasty Electric's Jenny Electrik about their sound, their influences, the Golden Arrows disc, Ski Beatz, and her days in an all-girl Beatles cover band.

Rachel Fine
Rachel Fine spoke with us about her Own Your Own album, performing the National Anthem, and New York.

Flavor Flav (Public Enemy)
Flavor Flav spoke with us about Flavor Flav's House Of Flavor, his soul food restaurant in Las Vegas; his upcoming reality TV show; his and Public Enemy's legacy; the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame; and his clocks.

Larry g(EE)
He sat down with us and talked about his unusual name, Weekends, his musical influences, his live show, and Tony Romo.

Adam Goren (Atom & His Package, TV Casualty)
We spoke with Adam Goren about his all-star cover and TV Casualty, his days in Atom & His Package, the definition of punk, and making an album of children's music.

Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses)
Kristin Hersh sat down to answer our questions about life, music, and the weight of the world.

Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
Susana Hoffs spoke with us about the band's upcoming Sweetheart Of The Sun, her solo disc, touring, her favorite songs, her advice for young artists, and one night in Chapel Hill twenty years ago.

Jack Hues (Wang Chung)
We caught up with singer Jack Hues on the eve of his new release and spoke about the album, the five songs that define Wang Chung, touring, scoring movies, and, of course, the phrase "everybody wang chung tonight."

Terry Ilous (XYZ, Great White)
The lead singer of XYZ and Great White talked about his all-star benefit concert and single for Japan's tsunami relief efforts and the good old days of hair bands.

Liv Jagrell (Sister Sin)
Sister Sin's Liv Jagrell spoke with us about women in rock, covering Motorhead, and her live shows.

Tom Keifer (Cinderella)
We spoke about The Way Life Goes, touring, his voice, streaming music, and chili dogs.

Joe "Shithead" Keithley (D.O.A.)
Joe "Shithead" Keithley, legendary frontman for the punk band D.O.A., talked with us about his recent book, life on the road, how today's bands have it both easier and harder than D.O.A. did when they were first starting out, and politics.

Greg Kihn
Greg Kihn spoke with us about his new compilation CD, the playoff song he just wrote for the San Jose Sharks, Joe Satriani (who was actually a guitarist for Kihn), and indulged us with an in-depth look at the classic "Jeopardy" video.

Bradley Lloyd (Get Scared)
Get Scared's Bradley Lloyd discussed touring in a van, their inspiration, their new album, and whether or not he can do a cartwheel.

Roger Manning Jr. (Jellyfish, Beck)
We spoke to Roger Manning Jr. about Radio Jellyfish, his current projects, and what the future holds.

Nick Martin (D.R.U.G.S.)
We spoke about teddy bears, the impact of positive change, Long Duk Dong, and of course, we had to throw some music in there, too.

Melanie Martinez
We spoke with Martinez about The Dollhouse EP, the awesome first single, her hair, her time on The Voice, and her upcoming tour.

Eric Nally (Foxy Shazam0
We spoke with the Foxy Shazam frontman about the band's new and free album, tour, recording with Steve Albini, balancing his career with fatherhood, and Twisted Sister.

Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde)
We spoke with Johnette Napolitano about the Bloodletting tour, collaborations with other artists, and the future of Concrete Blonde.

Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde)
We spoke with Johnette Napolitano (again!) about he possibility of a new album, Kickstarter, ghosts that help her write music, ghosts that want to see her naked, the five songs that define Concrete Blonde, and what could possibly be the world's most expensive copy of Lou Reed's Transformer.

Lizzy O (Cheetah Whores)
Lizzy O talked with us about the band's Bang Bang Baby, their influences, Sharktopus, and eating mustard sandwiches without the bread.

Philip Oakey (The Human League)
Philip Oakey spoke with us about The Human League's new album Credo, the band's early videos and MTV, touring, remaining a force for over thirty years, and how the US may have the wrong impression of The Human League.

Lincoln Parish (Cage The Elephant)
We spoke with guitarist Lincoln Parish about real life, rock star status, and raising the bar.

John Parr
Parr spoke with us about "Tim Tebow's Fire," Tim Tebow, his tour, and his upcoming appearance in American Anthems.

Stephen Pearcy (RATT)
We spoke with Stephen about his book, his bicycle accident, Robbin Crosby, the Sunset Strip, women, Simon Le Bon, Eddie Van Halen, and who would play him in the movie adaptation of Sex, Drugs, Ratt & Roll: My Life In Rock.

Glen Phillips (Toad The Wet Sprocket)
We spoke with lead singer Glen Phillips about the new album, the work process, the current economy, and coming together again as a band after so long.

Sebastian Pringle (Crystal Fighters)
We spoke with Sebastian Pringle about Star Of Love and the band's first U.S. tour.

Sebastian Pringle (Crystal Fighters)
We spoke with Sebastian Pringle (again!) about their new record, tour, and avoiding the sophomore slump.

Tim Quirk (Too Much Joy)
We spoke with Quirk about the Cereal Killers reissue, KRS-One, what kept TMJ from being the biggest band of the '90s, and the five songs that define the band.

Marky Ramone (The Ramones)
Marky Ramone spoke with us about fame, fans, and why he'd be great to have over during a cookout at your house.

Jaret Reddick (Bowling For Soup)
Jaret Reddick spoke with us about touring, Christmas music, his sense of humor, and Phineas And Ferb.

Eddie "King" Roeser (Urge Overkill)
Eddie Roeser spoke with us about playing with Phoenix, their music, the band's break-up, and how Urge fits into the musical landscape of today.

Ed Roland (Collective Soul
As frontman Ed Roland readied for a tour with the superest of supergroups, we caught up with him and talked about the band's anniversary, The Sweet Tea Project, and Kings Of Chaos.

Henry Rollins (Black Flag, Rollins Band)
Henry Rollins discussed turning 50, how Van Halen and the Stones should hang it up, National Geographic, DNA, his assistant, and whether or not he still feels homicidal toward Edie Brickell.

Henry Rollins (Black Flag, Rollins Band)
We had to interview him again! We spoke with him about his new book of photography, Occupants.

Mark Rosas
Mark Rosas spoke with us about life after LMFAO, his new single, and Big Bad University.

Rumer
She was nice enough to chat with us about hitting #1 on iTunes, her US tour, her influences, her contemporaries, and Katy Perry.

Asy And Chloe Saavedra (Chaos Chaos, Smush)
We talked about their new band, the new album, and trash drum kits.

Nick Santino (A Rocket To The Moon)
We sat down with A Rocket To The Moon singer Nick Santino and talked about the new single and Wild & Free.

Fred Schneider (The B-52's)
Fred Schneider talked about the band's new live disc, the secret to their longevity, touring, the band's future, his new song "Batbaby," and what he was planning on dressing as for Halloween.

Mike Score (A Flock Of Seagulls)
We spoke with Score about Lost '80s Live, having all his demos stolen from his van, '80s music, and his debut solo single.

Jonathan Segel (Camper Van Beethoven)
We spoke about his new solo album and his many other projects.

Wayne Sermon (Imagine Dragons)
We spoke about their MTV VMA nomination, their chances of winning one, and their new album.

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
Dee Snider spoke with us about his new album, new autobiography, who would play him and his wife in the movie about his life, the PMRC, Clay Aiken, narcissism, The Celebrity Apprentice, and reality TV.

Michael Starr (Steel Panther)
We talked about the new album, bad press, touring with Motley Crue and Def Leppard, whether metal's making a comeback, and sex.

Brandon Stewart (The After Party)
We spoke about their new album, house parties, rapping, Glee, and Katy Perry.

Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)
He spoke with us about his solo album, Michael Jackson, The Time, his tour, his musical influences, and whether or not Soul Punk or Fall Out Boy represents the true Patrick Stump

Seth Swirsky
We spoke with musical artist Seth Swirsky, the man who made a Beatles documentary, wrote Taylor Dayne's "Tell It To My Heart" and "Prove Your Love," wrote three books about baseball, and owns the ball from the third home run Reggie Jackson hit in Game 6 of the 1977 World Series and the infamous Buckner Ball.

Anna Vincent (My Tiger My Timing)
My Tiger My Timing's lead singer Anna Vincent discussed summer songs, summer nights, and the Glastonbury Festival.

John Waite (The Babys, Bad English)
We spoke with Waite about music, art, and the key to longevity.

Bill Wadhams (Animotion)
Bill spoke with us about the Lost '80s Live tour, Mandalay Bay, where he was when he first saw the "Obsession" video, and more.

Soultron Tim White (D&D Sluggers)
Soultron Tim White talked with us about creating music on a Game Boy and DS, their live show, and getting high with Afroman.

Gin Wigmore
Gin Wigmore spoke with us about her voice, her recent swing through the U.S., Daniel Craig, the EP, the upcoming album, Butch Walker, and her dream music festival.

Kathi Wilcox (Bikini Kill, The Julie Ruin)
We spoke with Wilcox about Washington D.C., The Julie Ruin, MTV, and TJR Records.

Michelle Williams (Destiny's Child)
We spoke with Michelle Williams about embarrassing moments, her new album, Jesus Christ Superstar, her WNBA team, and what fulfills her.

Steve Wynn (The Dream Syndicate)
We spoke with Steve Wynn about The Dream Syndicate, the band's reunion show, and the possibility of a new album.

XNY
We poke with Pam and Jabob of XNY about Through The Wall, touring, and their dream music festival.



We've been lucky enough to talk to television and movie stars, too:

Paul Adelstein (Private Practice, Prison Break)
He spoke with us about the Doris album, his influences, the video for "Ladybug Luck," The Poncey Lads, and his dream music festival.

Curtis Armstrong (Revenge Of The Nerds, King Of The Nerds)
Curtis Armstrong spoke with us about his new reality show King Of The Nerds, nerdom, and the classic Revenge Of The Nerds.

Robert Carradine (Revenge Of The Nerds, King Of The Nerds)
Robert Carradine spoke with us about his new reality show King Of The Nerds, nerdom, and the classic Revenge Of The Nerds.

E.G. Daily (Valley Girl Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, The Rugrats, The Powerpuff Girls)
We spoke with E.G. about her time on The Voice and what she gained from the experience, Valley Girl, working with Pee-Wee and Tim Burton, and her favorite voice acting gig.

Adam DeVine (Workaholica, Pitch Perfect)
Adam was nice enough to take time from filming the upcoming season of Workaholics to answer a few questions about Uncle Grandpa, his favorite cartoons, the upcoming season of Workaholics, and more.

Robert Davi (The Goonies, Die Hard)
Robert Davi spoke with us about his album of Sinatra tunes, why the American Songbook is important, his favorite roles, and The Goonies.

Corey Feldman (The Lost Boys, The Goonies, Dream A Little Dream)
Corey Feldman spoke with us about Lost Boys: The Thirst, Daisy de la Hoya, his band Truth Movement, the Frog Brothers, Michael Jackson, and growing up in the public eye.

Erik Griffin (Workaholics)
We spoke with Erik Griffin about his upcoming comedy album, his Comedy Central special, his record label, Workaholics, and horror movies.

Nadia G (Bitchin' Kitchen)
We talked rock and roll, tattoos, and how comedy and cooking work like a dream.

Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants, CatDog)
Tom Kenny spoke about working with Tim Burton on the 2012 remake of Frankenweenie, the appeal of SpongeBob, CatDog, and why he compares his career to that of a migrant worker.

Lloyd Kaufman (Troma Films, The Toxic Avenger)
The co-founder of Troma Entertainment and writer/director of The Toxic Avenger and Class Of Nuke 'Em High talked about the TromaDance Film Festival, indie filmmaking, and the remake of The Toxic Avenger.

Tonya Kay (Video Game Reunion, Glee)
Video Game Reunion's Tonya Kay spoke with us about video games, rapping with Kenny Rogers, fire dancing, and saving elephants.

Ted McGinley (Happy Days, Married With Children, Revenge Of The Nerds)
Ted McGinley spoke with us about the Baldwin brothers (and sisters), Sam Kinison, Revenge Of The Nerds, Married With Children, and being the "Patron Saint of Jump The Shark."

MsPixy (Boobs And Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque)
MsPixy talked with us about Boobs And Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque, burlesque, her first time on stage, and ideas for future shows.

Alexander Newton
We spoke to him about music, movies, and the pitfalls of being dubbed the next Robert Pattinson.

Stevie Ryan (Stevie TV)
We spoke with Steve Ryan about Stevie TV, how she made the jump from YouTube to VH1, singing, how everyone loves Justin Bieber, and what it was like being in a Billy Idol video.

Kristy Swanson (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Higher Learning)
Kristy Swanson talked with us about Swamp Shark, ice skating, Charlie Sheen, Dora The Explorer, and what she would've been if she hadn't become an actor.

Matt Roloff (Little People, Big World)
Matt Roloff spoke with us about Little People, Big World, his return to TLC, and his family.

Jeremy Shada (Adventure Time, The Incredible Crew)
We spoke with Jeremy Shada about Adventure Time and The Incredible Crew.

Jonathan Tiersten (Sleepaway Camp)
Singer Jonathan Tiersten spoke with us about the '80s cult horror flick Sleepaway Camp, his music career, Return To Sleepaway Camp, and touring.



We also read books:

Sara Barron
We spoke with Barron about The Harm In Asking: My Clumsy Encounters With The Human Race, her writing process, her mother, what she finds funny, her taste in music, and imaginary friends.

Ross Brown (Byte-Sized Television)
Ross Brown spoke with us about creating your own web-based show, Shit My Dad Says, Dom Deluise, and how he deflowered Natalie from The Facts Of Life.

S.G. Browne (Breathers: A Zombie's Lament, I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus)
We talked about the new novella, the status of the Breathers film, the popularity of zombies, and his five favorite zombie movies.

Jackie Collins
We spoke with the legendary Jackie Collins about her career and newest release.

Ernest Cline (Ready Player One)
Ernest Cline spoke with us about Ready Player One, the movie version of the book, his favorite Atari 2600 games, and the highs and lows of Fanboys.

Dana Fredsti (Plague Town)
Dan Fredsti spoke with us about Plague Town, appearing in Army Of Darkness, and which kick-ass women she would want on her zombie squad.

Kitty Glitter (Wesley Crusher: Teenage Fuck Machine)
Kitty Glitter speaks with us about the attention Wesley Crusher: Teenage Fuck Machine received, Star Trek, other fictional characters she would like to write about, and her inspirations.

Jen Grisanti (Story Line: Finding Gold In Your Life Story)
Jen Grisanti spoke with us about fictionalizing your truth, reality programming, and working with Aaron Spelling.

Richard Kadrey (Sandman Slim series)
Richard Kadrey spoke with us about Devil Said Bang, his photography, movies, and music.

Jeff Kinney (Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series)
We spoke with author Jeff Kinney about Hard Luck, his favorite character, his favorite authors when he was a kid, Poptropica, and whether or not his own kids are fans of his book.

David Malki ! (Wondermark, Machine Of Death)
David Malki ! spoke with us about his Wondermark webcomic, the process used in creating this found-art Victorian comic strip, the Machine Of Death anthology and its follow-up, his favorite comic strips growing up, and why Glenn Beck called him part of the "liberal culture of death that's destroying America."

Francine Pascal (Sweet Valley High)
Francine Pascal spoke with us about some of our favorite Sweet Valley High moments, the new Sweet Life series, and the Sweet Valley High movie.



We've had the chance to sit down with people in the fashion industry:

Tatyana Khomyakova and Jan Glaser (Bettie Page Clothing)
Tatyana Khomyakova and Jan Glaser from Bettie Page Clothing discussed their retro designs, rockabilly, spokesperson Claire Sinclair, and Betty Page.

Jac Vanek
Jac Vanek spoke with us about her bracelets, what influences her designs, the Vans Warped Tour, meeting her fans, and what it's like seeing celebrities wear her designs.



We sometimes speak with people who make things with their hands:

Crafting With Cat Hair
Missie from Crafting With Cat Hair talks '80s-themed crafts and shares a year-by-year list of '80s crafts!

Laurie Everton
Laurie Everton spoke with us and told us how she transforms old Ken dolls into the likenesses of Jon Bon Jovi, Bret Michaels, Tom Keifer, and other rock stars.



We also got to speak with these folks:

The Amazing Kreskin
He spoke with us about how he started, whether he was treated as an outcast, what type of person is easiest to read, and his thoughts on the future of music.

Steve Barron
Music video director Steve Barron spoke with us about "Billie Jean," "Money For Nothing," "Take On Me," their impact, what is was like being a music video director when no such career existed, his movies, and what he thinks of today's music videos.

Brandon Cronenberg
We spoke with Brandon Cronenberg about Antiviral, filmmaking, and following in his father's footsteps.

Hanksy
We spoke with street artist Hanksy about his art, the process, anonymity, art shows, what he hopes people get out of his work, and how boners always win.

Tony Little
Spokesman and pop culture icon Tony Little dished about motivation, his IRS woes, Apollo 13, how he was recruited by a hit man to become his partner, and how he owns the Michael Jackson's fang molds from the "Thriller" video.

Ken Regan
We spoke with noted photographer about what it was like shooting many of pop culture's biggest icons.

Robert Williams
We spoke with Williams about the Robert Williams Mr. Bitchin' documentary, art, and Guns N' Roses.



Sometimes we attend press conferences:

Danny Bonaduce And Barry Williams (Bigfoot
We sat in on the Bigfoot press conference and discovered the stars' favorite scene.

Wade Boggs, Robert Davi, Kristy Swanson, D.B. Sweeney (Swamp Shark)
We attended the Swamp Shark press conference and spoke with stars Wade Boggs, Robert Davi, Kristy Swanson, D.B. Sweeney.

Colin Ferguson and Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Eureka)
We had a chance to sit in on a press conference with the stars of the Syfy TV show Eureka, Colin Ferguson, who plays Sheriff Jack Carter, and Salli Richardson-Whitfield, who plays Allison Blake.

Ving Rhames (Zombie Apocalypse)
We sat in on the Zombie Apocalypse press conference and asked the great Ving Rhames which was scarier: piranhas, sharks, or zombies.


In 2012, we started Seven Questions In Heaven, a way to feature up-and-coming bands, actors, authors, and other creative types. Here are the people that have spent Seven Questions In Heaven with us!