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 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 dished about the '80s, the beginnings of his career, his kids, and life in the industry.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marky Ramones (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 spoke with us about life after LMFAO, his new single, and Big Bad University.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
We spoke with Brandon Cronenberg about Antiviral, filmmaking, and following in his father's footsteps.
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.
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.
We spoke with noted photographer about what it was like shooting many of pop culture's biggest icons.
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!
We spoke with 7bit Hero about their music, musical influences, first album bought, and the app they use to connect with the audience at live performances.
We spoke with Beach Day about their music, musical influences, first album bought, and their perfect day at the beach.
We spoke with Jane Smith of Belle Histoire about her music, musical influences, first album bought, the band's name, Dolores O'Riordan, and the song "Be Alright."
We spoke with Bermuda Bonnie about her music, musical influences, first album bought, casette tapes, her high school years, and aliens.
Black Bird White Sky
We spoke with Ronnie Shingelo about his music, musical influences, first album he bought, and his album's subject matter.
Blood And Water
We spoke with the guys from Bood And Water about their music, musical influences, first album bought, Christian bands, and performing.
We spoke with Aimee Carrero about her character on Level Up, her favorite episode, video games, and more.
We spoke with Catch Wild about their music, musical influences, first album bought, Christian bands, and recording an album in eleven days.
We spoke with Gaelan Connell about his character on Level Up, his favorite episode, video games, and more.
We spoke with Cub Scouts about the band's music, musical influences, first album bought, and their US release.
The Dance Hall Pimps
We spoke with The Dance Hall Pimps about the band's music, musical influences, first album bought, and performing at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Connor del Rio
We spoke with Connor del Rio about his character on Level Up, his favorite episode, video games, and more.
Electric Black Horse
We spoke with Michael Pate about his music, musical influences, first album he bought, the state of rock 'n' roll, and the amazing "Everything Changes" video.
Eytan And The Embassy
We spoke with Eytan Oren about the band's music, musical influences, first album bought, and their awesome video.
We spoke with Falling Still about the band's music, musical influences, first album bought, and their "If You Stay" video.
Forget Me In Vegas
We spoke with Forget Me In Vegas about the band's music, musical influences, first album bought, and giving their album away for free.
We spoke with Moon from Greek Fire about their music, musical influences, first album bought, and charity fundraiser.
We spoke with Hands singer/keyboardist Geoff Halliday about their music, musical influences, first album bought, and the highlight of their year.
Hannah vs. The Many
We spoke with Hannah Fairchild about her music, musical influences, first album bought, the band's name, and her muse.
The Heaven Switch
We spoke with The Heaven Switch's Ryan Calhoun about his music, musical influences, first album bought, hearing his music on television shows, and his dream music festival.
We spoke with Hi Fashion about their music, musical influences, first albums bought, Perez Hilton, and fashion.
Hills Like Elephants
Hills Like Elephants' Sean Davenport spoke with us about his music, musical influences, first album bought, Hemingway, and the worst job he's ever had.
We spoke with Dr. Hot from Hot Problems about his music, musical influences, first album bought, PledgeMusic, and Ludo.
We spoke with Wendy James about her first album bought, dream music festival, and the chances of Transvision Vamp ever getting back together.
We spoke with Katrina about her music, musical influences, first album bought, Star Search, and cheating lovers.
We spoke with Tatiana Kochkareva about her music, musical influences, first album bought, her distinct voice, Russia, and Christmas music.
We spoke with Leogun about their music, musical influences, first album bought, Yamaha, and the Kiss Kruise.
We spoke with Ryan Levin about his screenwriting career, influences, Some Guy Who Kills People, and John Landis.
We spoke with Kelsi Luck about her music, musical influences, first album bought, and New York City.
We spoke with Margaret about her music, musical influences, first album bought, and her controversial video.
We spoke with Ryan McHose about his music, musical influences, first album bought, and backstage rituals.
We spoke with Tony Memmel about his music, musical influences, first album bought, and winning a Counting Crows cover contest.
We spoke with Ryan Rockwell from Mixtapes about their music, musical influences, first album bought, and critics.
We spoke with Muj about their music, musical influences, first album bought, and the "Got You" video.
The Perez Brothers
We spoke with Hart Perez about his career, influences, music video concepts, directing, and his dream gig.
We spoke with Planet Booty about their music, musical influences, first album bought, live shows, and a booty proverb.
We spoke with Lonny Ross about his character on Level Up, his favorite episode, video games, and more.
We spoke with Jon Sandler about his music, musical influences, first album bought, and licensing songs for commercials.
We spoke with Seasick Mama about her music, musical influences, first album bought, and Frank Ocean.
We spoke with Slander about their music, musical influences, and first albums bought.
We spoke with Simon Spire about his music, musical influences, first album bought, New Zealand, his special diet, and his favorite four-letter words.
We spoke with guitarist Emilio Menze and bassist Dan Lamothe of Stellar Corpses about their music, musical influences, first albums bought, and horror movies.
We spoke with Surf Club about their music, musical influences, first album bought, and the surf music sound.
We spoke with Tayisha Busay about their music, musical influences, first albums bought, the "Heartmeat/Lovemuscle" video, glitter, and Ke$ha.
Teen Girl Scientist Monthly
We spoke with Teen Girl Scientist Monthly about their music, musical influences, first albums bought, and choose-your-own-adventure books.
We spoke with Jenna McDougall about her music, musical influences, first album bought, what it's like being the only female in the band, Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, the Vans Warped Tour, and what she's afraid of.
We spoke with Sarah Tracey about her music, musical influences, first album bought, spy culture, and oversharing on social networks.
We spoke with Trapper Schoepp about their music, musical influences, first albums bought, and cheese curd.
We spoke with Tylan about her music, musical influences, first album bought, and her Kickstarter.
Ugly Kids Club
We spoke with Ugly Kids Club about their music, musical influences, first album bought, their band name, the Talking Heads, and what they'd be doing if they didn't have music.
Jessie T. Usher
We spoke with Jessie T. Usher about his character on Level Up, his favorite episode, video games, and more.
The Venetia Fair
We spoke with The Venetia Fair singer Benny Santoro about their music, musical influences, first album bought, Kickstarter, and their dream music festival.
Esther Pearl Watson
We spoke with Esther Pearl Watson about Tammy Pierce Is Unlovable, her influences, and her art.
We spoke with Whispertown's Morgan Nagler about her music, musical influences, first album bought, and being on episodes of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air and Punky Brewster as a kid.
We spoke with Young London's Matt Rhoades about his music, musical influences, first album bought, the Boston music scene, preshow rituals, and whether he wants to be a celebrity.