This is not the first time that you play on the Deconstruction Tour. Have
you noticed any differences compared to the last editions?
The line up changed except for Boysetsfire and it's cool to play again
with them. This tour is awesome with Strike Anywhere, Mad Caddies, Only
Crime. It's a great tour; we have a lot of fun, like the others!
you have good relation with the others bands?
Definitely yeah, that's why this tour is so much fun. We are all friends
and this is very cool. It's going to be a good time and it's only the
band do you feel closer musically on this tour?
It's hard to say, but I would say Strike Anywhere and Boysetsfire. I
love playing with the Mad Caddies, it's one of my favourite band to
play with. All those guys are amazing!
you prefer to play on this kind of tour or in more intimate venue?
I definitely prefer playing here with this whole package of bands. It's
a great tour and it's the kind of help that we need. We need to tour
and not only by ourselves. Here so many kids can discover other bands
and it's great!
"Exile in Oblivion" Cover art, how did you get the idea of
such an original CD booklet?
Hum, our singer would answer in a better way actually! He really likes
all the work of the artist that made the cover art. It's a piece of
one of her paint. She is a really talented artist but I can't remember
her name actually! All her drawing and painting speak by themselves.
evolved to a more aggressive music with screamed voices and the energy
of punk rock. Is this the direction you wanted to go and are you satisfied
of the result?
We are never 100% satisfied with a record; we always wanted to do better!
I think this is definitely our best record. We are working on doing
better songs now and I hope our next record will be even better!
there any message or concept behind the title and the lyrics?
I think there is a kind of concept through the record, we all wrote
the lyrics and the music together!
is your favourite Strung Out song and the one you regret to have written?
I love playing all our songs, I love playing the new songs live. I like
playing "Vampires" and "To close to see".
you ever thought to leave Fat Record and have you ever had any proposition
from another label?
You know what, there always have propositions here and there but nothing
ever happened. We are on Fat since so many times, but few years ago
we had some propositions from a label but fat came with the best deal
and they were the best to work with! We liked them and do not want to
change now! We stay with the family!
do you think about bands like Good Charlotte and Sum 41?
It's definitely bat that people listen to radio or MTV which says what
sounds cool or not! People should listen whatever they want to listen
to and do not be influenced by the media who categorize the music, the
you have the opportunity to change one thing in the world, what would
Hum, I would sell like milk shakes in Taco Bell's restaurant! (Laughs)
you were a kid, have you ever thought about playing here in Europe and
No, I was more about dreaming playing guitar as my work! I always wanted
to this, and I know in the back of my head that I will do it! Now I
am a bass player and I travel all around the world! It is just crazy
and I won't change this for anything!
whom would you like to tour, still alive band or not?
Hum, I would like to tour with Elvis Presley, Jimmy Hendrix or Ozzy
Osbourne with Zack Wylde playing guitar, it would be awesome!
Questionnaire of Pivot
is your favourite word?
What is word you hate? SHIT
What turns you on creatively? Boobs and
What turns you on spiritually? Weed
What turns you on emotionally? My girlfriend
What turns you off? Not ranged dressing
What is your favourite bad word?
I don't have any favourite; I use a lot of bad words!
What is your favourite place on earth?
And the one you hate?
Driving across the desert between Las Vegas and Los Angeles
Which persons influenced you the most during your
life? My dad and Motley Crue
Who were your heroes when you were a kid?
What profession other than your own would you
like to attempt? Acting
What profession would you not like to do?
I would not like be a guy that inseminates animals
If Heaven exists, what would you like God to say
when you will arrive at the Pearly Gates? Welcome
the Chris' tattoos interview
would like to thanks Wiebke (Fat Records) and Chris for this interview.