Looking Six Feet Under with Chris Barnes

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Looking Six Feet Under with Chris Barnes

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Barbara Fara
MusicIncider Magazine
Editor-In-Chief

Okay, I REALLY liked this interview. I LOVE all of my fucking interviews, but
this one was a little different. –Chris Barnes is the front man for Six
Feet Under, a band that is SHOOTING up the charts.

I found out why too. Chris lays all of his cards on the table during this interview
about his writing style, life with Cannibal Corpse, his music, and Chuck Schulder.
Chris will explain everything to anybody who takes the time to listen. He is
a straight shooter, he is honest, and he is raw. Take a look.

MI-What is your birth date?
Chris-December 29th, 1967.

MI-Describe the music of Six Feet Under.
Chris-Dark. Heavy and in your face.

MI-What is the most violent, fucked up thing you have ever
seen happen on tour?
Chris-That was very recent on this past European tour. I think
it put me in a state of shock. I woke up early. We were in Amsterdam. It was
a day off-we just stopped off there between shows. It was this past July, and
I was walking down my favorite route to get to my favorite coffee shop. As I
turned the corner, I hear this HUGE crashing sound. At the same time I am hearing
thing, I look and see this fucking guy fall through a plate glass window. It
was at street level, and he was laying on foot high shards of glass. He was
impaled and blood was pouring out of this guy’s arm. –Some guy picked
him up off this thing and laid him on the ground and blood was pouring out of
him. I had never seen anything that violent. I was just like-HOLY SHIT. That
was just incredible. I was just blown away with it. Whoa-that guy just fucking
died right in front of me. –It was like around ten in the morning. It
looked like he just passed out on his barstool and fell through the window.
The window was probably about two feet behind him. He was a big guy-probably
about 210 lbs. He was 6’3”. He was just bleeding all over the place.
It was wild. –Probably about two months before that, I was coming back
from the studio in Miami crossing Alligator Alley, and it was probably about
one o’clock in the afternoon. I was heading west and on the opposite side
I saw a guy cut across that middle center strip-that big ass strip in the middle
there-that median. I thought they were just going to make a u-turn and blow
across. It looked like the guy just fell asleep doing about eighty miles an
hour coming across the median. He woke up and jacked the wheel, and I witnessed
and SUV tumbling seven times. That was just wild.

MI-I wonder who’s going to be next, everything happens
in threes.
Chris-I know man, everything happens in threes. I just hope
I am not fucked in a couple of weeks.

MI-Who are the members of your band, what do they play, and
tell me something you think everybody should know about every one of them?
Chris-We will start with Terry. Terry Butler is our bass player,
and he has been with the band since day one. He is formerly from the band Death
and from Massacre. Terry is a big guy man. If the term in the dictionary gentle
giant every applied to anyone, it is Terry. He is definitely the nicest person,
and he has one of the driest senses of humor that you will ever come across.
–We will go right to Greg Gall and get that guy right out of the way (laughing).
Greg is out there man. His sense of humor is just outrageous. Let’s put
it this way-the first time I met Greg, Allen West brought him to a show I was
playing in Orlando when I was with Cannibal Corpse. I was setting the band up
while I was on that tour-getting some people together and jamming, and he walked
up to me with Greg. Greg looked right at me, shook my hand, and said –ohhshooohhshoomoo.
It was the line from Ace Ventura, Pet detective. He did a Jim Carrey impersonation,
and I looked at him and I was like –oh my god. Alan was like-I want you
to meet our new drummer. I took Al aside, and I was like Al-are you sure you
want this guy playing drums for us? He is a little off base isn’t he?
Al was like-oh don’t worry about it. That’s how me and Greg met,
and we still talk about it to this day. I guess first impressions really make
your judgment (laughing). He is just out there. Anyone that knows him-he’s
just out there, and he likes his Budweiser too. He’s been with the band
ever since. Steve Swanson plays guitar. He’s been with us for about six
years now. Steve was with Massacre. I can’t say anything other than that
guy is just the greatest guitarist I have ever played with. No doubt about it.
I definitely hold him back a little bit because we work so much off of the rhythm.
I don’t want to get too crowded with too much technical guitar stuff,
but I think he is probably the most underrated guitarist in metal. He holds
his own with Zakk Wylde, and that’s not an overstatement. I have seen
this guy play.

MI-So this is what brought you all together?
Chris-Well, you know we all came together and just felt comfortable.
We have all been together since day one, and as soon as Steve got into the band
it felt like that was how it should have been since the beginning. There was
an uncomfortable feeling when we had Al in the band that immediately went away
when Steve came in.

MI-So here’s the big question, what about Chris Barnes?
Chris– (laughing) I am not very good at that. I am probably
the most stressful person that people around me know. STRESSED-OUT. I guess
that’s being fair. I definitely take a lot of things on myself. Still,
I try to be able to take everything with a grain of salt too. I work things
out in my own way. I do tend to isolate myself a lot; because that’s the
only way I can handle what I have to take care of physically and mentally. So
I think those are probably my worst attributes, but my best attributes are consistency
and longevity. I plan on being around for a long time. I have been around, and
I am proud of what I have done.

MI-Why did you leave Cannibal Corpse?
Chris-Those guys, I had less respect for them at a certain
point in time because of how I felt I was being treated. I felt like I was being
alienated almost, and not really respected for what I had accomplished within
the band. I felt they were jealous of me, and those emotions came out in our
personal behavior towards each other. I think that they wanted more say in what
I was getting credit for. –I didn’t go at it to get credit for things.
I went at it to create something on my end of things that was just as good as
what they were creating with their music. It wasn’t my fault that people
wanted to talk to me about things, but I think they took it like that and it
they took it on themselves to really want to tell me how to write things. They
wanted to make me feel like I wasn’t good enough, and I felt like I was
writing good music. –We would be in the studio, and they would decide
that they didn’t like what I had written. I was adamant. I felt that it
was better than they could ever write, and over the years my stuff got way more
respect than what they thought I could do-but what they thought I could do is
what they wanted me to do so I have to respect that. That’s my whole circle.

MI-And meanwhile you have created your own home.
Chris-I am much happier. I am not stressed out about the people
I am with. I am never stressed out about that. I am more stressed out about
being able to get this band to overtake the world. To make the mark.

MI-What inspired you to become a death metal vocalist? Is it
just something you are born with?
Chris-I had to find my own thing, because I learned early on
that I couldn’t sing like Rob Halford. Goddamn, I tried. It wasn’t
how my vocal chords or hearing is built in my head. When I learned that, I felt
well-since I am not a melodic singer, what am I? -I found my thing and I just
built and built and built upon it until it sounded right in my head. It is my
music, and I am always learning what I can accomplish through my voice and the
rhythm that I feel in my body. That’s how people write lyrics and vocals-from
that rhythm, and that’s what my rhythm is. That’s how blues and
R&B singers work-they just take it from there. They don’t really think
in a technical way. I am definitely not a technical guy. I have no musical technical
skills. It is all self-taught, and I just found my way through it. –It
is just how I feel when I open my mouth and I put it to music.

MI-Who are your influences as a musician, and what inspires
your lyrics?
Chris-There are a lot of people in music that I look up to,
and I aspire to what they have done. I admire their craft, but I don’t
know if they directly inspire what I do. I think I am directly inspired by the
music that is presented. For some reason, and that has just been recently, I
have been made to analyze this. I really think that I just hear words in music.
I don’t know why, but when I hear something that Terry, Greg and Steve
give me-a tape or new song that they are rehearsing, I pop it is and start putting
the pen to paper. It just all comes out. I don’t know how. I don’t
know why, but I think it is just the music showing me a path in my head. I think
that people that I enjoy seem to put that across in their music. They are really
deep in thought about what they are saying. I really like Ice-T a lot, because
he has said things that have really spoken to me on some level. I just see that
he made his mark in history. I respected a lot of those things-it may sound
stupid to some people, but we all have our own things that we link in to. I
have always had respect for him. He has probably been my biggest idol in music.

MI-Other than Six Feet Under, who are your favorite current
bands?
Chris-I really like Queens of The Stone Age a lot. I like that
kind of music a lot. I have always been a fan of bands like Sleep and Primus.
I like that stoner rock kind of thing. To me, current bands like that. –I
like other stuff too, like that band The Black Dahlia Murder. We were trying
to get them to come on tour with us. That band, to me, sounds like what Cannibal
Corpse should sound like.

MI-I thought they were going on tour with you.
Chris-Yeah, they were but their singer backed out so their
not going to be able to do it. We are going to try to get them out with us in
January on the second leg. As I Lay Dying has their spot on this part of the
tour.

MI-Have you ever inhaled?
Chris-(laughing) I just inhaled a few minutes ago. It gets
me in trouble sometimes too, inhaling. In Atlanta, specifically, at The Masquerade
a couple of years ago-in fact, it was right at the stroke of midnight on 4/20-I
had to break out a joint and fire it up right on stage and I was passing it
to my friends in the front row. One of the bouncers got a little bit over anxious
and started taking the herb away from my fans out there. As I was walking by
one of the monitors onstage, I accidentally tripped on it. The monitor fell
directly on this persons back. Little did I know that this person was an off
duty police officer. So-we had some big talking to do that night, and I was
a lucky dude that I didn’t go to jail that night. So I would say that
accidents happen. Sometimes joints get passed around at a Six Feet Under concert.

MI-What is your opinion on legalizing pot, or any other drug
for that matter?
Chris-I think every person that has been convicted of a non-violent
drug offense needs to be immediately released from prison. I think it is time
that it is time that the country starts voting its conscience, because thirty
million people-not everyone, but a big chunk, takes some kind of drug. More
if you count legal drugs like alcohol and tobacco. Everyone escapes reality
in their own way through a substance in their daily life. Whether it is caffeine,
nicotine, alcohol…everyone likes to make themselves feel good if life
isn’t feeling good for them. And it is not feeling good lately, so I propose
that the California deficit can be solved with one simple thing, legalizing
Marijuana. They will be able to create a huge inflow of tourists to smoke legally.
If they had coffee shops, they could tax the people, they could tax the growers.
They can gain money from that. They can release all of these people in California
that are in jail for drug offenses and empty these fucking prisons and cut down
on all that expense of putting people in jail for nothing and having to house
them for nothing-and then turning them out into worse criminals because they
have been brutalized in prison. So they can bring in money, solve their fucking
tax problem, and make a lot of people healthy and happy in California.

MI-We could do it nationally too.
Chris-I think it should start there because the west coast
is a lot more progressive and liberal. That is why it has come up on the ballot
in California and Washington State. –There are only a few places on this
side of the Mississippi like Maine and a few other places. Everything needs
to be legalized, but I think we should start with the least demonized. I think
there is absolutely no scientific basis behind the propaganda that we have been
fed over the past fifty years. It is racially motivated. Why is marijuana illegal?
It has nothing to do with dangerous effects of the narcotic. THC-there is nothing
dangerous about that at all. That substance works in harmony with the human
body. There are actual receptors before the liver that are only there to digest
THC. It goes much deeper than people want to address. It is all wrapped up in
racism and pharmaceutical companies not being able to make the money, so they
lobby against it.

MI-Maybe we should make you governor of California.
Chris-Hell no (laughing). I don’t want to be governor.
I’ll leave that to the Terminator. He does want to legalize weed, so I
will give him that. For a Republican, he does want to legalize weed. That was
one of the things that I saw that was positive about him.

MI-Tell me about your history as a musician-how did you get
into it?
Chris-I am a victim of the air bands (laughing). I am serious.
Me and my friends were so into underground music. My favorite bands were Slayer
and Metallica, Man O’ War and stuff like that in the early eighties. I
am talking 81 and 82. We would be air banding to Iron Maiden, and really just
loving that heavy music man. We went out and actually won a few air band contests
in Buffalo. Then we said fuck this, we are going to actually pick up some instruments.
We are so good at faking it, we might as well actually try to do it.

MI-What is your favorite horror movie of all time and why?
Chris-There have been a few. I think that my all time favorite
horror movie is Friday the 13th part two. I went to see that at the theatre.
I was definitely not of legal age to see that, but they let us in. I just remember
the end of that movie, when he comes crashing through that window, for about
two seconds I was about three feet off my chair. To me, that was really frightening.

MI-Did you get a chance to see Freddy vs. Jason?
Chris-I will definitely get that one on DVD.

MI-Who do you think the greatest rock star of all time is and
why?
Chris-Jim Morrison. He is the epitome of what it is. Do it.
Say it. Believe it. Die for it.

MI-Do you believe he is dead or alive?
Chris-There is something fishy about that whole thing you know.
If he didn’t die then, he might be dead now because he had such a good
time way back. I think it is a possibility that he is alive. I think that the
other guys in the band should be killed. Especially Ray Manzarek for fucking
rehashing that with Ian Astbury. That right there is a cardinal sin. That would
be like the Rolling Stones going on after Keith Richards died.

MI-Do you think any of your lyrics are inspired by Jim?
Chris-That is a good question. I think that sometime I will
have to go back and look at that a little more carefully. I think possibly when
I look at the way I go in to what I have to say in my stuff. I think that may
be where that comes from, my respect for that. Jim is one of those people that
I was talking about that had real credibility.

MI-If I could wave a magic wand and make three things happen
for Six Feet Under RIGHT NOW, what would you want those three things to be?
Chris-I don’t even know one (laughing). I don’t
ever want to change anything. I feel good about stuff. Barbara, I don’t
know. That’s a tough question. I could say fame and everything like that.
Fame and a Ferrari for each of us. Not having to worry about what people think
about us or our style of music. But nothing is easy, and I don’t ever
want it to be. If something is to easy, I just feel like it is not mine. So
that’s a fucked up answer to that question.

MI-Do you believe in psychics and the paranormal? If so, have
you ever had a psychic or paranormal experience? If you have, tell me about
it.
Chris-Yeah, I do. Yeah, I have one everyday. I am one of these
people that know when the phone is about to ring. Sometimes, I think that I
can feel people thinking about me. I definitely have a different spirituality
about me. I subscribe to the Carlos Castenada Book of Dreaming and thoughts
on what we don’t know. Really, I think that is what a lot of death metal
is-looking at the unknown. I definitely feel that there are spirits surrounding
me at every minute. I have a few spirit guides in this life and that’s
the truth. As I say that, I feel a shiver up the back of my fucking spine like
there is someone behind me right now. I 100% believe that.

MI-Well, if you ever want a reading darling-please give me
a call because I am a professional psychic.
Chris-Are you really?

MI-The magazine is a psychic/metal magazine.
Chris-Oh shit Barbara, I didn’t want you to feel like
I was a freak or something.

MI-We have a perfect psychic connection. You hit all my buttons.
Jim, Pot, The Masq, Friday the 13th …
Chris-That’s what I am talking about right there Barbara.
This shit happens to me all of the time. I will sit there and think about things
and break down in tears over stuff. I don’t know what the hell it means,
but I know that I am being helped by somebody. I have a feeling I know one or
two of them. –When you open yourself up to believing that there is more
to life than this fucking rental shell that you are inhabiting, I think good
things happen from that.

MI-Do you believe in reincarnation?
Chris-Yeah I do. I think that if you want to be reincarnated
that you have that option. –Did you know that my idea for this record-the
beginning of this was that I just saw a tarot card in my head.

MI-Which card?
Chris-The death card was what I really saw. Believe this. This
is how I found this artist for this cd. I went on Google and did an image search.
I punched in Tarot. I saw David Erinson. He did a tarot card series. The death
card came up, and it freaked me out. I was like Jesus that’s the guy.
I emailed him Barbara, and twenty minutes later he emailed me back. He said
I want to do this-email me your fucking lyrics right now. He got the lyrics,
and he did an image for each lyric in the booklet.

MI-Get the Vertigo deck. It is really dark. I think you could
work with it.
Chris-I am afraid to go see a psychic. The past three years
I have been wanting to, but I am afraid of what they will tell me.
-My mom freaks me out, because she will go to the Ouija board and talk to that.
There is something there

MI-Have you tried it?
Chris-My aunt just died suddenly of a heart attack. It was
right on Mother’s day, and my mom went to the Ouija board two months later
and got the message. –We are all connected by something. There is no doubt
in my head.

MI-I get a lot through dream interpretation.
Chris-My best fried passed away in 1995. I hadn’t seen
him for about a year before that. He died of a heroin overdose, and him and
another friend both died at the same time. His name was Mark. Probably about
two weeks after he died, I had a dream that the phone rang and I picked up the
phone and he said hey, and it was my buddy Mark’s voice. I was confused.
I was talking to him and I said I thought you were dead man, and he said I am.
I just broke down and asked him if I was ever going to see him again-and he
was like yeah, you will see me again. A month later I had another dream with
him, and it was so real. We were driving around the neighborhood, and I was
sitting next to him in the car. The other guy that died was in the backseat,
and we were driving around the neighborhood. We were talking and stuff. He said
you gotta let go dude. The only thing I can tell you is don’t die addicted
to anything, because you can’t get it here. –I just broke out laughing.
We were laughing our asses off. I woke up and had the biggest smile on my face,
because that is just something that Mark would have said.

MI-There is another Tampa based band called Hell On Earth that
wants to stage a live suicide for Euthanasia reasons at a concert. What do you
think about that, what are your thoughts?
Chris-To me that’s amazing, unless this is just a publicity
stunt. It is amazing that they are taking such a stance on something. This is
the real thing, and this is just something that this guy needs to do to bring
attention to this. It is horrible, but it is positive.

MI-What do you think of George W. Bush and the state of the
country today?
Chris-Evil. He is definitely an evil person and you can feel
that. It seems like we are in a big downslide right now. We are just sledding
down a mountain of shit that he has caused. I think that there are a lot of
weird things that we have been told in a certain way about him and this country
that doesn’t seem natural. To me, it is like it is being fed to us. It
is almost as plain as day to me that these are things that almost remind me
of a plan. This is a New World Order plan that they have implemented. I don’t
even really know who was behind those towers coming down. I wonder what this
all means for real. I don’t really find any truth in anything that we
are being told.

MI-Where were you when 9-11 happened, and how did it affect
you?
Chris-I had just woke up. I am a late sleeper. It was just
before the second one went down. I was like-this is too fucking easy. Immediately,
I thought no one can plan this like that. It is not possible to get past our
defenses.

MI-What blew me was they fired that FBI agent who sent out
the memo six weeks before.
Chris-There are a lot of funny things that happen behind the
scenes. I don’t want to say that it is a government conspiracy or anything.
I know that they have used that happening to take away some of our freedoms.
Also it has been used to make people feel bad about thinking their own way about
things. When people do speak up, fingers are pointed at them. Like they were
back during the Communist thing. It almost seems surreal. People don’t
see that we are just being kind of told a bunch of things to be rounded up like
fucking cattle.

MI-You have lived overseas and have lives in the States. Who
do you think is more honest with the news?
Chris-It is hard for me to catch anything but pictures and
stuff like that, because I don’t speak the language when I am over there.
The thing I see now is CNN is everywhere. That is really the news over there
too, and it is like they are trying to homogenize the planet. When I do catch
some blips of like-I was over there when Bush was getting elected. There were
riots. People were not happy that George Bush was becoming president in this
country. I just find it funny that all of this terrorism stuff took place as
soon as he got into power. We were riding a good wave there for a long time.
There were some incidents here and there, but it didn’t really take over
the country like this. This is like a dangerous thing I think.

MI-Do you think he is going to get re-elected?
Chris-Yeah.

MI-How would you design a memorial for the victims of 9-11?
Chris-I think I would rebuild those fucking towers. I would
rebuild those fucking things. The World Trade Center was the epitome to whoever
knocked them down as the biggest thing in capitalism right there. I think that
we should really just rebuild them as what they were. That’s what those
people believed in. It is like-it wouldn’t be like a shrine or a church.
It would be more suited to –Fuck you, you can’t knock down our shit.
This is a part of our country. This is what we are built on. Money and free
enterprise. –To really commerate them. They died doing what they believed
in, and that was their way of living. So I would build it the way it was, and
say fuck you it is still there.

MI-What is your favorite track off of Bringer of Blood and
why?
Chris-There are so many.

MI-The first one off the top of your head.
Chris-Bringer of Blood, the title track. I think the lyrics
are sparse, but it is very poignant. It is able to be interpreted by the individual
and how they see it and what it means to them. It is important to me and how
I write that people are able to do that. –Probably the favorite track
that I will never play live is Escape From The Grave. It is the last song on
the cd.

MI-Why?
Chris-That one came about-I had a vision about that whole thing.
After Chuck Schulder from Death died from a brain tumor-we were real good friends
for a while. We lost contact for about four or five years. We were really good
friends, and I had this thing with him onstage when I was with Cannibal-back
years and years ago. I just always remembered that, and when he died I was just
sickened by the whole thing. He died because he didn’t have insurance.
They could have helped him if he would have had money or insurance. It was sad
to me, and I felt stuff about him from that by reading a lot of the things with
his mom talking about him online and just remembering Chuck and seeing that.
I listened to his music for awhile after that, and I said to Terry-Terry you
wrote a lot of this stuff with Chuck when you were in Death about spiritual
healing, and would you be able to write something closely styled to that, because
I have a feeling about something. He wrote that song, and it sounded like what
I asked him to do. I sat there and I tuned into something. Either Chuck was
with me when I wrote the song, but I felt like I had to interpret something
like he might have interpreted something through his voice in that song, and
I did my vocals in that way and really let myself go in my writing. The lyrics
in that are not speaking specifically to him. I got this vision in my head when
I wrote this one lyric, because I knew how close he was to his mom-it was almost
like I felt his last realization. I just felt a chill when I said that. One
lyric just screamed for mother she can’t save you. Only God hears you,
only death awaits you. It just came out of me. I don’t know where that
came from. It felt really sad. It really felt like we were together writing
that song.

MI-So you have got him watching over you?
Chris-I felt him around me, definitely. I still do. It makes
me really sad when I think about that because he was someone that died from
not having health insurance.

MI-What did he die of?
Chris-A brain tumor. He just didn’t get the treatment
he should have, because he didn’t have that insurance card.

MI-What is the worst job you have ever had and why?
Chris-At the time, I thought it was the worst job-but it was
probably one of the best jobs looking back on it. I was a teenager coming down
to Florida in the middle of August-cutting lawns and painting houses in the
middle of August. At that point in time, I thought that was torture, but looking
back on it now I feel like that will probably be one of my final memories. One
of those things that pass in front of you.

MI-If you could pour a bucket of flesh eating ants over someone,
who would it be?
Chris-That would be DEADLY I think (laughing). I really don’t
wish anybody anything that bad, but I feel like I would to dump a bucket of
ants over myself from time to time.

MI-If you were stuck on a desert island, and could bring one
book, one cd, one person, and one bottle of liquor, and your favorite drug-who
and what would your bring?
Chris-One book would be Carlos Castenada’s Art Of Dreaming,
One Cd-I would probably bring Ice-T, Original Gangster, because I could listen
to that nonstop forever. The person-I would bring my brother. The bottle of
liquor, I would have a nice bottle of French burgundy with me, and the drug
would be white widow or something (laughing).

MI-Tell me how you came up with the name for the band.
Chris-It just felt right. It was one of those things that just
appeared in my head. I was looking at a piece of paper thinking what do I do
and what do I talk about. I think I wanted to find a colorful term that encompassed
life and death and what goes beyond. I think that the term Six Feet Under in
our language is known for having to do with those three things.

MI-Tell me how the band got together.
Chris-It was very strange. Like I said, I think someone has
put me on a path and pointed me in the right direction. Things that appear to
be familiar I just jump at. One night, it was 1993 in December-I had just put
down the last song for the Cannibal Corpse record The Bleeding. The phone rang
and it was Allen West from Obituary. We become really pretty good friends. We
sat around and did a lot of drugs together and talked and stuff. –He called
me up and asked me if I wanted to sing on a side project he was putting together.
He put a few songs on a four track and wanted to send it to me. I said do it
man, I want it. I want something different to try. At that point, the guys in
Cannibal were really getting on my nerves. So I wanted to go and at least try
something and do anything. I had nothing to lose. He sent me the tape, and I
started writing the three songs. As soon as I wrote those songs, I knew people
would be listening to those three songs. I knew it. I saw it. –As things
deteriorated with Cannibal, I just kept getting more and more positive about
what I could do with Six Feet Under. It took over.

MI-If you were god for a day, what would you change?
Chris-I would take away a lot of the concrete, that’s
for sure-and replace it with what was originally there. I would want people
to live in harmony a little bit more with each other-but I don’t think
that is really our human nature. I would legalize herb, that would be for sure.

MI-What comic book hero would you be and why?
Chris-I always liked the Invisible Man the best. I feel like
I an invisible anyway.

MI-If a movie were made about your life, what would the theme
song be-and who would you want to play you in the starring role?
Chris-Zero to Hero would be the theme song, and I would want
Brad Pitt to play me.

MI-Where do you see the band and your music in five years?
Chris-Hopefully not six feet under (laughing). I just want
to keep doing what I am doing and stay with it.

MI-Tell me your wildest fantasy.
Chris-To be Caesar (laughing). You know that would be about
it-to own the world.

MI-Who is your favorite poet?
Chris-I probably am my own favorite poet. I am so self-indulgent
when it comes to that. I am my own worst critic and my own biggest fan.

MI-What is the band going to be doing once it gets off tour?
Chris-We are going to be hitting a couple of bong hits (laughing)
as soon as that bus pulls into home. We will just be playing and playing to
keep this thing alive.

MI-Do you have a message for your fans? If so, what is it?
Chris-Always keep an open mind on everything, on every aspect
of life. Don’t close yourself off.
Thanks Chris. This interview blew me the fuck away. I can’t wait to see
you at the Masquerade in October. You are a GREAT fucking interview, and Bringer
of Blood will rock the soul of ANYBODY that listens to it. Anytime you want
to talk, give me a call.

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