NASTY IDOLS (Dick
Hi Dick. What
are you currently up to?
Well, Nikk, currently we're trying to organise new management and booking
We wanna go on tour for real this time. Last time it was just a reunion, that
went on by, day by dayWe didn't have anything planned, just ..,take it one day
at a time, play and see what happened.
But now it's time
to do this for real so to speak....! We're all really eager to play and wanna
see all the rock places in Europe with a true Idols show..! And perhaps we'll
throw in a Nasty Idols Live record into that mix, too.. You never know?
Could you take us through the new album "Boys Town" (Metal Heaven)
OK Andy basically, made some songs for starters and I made a bunch, then we
teamed up for the final touch. The whole idea was to make Boys Town into a
Friday-night-party-til'-u-puke kinda albumAndy and I wrote the songs on Fridays
to get the real feeling and pulse of the city - you know, you just look outside
the window and you see that crowd of people hangin' in bars, girls dressed up
for the night, couples getting drunk, fighting in the street and stuff and you
get the right vibe of the songs you write, right there...!?
Tell us about your cover of "Method To My Madness", was there any particular
reason why you picked this track to record?
Andy had it on a ‘Mix' tape back when he was young and it was his turn to pick a
cover to do this time,..Ha! Ha!
I did it last time - it was the Dead Kennedy's Too Drunk To Fuck And on our
first album it was No More Mr. Nice Guy...I think it turned out good actually,
check out the shit on Youtube...!
The band recently reformed, how did this come about?
Well, there was this phone call from Andy in 2006 asking me if I wanna play on
Sweden Rock? We were ones the public wanted to see and vote for, Nasty Idols got
the highest votes, and I thought it would be cool. It went from there. This year
the Electric Boys did the same thing!
What have been the most memorable live shows form you and why?
That first live
show we did right after the Cruel Intention release, everybody knew the songs by
heart and the album had only just been released..! And, of course, the gig at
Sweden Rock.. Check out that crowd on our live DVD, I Fucken love ‘em..!
If given the chance which bands would you like to tour with and why?
Sweet, Kiss, Alice Cooper and the Sex Pistols Truly, that's our old heroes if
you can call them that, and we'd look like teenagers beside them, Ha! Ha!
One band I really
would like to play with is Vains Of Jenna and we're gonna, at the Rock The Night
Festival in Copenhagen on the 30th of May.. Don't you miss it!
How did you get your first break into the music business? What piece of
advice would you pass onto budding musicians?
Don't go there; it's hard, hard work; I mean, it's enjoyable sometimes, but you
have to sell your soul a little, and I sure as hell have, Ha! Ha!
..Just play what
you feel is right for you and fuck the industry; they haven't done anything for
us, period, we have struggled form day one..!
How do you view the current music scene? Have you seen an upswing in interest
over the past couple of years in metal and hard rock?
magazines and websites are springing up everywhere and it's really cool! I think
people are pretty sick of being told what to listen to and prefer to make up
there own minds, not get some MTV-Bubblegum-Elevator Music- Pop crap shoved down
their throat. But there's still a lot of bullshit.. There was a reviewer who
loved our album and wanted to do an interview for a metal magazine, and the
editor (?) said that our record label wasn't big enough..? So every genre in the
industry turns out to be a music-whore, it's sad but true..!
What is your plan for Nasty Idols over the next 5 years or so?
You mean the next five DAYS? I don't know, waking up alive, I guess, Ha! Ha!
touring, a live record and perhaps a whole new album as well One step at a
time.. I already got ideas for new Nasty Idols Classics, Ha! Ha!
A Message for your fans...!
Hope to see ya soon! It's been far too long...Come on in, and join our
May 2009 Nikk Gunns
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