Fleur the Kiwi
From now until the end of time (or until too many people die for us to continue) DGT&G will be interviewing rock ‘n’ roll artists — famous, not-famous, and the vast numbers in between — and asking each the same five questions. Over time, their answers will become a repository of the heart of why people make rock music. Read on and enjoy…
DGT&G caught up with Dave Rude when the Tesla guitarist’s side band, aptly named the Dave Rude Band, opened for the Walking Papers at The Independent in San Francisco early in December. Dave did his best to answer the questions in a noisy room.
DGT&G: Why do you play rock music?
Dave Rude: Why? Because I love it. [Realizes that he’s being interviewed by a Kiwi.] Is that video? Hi, Auckland! Flight of the Conchords enthusiast. [Laughs about Flight of the Conchords]
DGT&G: What else could you see yourself doing?
DR: I’d be a teacher.
DGT&G: What kind of teacher?
DR: What do you mean, like if I ever had to get a job? I’d probably be working at Starbucks. [Laughs] Cancel the other one.
DGT&G: Do you have any regrets about taking this path?
DR: No. No regrets about anything.
DGT&G: What is your favorite part about creating and playing rock music?
DR: Creating and playing rock music. I swear to God, I’m not trying to be trite. But the fun part is writing it. And then you get to go play it and do it. It just feels good. It’s just kind of innate.
DGT&G: Who would be in your dream rock band?
DR: Duff. James Hetfield, John Bonham, and Dave Grohl. If I wasn’t in it. It’d probably be Perry Ferrell.
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