20 QUESTIONS WITH…
CKY Singer Deron Miller
A week ago CKY had no idea they would be currently opening for Guns N Roses. And as if that wasn’t enough, they also had no idea they would be doing 20 Questions with Metal Sludge! That’s even bigger than opening for Guns N Roses!
For those of you not aware, the drummer for CKY is Jess Margera, whose brother is Bam Margera from Jackass fame. If you’ve ever watched Jackass you’ve probably heard CKY. But we’re not doing 20 Questions with Jess or Bam this week, we’re talking to CKY singer Deron Miller, who gives us a great shit talking 20 Questions. Plus, he has the balls to admit he’s seen Slaughter live! That takes more balls, or stupidity, than anything on Jackass! Enjoy.
1. What are you up to? This is your only chance to promote your shit.
ON TOUR WITH AXL AND GNR…HAVE SOME DAYS OFF BEFORE BOISE IDAHO…NEW ALBUM OUT CALLED "INFILTRATE. DESTROY. REBUILD"…HAVING A GREAT TIME. CKYMUSIC.COM
2. Explain to our fans how you ended up on the Guns N Roses tour?
IT WAS UP IN THE AIR BETWEEN 10 BANDS OR SO. WE DIDNT EVEN KNOW WE WERE A CHOICE UNTIL LITERALLY 2 DAYS BEFORE THE TOUR WAS TO START IN VANCOUVER. AS FAR AS I KNOW WE WERE HANDPICKED BY AXL AND HIS MANAGEMENT AFTER ISLAND SENT THEM A PRESS KIT AND HE DUG THE MATERIAL. WE WERE ON OUR WAY HOME TO L.A., NOT EVEN THINKING THIS WOULD EVER HAPPEN, AND THEN OF COURSE BEFORE WE KNEW IT WE WERE ON OUR WAY TO CANADA.
3. Besides CKY, what hard rock/heavy metal band should call it a day?
ALL OF THEM, OR AT LEAST 90%…THEY ALL BORE ME SO MUCH I HAD TO START A BAND JUST TO STAY ENTERTAINED. AND WHEN I GET BORED, BELIEVE ME I WILL GIVE IT UP.
4. What 80s hair bands are the most fun to laugh at and who do you still listen to when no one else is around?
WHEN THOSE BANDS GO OUT ON TOUR IN 2002 FOR NOSTALGIC CELEBRATION, I THINK ITS GREAT AS LONG AS THE BANDS DONT TAKE IT SERIOUSLY. NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR THEIR NEW MUSIC. BUT MAN, LET ME TELL YOU…THE EARLY 90’S WERE FUCKING PATHETIC…ESPECIALLY 1994, WHEN LABELS AND BANDS WERE STILL DUMB ENOUGH TO LET GLAM ROCK BE INVOLVED. I THINK ITS EMBARASSING TO SEE X-GLAMMERS TRYING TO CATCH UP WITH 2002 AND STAY IN THE GAME…LIKE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES…THOSE GUYS CANT RELATE TO KIDS…I SAW SOMEONE FROM THE BAND KINGDOM COME STANDING OUT FRONT OF OUR SHOW AT THE ROXY HANDING OUT FLYERS AS IF THERE’S STILL A CHANCE. FOR A MINUTE I THOUGHT MY GRANDMOM CAME OUT TO SEE US PLAY. BUT I ABSOLUTELY LOVE TO LAUGH AT SLAUGHTER…THEIR LIVE ALBUM IS HILARIOUS. HOW DID THEY GET 80 PEOPLE TO SOUND LIKE 15,000? I STILL LIKE BRITNY FOX AND SHOTGUN MESSIAH.
5. Rate the following singers on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being somebody who sounds like they gargle with razor blades or 10 being a vocal God.
Axl Rose = 8 FOR STYLE AND ORIGINALITY. ONE OF A KIND. I ADMIRE HIM FOR WORKING AT HIS OWN PACE AND REMAINING IN CONTROL OF HIS LIFE AND CAREER.
Jani Lane = 5 NOT A BAD SINGER BUT NOT A GOOD ONE EITHER.
Dexter Holland = 1 AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL…NO, WAIT…A ZERO. A BIG GIANT GOOSE EGG.
Bret Michaels = 5 NEVER WAS A BIG POISON FAN. I GUESS HES OK.
Rob Halford = 2 I DONT LIKE THAT KING DIAMOND-Y OPERA STYLE OF HEAVY METAL VOCALS. THE KIND OF VOCALS USUALLY FOUND ON POWER METAL ALBUMS AND OLD PANTERA RECORDS FROM 1984…aaaaaHHHHHHHHHAAAAHHHHH!!! YEAHHHHHHHHHHH!
Vince Neil = 3 NEVER WAS A FAN OF MOTLEY CRUE AT ALL. IT MUST HAVE GONE RIGHT OVER MY HEAD. MAYBE IT WAS THE VOCALS.
David Lee Roth = 8 ANOTHER ONE I ADMIRE…HE PLAYS BY HIS OWN RULES. ITS HIS WORLD. HES LEGENDARY AND ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO NOT SOMEWHAT APPRECIATE HIS CONTRIBUTION TO HARD ROCK AND METAL.
Paul Stanley = 10 IF I HAD BEEN AN ORPHAN, I WOULD INSIST THAT GENE SIMMONS MUST BE MY FATHER AND PAUL STANLEY MUST BE MY MOTHER. I LOVE KISS THEY ARE THE BEST, PERIOD. I KNOW ITS VERY CLICHE FOR BANDS TO SITE KISS AS THEIR BIGGEST INFLUENCE, BUT I CANT DENY IT AND I WOULDNT.
Sully Erna = 2 NOTHING TO IT, IT BORES THE HELL OUT OF ME. THE ONLY REASON HE GETS ANY POINTS IS BECAUSE HE WAS IN MELIAH RAGE, MY FAVORITE THRASH BAND IN 7TH GRADE.
Jimmy Pop = 8 FOR ORIGINALITY…ALTHOUGH THAT STYLE OF MUSIC DOES NOT CATER TO MY TASTE AT ALL, I REALLY LIKE BLOODHOUND’S DISCO OVERTONES. DISCO WAS PLAYED IN MY HOUSE A LOT AS I WAS GROWING UP, AND I DEVELOPED AN APPRECIATION FOR IT. I GUESS JIMMY DID TOO. MAYBE ITS A PHILLY THING, WE BOTH USE DISCO ELEMENTS. I LIKE THOSE GUYS A LOT.
6. What restrictions have GNR put on your guys for the tour?
CERTAIN PARTS OF THE STAGE WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO GO ON, WHICH IS UNDERSTANDABLE…ITS HIS SHOW. OTHER THAN THAT, ITS VERY MELLOW. THEN AGAIN WE HAVE NOT MET AXL YET, BUT ITS ONLY THE 2ND DATE OF THE TOUR COMING UP (IF YOU DONT COUNT THE FIRST ONE THAT DIDNT HAPPEN). WE’VE MET BRAIN THE DRUMMER AT A PARTY BEFORE AND HE IS A VERY NICE GUY.
7. Yes or no, has Deron ever:
Punched or slapped Phil Margera = NO BUT IM SURE HE HAS WANTED TO PUNCH ME BEFORE.
Been in the middle of a riot = SORT OF..IN SAN DIEGO THESE 15 PUSSY-FUCKS JUMPED CHAD AND I AFTER OUR SHOW. IT WAS 15 AGAINST 3 OR 4 OF US…SOMEBODY CHEAP-SHOTTED ME AND I WAS KNOCKED OUT FOR 10 SECONDS WHILE THEY WERE ALL KICKING ME. I GOT UP, COULDNT REMEMBER A DAMN THING AND WE GOT TO RIDE THE AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL… THE NEXT DAY I LEFT WITH BARELY A BLOODY LIP. COULD HAVE BEEN MUCH WORSE, BUT THAT DAY STILL STANDS OUT AS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND EVENTFUL DAYS OF MY LIFE…WE HAD A LOT OF LAUGHS THAT NIGHT.
Woke up in a puddle of your own urine = NO …EVEN WHEN IM DEAD WASTED I STILL RETAIN CONTROL OF ALL MY BODILY FUNCTIONS.
Woke up in a puddle of somebody else?s urine = MY DOG PISSES IN MY BED ALL THE TIME.
Spent the night in jail = NOT YET
Touched a penis other than your own = MAYBE BY ACCIDENT
Hung out with a member of Cinderella = ERIC BRITTINGHAM HANGS OUT AT THIS BAR IN WEST CHESTER, PA WHERE I USED TO LIVE. WHENEVER I WOULD GO THEY WOULD TELL ME THAT I MISSED HIM BY LIKE 10 MINUTES. NO.
Had sex with a porn star = THERE WAS ONE GIRL I HAD THAT SHOULD BE A PORN STAR, BUT NO…NOT REALLY MY STYLE.
Gone cow tipping = NO (SPIT DANG)
Fucked an Amish chick = NO
|8. What?s more likely to be a reality, that Axl?s hair is real or Jason "WeeMan" Acuna winning a high hurdles race?
I DONT KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT HONESTLY. I HAVENT SEEN AXL’S HAIR…IM SURE ITS REAL, EVEN IF ITS NOT REALLY HIS.
9. Would you fuck Pamela Anderson without a condom even though she has Hepatitis C?
Deron and Bam Margera
10. Rate the following chicks and bitches on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being a skank and 10 being a hottie.
Jenna Jameson = 7 GREAT TO LOOK AT BUT IMPOSSIBLE TO RESPECT. HAVING RESPECT FOR A GIRL IS WHAT ATTRACTS ME TO THEM.
Kendra Jade = WHO
Britney Spears = 9 LOOKS GREAT ON TV, BUT I NEED TO SEE HER IN PERSON SO I CAN TELL WHAT SHE REALLY LOOKS LIKE. SEEING GWEN STEFANI IN PERSON TOOK HER FROM AN 8 TO A 4. IM SURE BRITNEY’S A SOLID 9.
Christina Aquilera = 2 OUR ROAD MANAGER TOURED WITH HER AND GAVE US SOME HORROR STORIES. APPARENTLY, NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH HER. DONT WORRY I WONT LOOK AT YOU.
Fred Durst = .000002 IM WAITING FOR HIM TO TAKE WHOOPIE GOLDBERG’S PLACE AS THE CENTER SQUARE.
Florence Henderson = 9 I LOVE CAROL BRADY…I’D LOVE TO MEET HER SERIOUSLY.
Avril Lavigne = ? SHES NEW, RIGHT? I CANT REMEMBER WHAT SHE LOOKS LIKE.
Tommy Lee = SO SAD THE ONLY WAY HE CAN GET AIRTIME NOWADAYS IS TO PUBLICIZE HIS FAILURE. HE SHOULD HAVE QUIT WHILE HE WAS AHEAD. LIKE I SAID, IM NOT A FAN OF MOTLEY BUT I HAVE RESPECT FOR THE CONTRIBUTIONS.
Courtney Love = 1 I HEARD SHES A CKY FAN…KEEP HER AWAY FROM US PLEASE.
Andy Dick = 10 I LOVE ANDY DICK.
|11. What rock star deserves to be kicked in the balls and why?
I CANT THINK OF ONE THAT DOESNT. ROCK STARS HAVENT BEEN COOL FOR YEARS. THE LAST 15 OR SO YEARS HAVE PROVEN TO BE THE MOST DETRIMENTAL PERIOD FOR ROCK N ROLL BECAUSE OF THE MUSIC AND THE PEOPLE INVOLVED. THATS WHY WE’RE HERE. I DONT CONSIDER MYSELF A ROCKSTAR AT ALL, BUT I’D TAKE A KICK IN THE NUTS IF IT MEANT THAT EVERYONE ELSE WOULD GET ONE TOO. BUT IF I HAD TO PICK ONE PERSON, I’D PICK THE GUY THAT SINGS IN STAIND AND DISTURBED…HES IN BOTH BANDS, RIGHT?
CKY with Jimmy Pop and Kiss!
12. Which do you prefer and why?
Slayer or Poison = SLAYER BY ALL MEANS…IM STILL INTO THRASH METAL, NEVER WAS THAT INTO GLAM.
Fucking a pregnant chick or going down on a chick on the rag on a heavy flow day = WHICH TRIMESTER IS SHE IN.
Iann Robinson or Carson Daly = IANN BECAUSE IVE NEVER HEARD OF HIM.
Howard Stern or Tom Green = LOVE THEM BOTH EQUALLY…OBNOXIOUSNESS IS INVALUABLE.
Sum 41 or The Strokes = NOT MY THING
Ryan Dunn or Brandon Dicamillo = BRANDON CRACKS ME UP…HES ONE OF A KIND. THEYRE BOTH GREAT FRIENDS.
Slash or Buckethead = BUCKETHEAD…COOL MASK GREAT STYLE…GREAT PLAYER
Throwing shit at somebody or throwing a cup of piss at somebody = IF IM RESORTING TO THAT ID RATHER JUST SHOOT THEM IN THE FUCKING SKULL.
Kid Rock or Chris Rock = CHRIS ROCK FOR SURE…CANT STAND KID ROCK
Blink 182 or Warrant = NOT ENOUGH OF A DIFFERENCE.
|13. What?s the most ridiculous concert you?ve ever seen?
OUT OF CURIOUSITY I SAW SLAUGHTER AT THE T.L.A. IN PHILLY IN 1995…COULDNT HAVE BEEN MORE THAN 36 PEOPLE THERE. THEY COULD HAVE BEEN THE COOLEST GUYS EVER AND MET ALL OF US IN THE AUDIENCE. INSTEAD, THEY RAN TO THEIR TOUR BUS AS IF THE SHOW WAS SOLD OUT AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. WATCHING PUDDLE OF MUDD PLAY ON THE GODSMACK TOUR WAS REALLY RIDICULOUS.
Deron on Jackass in "Heavy Metal Alarm Clock"
14. Of all the bands CKY played with, who were the biggest dicks?
GODSMACK HANDS DOWN. VERY PRETENTIOUS. THEY ARE NOT EVEN A LASTING BAND. SEE, YOU SHOULDNT EVER TREAT YOUR OPENING ACTS LIKE SHIT, BECAUSE THE TABLES COULD TURN VERY QUICKLY. WE PUT CKY STICKERS OVER GODSMACK’S PICTURE ON OUR LAMINATES AND SULLY FREAKED OUT. WHO FUCKING CARES? WHAT ARE THESE PEOPLE THINKING…YOU SELL SOME RECORDS AND MAKE PEOPLE SOME MONEY AND ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU’RE ROYALTY? TRY STAYING GROUNDED AND BEING YOURSELF. THEY’RE ALL THE SAME PEOPLE THEY WERE WHILE THEY WERE FAILED MUSICIANS. SULLY HAD TO HAVE HIS OWN EVERYTHING…HIS OWN BUS, HIS OWN GYM…ETC. I DONT EVEN THINK HE TALKS TO HIS BAND. TOMMY WAS THE ONLY COOL ONE AND THANK GOD NOW HES DONE WITH IT. I DONT THINK THE OTHER GUYS ARE ALLOWED TO TALK BECAUSE I DIDNT HEAR THEM SAY A WORD. I DID HEAR SULLY IN HIS DRESSING ROOM PRACTICING HIS SCALES…THAT WAS FUNNY. DOE RAY ME FAH SO LA TE DA…LIKE IT MATTERS IN NUMETAL.
15. The last of Deron:
Last 80s hairband CD you listened to = PROBABLY THE FIRST SHOTGUN MESSIAH TAPE…I LOVE THAT ALBUM.
Last movie you saw = DEATH NURSE PART 1 AND PART 2…DONT ASK.
Last thing you destroyed = A STONE SOUR CD.
Last time you laughed at a band?s soundscans = A COUPLE WEEKS AGO AT THE ISLAND OFFICE…I WISH DEF LEPPARD WOULD PUT OUT A REAL HEAVY ROCK CD AGAIN BECAUSE "X" ISNT SELLING AND I TOLD THE LABEL IT WOULDNT. I LOVE DEF LEPPARD.
Last destructive thing you were involved in = IM NOT REALLY PHYSICALLY DESTRUCTIVE ANYMORE…VERBALLY I CAN TAKE ANYONE ON. I HELPED DESTROY OUR BASS PLAYER’S DIGNITY WHEN I WALKED ON OUR TOUR BUS AND IT SMELLED LIKE SHIT BECAUSE HE FUCKED SOME CHICK IN THE ASS. ALL IN GOOD FUN
Last time somebody asked you if you could get them Bam?s autograph = A LOT OF KIDS ASK FOR HIS E MAIL ADDRESS. AT SHOWS KIDS ASK "IS BAM HERE?"…WHICH IS UNDERSTANDABLE BECAUSE SOMETIMES HE IS.
Last CD you purchased that was a waste of money = HMMM…ITS BEEN A WHILE SINCE IVE TAKEN A CHANCE…PROBABLY "EYE TO EYE" BY THE SCORPIONS. IM A HUGE FAN OF THEIR 70’S STUFF, AND CANT SEEM TO SHAKE THEM OFF NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES THEY DISSAPOINT.
Last time you shit your pants = 2ND GRADE, MRS. WALZACK’S CLASS. IT WAS THE END OF THE DAY AND SHE WAS READING US A STORY. ONE OF THE KIDS IN THE CLASS INTERRUPTED HER AND ASKED IF THEY COULD GO TO THE BATHROOM. SHE FLIPPED OUT "DONT YOU DARE INTERRUPT ME AGAIN!!! DONT ASK FOR ANYTHING!!!!" I DIDNT NEED THAT AGGRAVATION, SO I SHAT RIGHT THEN IN THERE IN MY PANTS. WE WERE ALL SITTING ON THE FLOOR AND I SWEAR TO GOD I WAS LIKE A FOOT OFF OF THE GROUND.
Last famous midget you hung out with = WEE MAN
Last time you threw up = LAST NIGHT…DRANK TOO MUCH AND THEN CAUGHT THE FLU…IM SICK AS FUCK RIGHT NOW, BUT ITS HELPING TO HAVE MORE TIME TO DO THESE 20 QUESTIONS…PERFECT TIMING.
16. In your opinion, what member of Jackass is most likely gay?
…IM SURE NONE OF THEM ARE FULL BLOWN GAY…THERES A LOT OF CURIOSITY IN THAT GROUP OF HOODLUMS. THERE ARE NO LIMITS. JACKASS TO ME, SORT OF DEFIES THE LAWS OF SEXUALITY.
17. Do you think you?d have more success if your band was called ?The CKYs??
SADLY YES. PROBABLY.
18. On your website, you have a photo with Suge Knight, but spelled his name Night. Are you guys willing to accept the punishment from Suge & his West Coast posse for spelling his last name wrong? IF WE HAD A CHOICE, I GUESS WE WOULD CHOOSE NOT TO ACCEPT THE PUNISHMENT.
19. If putting a toy car in your ass meant that CKY would go Platinum, would you do it?
HELL NO…THERES NO MONEY IN RECORD SALES ANYWAY.
20. Time for Metal Sludge?s Word Association. We mention a name and you give us your thoughts.
Johnny Knoxville = IRONICALLY, A VERY POLITE AND NICE GUY.
Sebastian Bach = HE’S HANGING IN THERE…EVEN THOUGH I HATE SONGS WITH APOSTROPHES AND NO G’S, I REALLY LIKE THE SONG "BREAKIN’ DOWN" FROM SKID ROW’S SUBHUMAN RACE. THE COVER OF HIS SPITFIRE SOLO ALBUM WAS TERRIBLE. HE IS A VERY GOOD SINGER THOUGH.
Tony Hawk = HE WENT FOR WHAT HE WANTED IN LIFE AND GOT IT. I’D IMAGINE HIS SUCCESS IS DUE TO GOOD KARMA BECAUSE FROM WHAT I’VE SEEN HE’S REALLY LAID BACK AND NICE TO PEOPLE. GREAT GUY
Gene Simmons = MY #1 IDOL…HE’S A GENIUS. HE’S GETTING A LITTLE COCKY AND OBNOXIOUS NOWADAYS, BUT HE CAN AFFORD TO BE. I LOVE HIM AND EVERYTHING HE’S EVER DONE, EXCEPT THE SONG "CADDILAC DREAMS" FROM HOT IN THE SHADE AND "TRIAL BY FIRE" FROM ASYLUM. HE’S A WINNER ALL THE WAY. ALTHOUGH ITS NOT NECESSARY FOR HIM TO FLAUNT HIS SUCCESS, I THINK HE DESERVES TO. I WOULDNT BE DOING THIS IF IT WERENT FOR KISS.
Fred Durst = VOID OF TALENT OR ANYTHING WORTH PAYING ATTENTION TO. I STILL DONT GET IT AT ALL.
Nikki Sixx = HE’S STILL ALIVE, GOOD FOR HIM.
Lupus = WHO
G.G. Allin = CHAD’S GENE SIMMONS…CHAD WONT REST UNTIL EVERYONE IN THE WORLD KNOWS WHO G.G. ALLIN IS. ME PERSONALLY I APPRECIATE WHAT HE WAS TRYING TO GET THROUGH TO PEOPLE, AND I CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND THE MESSAGE. BUT THERE IS SOMETHING THAT I CAN’T PINPOINT THAT IS KEEPING ME FROM BEING AS BIG OF A FAN AS HE IS. GO WATCH HIS MOVIE "HATED" AND MAKE AN OPINION OF YOUR OWN.
Steve O = FUN TO HANG OUT WITH…WE GO TO SEE METALSHOP ALL THE TIME. HILARIOUS GUY…HES GOT A TATTOO OF HIMSELF ON HIS BACK. HE MAKES ME LAUGH.
Howard Stern = USED TO LOVE HIM, DONT REALLY KEEP UP WITH HIM NOW. HE DOES HIS THING AND HASNT REALLY COMPROMISED. VERY RESPECTABLE. I LOVE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BIG MOUTHS BECAUSE I HAVE ONE OF MY OWN.
THANKS FOR THE QUESTIONS…FOR THE LOVE OF GOOD PLEASE DO 20 QUESTIONS WITH VINNIE VINCENT!
Now that was some good shit! Anybody who bags on Beautiful Creatures, Godsmack, and Slaughter is cool in our book.
For more info on CKY you can visit www.CKYMUSIC.com!