Legendary Rock Interview with Donnie Vie of Enuff Z’Nuff
By: John Parks
Question: You still don’t sound like you’ve closed the door completely to doing Enuff Z’Nuff again with Chip whereas I don’t really hear Chip talk about the band so much anymore…I’m kind of surprised that you’re still open to it beyond what you’re doing know, but you are?
Donnie Vie: Oh sure. Nike Dunk femme Nike Flyknit Lunar femme Look, everything I do is Enuff Z Nuff in some way. Nike Air Max 98 Homme I am sure we will play again and I don’t think it’s so much that Chip is ignoring it or doesn’t give a fuck it’s just that he’s spreading himself pretty thin these days with the whole Steven Adler thing and I’m all doing my thing with my guys now and I’m sober. I guess he had to find a new drug addict to latch on to, I don’t know what he’s thinking. I love Chip, I Love Enuff Z’Nuff. We actually already have some stuff planned for this fall as far as some big festival EZN shows out there. I’m sort of trying to repair Enuff Z’Nuff in my own way out here with what I’m doing with these little intimate, up close shows and this summer tour. Asics Homme When I was out of the band for a while, taking some time off,trying to get better, they sort of dragged the name on and really hurt the whole thing a little bit at a time when it was better served to just shut it down. ugg pas cher They were out there touring and playing to noone when the whole revival thing, reunion thing was on a down side and it sort of hurt the name at a time where he just needed to stop and regroup. When you’re pulling into places on a given night and playing to 30 or 40 people on a package band thing there’s a problem….I wasn’t there singing and Johnny Monaco did an amazing job recreating me but it’s not me. nike cortez nere uomo I mean, I go to a lot of these shows where it’s not the original singer and stuff and it can be fun still but at the same time….I don’t know….say what you want but a singer’s pretty important part of the lineup of a band. Adidas Gazelle Soldes Adidas Superstar Femme Rouge I know if I was a fan and I had to drive 30 or 40 miles to see Enuff Z Nuff and have to work in the morning I probably wouldn’t have gone either. nike pas cher 2017 I mean…..what can I say Chip worked it to death. Chaussures adidas He has always been THE ambassador of Enuff Z’Nuff and the band has NEVER been a big money maker even in the heyday. We’ve always been known as being a solid band and known for our songs and had credibility in those terms but we’ve never, ever made a lot of money you know….so I don’t blame him for doing what he’s doing with Steven Adler. asics kayano 23 homme Even though we are playing exactly the same clubs as Adler and pulling in the same or bigger crowds, Steven Adler has a LOT of money. nike air zoom pegasus 33 donna He has a really, really nice bus and nice things and Chip is very, very comfortable. So, I get it. Steven gets that Appetite for Destruction money still and makes a good living playing on top of it and Chip is paid nicely. He likes the perks of living with a multimillionaire musician/reality TV star and I don’t blame him. He’s old, he doesn’t have a girl and he’s just kind of going for the ride. New Balance 420 homme He deserves it, god knows he’s put enough time into this with Enuff Z’Nuff and we’ll do it again and play some shows together but right now I don’t see any real reason or purpose to he and I getting together and doing a new Enuff Z’Nuff album…..unless there’s a real reason to change that.
Q: We used to have some really great interviews with Chip back in the day and he is more than capable of weaving a tale. We were kind of surprised to hear him on Howard Stern recently and every time Howard mentioned being a big fan of Chip’s and Enuff Z’Nuff he just sort of fell silent. What gives Chip? It’s hard enough to get Howard to talk about what you want him to talk about you know?
DV: Yeah….i caught that too. New Balance Homme He’s been on twice in recent years…the first time was exclusively to talk about his dick and his sister and then the last time he was talking about his lack of a sex life and mentioned Enuff Z Nuff briefly and Howard asked something about “Donnie is back in the band?” and sort of got into it and then Chip just abruptly dropped it and threw me under the bus or whatever saying something dismissively about how I was “unable” to tour which was a ridiculous thing to say on air since he was currently booking shows with me and out playing with me at the same time as doing the Steven thing.
Q: What I really want to know is what was going on when you left the band for that stretch of time that you did?
DV: I never, EVER intended to leave the band at that time. bottes ugg New Balance 1300 femme I never left the band. nike air force 1 low uomo I have written and performed on every album the band has ever done. asics chaussures I thought we were taking some time off…..I needed to take some time off personally. I was having legal problems, medical problems that I had found out about at that time, depression problems and to be honest I was REALLY strung out on some shit and needed to come back to earth and get healthy and off the shit. bottes ugg pour homme On top of all this, I had lost some really important people in my life and was all fucked up about that. louboutin chaussures asics kayano 22 homme I really needed off the ride and needed some me time…..you know, it seemed like every time I needed to get my act together or clean my life up I could never take the time to do it. There was always something pending, always something Enuff Z’Nuff had set up and to really get yourself better you do need some time. There was never any time and it didn’t matter that I was gonna die if I didn’t stop so the show goes on and meanwhile I am taking HUGE risks and not only with my health but things like taking class A drugs into Japan and risking getting locked up for life overseas. Nike Air Max Thea Femme Bleu Adidas Yeezy 350 Femme Totally insane shit that’s just not worth it. I was finally starting to wake up and realize that I didn’t need it and what I needed to do was to take a break. Canada Goose France So I thought……the logical thing to do was to take a break. adidas gazelle homme bleu We all thought we were invincible but then there’s breakdowns and deaths and lineup changes and I thought Chip and I should put the band on hold for a while. Besides that, like I said, the way the economy and touring climate was looking….it was a good time to shut it down for a while anyways. I thought that no matter how good the stuff we were doing was that our music was SOOO not happening in the public eye and the rock club scene was SOOO dying at that point so why beat a dying horse until it’s completely dead. nike air force 1 low donna Shut it down for a while. nike air max command nike internationalist homme Take a break…..let it simmer and then come back and do something meaningful again when the demand is there which it clearly wasn’t. So what does Chip do but go and take it out again beat it lifeless. Again, with all due respect to Johnny Monaco (who fronted EZN in Donnie’s absence) who is a great performer and did a great job singing my stuff…..it’s not the same like I said before….all of these bands out there touring and trying to live up to the past while having revamped lineups….it helps to at least have the original singer. nike air max pas cher nike internationalist Enfants Also, what were they doing with Enuff Z Nuff while I was recovering?? because Johnny is a great songwriter and singer…..where are the songs? They never put out anything with Johnny and he’s an amazing, amazing writer…..I just don’t see the point.
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