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20 Questions with Taime Downe, 4/5/99




Faster Pussycat’s Taime Downe


Welcome to another star studded Metal Sludge 20 Questions. Today’s participant is former Faster Pussycat frontman Taime Downe. Taime is now in a band called The Newlydeads, but we really didn’t ask him too much about that. We only asked him the good stuff, like if he was gay, what was up with him and Riki Rachtmen, who he banged, and quality shit like that. But we tip out hat to Taime for being a good sport, so when your done reading this interview, go to his website and buy 5 Newlydead CDs for you and your friends. You’ll be glad you did!

1. What are you currently up to? (This is your only chance to plug your shit, such as CDs, websites, tours, etc.)

TAIME: A lot …

2. For years and years there have been rumors that you and Riki Rachtmen use to be butt buddies. Once and for all, is there any truth to that rumor, and if so, were you the pitcher or catcher?

TAIME: That rumor has been around for ever. Me and Rikki were roommate?s, but no fudge packing you fucking weirdo’s. There was the one that Brent and I were fags too……sorry, even though I may seem like one, I’m not, at least not yet.

3. If you could be a tampon for any celebrity, who would it be?

TAIME: Allyssa Millano

4. Who was a bigger prick to play with, Greg Steele or Kyle Kyle?

TAIME: Neither of them are pricks, both are very nice people……but Kyle was always missing somewhere.

5. What still playing 80’s band should give it up and call it a day?

TAIME: Fuck them all

6. Your real name is Gustave. How did you come up with the name Taime and why didn’t you just call yourself Gustavo Downe?

TAIME: It was a nick name from when I was young……I didn’t want to use Gustave because it was my fathers name and I didn’t want to give him any credit for what I was gonna do.

7. What was the worst disaster: the Northridge earthquake or Faster Pussycat’s Whipped CD?

TAIME: Whipped, by far…I hated that CD…well most of it anyways

8. If you HAD to have sex with any animal, what animal would you pick and why?

TAIME: I would have to say Allyssa Millano.

9. On a good night, how much money would you make as a male prostitute on Santa Monica Boulevard?

TAIME: A good night? Enough for some god damn smokes and crack cocaine

10. When you were running the Cathouse, what band played there that sucked the most?

TAIME: It would’ve had to be Led Zeppelin or the Stones….I don’t even remember who played there besides, G-n-R and FPC…we didn’t have that many bands play there…..I quit doing it after a couple of years, I?m not sure what ands Rikki put in there after I left…..I’m sure a bunch of them sucked…..I’m sure people thought we did too.

11. Nobody has ever seen you drive a vehicle. Our question is, do you own a vehicle?

TAIME: Yes, a 58 chevy

12. Name some famous bitches you’ve banged and the rock stars who stole them from you?

TAIME: Brandi Brandt—-Nikki Sixx—–I got my fill and it was fun while it lasted 🙂

13. What do you feel more natural in:

A: A dress, makeup, and heels

B: Jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes

C: A bra, panties, and garters


14. What hard rock band has the most homosexual characteristics?

TAIME: Black Sabbath

15. We heard you banged Sharise Neil, Vince?s Ex. old lady. Who’s had more plastic surgery, Sharise or Angelyne?

TAIME: Angelyne…Sharise I think just did her tits and lips….but then again I haven’t seen her in awhile.

16. Since you have a club called Pretty Ugly, who?s the ugliest guy in rock?


17. If you had to have sex with Riki Rachtmen, Mick Mars, or Gerri Miller, who would you choose & why?

TAIME: Probably Rikki because people think we did anyway.

18. Hypothetical Question: If you were dating a guy, how would you go about bringing anal sex into the relationship?

TAIME: I’d make her show me her pussy and if it was all good, I’d make lunch, Hypothetically, that is.

19. Here’s a little word association. For example: Bret Michaels / Balding Vocalist

Riki Rachtmen / dude who hates meNikki Sixx / dude from motley who still looks coolTracii Guns / man on his 100th singerGerri Miller / supertallJeffrey Dalhmer / superdeadTrent Reznor / supergodMarilyn Manson / superstarRuPaul / superdrag

20. I Taime Downe, am Straight, Bi-sexual, or Gay as Rob Halford?

(Please pick one of the above)

TAIME: Straight….sorry hags

So there you have it. Now be a good Sludgeaholic and go buy some of Taime’s shit.

I Want To See Taime’s Website and Buy Some Shit.



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