By Charisma Charisma: Oh yeah! I am going to get SNEW’d. Happy birthday to me! What’s up my favorite rockers? SNEW me! Cat: Are you wearing your birthday suit? Charisma: I know you guys are asked this a lot. WTF is SNEW? Allow me to guess? “Me”? (laughing) Curtis: You got it, babe. It’s all about you! Charisma: “Heavy vibrator, who do you love?” Humm, sounds kinky! What is that song actually about? Curtis: I know what you think it’s about, and I’d never want to take your mind out of the gutter. Let’s just say, it’s the vibration that you feel deep in your bones, and I mean deeeep in them bones. Charisma: Who writes the lyrics for the SNEW tunes? Cat: Curtis is the lyrics genius. Curtis: It’s a gift from the gods. They whisper them in my ear. Charisma: So, I have viewed some (more like all) of your videos, and I must say, nice ass, Andy Lux (lead guitar). Ever considered doing any nude modeling? Andy: Oh, thanks for the compliment. I’m not sure that’s a good idea because I don’t want to cause a riot of horny women. Did I just say that? Charisma: The “GOT LOVE” video, where did you find the chicks for that one? And why wasn’t I asked? Curtis: The “GOT LOVE” video features the fine and sexy girls of CamWithHer. A very naughty website we just happened to stumble across (quite by accident, really, wink wink) where all these hot chicks dance at your request. We became friends and put them in the vid. So, are you really ready to show the world how much of a SNEW fan you really are? Our cameras are ready to roll. We’ll make you a star. “Charisma bares all for complete SNEWing.” I can see it now. Cat: It’s still not too late. Charisma: Which one of you is the ladies’ man? You know, the one that is most likely to get laid after the gig! Curtis: After the gig? How about during the gig! Andy: Me. I found the SNEW chicks. Cat: Meow meow meow meow meow meow meow purrrrrrrr. Charisma: OK. Now what is one of the most obnoxious things a fan has done during one of your shows? Curtis: As a regular part of our show during the last song “Heavy Water,” I go out into the crowd and do my usual scream fest, but I share the mic with anyone and everyone who’s willing to expel their lungs into the microphone with me. Well one night I let this particularly exuberant fan scream for me. He was a bit over the top but no biggie. Next show, he’s front and center, and even before I went out into the audience, he was motioning at me to let him yell into the mic. So, since it was just about that time in the song I figured, OK, held the mic down in front of him, and this dude just latched on. He wouldn’t let go. Then we wrestled it out of my hands and took off with it. I had to chase this guy all over the damn club and fight him tooth and nail to get it back. Now he shows up at practically every gig. I think we’re going to have to get a restraining order. Charisma: What is the most outrageous thing that has happened to you guys while performing on stage? Mark: We blew the power out during our second song at a club in Santa Monica, Calif. You know our amps really do go to 11. Charisma: (purring) Cat Tate (bassist), meow! Ladies, this guy has hair to die for. Purrfect…If I were to ever meet you, could I play with it? Your hair, of course. Cat: You can play with it, oops, you mean my hair, right… Charisma: Who is the wild man of the bunch? And why? Cat: That would be Curtis. He dives off the stage and screams at the crowd. Charisma: Curtis, I think you have an amazing voice! If you could choose a ballad to sing for me, what would it be? Curtis: “Rock You Like a Hurricane”…with mood lighting. Charisma: If I were to visit Hollywood and meet you guys, where would be the coolest place we would go, and why there? Curtis: Our rehearsal studio. It’s hot, sweaty and loud. We know how to treat North Carolina girls. Charisma: Oo lala Lieben den Gestreiften Hosedandy. Andy, what was the music scene like in Luxembourg compared to here in the US? Andy: Three grains of sand compared to an entire beach. Charisma: Mark, do you really sleep with your drums, man? Come on, tell the truth. Mark: The truth? You can’t handle the truth. Charisma: Are you fine gentlemen married, taken or single and looking? Curtis: Come on, we’re rock musicians in Hollywood. There’s absolutely no politically correct answer to that question. Cat: What are you doing tonight? Charisma: Since you guys are from the Hollywood area, how many famous people do you know there and have met? Curtis: I met Lemmy from Motörhead at the Buzzbin party at the Rainbow. That momentous meeting lasted about two seconds. He shook my hand and immediately went back to playing the video poker machine. I haven’t washed my hand since. Mark: I met Joe Perry from Aerosmith at Guitar Center, and Marc Torien from the Bullet Boys was at one of our shows recently. Cat: We know you now. Charisma: I am so enjoying being SNEW’d here. What do you do in your spare time away from the band? Curtis: There is no spare time away from the band. This is it. Out fates are sealed. Charisma: Thank you guys for doing this interview with me. I have been SNEW’d, and I love it and you! Tell the fans how they can gain access to your music and the future of SNEW. Go to snewyou.com. As you know, we said NO to the labels. We’re Rock 2.0 all the way, so if you want it, you’re gonna get it straight from you. For the future of SNEW, please join the SNEW World Order at snewworldorder.com. You can get all kinds of exclusive stuff there. We are all in this together, and the SWO is the place for all of us to get together to SNEW the world.