The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame appears uninterested in The No Talent Ass Clowns for some reason. This month’s interview with the band in Rock Wasteland sheds more light on the story…
Rock Wasteland: Are you pissed about never being nominated?
Lars Gunblade: We don’t give one-tenth of one shit about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. If they want to believe all of the people who think we suck, let them. Do you realize how many death threats we get? That’s how you know we’re true rockers. When you get serious death threats, it means you’re connecting with your audience in a very visceral way. That’s important, and it’s what we try to do.”
Rock Wasteland: I’m not sure John Lennon would agree with you.
Lars Gunblade: Listen, when John hit that New York pavement with five bullets in him, he said, “I’m shot” but he was probably thinking about how well his new album was going to sell the next day, even with a bunch of tracks by Yoko on it. Sure enough, the album flew out of the stores the day after.
“I wouldn’t mind being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,” says Vas Defrens
Rock Wasteland: Vas [Defrens], what do you think of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Vas Defrens: It’s not my thing… but whatever.
Rock Wasteland: Why is that?
Vas Defrens: OK, to be honest I wouldn’t mind being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But that’s only because the chicks might really like that. The end result being I could get lucky much faster.
Rock Wasteland: So, it’s really all about the chicks?
Vas Defrens: (shocked) Ah, yeah. What planet have you been living on?
Lars Gunblade: That’s a good point, Vas. I’m all wrapped up in the whole fake aspect of it all when I should be thinking about the chicks. If they like the idea of us being in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, that’s useful. Potentially very useful actually.