RNW: Aside from your duties
with Enuff Z’nuff you run your own record label, Stoney Records and I see
a lot of new stuff coming out from there. Do you want to fill our readers
in on some of the projects you are working on for Stoney Records?
Chip: It’s still in the beginning
stages a lot of these projects but we have the Dead Drops from Los Angeles,
Ramone an artist out of Chicago, Radio Earth and east coast band who were
discovered in France by the legendary
Tippy Canoe and we have 9fifty another great Midwestern group. They got
some great pop over tones, sort of like John Cougar Mellencamp meets R.E.M.
And maybe sometime in the future we might release some stuff through Stoney
from Enuff Z’nuff. For right now those are the bands we’re working with
and I’m also a consultant for Sy Klopps Blues Band out of San Francisco,
so my plate is full.
RNW: I remember you produced the
first Sy Klopps Blues album, is that one still out there?
Chip: Yeah, both of them are still
out there. The first one called “Walter Ego” and the second Sy Klopps Blues
record is called “Old Blue eyes is back”. I produced them and they feature
members of Journey, Santana, Steve Miller Band, Sly and the Family Stone
and the Tubes. [Chip forgot to mention he and Donnie Vie provided backup
vocals on a couple tracks]
RNW: And finally, you guys have
been working with Bill Aucoin?
Chip: Yeah. Bill Aucoin, he managed
Billy Idol and KISS and he’s now managing Enuff Z’nuff- so the inmates
are no longer running the asylum, even though you might think we are if
you watch us, by our actions – but having him on board is really a big
help in changing the whole perception. Here we are now, a couple months
ago sitting around doing dishes, trying to sneak into the studios at night
time and now people are calling us, wanting to talk to us about the tour,
about our new album – It feels good, to be loved again.
RNW: Yeah I see a lot of recent
momentum behind you guys and it’s great to see you guys finally getting
Chip: … just keep an eye out, you’ll
see us going down the street in the old Nirvana tour bus, with a big peace
sign on the back.. so stop in and say hello.
Keavin is the managing Editor
of the iconoFAN Network. Rocknworld.com's publisher - Iconoclast Entertainment
Group also publishes the official Enuff Z'nuff website.
Fan Speak. Post your comments
Posted by Kurt Fang:
Shame this band never went anywhere. Shame Derek is dead is was the best most underrated guitarist ever.
Posted by ZE NEIDE:
Caralho vei wow! lindo chip lo amo. son los mejores. ojala que vengan a Nicaragua algun dia. Te amo chip. Donnie, tambien te ves bien!!!!
Posted by JOHNNY:
GREAT BAND, GREAT INTERVIEW. IF BOTH PEOPLE AND CRITICS WOULD STOP ASSOCIATING THE HAIR GLAM IMAGE TO THIS BAND, THE WORLD WOULD BE ABLE TO MEET THIS GREAT ICON IN ROCK-POP MUSIC. BUT I'M STILL SURE THAT THEY WILL FINALLY FIND THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE.
Posted by Nate Finn:
I love enuff z nuff and they are the best song writers and its a great interview and I think that enuff z nuff hasn't got all the fame the deserve
Posted by matthew collins:
I am a professional songwriter and I have never heard better songs than those written by Chip and Donnie. I've been following the band since the first album, and there is not an act that comes close to them musically or creatively. The new album is a masterpiece as is all of their previous records. Long live Enuff z 'Nuff.
Posted by aG:
Truely one of the most under rated bands in the world. I hope someday they catch the break they deserve.
Posted by briguy: all hail chip,these guys just put out
the best stuff all the time.Cn't wait for '11'
Posted bysquid: As a fan of ZNuff since the first album
it's great to see them getting some exposure again. If they are playing
anywhere near your town you MUST be there. I saw them live the first time
in '88 or so on the tour with Tora Tora and have since seen them at least
a couple hundred times in Chicago. Which is about an 8 hr. drive. It is
well worth it everytime. These guys are truly amazing!!!
Posted bywolfman: Growing up in Blue Island, you'd never
think anyone famous would come out of there. But even when Donnie was playing
in basements on Maple Ave you could tell he had a plan. The plan worked!
Awesome music! Already have my tickets for when they roll through Texas.
alexander: Way Cool interview with the great chip
z'nuff. I'm sure they're gonna kick goals with the tour.....they deserve
to be back on top !
Posted bycolin: True rock legends come along rarely -
everyone should get out and support these guys. Peace
Posted byJavier: Congrats to ENUFF Z NUFF for 10 terrific
cd's and for landing the summer tour. Not to mention the current tour of
the UK. Looking forward to seeing some shows this summer in California.
To Monaco: Keep your chin up and let's play cards!!!
Posted byenuffznuffky: What else could a music lover ask for...great
lyrics, hummable harmonies, great beat, Enuff Z'Nuff has all of the above
and more. Looking forward to seeing and partying with the guys again in
( Naperville Fan ): Keep up the good f*cking work guys. You
guys are the only band I am excited to see tour. Glad to see you on a arena
tour this summer. The neew album rocks f*cking hard. You guys are f*cking
amazing each time I hear something new I am blown away. I have turned on
a few people to your live shows and awesome albums. I'm in film school
now in Chicago, you guys ever want any shows filmed I can help. I want
EVERYBODY in the world to know who really are the new kings of rock, ENUFF
Z NUFF. If you ever need film production help locally I'm in! email@example.com
Rock on I hail you brothers!
Posted byTom: Can't wait to see the guys at Summerfest
in Milwaukee. You put on a great show last year on the side stage. Congrats
on getting the Glasm Slam gig, and welcome to the big stage. Me and my
buddy will be up there cheering and singing along! Hope to hear those covers
soon, along with number 11!
Posted by Blue
Isle: Great interview! These guys deserve success
more then any other band out there today. Watch them blow away the others
during the summer tour. Bring back Kurt Fang
Znuff (Gene): Znuff rocks with a passion. Will the world
ever catch on? Got their whole collection except foreign releases like
Brothers. Kinda miss the old members being in it, but they still rock just
as good. I sing like Donnie and go to work a lot listening and singing
along with them. Try to request them at the local station but they just
don't get it. True die hard rockers. Keepin' it real. And guys if you read
this come to Lafayette, LA(Cajundome) or Opelousas, LA(Delta Grand) and
give me a ticket so I can be onstage and sing backup! To the best Rock
group out there still kickin' and never giving up, Hail Hail to you. Peace!
Always number one in my book since I first heard you guys.
Posted byTraci: Good "scoop" on a few items, Keavin! Bring
on #11, EZN!!
Posted bytweakedwithznuff: Hail the true kings of well written rock
and roll tunes, great to see them getting some attention, I'll see you
at the tour!!
Posted bydarrin: nothing but well writen songs here folks,do
yourselves a favor check out there cd's go see them live and be prepared
to be blown away. :) chip donnie ricky and monaco keep up the good work
,everyday you make my day. nuff said
Posted byjeremy: the news of that beatles tribute is very
cool! hope that works out!
Posted byswidma: Great interview. It's about time these
guys are put in the spot light.
Posted byDarrin: As a long time (10 years) fan of EZN i'm
real happy to hear they are finally getting some recognition for there
outstanding work , so keep it up Chip & Donnie I'll always be a fan
and I look forward to seeing your show again soon !!!