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Interview with Chip from Enuff Z'nuff - Part IV
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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 some respect. 

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. 

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Keavin is the managing Editor of the iconoFAN Network.'s publisher - Iconoclast Entertainment Group also publishes the official Enuff Z'nuff website. 

Your Turn

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Fan Speak:

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:

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.

Posted by40 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 2001. 

Posted byFred ( 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! 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

Posted byGenuff 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 !!!

Posted byKurt Fang:
Long Live Enuff Z'nuff

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