I recently had the pleasure of chatting with “Jay” of Johnny Wore Black, for this edition of the Quick & Dirty. The artist, who released his latest offering, Walking Underwater, Pt. 2 a few months back, has had a long, storied career in both music and film, and has worked with artists and producers such as Megadeth’s David Ellefson, Loretta Heywood, and Grammy Award winning producer David Bottrill.
Favourite Drink and Food?
Jay: Sushi and Saki.
What Internet Search Engine do you use?
BlackBerry, iPhone, Android, other?
Beer, Wine or Liquor?
Must-have on your rider?
Jay: Massage and sushi!
Must-have non-musical item when you’re on tour?
What 3 things would you have to have in your bag on a road trip?
Jay: iPhone, headphones, and sunglasses.
What’s the theme song to your life and why?
Jay: “Rags to Riches” from Goodfellas. Always makes me feel good, and “every kid wants to be a wise guy”.
If your life were a book or movie, what would the title be?
Jay: Johnny Wore Black.
Would you rather be a zombie, vampire or werewolf?
Jay: Vampire, they’re suave, sophisticated, terrifying and always get the girls.
Cats or Dogs?
If you were a stripper what would your name be?
Jay: Johnny Dangerous.
What quote would you put on your Tombstone?
Jay: It’s all about looking good.
What is the Best Movie ever?
Check out the album ‘Walking Underwater Pt.2’
If you could have anything as a pet, what would it be?
Jay: Polar Bear.
What’s your guilty pleasure?
Top 3 songs of all time?
Jay: “Rags to Riches” (Tony Bennett), “Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica), and “Cocaine Blues” (Johnny Cash).
If you could hang out with a famous person (dead or alive) for one day, who would it be?
Jay: Corey Taylor.
What toppings do you like on your pizza?
If you could be a cartoon character who would you be?
If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would play the lead role as you?
Jay: Tom Hardy.
You just won a game show and your prize is a dream vacation! Where are you headed?
How do you drink your coffee?
Jay: Strong and black.
Favorite book of all time?
Jay: Touching the Void by Joe Simpson.
What’s the best venue you have ever played and why?
Wii, Xbox or Playstation?
If you could have dinner with any musician (dead or alive) who would it be?
What were you doing in the 80’s?
Jay: Spending time in the armed forces.
Favourite childhood musical memory?
Jay: Grease the musical!
What’s your secret to great metal hair?
Jay: Wear a beanie!
Check out the song “All The Rage” (feat. Dave Ellefson)