190 Proof

190 Proof Interview: THE WILD! Frontman Dylan Villain on Absinthe, Keg Stands & Puking on Fans

No stranger to a good time, we asked Dylan Villain, frontman for Canadian rockers The Wild!, some highly intelligent booze-related questions which he was happy to answer in an equally IQ-bending manner.



Music isn’t mean to be safe. In fact, it could be argued that the best music, and art in general for that matter, comes from a place of total inhibition. Fuck, Bowie has an entire decade he supposedly didn’t remember wherein he created some of the most important music of his career. Now, marry that notion with this site’s namesake and you get the unavoidable mix of music and booze. Hence, the 190 Proof interview: it’s not your Daddy’s Q&A and it’s fun-as-shit. Canadian rockers The Wild! are currently touring off their collective asses promoting the band’s new release, Wild At Heart. No stranger to a good time, we asked frontman and guitarist Dylan Villain some highly intelligent questions which he was happy to answer in an equally IQ-bending manner.

Describe your worst hangover, ever.
Dylan Villain: Imagine being the most hung over you’ve ever been and you’re on no sleep. Now, imagine you’re stuck in gridlock traffic. Now, imagine it’s +40 degrees outside. Now, imagine the AC doesn’t work. Now, imagine your windows don’t roll down. Now, imagine you’re me. Exactly.

How long can you hold a Keg Stand?
Villain: How long can a keg hold me?

Kill, Fuck or Marry: Captain Morgan, Admiral Nelson, or Sailor Jerry?
Villain: I would rather drink all 3.

Favorite drinking game?
Villain: The one where you drink the booze.

Whiskey dick, fact of fiction? Maybe you’re a mattress monster and impervious to it, if not, tell us your most embarrassing whiskey dick story!
Villain: Whiskey dick is for rookies.

Preferred drink, if you had to put it down on a rider for the whole band!
Villain: A nice big pot of Loud Mouth Soup.

The Wild! are clearly the “Best In The West”, and this video proves it!

Best (or worst) drunk band story? Go!
Villain: We drank 2 bottles of absinthe in New Orleans and went looking for voodoo. It ended in a naked fistfight but that’s a whole other story.

Which city has your best drunken memory… and what is it?
Villain: See previous question.

How many drinks until you start picking fights with your bandmates?
Villain: More than anyone is willing to serve any human being.

What’s the worst (or best) dive bar you’ve ever gone drinking to?
Villain: BEST – The Loose Moose – Vancouver, BC. Shoutout to Ashi. We love you, dude!

If the world was coming to an end what would be your drink of choice to watch it all burn?
Villain: Likely something cryogenic.

If you met an alien from another planet, what drink would you chose to explain alcohol, and how would you describe it?
Villain: If I meet an alien, there will be way better things to talk about then booze.

If a drink could define your life so far what would it be and why?
Villain: Fucking Shirley Temple, bud.

What was your drink of choice when starting out, and what is it now?
Villain: Whatever you got x 2 and keep em’ comin’ on the house. Cheers.

Best drink to travel with?
Villain: Listerine.

Best drink to get you obliterated?
Villain: Alcohol works best for this.

A fan asks to buy you a drink in a bar, what do you choose?
Villain: Top shelf, sucker.

Do you remember your first drunken experience, what happened?
Villain: I got laid.

What do you think about kids soaking tampons in alcohol then inserting them up their asses to get drunk?
Villain: Fuck off.

What’s your worst/best puke story?
Villain: Ask me about kids shoving tampons up their asses again and find out.

What’s the one thing you’ve done while drunk that would disappoint your mother?
Villain: I’ve never disappointed your mother.

When was the first time you ever drank, what happened?
Villain: I got drunk.

Check out the band’s dope video for the “Livin’ Free” single.

What’s your worst regret as the result of drinking (sexual, legal, etc.)?
Villain: There has been many. But being young, drunk and thinking that starting a band only to be asked dumb questions about booze sure stands out right about now.

Where is the most embarrassing place you have barfed?
Villain: In my much younger years, I woke up in a girl’s bed. I was so hung over that I puked in between her bed and the wall then pushed the bed against the wall to hide it. What’s even better is that when I was leaving, I found out that she still lived with her parents who were up and making breakfast.

Ever puked on a fan?
Villain: No, but Kid definitely has. A few of them at a show in Chicago and they loved it.

Where’s the most embarrassing/strangest place you’ve passed out when drunk?
Villain: Jail.

What’s the worst thing someone has done to you when you’ve been drunk?
Villain: Cut me off.

Ever been hit on stage by someone throwing their drink/bottle?
Villain: Not a chance. Fucking try that shit.

What’s your favorite “guilty pleasure” drink? (ex: pina coladas)
Villain: There is nothing guilty about feeling pleasure from drinking.


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