The occasion of his 60th Birthday (June 8th) was reason enough for me to dig through my archives from the year 2000 and whip out this memory-making photo of me throwing metal with Duran Duran keyboardist Nick Rhodes! Woo! Yes, I had a poster of his face on my wall when I was in college — no shame! You can read that interview Here!
People do not return from the dead; but sometimes websites do. The long dead and buried Seattle-based rock and pop culture website, Pandemonium Online, aka Pando Mag Dot Com is now back online as a museum of 90s rock that you can waste literally days perusing. This is very exciting news for me an all of the other great writers who contributed passionately and faithfully to Pandemonium for years, only to have their brilliant work expunged from the web once the site went down in the late 90s.
Also still somewhat not intact is The Worley Gig Archives page, where you’ll find carefully preserved, direct links to the first 39 editions of the rad monthly column that spawned this awesome website, as well as links to a selection of the mind-blowing interviews I conducted for Pandemonium over a span of countless years, including:
Nick Rhodes and Warren Cuccurullo of Duran Duran The Unband’s Matt Pierce Christina Martinez of Boss Hog Bill Rieflin Anne Dudley and Paul Morley of the Art of Noise Paul Barker of Ministry Ben Lee
Sponge’s Vinnie Dombrowski PJ Olsson
Janus Stark You Am I’s Tim Rogers
Goo Goo Dolls’ Robby Takac Nivek Ogre of Skinny Puppy Jon Crosby of VAST God Lives Underwater And my Vintage Jello Biafra Interview from 1997! Woo!
There are numerous other interviews by me on the site, but those links don’t seem to have made it onto the TWG Archives page, so you’ll have to do some real sleuthing to find them (but trust me, it will be worth it)! Enjoy and happy hunting! Pandomag lives!
Nick Rhodes (Born Nicholas James Bates), keyboard player for Duran Duran, was born on this day, June 8th in 1962! I confess that I had posters of Nick’s gorgeous face on my bedroom wall way into my college years. One of the biggest thrills of my career so far was the really fun interview I did with Nick way back in 2000, which you can read at This Link.
While performing a cursory trawl through my archives an hour or so ago, I suddenly realized that I had neglected to archive my interviews with Nick Rhodes (2000) and Dweezil Zappa (2000), which can be accessed by clicking on those hyper links! These interviews are definitely among my best work, and I am happy to share them with you now!