Emopop.com interview with Pat Wilson - February 22, 2001
Aerial Theater - Houston, Texas
You were on Jay Leno right?
You were on Jay Leno.
I was on Jay Leno.
What was that like?
It was insane. Out of nowhere, I was sitting at this place in L.A. called the Oakwood. It's like a corporate housing, and I look through my keyhole, the little eyehole, and it was Jay Leno's face. He opens the door, and the next thing I know I'm in an Elvis suit and it was the most bizarre thing ever.
Did you play guitar there?
Do you play guitar on the side in other bands?
The Special Goodness. But I don't think I'm gonna play guitar in that band anymore.I have my own band,
Are you gonna put anything out with the Special Goodness?
Weezer was rumored to be on that, is that true?The Deftones tour, last I heard,
Say It Ain't So" every night and we'd be bummed about it because then we'd play it too.I don't understand where that comes from. Like, I'll look at the newsgroup and be like, "Everybody thinks we're playing with the Deftones." But as far as I know, there was no plan ever to play with the Deftones. Especially because they'd probably just insist on playing "
Do you like the fact that they'd play it?
KROQ and they played it right before we went on. It's like, "We're gonna play it, come on."It's just weird because we played a radio show in L.A. for
Did you play "Say It Ain't So" anyway?
Yeah. It was weird.
record, what's the deal with the record company, like what was that like when they said they were gonna push the release date back?This new
As far as I know, there was no release date. As far as I know, it's early March.
I heard it was supposed to come out in April.
I read that too and I'm like, where are these people figuring this stuff out?
Did Karl say something?
He said it on weezer.net.
Rivers a lot more than I do, so he would probably know.Well, maybe he's right then, and I'm wrong. He hangs out with
Have you guys come up with a title yet?
I don't think there's a title. My vote for a title is The Champions of All Time, but I don't think it fits so I don't think we are going to use it.
So what was that you were saying that Karl hangs out with Rivers a lot more than you do? I was wondering the situation there between the band and relationships with each other?
I would say so. In a good way. In a good business way.
What was it like a couple of years ago when Rivers and you guys weren't really talking to each other..?
Uhm, It was weird. You know, I mean, it was only because Rivers didn't have any songs he wanted to play. Whenever he has songs he wants to play, then we all get together and play them.
Mikey gave some bass riffs to Rivers and he didn't really like them.I heard that like
Uh, I don't really know anything about that, but it sounds right.
Geffen it says that you have to do a third CD. Is that what motivated you to get back together and make this new CD?On this new CD that's coming out, on your record contract with
Well they picked up our option which means like "We want you to make one more record." And that was going on at the time when all those crazy mergers were happening and everything. But we were glad that they wanted us to make another record.
Well that's all, thanks for the interview.