Hey ZINNY ! First of
all..Please tell us everything about your new album !!! Will it be a Glam/Sleaze album
like Easy Action/Shotgun Messiah? and when can we expect it to be released ??
Regarding my first solo album ,I am afraid it wont come out
until late nov or even early dec. The reasons are many but it will come out this year. I
have a hard time label if it will sound like Shotgun messiah or not. But I believe that I
will leave my traditional trademark even on this album.
It´s been a while since your
latest release The "ZAN CLAN" CD back in 1994.What have you been up to
since and whatever
happened to the second ZAN CLAN album ??? I have been taking
care of my at that time fucked up personal life and a year ago I became a father to my first child Yasmine.After fixing my personal
life and splitting up Zan Clan I started to write music again,but that happen after a year
of vacation from music.The second Zan Clan album was recorded but there were troubles
with the new record company + within the band so I decided to call it of.
You´re known as Sweden´s most
famous GLAM/Sleaze vocalist,but you started out as a Drummer ! Tell us a little bit about
days behind the drums..who did you play with ?? (bands/people)
That's right u are well informed I hear. I started out as a drummer and played for about 7 years. The only known people I played with
was the first trembling steps
of Hanoi Rocks at that time called the Nymphomaniacs.
You joined EASY ACTION in 1982 ! How did that happen ? and how come that you wanted to
start a band with Peo Tyren & Freddie Von Gerber (both at the time only known from the
"wimpy" bubblegum Pop band "NOISE") I had
just landed a record deal with Sanji Tandan for Tandan
records One night I met Peo and Kee and they had a deal with Tandan as well.They asked me
if I had material for a whole album, if not they would like to co write songs with me.My
thoughts of Peo at that time was not to high ( since I absolutely hated his old band
Noice) But Kee was such a nice guy and a hell of a guitar player to so we jammed and after
a few times we said to hell with this lets make a killer Glam band.
Ok ! What about that POISON story ? Did you guys (Easy Action)ever get
any money from them ?? They kinda stole your song "We go rocking" and turned it
into "I want action" on their first album "Look what the cat dragged
in" Yes it took until 1989 but we got our money.I must say that CC Deville was the only cool guy about this
law suit We actually hung out while this was going on.
What you tell me about the movie "Blood Tracks" ? I´ve never seen it (Ed´s
note: EASY ACTION recorded two songs for the horror movie and did
some "acting") Not much to say about it save your
soul and don't see it( ask me I got a copy)
After one album with Easy Action you left to form the band Dream Police ! Who besides you
played in that band and did you record anything ? (there was also a band from Norway with
the same name)No we never recorded anything that came out on
Then came the King Pin/Shotgun Messiah years ! I still listen a lot to the first album (it
rocks) What do you think about it now 11-12 years later ? I still think it is a cool album for that time,of course there's thing I
would like to re do but it is a cool rocking album for that time.
The whole band moved to the states in 1988 any regrets from those years ? or any
funny stories you wanna tell us about I cant say I have any regrets from those days we had a great time musically and
concert wise and it was a good experience to see how it really works in music
business.however the tension between us were there all the time but America was a new
situation and I know that we enjoyed it very much all of us.( no fucking wonder it was our
dream coming true)There are so many funny and also tragic stories around us from that time
that we would need a few beers to go through them.call me and we will arrange it (Ed´s note: More Info will follow)
Did you leave or where you told to leave Shotgun Messiah ? I
was told to leave Shotgun Messiah and got no reason why.Tim and Harry and I were never
close friends,we just did a great job together when we wrote music it worked out fine but
on personal basis it really sucked so they kicked me out without a reason but then again
the reason was in our faces all the time.
Are there any recordings left from the Grand Slam days ? I guess that both
"Youngblood & Private hell" on the ZAN CLAN
album are both from GRAND SLAM ?? Yes there are recordings
and even a live video some real good stuff if you ask me.
Yes Youngblood and Private hell is from the Grand Slam days ,but the songs sounded so much
better with Grand Slam.The Zan Clan album I would very much like to forget. the sound and
a lot of the songs weren't good enough to be put out sorry fans if I made you
Will there ever be a Easy Action or Shotgun Messiah Reunion ?
There was an Easy Action reunion in 1989 in Stockholm Last night of the Glam gods it was
great I got it on tape and on video as well.It was recorded so we could put out an album
live ,but that never happened .Shotgun reunion NO WAY let the songs be remembered as they
were.We would never do them justice today cause there s been to much shit between us guys
that you just don't forget and we would not be able to be on the same stage
Please tell us about your future plans I am almost finished
with my first solo album with help from Kee Marcello (Easy Action, Europe) and a few
others.title will be CITY BOY BLUES.
Many Thanx to ZINNY /// More
Info about the Glam Legend will follow .....