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Savage: What's going on with the Black Lips? You're everywhere! Touring, new singles.. is this Vice working?

Ian: First off, I want to say: Thomas, I love ya and you're my Bro.
So, here we go "What's going on with the Black Lips?" We are gonna be touring america in February and March, Europe in April, england in May, Makin a movie in June, Doing festivals in America and Europe in July, We're gonna be taking most of August off because Jared is getting Married, September and October will be all of America again and as of now November and December will be Australia, Japan and China.
We are going to be writing a new record during our hotel stays and sound checks. So, expect a new album out by late 2008 early 2009.

Is this vice thing working out? Hell yeah it is. They let us do whatever we want. It's grand. We have just released a video for Veni Vidi Vici and we have two more videos coming up. One for "It feels alright" which is about going to this atlanta based strip club and another video for "Bad Kids". Vice also has an online website called VBS.tv and we have and re going to be doing alot more with that site. We already did a 5 part series about us going and playing in Isreal and we just got done with a piece about us going to Australia. Life is pretty good right now.


Savage:How have sales been? Up I guess, but how much? Can you make a living?

Ian: We don't work anymore. I mean, we are always on tour so we are working but it is sure better than working a shitty restaurant job. I get to get loaded and party every night. Oh.....and the money is a lot better.

Savage: You're doing a movie - tell me about that? How'd that come about?

Ian: The executive producer is the guy that did the "Breakfast Club". I grew up in the 80's and that's just a really good classic film. So, I was stoked about that.
The producer and Director heard about us and came to one of our shows and thought we had that special something. What that special something is, I have no idea nor care. I'm just happy they want us to be in their film. The movie is about a band growing up in the 80's new york band scene. So, it has nothing to do about us. We are playing a straight up fictional band but it will still be fun. I hope I get to make out with a hot chick!

Savage: You're also in the Original Three - how do you find the time?

Ian: I really don't and I wish I could play music with them more. Seth-vocals and guitar and Robin- Drums are two really good friends of mine. New Orleans, Louisiana 4 life. I enjoy writing soundtracks for murder and that's what the OG3 lets me do.

Savage: What's OG3 have coming up?

Ian: Not sure, but when it's supposed to happen it will.


Savage: What about the Black Lips? New records?

Ian: New record out by the end of the year or beginning of 2009 but we will definitely be coming to a town near you!!!!!!! To the Sweden Crew: Come up and say Hi. Later and peace out.

 

Black Lips shows in Scandinavia:

April 3  Debaser – Malmoe (S)
April 4  Gearclub / Debaser Slussen (S)
April 5 Bla / Oslo (N)

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Associated time: Thursday January 1 31 2008 01:00
Last update: Tuesday September 1 2 2008 14:58

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