(Rules of The Gauntlet: The artist (Like in this case 70s style rocker Kenny Dubman) is sent a butt ton of questions ranging from standard to stupid from which they must choose at least 12 to answer and return them to us with a minimum of tear stains.)
Tell me why your music rules. Or why it sucks.
It rules because 70’s hard rock was the fucking BEST era of music EVER, and that’s what mine sounds like. Everything (with a few exceptions) has been downhill from there.
Which Muppet would you marry, which one would you wanna knife fight in a swamp, and which one should be our global emperor? Why?
I’d marry Miss Piggie and divorce her immediately after defiling her pork chops in the most disgusting ways possible. I’d knife fight Kermit in a swamp then cook his tasty legs over a fire and share them with Sasquatch. Any one of those freaks would make a fine global emperor, I don’t care which.
Tell me about your new album. The writing, vibe, production/producers, etc.
I wrote the whole thing single-handedly. Co produced it with Steve De’Acutis, who’s not only brilliant behind the console but has amazing arrangement ideas as well. He basically put the rhythm arrangement to “3 Little Words” together single-handedly; I had no idea what to do with it. I just left the room and let him do it.
What are you working on right now?
A really bad case of constipation, which I hope to have resolved by tonight, or it ain’t gonna be pretty. Seriously, just finished a new song called “Can You Hear Me”…..which you’ll have to wait for the second record to hear.
Why do you make your style of music? Why not polka? or Japanese symphonic folk metal? or..?
Cuz I like it, WTF?? Come on.
Which voice in your head is the craziest?
The one that said it was a good idea to put out a record of non-commercially viable music at age 53.
Top 2 stupidest things you’ve ever done.
Went on a “chase parked cars” run with my dog to better bond with him, and asked a NJ State Trooper if he had a light for my joint after he pulled me over for doing 30 in a 55 zone.
What is your philosophy? Motto?
Have a good time…..all the time.
What exactly is “Going apeshit?”
Not sure how many people know this, but chimpanzees are vile, violent creatures that fling their shit and attack and kill humans with the most un-imaginable savagery. “Going Apeshit” is human mimicry of the former act, best done after a day of drinking beer and eating chili and hot wings.
What’s the stupidest thing you have ever heard someone say?
“Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs”. Hillary Clinton
Who are your influences?
Neal Schon, Mick Taylor, Rick Derringer, Johnny Winter, Michael Schenker, David Gilmour, Eddie Van Halen, Ace Frehely, Jimmy Page, Warren Haynes, Dickie Betts.
Why should people experience your music?
There are TONS of fans of good ‘ole hard rock that literally have nowhere to go anymore. They are lost. People are starving for music like mine. I’M STARVING FOR MUSIC LIKE MINE!
Describe your face.
Hideous and extremely punchable.
Stella or Guinness? Why?
Guinness of course, because Irish and English brews fucking RULE!
What musicians should quit forever and never be seen or heard from again?
So tempted but can’t go here!
What would you like to say to your fans?
Not sure if I have any fans yet….but to rock fans in general…..get a copy of Reckless Abandon, I GUARANTEE that you will love it! And if you don’t, send it back to me and I’LL listen to it. Seriously, it’s the music that you miss.
Where do your song names come from?
All the keeper ideas I get are channeled in from somewhere, I’m simply the conduit, not the creator.
There’s a good chance you will look back and be embarrassed by your
answers to these questions
If you won a chance to kiss Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber how would you escape to the space station?
Escape to the space station? What the heel does that mean? I can’t put in print what I’d like to do to Miley Cyrus.