HELMET: Ask away, It's Henry the bass player,
backstage at Irving Plaza.
Zax0n: OK, Henry... when one of those little
boxes pops up on your screen and says "HAVE GAY SEX WITH
ME!" just close it and ignore it.
HELMET: Okay, thanks Zaxon.
Zax0n: That ain't Henry.
HELMET: It's me! It's really me.
Zax0n: For one thing, Henry doesn't talk :)
HELMET: I don't talk much. I also need
someone to spell for me.
Zax0n: Hey Henry, name 5 songs you played in
Philadelphia on Friday.
HELMET: I can't remember Philly, much less
the songs we performed.
Zax0n: You can't even spell your own name?
HELMET: Like I said, I can't spell.
Brent: Helmet, why did you cancel tomorrow
night's show in NYC?
HELMET: We didn't sell enough tickets here,
Nucs94: Come to Florida, please.
HELMET: We have been to Florida, we have
actually been there twice this year. Unfortunately opening up for
two really lame bands.
gigantor: Why was the Ottawa show canceled?
HELMET: Gig, I don't know.
Peacock: Who from the band is on this
HELMET: Peacock, Henry and Page.
Zax0n: Henry, how long did it take you to
write "Sam Hell" off Betty?
HELMET: I didn't write Sam Hell.
Brent: Hey guys, MATACOOTI,
what does it mean?
HELMET: Some kind of round pasta, right
Peacock: Hey, remember us? Joe and Mike from
Atlanta? We bothered you after the Masquerade show on Tues.!
HELMET: Yes, we remember.
RITGIGANTOR: Okay, if the real band members
of Helmet are here right now, tell me what city
did you play on Saturday?
HELMET: Saturday our show was in Rochester.
Zax0n: Page & Henry, do you guys approve
of fans recording your shows?
HELMET: Zaxon- sure, as long as they don't
sell them and make bootleg records and rip us off.
OsNo: You guys going play Buffalo?
HELMET: No, we aren't playing Buffalo.
Brent: Hey Henry, have you picked up any cool
techno CDs lately?
HELMET: Brent, no, not a techno fan.
silvia: Do you remember which cities have you
played in Brazil?
HELMET: San Palo, Florinapolis, and somewhere
Zax0n: Who was that old fat guy videotaping
you at the Philadelphia show? He was right in front of Page, in
front of the barrier.
HELMET: That was my dad (Henry).
Chris-PA: Mr. Bogdan, do you remember a
frantic dude wearing a white T-shirt in front of you at the
Metropol show in Pittsburgh?
HELMET: I do remember that guy, do you have a
Hater: Question for Henry, I'm a bassist, I'm
wondering what equipment you use?
HELMET: Hater, I use a bass and an amplifier.
Brent: How 'bout country? Any of y'all into
HELMET: Brent- I am into country (Henry).
sonicmod: Henry is into Hawaiian music played
on a steel guitar right?
HELMET: Sonic, yes.
OsNo: Do you guys care if people take
pictures at shows?
HELMET: Osno, no we don't.
Zax0n: You like George Jones? Buck Owens?
HELMET: Buck and George.
silvia: Do you pretend to play in Rio De
Janeiro? I'm from Rio. And I would like to see a show from your
HELMET: We played in San Paulo, Florinapolis
and somewhere else- we may play in Rio in January.
Brent: What is the concept behind the burning
oil fields on the album artwork for AFTERTASTE?
And, someone mentioned George Jones. What's it like being on the
same label as Tom Jones?
HELMET: The oil field picture was a nice
picture and Tom Jones sucks (Page).
arnoud: Hey guys, why didn't you play at Pukkelpop
Festival in Belgium last month?
HELMET: Arnourd, we were on tour in the US.
OsNo: Why do clubs freak out if the bands
don't mind pictures being taken then?
Zax0n: Page and Henry, why in the name of
holy jehosuphat did you tour with the horrible Marilyn Manson?
HELMET: The label wanted us to.
Brent: When is your next headlining tour with
The Hooters & the Georgia Satellites?
HELMET: Soon, we hope Brent.
Hater: Page, what is being screamed at the
end of 'Renovation'?
HELMET: Hater- "Kill your parents."
NightGoat: Hey Helmet, are
you guys friends with the Melvins?
HELMET: Nightgoat, yes.
silvia: Do you like Fugazi?
HELMET: Silvia, yes.
Zax0n: Which member of Helmet
has the most love affairs with animals?
HELMET: Don't know. We don't talk about it.
FBLA_II: Page, saw the show in Toronto with
Korn in March. Are you coming back soon?
Chris-PA: Mr. Hamilton, I noticed your
microphone kept messing up in Pittsburgh, is that why you weren't
screaming as much?
HELMET: Chris, I don't remember.
HELMET: One last question for Henry 'cause we
have to go home to our houses where we have spent no time (we
would like to relax and eat before the gig).
elt1: If you were to play any cover songs
during a performance, which would you play?
HELMET: We would like to cover Celion Dion's
cover of Eric Carmen's bad song "All By Myself."
silvia: I've heard that you enjoy jazz ? Is
HELMET: Yes, I do enjoy jazz.
josh453: So, when does the show start?
HELMET: We play at 11:15.
Unruled: Who came up with "Like I
HELMET: I did.
OsNo: Favorite musicians currently?
HELMET: That's tough. Currently, Elvis
Costello is my favorite.
Zax0n: Did you make a video for "Like I
HELMET: No we didn't make a video.
Nucs94: Did you make any videos for any of
the songs on Aftertaste?
HELMET: We made a video for "Exactly
What You Wanted."
Marigold: Come to Indianapolis.
HELMET: We were just in Indianapolis.
Zax0n: Page, do you have a computer, and if
so are you ever going to make a "Page page"?
HELMET: Zaxon, no I don't have a computer and
I dont know if I will.
Nucs94: MTV never plays any
of your videos, I think that sucks.
HELMET: I think that sucks too.
Chris-PA: Guys, did you enjoy playing in
Pittsburgh. I was in front and I want to say that was the best
show Iive ever been to, ever. It was great.
HELMET: I love Pittsburgh, especially the
Hater: Guys, would you please play 'Diet
Aftertaste' tonight, or next week in Cambridge MA pleeeeeease?
HELMET: Not tonight. Maybe at the show next
Freak83: What is your favorite song to play
HELMET: Wilma's Rainbow.
Unruled: How many more albums you expect to
HELMET: Don't know, at least one more album.
Hater: Will it be for Interscope?
HELMET: Yes, we just found out that the
record will be for Interscope.
Unruled: Can you sing soprano?
HELMET: Only if I tie a rubber band around my
Freak83: Page, Why did you start using ESP? I
heard you used to use PRS's, but you gave it to Daniel Johns of
HELMET: I have always used ESP's. PRS's came
later. I still use PRS and ESP's in the studio.
b-b-b-raden: Hey Helmet, do you know the band
HELMET: We know the band Tad very well.
RITGIGANTOR: Do you have an email address?
HELMET: The email address is on the back of Aftertaste.
HELMET: I have to go, I am going to eat.
Thanks for coming by.