-Both Wayne W. Johnson and Johnny Sniper were interviewed by CUSP Magazine in mid 2007 and the interview has now been posted-along with CB being on the cover of that particular issue! To check it out go HERE.
-While it’s cool to see this interview, it’s interesting to note that there are only five questions that Wayne & Johnny responded to-especially in light of the fact that they actually answered over thirty! But now, for all the Fans, Friends & Freaks of CAROLINE BLUE, we’re proud to show you ALL the questions and answers from this interview. Enjoy!
1-WHAT ARE SOME OF THE WORST JOBS YOU’VE EVER HAD?
WAYNE-I worked in a retail store where the hours were constantly changing. It was hard to set any type of schedule up. Also, dealing with the public via retail can be brutal at times.
JOHNNY-My current one.
2-DO YOU HAVE ANY STORIES ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES? ANYTHING FUNNY OR OUTRAGEOUS HAPPEN TO YOU YET?
WAYNE-Well…you’ll just have to wait until “WAYNE-THE BOOK” is in print-coming soon to a store where better products are sold…
JOHNNY-Nothing I would care to reveal
3-NAME A BAND WITH WHOM YOU’D KILL TO SHARE A TOUR BUS
WAYNE-KISS, GWAR…can’t think of anyone else at the moment…
JOHNNY-The Iron Maidens.
4-DOES YOUR BAND FIGHT ABOUT ANYTHING? IF SO, WHAT?
WAYNE-Me and Johnny usually fight over who gets to look in front of the mirror first (HA!)…No, no, no, no…We’ve had discussions about things and there have been times when things can get a little intense, but that’s about it-no fighting.
5-WHAT WERE YOUR CHILDHOOD NAMES?
WAYNE-“Powerhouse”, “Spock”, “Wayne The Brain”…I actually acquired a lot more nicknames when I played in bands than during childhood…
6-PRETEND YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO PLAY MUSIC ANYMORE. WHAT’S YOUR NEW PAST TIME / JOB?
WAYNE-Anything that would allow me to exercise my creativity…possibly writing or programming…
JOHNNY-Modelling of course!
7-WHAT FOOD OR BEVERAGE COMPANY WOULD YOU CHOOSE TO SPONSOR YOU? WHY?
WAYNE-Is Viagra a food? (HA!)
JOHNNY-Anyone that would give a good paycheck and be a positive role model for kids.
8-HAVE ANY WEIRD ITEMS BEEN TOSSED TO YOU WHILE YOU WERE ON STAGE? PLEASE DESCRIBE.
WAYNE-Not really. I’ve had bras, panties, mini glow sticks, money, ice cubes and notes tossed at me while on stage but nothing I would describe as “weird.”
JOHNNY-Bras and panties.
9-ARE THERE ANY LOCAL BANDS THAT YOU ADMIRE / LOVE PLAYING WITH?
WAYNE-I’ve enjoyed playing with any / all the bands we’ve had gigs with in the Central New York area and look forward to sharing shows with the rest of them.
JOHNNY-All of them.
10-WHAT ARE THE BAND’S GOALS?
WAYNE-Currently to release our latest CD “Not For The Innocent” and to get thru this interview!
JOHNNY-To take it as far as it can go.
11-IMAGINE YOU’VE SOLD OUT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN. WHAT ARE YOUR DRESSING ROOM REQUESTS?
WAYNE-Bottled water, a good warmup amp, access to a shower, a comfortable couch and privacy…maybe a submarine sandwich…
12-WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SONG TO PLAY AND WHY?
WAYNE-Currently it’s “Love Me or Leave Me” from the upcoming CAROLINE BLUE CD “Not For The Innocent.” I think it’s a great song, it’s catchy and I can move around while performing it.
JOHNNY-“Hard Life.” I added some cool harmonies to it that weren’t originally there.
13-WHAT’S YOUR SIGNATURE DANCE MOVE?
WAYNE-Movement 213 from the Paul Stanley Kata (HA!)
JOHNNY-The Sniper / Malmsteen stretch move.
14-WHAT MOVIE(S) CAN YOU RECITE FROM START TO FINISH?
WAYNE-“WAYNE THE MOVIE”:)
15-WHO WOULD BE YOUR CELEBRITY (DEAD OR ALIVE) DREAM DATE AND WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
WAYNE-There’s a few…Cindy Crawford would be awesome. Obviously she’s gorgeous, but I’d probably be asking her business type questions cause she’s built herself into quite a brand. Jennifer Love Hewitt would be awesome too-she has such a beautiful smile. Actually, with both I’d just enjoy listening to then talk about whatever. Then after all was said and done I’d go back home to my GF and tell her all about it. Course, I’d try to get someone to take a pic of me with them too…
JOHNNY- Adrian Lima. Whatever she wanted
16-WOULD YOU SAY THAT YOU HAVE GROUPIES AT THIS TIME?
WAYNE-There’s this one hottie who’s a cross between Christie Brinkley and Heidi Klum (Woo Hoo!) that keeps following me around 🙂
17-WHAT’S THE WORST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO YOUR HAIR?
WAYNE-When I was a lot younger I used to get perms so my hair would look curly. I remember one time my mom offered to perm my hair for free and I agreed. Not a good idea. Not only did the solution burn the back of my neck, but she used the wrong curlers and, somehow, instead of soft silky hair it was like my hair had fused into cement! I had her redo it and, as a result, my hair looked pretty burnt. My mom meant well, but after that I only had them done in salons.
JOHNNY-Back in the day of bangs-having them get cut too short.
18-WHO COMES UP WITH THE ARTWORK FOR YOUR MERCHANDISE AND YOUR CD COVERS?
WAYNE-To date, I’m the one who comes up with the concepts, designs and direction for the artwork on these things. I usually tell people who are graphic artists my ideas and images and they make them a tangible entity. In the future I plan on learning how to use those programs myself.
JOHNNY-I’ll leave that answer to Wayne.
19-DO YOU GET SUNBURNS EASILY? DO YOU HAVE ANY TAN LINES RIGHT NOW?
WAYNE- I can-I tend to tan quickly. I have a tan line where my watch usually is but that’s it.
JOHNNY-No-Yes. I tan very quickly and don’t burn. I’m lucky in that area.
20-IF YOU HAD TO PICK, WOULD YOU RATHER BE HOT OR COLD? WHY?
WAYNE-Cold. You can always put on more clothes to heat up. When I’m too hot, I feel drained and weak. Also with heat comes sweat and, sometimes, that wonderful body aroma that we all know and love (HA!).
JOHNNY-Hot. being cold tends to slow you down.
21-WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE STYLE OF UNDERWEAR?
WAYNE-Clean underwear never goes out of style…However, I have to say our fanatical Fans, Friends & Freaks seem to favor the always in-style “Sniper Diaper” available at the CAROLINE BLUE CAFE PRESS STORE.
JOHNNY-Who cares really?!
22-HAVE YOU EVER WORN CLOTHING INTENDED FOR THE OPPOSITE SEX?
WAYNE-I was in a band years ago that wore spandex outfits (a la 80’s) and I had on those stripper gloves (spandex gloves with fringe that went up the forearm)…
23-WHAT DID YOU DO ON / FOR YOUR LAST BIRTHDAY?
WAYNE-I spent an awesome evening with my girlfriend burning off the calories we added from eating birthday cake. 🙂
JOHNNY-Nothing that should concern you.
24-WHAT’S THE FIRST ALBUM / TAPE / CD YOU EVER OWNED? DO YOU STILL LIKE IT?
WAYNE-I had a choice between “Double Vision” by Foreigner and “Destroyer” by KISS. I picked Foreigner, which is kind of ironic since I’m now such a huge KISS fan. Yes, I still like that album.
JOHNNY-Pyromania (Def Leppard) on viynl. It started it all for me.
25-WOULD YOU EVER WANT A REALITY SHOW BASED ON YOU? WHAT WOULD IT BE CALLED AND WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?
WAYNE-I don’t think so, but you never know…I hate drama so it probably wouldn’t be that exciting to watch. It would be called “Nothing To See Here” and that’s what it would be about (HA!).
JOHNNY-No I wouldn’t.
26-DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS? WHAT ARE THEY AND WHERE ARE THEY? WHO IN YOUR BAND HAS THE DUMBEST TATTOO?
WAYNE-I have no tattoos-unless you want to count the birthmark on my arm. I think Monster Mike Merrifield (temp. on drums) is the only one in the band who has tattoos, but none of them are “dumb”-they look pretty cool!
JOHNNY-Mike’s tattoos are not dumb.
27-50 CENT HAS FORMULA 50 VITAMIN WATER. WHAT WOULD YOUR VITAMIN WATER BE CALLED?
WAYNE-I don’t know…beer? (HA!)
JOHNNY-Johnny’s Pure & Natural Spring Water.
28-WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU WERE HIT IN THE FACE WITH A LARGE SALMON RIGHT NOW?
WAYNE-On stage? I’d probably say something like…”Damn…Smells like an ex-girlfriend I had…That’s why she’s an ex…(HA!)
JOHNNY-Go wash my face.
29-DOES YOUR PHONE NUMBER SPELL ANYTHING? WHAT’S YOUR PHONE NUMBER? CAN I CALL YOU SOMETIME?
WAYNE-It’s a closely guarded secret…didn’t I just go over that? 🙂 …You could always contact us via our My Space page at http://www.myspace.com/carolineblue .We do our best to answer all the mail / comments we get but sometimes it’s just not possible…
JOHNNY-Don’t know. Not a chance.
30-HAVE YOU EVER HAD A POLYGRAPH TEST? ARE YOU LYING RIGHT NOW?
WAYNE-I’ve never had a polygraph test. No-I hate lying.
31-DID YOU SIT ON SANTA’S KNEE LAST YEAR?
WAYNE-They wouldn’t let me cause they heard what happened last year (HA!).
32-NINJAS OR PIRATES?
WAYNE-How about female ninjas disguised as pirates?
33-HAVE YOU EVER WORN A SOCK ANYWHERE OTHER THAN YOUR FOOT? WHERE?
WAYNE-Why would I wear a sock anywhere else but…ohhh…I get it…Nah…There’s a reason why “WWJ” stands for “Whadda Wide Johnson” (HA!)
34-WHAT’S THE BEST HALLOWEEN COSTUME YOU’VE EVER WORN? HAVE ANY GOOD STORIES BEHIND IT?
WAYNE-I would have to say dressing up as Paul Stanley / Star Child (KISS) during a Halloween show. It’s a trip wearing the makeup / outfit and the reactions you get from people. Women tend to grab my ass a lot more when I’m wearing that outfit 🙂 …The best story I have while wearing it was the first show I did that with another band. I had a get together with a girl after the show and we had an “aerobic” session while I still had that stuff all on. There was makeup everywhere-my face looked like a mime’s nightmare! I tried to make sure there was no makeup on the “kitty” but… :p
JOHNNY-Paul Stanley. Yes, I scared a little kid who came to the door trick or treating.
35-DO YOU WANT TO CROSS OVER FROM MUSICIAN TO MOVIE STAR? WHAT TYPE OF MOVIES DO YOU WANT TO BE IN?
WAYNE-It would be cool, but it’s not something that’s in the works. When I was in high school I entertained the thought of being an actor and even took some courses in it. But I have my hands full with music right now. What type? I don’t know. Just being IN a movie and being more than an extra (to actually have a part) would be awesome…
JOHNNY-I would if given the opportunity. I’d play a good secret agent-the next Bond perhaps or Batman.
36-YOU’RE IN VEGAS RIGHT NOW WITH $5,000 AND NOTHING IS HOLDING YOU BACK. WHAT ARE YOU DOING?
WAYNE-Probably using it to secure transportation to get home (HA!).
JOHNNY-Thinking of the best possible way to invest it.
37-HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT PYROTECHNICS AT SHOWS?
WAYNE-I love it. If you want just the audio experience, stay home and listen to the CD. At a show, I feel you need to be visually entertaining as well. I’m all for it-as long as safe guards are in place, they are done in a safe environment and performed by well trained / dedicated people. The Great White tragedy showed all of us what could happen otherwise…
JOHNNY-I don’t approve.
38-ARE YOU A MUSIC SNOB? DO YOU LISTEN TO THE RADIO?
WAYNE-I don’t consider myself a music snob. Everyone has something to say and their own way of expressing it. I listen to the radio from time to time.
39-HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?
WAYNE-Scrambled. I really like those sausage egg biscuits that McDonalds has, but if I eat enough of those fat pills then I can’t fit into my pants (HA!)
40-DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR BAND SUCCESSFUL? WHAT DO YOU CONSIDER TO BE A SUCCESS?
WAYNE-As long as the band is moving forward and getting things accomplished, I consider it successful. To me, success involves having an idea, setting up a plan of action and then doing it. So many people just wait for things to happen. Success, to me, also involves being happy and feeling good about yourself. You can make things as simple-or as complex-as you like. Some people are upset that they aren’t making $100,000 a year-even though they’re making $90,000 a year. Some people are just happy to be alive. Every day is an opportunity to do more and be more. If, at the end of the day, I feel that I and / or the band has progressed in some way, then I’m happy.
JOHNNY-Success is based on the goals you set for yourself.