Why did he propose to her on the toilet? Who
did the best blue-flames? Why can’t he pick up the guitar? Whose Lemon
Soy Chicken is best? Where was the dog pitch-forked? What tribute is
At 2pm Melbourne Australia time on Sunday April 28 2002, Chronological
Crue phoned the Californian home of Stormy Lynn Deal, daughter of
mysterious Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars. Now six days later on
Mick's 51st Birthday, I present this side-splitting and tear-jerking
insight into her beloved Pop.
Stormy, as you are aware this site traces the complete history of
and I'd like to start by going back to the time that you were born.
When were you born?
Stormy Deal: September 4th
of 1973 in Westminster, California at 9.39am.
SD: [laughs] Yeh!
CC: So whereabouts were
SD: I was born by the
CC: At a hospital though?
SD: Yeh, I was born at
the hospital. I was born a month early. I was in like an incubator for
a little while. I guess for lung development.
CC: OK. Your Mum is
CC: And she was with
your Dad, Mick Mars, for quite some time there and I believe that your
Mum actually left Mick, or Bob as he was named
back then, when you were about five months old.
SD: Yes she did. He was
on tour. I guess on a Mexico tour or something. These are just stories
I get from my Mum. She just couldn’t handle working the three jobs and
him refusing to bring in any source of money, as he wasn’t willing to
hurt his hands. He was a kid then and so was my mother, so I forgive
him for all that.
CC: Sure. They were
actually married weren’t they?
SD: Oh yes, oh yes. In [Las] Vegas.
In a chapel. I have it on a postcard and that’s all the memory I have
CC: So they just went
for a drive out to Vegas and decided to quickly get married? Is that
how the story goes?
SD: They were pregnant
with [my older brother] Les and my Mum found out at my Grandma Deal’s
house, Tina. They went to my grandparents and he said, “Well what am I
supposed to do?” and my Grandpa said to him, “Be a man Bob and marry
her.” He loved my Mum. I know that ‘cause he still to this day will
say, “Sharon was the best woman I ever had.”
CC: Ah that’s lovely.
SD: Yeh it makes me cry
when I think about it. So he proposed to her and how they set the date
and what-not; I’m unclear on that.
CC: Do you know how he
SD: In the bathroom.
[laughs] She was crying because she didn’t know what to do. You know, I
guess she just took a urine test or something and she was sitting on
the loo, or toilet, and he asked her, “Will you marry me Sharon?”
Excellent! So when you were born, how old was Les?
SD: Les is older. We’re
two years apart so he was… um...
CC: Two! [laughs]
SD: Yeh he was about
CC: You were named Stormy.
Where does that name originate from? What made your parents call you
SD: It’s after the song Stormy
from the Classics IV. They had heard the song and they were
debating about names for me and it came down to either Heather, Brandy,
or this song Stormy. So that was during the somewhat hippy days I guess
and they thought it was a rather different name but pretty. And the
song is very pretty. I came out screaming like a Banshee so… My Mum was
in labour no longer than a half-hour with me.
SD: So she was pushing
and I was out… and Stormy just fit me.
CC: Excellent. Les is of
course named after the Les Paul guitar.
SD: Yeh. He was actually
going to be called Ace 135 too. Ace 335 or something like that. Dad
wanted to name him all kinds of names.
CC: So did you take on
the surname of Deal as a child growing up? Or after your parents split,
did Sharon and the kids revert back to her maiden name?
SD: I grew up with Deal
and in fact I’m still a Deal. I have never taken on my husband’s name.
I stayed a Deal and Les is still a Deal of course.
SD: Mum re-married a man
so she changed her name to his and he’s a wonderful, wonderful person.
He took on me and Les as his own and loved us and raised us as his
own... he taught us how to drive vehicles. You know, things like that
where my Dad couldn’t. My Dad has vocally said to us that he has a lot
of respect for my step-father.
CC: Bob actually played
with Whitehorse for another seven years following his band Wahtoshi. Do you recall
as a kid ever seeing Whitehorse play?
SD: I remember… I don’t
know if it was Whitehorse or Vendetta or Video Nu-R but I remember them
playing outside on this huge rounded, cemented area and I remember
being there with Marcia (Erik’s mother) and Erik in like a carriage
buggy type thing.
CC: Now Erik is another
child of Mick’s that he had to his girlfriend Marcia right?
CC: Have you seen much of
Erik over the years? Do you have much of a relationship with him?
SD: You know, I started
to have a relationship with him when I was about 24 or 25, somewhere
around there, and he just started getting really weird and strange on
me; talking about thorns and how he was going to stick them in his
belly to kill himself and stuff. It was just really bizarre and I just
cut off the relationship right there. He was calling my Dad some pretty
awful names. He wanted more money and I just thought…
CC: Sure. Mötley then
formed in 1981 after Mick had a string of bands prior to that. What are
your first memories of those early Mötley Crüe days?
SD: I was living in
Garden Grove and I was, let’s see, about 7 or 8 years old and the band
down the street was called The Thunderbolts and we used to go over
there and say, "My Dad plays guitar in a local band Mötley Crüe." I
guess they had opened up at the Starwood or… I don’t know which club it
was. My Dad had given us the first Too Fast For Love production of
Coffman & Coffman.
CC: Yeh the Leathur
SD: Yeh and it was all
signed by the band and I remember my Dad’s writing. My brother has it.
He put it in a frame and it says, “Dear Stormy & Les, I’m sorry to
be gone, in and out of your lives but wealth is on the way. Love Daddy
(Mick)” We were used to Bob. That’s my very first memory.
CC: Wow. Yeh. There’s a
mention in The Dirt where he was calling
himself Zorky. Do you remember that?
SD: Ah no, I don’t
remember that. I remember calling him Geezer but that’s about the
extent of it. Oh actually, Zorky means penis. I heard the other guys
called him that because he has a big Zorky!
CC: [laughs] Mick’s also
been rather secretive about his age over the years.
SD: I got my Birth
Certificate out to give you the exact date. He’s not all that off but
you know what, with my age being 28 and Les being 30, it’s not that
hard to figure out his real age.
SD: OK. [reading]
Father’s Full Name: Robert Alan Deal. Birthplace: Indiana. Birth Date:
May 4th, 1951.
CC: Excellent. What was
it like growing up with your Dad in Mötley? Obviously he toured a lot
so you wouldn’t have spent a whole heap of time with him I assume.
SD: No I didn’t and it
was, particularly for me, very heart-breaking searching for a Daddy. A
girl always wants her Daddy, you know? So it was kind of hard for me
but my brother was my bond and I allowed my step-father in my heart and
it’s a good relationship as far as that goes. There were a lot of
users, so-called friends saying, “Can you give me Mötley tickets?” and
stuff… "I want T-Shirts." I want this and that and me and Les slowly
started to catch on to people like that.
CC: Would kids at school
SD: No I never got
teased. As far as I know, talking to people on Classmates.com, we were
really, really popular amongst the kids and they would just… Me and Les
only had a handful of friends that we trusted. I suppose it wasn’t any
different than your father. It didn’t really feel any different.
CC: Sure. When you did
get to see your Dad, what would you do when you spent time together?
What kinds of things?
SD: We would either… It
would depend on how, when and who was off tour. He would come and get
us for the summer and we’d stay for about a month and a half or so. Our
days consisted of playing Nintendo Super Mario Bros. and
CC: Oh lovely! [laughs]
So who was the best at that?
SD: Who was the best?
SD: It was
actually between me and my Pop there. He had it down pat. He’d wear
sweats and those did the best blue-flames! I did some pretty good ones
SD: I drank a lot of
CC: So it sounds like
Mick continued his frivolity off tour as well as on tour…
SD: Of course! He’s
still that way. Farts, boogers and shit – he’s happy! [laughing]
CC: [laughing] Moving
through ’87 and the Girls, Girls, Girls tour, the Crüe brought in some
back-up singers called the Nasty Habits and they continued through the
Dr. Feelgood years as well. Then Mick ended up marrying one of them in
Emi Canyn. What do you remember about their wedding?
SD: I remember a lot of
her. I went to their wedding of course and it seemed like… My Dad’s had
some ugly women in his past, besides my mother, and I was definitely
there for the wedding and I was happy and everything else. Emi seemed
like such a person to look up to. She was so into athletics and being
strong and taking vitamins. It inspired me to start taking care of my
body. Not that I didn’t love my Mum, or look up to my Mum, but she was
so inspiring. She read the Bible and she would… Gosh, it was just how
she presented herself, very Christian-like and what not. But in the
long run, she really broke the whole family’s heart and it’s got down
to hate and don’t let me ever run into her. I may knock her around.
CC: OK. So what’s your
Mum been up to over the years? You were saying she’s re-married and
that. Was she able to then, pretty much be a full time Mum or has she
SD: Always worked.
CC: What kind of jobs
would she do?
SD: Out here she’s called
the Haba General Manager of Von/Pavilion. It’s kind of like big store
that you may have down there, like grocery stores. She was like
District Manager of the L.A. area of Von’s. That’s
what she did. Working the hours and stuff. Of course my father would
always send child support and stuff but I never asked how much as I
wasn’t really curious. The fact is that we were always taken care of
and that’s how my Mum and step-dad met.
CC: How did they meet
SD: They worked together.
CC: Ah OK.
SD: What I understand
from Joe, who’s my step-dad, it took him about three or four times
before she said yes, but I’m glad she did.
CC: Now you’re married
as well now I understand.
SD: Yes. [to Greg Egnew]
CC: And you’ve got three
SD: Three, yeh.
CC: So they’re Mick’s
only grandchildren right?
SD: So far. Les is
CC: So Shandi was the
first I believe and she was born in 1994.
SD: Yes named after the
Kiss song, and Shayne was born in 1997. Shandi was born in 1994.
Shandi’s birthday is July 19th. Shayne’s is June 18th. [laughs] Then
Chandler’s the oddball. He’s born December 26 1999 and I was actually
in labour for all those [Christmas] hours. I wish I had of had him on
CC: So Boxing Day
SD: Yeh. My mother was
born on Christmas and I just thought that would be a neat kind of
CC: I understand you
used to listen to the Mötley Crüe self-titled album when you were going
through your first pregnancy.
CC: Do you have a favourite
era of Mötley Crüe’s from throughout their career?
SD: Yes I do. Actually
Theatre Of Pain was fun for me and of course Girls, Girls, Girls
because Emi started coming in, and he was starting to come round family
a lot, you know. That was fun for me as I was twelve I guess, eleven or
twelve I guess. Dad was an alcoholic really bad. He was never mean
towards us. I guess when he got to that mean point; I think he knew it
and he would go off to bed or whatever. He said, “If you guys want to
try drinking, you drink here in front of me.” Of course he was drunk,
but he was giving me a Screwdriver [cocktail] through a straw! [laughs]
So one drink; my face was so completely red (I’m very pale), and I was
very drunk. Les was drinking Jack [Daniel’s] and Coke.
CC: That’s a standard
SD: Yeh he’s a big boy
and I don’t recall how many he had. I just remember feeling ‘I’m out!’
CC: In The Dirt we read about Mick
nearly drowning. Did you know about that incident prior to the book
SD: Drowning? No. Not
that he’s ever mentioned to me.
CC: You’ve read The Dirt?
SD: Yeh I’ve read The Dirt.
CC: Remember the part
where he like walked out into the ocean?
SD: Yeh I remember
something like that, but I’ve heard so many stories about different
things of how he was going down and out and he said he felt like a
failure. There are so many different things throughout the family, so
it’s hard for me to assess what they chose to put in there. Some of the
stuff in The Dirt, as you well know,
besides your own facts, has been for added dramatisation if you will. I
remember one day hearing about a gun. He’s a gun collector. He’s a very
CC: Stormy, we also
learnt about Mick’s disease in The Dirt, Ankylosing Spondylitis,
or A.S. as they call it. I understand that you also suffer from this
disease as well.
CC: Can you tell us a
bit about what it’s like day to day to have such a disease? [You can
also learn more about this disease here]
SD: Day to day for me; I
get up and I’m very stiff. I’m like hunched
over a bit. I get up and immediately take my meds to un-stiffen. There
are certain tasks that I can’t do by myself, like mopping the floor.
It’s really strenuous and hard on me. I can fold the laundry. Greg
basically does it but he brings out the baskets to me, and me and
Shandi fold clothes together. For the most part I can do everything
CC: Excellent. How is
your Dad’s condition at the moment? Just how sick is he?
SD: I had to fight back
every single tear at Christmas time because he looked like death.
[crying] I’m sorry…
CC: That’s OK. Just take
SD: He was just… He
looked grey, you know. He couldn’t even wear his black wristband ‘cause
it would look like it would just fall right off him.
CC: Right. OK.
SD: He was so thin.
CC: Was that the last
time you saw him?
SD: That was the last I
saw him. You know, I’ve got a hold of him every once in a while on the
phone but he just… He hides you see? From what Robbie [Mantooth, his
fiancée] tells me is he kind of feels guilty about me having it and...
but you know, it’s not his fault! He didn’t know!
CC: Yeh exactly. Well it
is a hereditary thing isn’t it?
SD: Yes it is and it’s
usually a male dominant disease and that’s why it’s so rare [for me].
CC: So is he able to
SD: No. You’ve gotta
know that sucks if he can’t pick up. I mean, I had to bring my youngest
Chandler around in front of him ‘cause he couldn’t turn his neck. He
couldn’t turn his head. I mean he couldn’t even turn his head over to
give me a kiss on the cheek or anything... and to hug him, you feel… I
can’t explain it.
CC: [pauses] Well you
mentioned Robbie. Robbie Mantooth. Is she Mick’s fiancée right? Are
SD: Fiancée yeh. That’s
what I would call it. I consider her my step-mother. As far as I know
they have not gotten married.
CC: I hear that she’s a
real help to Mick right?
SD: Oh yeh. She is.
CC: In what kind of ways
does she support him?
SD: Oh she gets him to
his doctors’ appointments. She gives him like a steroid shot to break
down the inflammation in his body, and maintains his medicines so he
doesn’t take more of one than the other, you know what I mean?
SD: Yeh she helps him
CC: Is she still working
on her documentaries a fair bit, or..?
SD: As far as I know she
is. As far as I know. I know she’s not diving. She can’t dive until she
gets her ear fixed.
CC: Speaking about Mick
playing guitar, I was wondering whether yourself… whether you’ve
actually ever been musically inclined?
SD: Vocally, very
CC: OK. So have you ever
sung in a band, or do you have recordings of yourself?
SD: I have recordings of
myself. Just of my own karaoke machine.
CC: [laughing] OK.
Excellent. So I’m sure you’d like to share those with the world right?
SD: [laughing] Sure!!! I
was always just shy. I tried. The intimidation I guess… I don’t know.
CC: Well that’s another
thing we learnt from The Dirt was Mick never singing
again, but I understand he hasn’t got a bad voice on him?
SD: He’s got a great
voice on him. He has. It’s beautiful.
CC: Has he ever recorded
songs and played them to you?
SD: I’ve heard him do it
once and it was for Emi. It was called Nothing For Nothing. I
unfortunately kind of lost those. I remember as a little girl sitting
on his lap and he’d be singing Angel Baby.
CC: Mick’s been said to
be working on a solo album as well. I don’t suppose you’ve heard any of
SD: I know he wants to
but as far as I know he can’t pick up the guitar. It’s really hard.
CC: … and he probably
doesn’t want it to be a whole album of lap steel.
SD: Right! I think the
fans just need to be patient and let him heal because he can get his
strength back. It’s not the end. He CAN get his strength back. It just
CC: If The Dirt was turned into a movie
have you had any thought as to who you would perhaps like to see play
your Dad’s character?
SD: Possibly Billy Bob
SD: He can warp his face
you know, and to me he’s still so mysterious. You can never quite
figure him out.
CC: Randy Castillo recently passed away and I know
that you’ve met Randy and spent some time with
wondering what memories of him do you cherish now?
SD: I met him for the
first time when I was probably between the ages of ten and twelve. He
was with Ozzy, right after there was another band mate before him and I
wasn’t really into Ozzy then, but when I met Randy he kind of watched
Les and I when my Dad was doing a Meet & Greet. Then through the
years of him going on tour with Ozzy and I would go to Ozzy’s shows at
L.A. and the Long Beach Arena or whatever, I would see Randy a lot. He was very
friendly and he would always remember me... and I saw him again. It was
really ironic as it was at a Mötley show at Orange County Pavilion and
he was getting together with the guys in Great White and some other
bands. They were going to get together and start playing some local
shows, and then before I knew it he was in Mötley which was really
CC: Wow, amazing.
SD: That there was this
job looking at him right in his face, you know. We found each other in
the backstage there and it was kind of cold and Dad just wanted to
hurry up and go home, and he understood. So we went on home and we sat
around and talked with Randy.
CC: Well he certainly
seemed like one of the friendliest people that I’ve ever come across.
He always had plenty of time to have a chat with you.
CC: Mick had an old mate
John Crouch who used to be called Stick, and used to drive Mick to
rehearsals all the time and that…
SD: You know what? That
man… We have suspicions on him that he stole my Dad’s baby photos and
the guitars [from the studio recording of the 1994 album] and
everything. We have suspicions but we can’t really lay it on him.
CC: Right. That’s a real
shame that happened.
SD: He was the only one
who really had access to a lot of my Dad’s stuff and he trusted him and
everything. I remember meeting Stick for the first time when quite
young at my grandmother’s house and he brought me a pair of Tommy Lee’s
drumsticks after a gig. I kept those... from this wild looking guy.
Like, if he was that close and was willing to give my Dad a drive over…
That's our suspicions of the Deal Klan anyway, you know.
CC: Sure. Does your Dad
SD: Oh yeh!
CC: What does he cook
SD: Oh gosh. He can cook
all kinds of yummy things.
CC: What’s your
favourite thing that he cooks?
SD: Ah that’s a hard
CC: If he said, “Stormy,
come around to my house for dinner tonight and I’ll cook you
SD: Lemon Soy Chicken.
He cooks with what he calls blue spaghetti. He puts in the long
noodles, but he marinates his… then he chops a sort of sausage. I think
it’s Italian. It’s kind of spicy. Then he puts whole pieces of chicken
in there. Like a drumstick or a breast of chicken and it’s oh…
SD: He’s always been
able to cook really well.
CC: Excellent. You’ve
actually got your own tribute to your Father inked permanently on you.
Can you tell us about that?
SD: Yes. You know, when I
had that done I was thinking that he’s my father and I’m proud of him
‘cause he literally starved himself to get where he’s at today... and
to buy me and my brother bikes and everything. It’s like, what can I do
to pay him back?
SD: Even though he’s a
parent and that’s what parents do but; what can I do? So this was the
best billboard I could find! It’s on my right arm and it has his
initials in script writing and Mötley Crüe underneath that. Then it’s
the Chinese sign for father that goes right to my wrist. So it’s only
maybe about five inches long.
CC: How long ago did you
get that done?
SD: About three years
now. I really started thinking about all kinds of things.
CC: Sure. Where do you
think Mötley will go from here? They’re on hiatus at the moment
obviously. Do you think they’ll be able to perhaps do another album and
SD: I would like to
think so, but I think this is also… I mean not with Randy’s passing,
but I think it’s a blessing in disguise to kick back, and realize,
“Woah. This could really happen to me if I don’t start taking care of
myself.” To give my Dad a break and get himself a bit more pressure off
his chest and be able to build himself back up. Then whatever time they
choose they’ll be ready to do it. I’d hate to see them laid out you
CC: Definitely. Do you
have a favourite Mötley song?
SD: Yes I do. Rodeo.
SD: I heard that when
they were going to put that on Dr. Feelgood. I heard all the background
[on why it didn’t make the album]. Mind you, my father’s living room is
all surround [sound] so when music plays, it pounds…
CC: OK. [laughs]
SD: … on your chest. He
put on Rodeo and with the background piano and my Dad’s hard, fat riffs
it just sent chills up my spine. Vince did excellent vocals on there
and I was just, “Why Dad? Why not?” It was between Without You and
Rodeo. I like Without You. I thought that was pretty cool, but Rodeo
was just the best.
CC: The back-up vocals
in that song have always reminded me a bit of Def Leppard.
SD: Oh yeah. It kind of
had a Def Leppard feel to it ‘cause they all have like that in-synch
CC: Yeh that’s right.
And what about the Generation Swine years? What were your thoughts on
that particular period?
SD: I think that was
tough. They were Mötley Crüe but they were trying to be not. My Dad
hated it. I’ll tell you right now, he hated it!
CC: [laughs] Yeh!
SD: You know, it was
kind of an insult to his guitar playing ‘cause he could do a hell of a
lot better than that.
CC: Well he certainly
came through more with New Tattoo after that. That was more like the
old Mick [style of] playing.
SD: Oh yes. I love all
that. I don’t think there’s a song on there that I dislike. It’s kind
of funny. My children; they like that song on there Treat Me Like A Dog
and they don’t know the meaning of it. I hear the two of them, Shandi
and Shayne; they go down the hallway (I have a really long hallway) and
I hear them singing, “Just beat me, bite me, treat me like a dog” and
Shayne’s all, “Woof woof woof!” behind her. It’s just funny.
CC: So do they actually
SD: They understand but
I don’t think they comprehend his celebrity status which is good
because it keeps it innocent.
CC: Yeh. They’re still a
bit young really to grasp it all I think.
Right. Shandi is seven, but I understood a lot more I guess, at seven.
But it’s a different era. She wants to meet N’Sync and Pink and that
sort of thing and I’m sure if my Dad was well, he would make that
happen for her.
CC: Sure. Well Pink
is actually a big Crüe fan.
SD: Oh is she?
SD: I didn’t know that.
I watch Nickelodeon and the Disney [Channel]. It’s funny. I think
Backstreet Boys are hell of musicians, with their voices. I really like
CC: What other bands do
you get into?
SD: Alicia Keys, that
Oh my God! It didn’t sound too black [R&B style], you know what I’m
saying? It blew me away! Kind of bluesy things… like my Dad... so kind
of black and kind of white. Jonny Lang type
of stuff. More bluesy but that makes you feel the voice. Let’s see, I
really like Queensryche. There are a lot of them. Ozzy of course.
CC: So you watch The
Osbourne’s on TV?
SD: Yes I do. Recently I
have. And you know what’s funny; Jack hasn’t changed! Am I’m sure you
CC: Well we haven’t
actually got The Osbourne’s on TV anyway yet down here in Australia.
SD: Ah I should record
it and send it to you.
CC: Yeh well I’m sure
I’d laugh… a lot.
SD: Yeh all I do is
laugh [when I watch it].
CC: So are there any
other things you can tell us about your Dad that weren’t covered in The Dirt or things that you think
the fans might be surprised to know about?
SD: Oh, he’s not a
violent man. He’s very, very loving. He’s very, very sensitive. He does
care about the fans and all he’s ever wanted to do was play music and
let people that down him… You know, I could go on about stories of my
Mum’s family downing him and stuff. He wanted to be on that stage with
his middle finger up in the air and saying, “F@ck you! I did it!” That
sort of thing.
CC: Well he certainly
SD: Yes he did. We watch
the same soaps. [laughs]
CC: You watch what sorry?
SD: We watch the same
soaps. We both watch Days Of Our Lives and Passion.
CC: [laughing] Oh no!
SD: Yeh. He loves the
B-Grade movies, you know what I mean? Blazing Saddles... The old cowboy
movies. We were watching them at Christmas time and I finally heard him
giggle [that day] when they pitch-forked a dog. It was funny!
SD: I guess you had to be
there. It’s a Deal thing!
CC: Are the other Deal
family members proud of what Mick’s achieved over his career?
SD: I know my Mother is.
She’s very proud. She don’t talk much about him being sick now ‘cause I
think it kind of hurts her.
SD: My grandmother Tina,
his mother, is so ecstatic. She’s like, “Here’s my son. I can NOT
believe it before my eyes. I had this baby and all I did was buy him a
Mickey Mouse guitar and now look at him!” She’s a neat lady. She’ll
dress up for Mötley Crüe shows. She’ll wear all red with high, high
heels… stilletto’s you know. She has bleached blonde hair and she’s
poofing it out like the 80’s and she’s a cool kicking Grandma you know.
CC: Hey wicked! And what
about his brother Tim?
SD: Oh, they are very
close those two. We call him Skin. It went back to… I guess they were
living in Indiana. My Grandma actually had
ten children but five of them died. But it went from Pig Skin to P Skin
to Pig Stretch Skin, then it just went into Skin. We call him Skin. I
hardly ever call him Tim. Just Skin. His sister Susan; we call her Byrd.
CC: That’s right.
SD: She has very long
CC: OK. So that’s where
the name originates?
SD: Yeh and it’s [spells
CC: Ah OK. As in [the
band] The Byrds.
SD: Right! And the
eldest [brother] Frank Jr.; we call him Juice.
CC: [laughs] Any
SD: Well you know it’s
because my Dad’s very sick-minded here. Juicy Hole, then Juicy Stench
Hole, then it just went into Juice and I don’t know what hole he was
talking about... [laughs] but that’s how it came out.
CC: Probably something
close to do with the farts again I think.
SD: Farts. Probably.
Probably Juice did a lot of farting. Me and my brother used to stay
weekends at my grandmother’s house. You know, they’d go to Church on
Sunday morning. Well she would sleep with us and she’d be in the middle
and I kid you not, we would have fart contests and of course Grandma
would win because she had that big bubbly-butt you know? [laughs]
SD: And we’re
these two tiny little scrawny kids trying to really fart. Trying to
really cap them off.
CC: Maybe the nickname
Juice came about after a sloppy one, one day?
SD: Oh he can fart, boy!
CC: Excellent. Now I
understand that you used to give little gifts to your Dad when he was
poor and playing guitar, in the way of bread ties; the little plastic
ties for the bread.
SD: Yeh the little
plastic squares that clip on to the bread bag. I would take those off
and give them to him for picks [plectrums]. Me and Les both did. I
remember my parents would go, “Wow. You guys are intelligent!” You
know, it’s square. It may not be the right… what do ya call it?
SD: Gauge yeh, of the
pick, but it worked!
CC: Excellent. Alright.
Well I think that’s pretty much all I wanted to cover, Stormy. Are
there any other things that you wanted to say?
SD: ah… Yeh. If you can
put this on the [official Mötley.com] Shout board, or
lead people to the Shout board. “Stop the bickering and start the
positive talk on Mötley Crüe.”
CC: Yeh. I think a lot
of it… I think some fans have been focused on the recent ill-feeling
between Tommy and Vince for a long time and I think they’ve been
thinking that if Tommy and Vince can sort of patch things up, then
there’s Mötley Crüe together again and away they go.
SD: I think they need to
stay out of that business you know. I know it’s hard because they’re in
the limelight all the time but you know, it’s still their own personal
lives. Whatever’s going on with Tommy personally – forget it! Go on
about his drumming, because the fans get into fights and that’s why I
stopped going on the board. That’s why I stopped talking to some of the
Mick fans and stuff. I couldn’t stand it. I was like; I’m not going to
get in the middle of all this.
CC: Sure. Look. Power to
the positive people I think.
SD: Yeh that’s a good
phrase to say. Stop the bickering – power to the positive people.
CC: And Power To The
SD: Exactly. Hey
[laughing] Hey now!
CC: Where have we heard
that before? [laughing]
CC: Well thanks for your
SD: Oh thank you. You’re
the first interview I’ve ever done.
SD: It’s been good
putting a voice to the face.
CC: Yeh, and you sound
different than what I expected.
SD: I’m stuffed up.
CC: Yeh I picked that.
SD: And I was like, you
know what? [Vince Neil’s son] Neil [Wharton]
was the same way when you interviewed him.
CC: That’s right. That’s
exactly right. That’s bizarre!
SD: You’re getting us
kids and we’re all stuffed up.
CC: Hey there was some
talk at one time with people saying they should get a Mötley band
together with Tommy’s kids and Nikki’s kids and…
SD: You know that’d be
CC: Yeh. Get you and
Neil in there as well hey?
SD: Oh Les could jam
too. I tell you what!
SD: OK well...
CC: Take care then. See
ya. Thanks Stormy.
SD: You too. Alright.
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