Vampirus Brasil -
How long have you been playing in Type O Negative so far?
Johnny Kelly - I've been in the
band for 9years now.
VB - As we already
know... You used to write the tour´s dairy of Type O
Negative... How long have you doing that? Do you have some
JK - I've been
doing it since the went up. I still do them but we had much
to write about since we haven't toured in a while. I've never
much of a lyricist. I don't think that I have ever written
I'm too afraid of being ridiculed.
VB - Are you in
touch to the fans around the world? Tell us something about
JK - I have received
e-mail from fans all over the world since the offical
site went up. I think that it's great that there are fans
places listening to our music.
VB - Do you have
any brothers or sisters who play in rock bands? How long do
you live in Brooklin-NY? Where were your 1st experience playing
in a band?
JK - I do have
one brother but he doesn't play in a band. I am not really
from TN. I grew up in Brooklyn. The first show that I ever
in 1984 in Brooklyn, NY.
VB - In July, 1979
you´d saw your 1st concert at Madison Square Garden
KISS. How could this concert, change your life?
JK - I was completely
overwhelmed by that concert. It was nothing like I had
experienced up to that point. It was one of the things that
to play drums.
VB - What does
Led Zeppelin represent to you, Johnny?
JK - They were the best band
to ever walk the planet. There wasn't anything
musically that they weren't capable of. I am still amazed
when I listen to their songs.
I still find new things that I never heard before.
VB - What´s
your favorite song or cd from Type O Negative so far?
JK - I think that World Coming Down is my favorite. I always
liked Pain from the
first cd also.
VB - Mostly of
our readers just love Anne Rice´s books... Do you like
kind of novels or movies? Vampires? Other creatures of the
JK - I haven't
read any of her books. I saw Interview With A Vampire in the
movies. I enjoyed that. I enjoy old horror movies.
VB - Type O Negative
got a part into some soundtracks... We were expecting
at least a TypeO´s song into the "Queen of the
Damned´s soundtrack" too.
Well, How do you fell in this kind of participation?
JK - I really don't
have a problem with it but it can lend to the band being
stereotyped and I wouldn't want that to happen to the band
more than it
already has. It's always a plus when your music is a part
that is cool though.
VB - How about
the movie " Nosferatu-the 1st vampire" in black&white
all songs from Type O Negative? How did start this idea among
Peter and Kenny?
JK - We had nothing
to do with that concept. That idea was from someone
else. The makers of the movie obtained the rights to the songs.
nothing to do with it. I don't even have a copy of that movie!
VB - What´s
the name of the new cd that will be released in next March
JK - As far as
I know, the new cd doesn't have a title yet but I have read
couple of different titles so far.
VB - The aniversary
of Sophia Paige Kelly, your daughter is january, 19th.
How do you fell as a father now? I suppose that it´s
very hard for you
when you´re on tour far from her and your wife...
JK - I feel the
most proud when I see my daughter and I am constantly
impressed watching her grow and develop her own personality
identity. I can't believe that she is already going to turn
old this week. It is very tough on the both of us when I am
VB - Who is almost
always into a good mood in the band? Who is the serious
guy? How about you?
JK - It's tough
to find one of us that's always in a good mood. Either Kenny
or myself are usually in a better mood than Josh and Peter.
actually been feeling alright lately.
VB - We´ve
got some words from you about the great tour with Glen Danzig
that you´ve finished in 2002 and we already showed them
to our readers.
Do you wish to go on in other tours?
JK - Touring with
Danzig was a blast. I had a lot of fun and I'm looking
forward to working with the band again soon.
VB - Many gothic
raves, events, fashion shows are surrounded by Type O
Negative´s songs and there are the cover bands as well.
What do you
think about this?
JK - I find it
flattering of course.
VB - What´s
your favorite season of the year? What´s your favorite
the world to be relaxed at all?
JK - Autumn is my favorite season.
My favorite place to relax is in my house.
VB - Johnny, the
hardest question for me is... Do you have the intention of
leaving Type O Negative?
JK - I don't have
any intention of leaving Type O any time soon.
VB - Well, thank
you so much for your words to us from Vampirus Brasil site,
your fans forever.
We wish you GOOD LUCK at all, Johnny!
Now, it´s a free space for you... Say everything you
JK - Thanks for
your time and thank you for helping support the band. I hope
that we get to visit your country very soon. Happy New Year
Interview made by DeniseMG