That time John Doe from X couldn’t believe that I’d seen the Viggo Mortensen horror flick Prison
By Steve Newton
Just heard recently that L.A. punk-rockers X were back together, so to celebrate I figured I’d digitize my old interview with X vocalist-bassist John Doe from 1990.
At the time Doe had just released his debut solo album, the alt-country/roots offering Meet John Doe.
At one point in the conversation, for the sake of journalistic integrity, I asked him if John Doe was his real name. Then I started asking about some of the dedications on the album’s liner notes, which led to a mention of actor Viggo Mortensen and talk about late-’80s movies like Salvation! and Drugstore Cowboy.
Have a listen:
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Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon, 1992
Myles Goodwyn of April Wine, 2001
John Mellencamp, 1999
Mike Campbell of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, 1999