Shockwave: Lonny, what's your story?
Lonny Paul: I was in a bunch of local bands in LA. Nothing ever took off. Michael Thomas was in one of my bands, and he brought me into Adler's Appetite to play Guns N' Roses songs. After the tour, Steven said he wanted to do something original and he basically fired everyone but me.
We met Jacob through our mutual friend Jay Ruston, who ended up mixing our record.
We recorded at Jeff Pilson's studio and Jeff played bass. We needed somebody live, so we brought Johnny Martin in.
Steven Adler: The simple version is God brought these guys to me. The Devil gave Lonny a guitar at the crossroads and he ran into me in Hollywood. So either God or Satan brought Lonny to me.
SW: Jacob, you also front Lynam. How do you find time to balance this project with that project?
Jacob Bunting: It's easy - when Adler is on the road, Lynam becomes the road crew. I prefer to stay busy. I feel blessed as long as there is constant movement.
SA: We all agree on that. Sitting still is no good.
LP: Idle hands are the devil's playthings.
SA: We were built to tour and play rock music. We weren't built for anything else but this.
SW: Steven, I hear you were a skateboarder. When is the last time you skated?
SA: Not a very good one. I gave that up in my teen years. I fell off my skateboard and landed on my head - that's how I met Slash. Buy my book "My Appetite For Destruction" and you can read the whole story and then some.
SW: Steven, how do you stay motivated?
SA: I just enjoy playing music. I have yet to make a dime doing this. I mean I made good money with the GnR guys, but all these other projects, I come home minus. If we come home with $100 tonight, I am gonna be so happy!
SW: So the people out there picking up a guitar, thinking they are going to make money, what do you say to them?
SA: Good luck! It's a roll of the dice every night. Are there gonna be a lot of people? Is the sound gonna suck? Am I gonna get paid? come on, 7! Aw, craps!
LP: Am I gonna get a blow job? Am I gonna get a hand job?
SA: It's like that old ACDC song - "It's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll". To us, this is our going out. We put on a party every night.
JB: I have a completely different outlook on it. You sit in your room, you play guitar, you listen to an album when you're a kid, you hang posters on the wall of those people, and then a few years later you're playing in a band with them. Then you're showered with money and gifts, so people keep it up! [laughter ensues]