So, a lot of you may wonder why NOFX haven't done interviews in quite a few years. There are a few good reasons and some bad ones. We mainly stopped cause we're tired of getting exploited by the press. Of course there are plenty of good fanzines, but many more fucked up ones, and it became harder to tell which ones were interested in the band and which ones were interested in selling issues or selling our interviews to bigger mainstream magazines (which happened a lot in Europe). In too many cases, we felt that we were being used. Too many interviewers misquote us, or just fill in answers that they think better represented or misrepresented us.
These are all things that every band has
to deal with. It's all part of the marketing game. so
we decided to take ourselves out. We don't want the exposure.
We have a great fanbase, and we really don't need it to get
any bigger. We're happy with how many records we sell, and
with how popular we are. We don't need to get any bigger,
and we don't need to be used by the press, just as we don't
need radio or tv.
We'll just keep playin' live and makin' records
and hangin' out. We do interviews occasionally with small
zines, but for the most part we keep our private lives and
Now for the bad reasons. After doing
4 or 5 interviews a night on tour for the past 14 years it
gets pretty fuckin' old. Not to mention that people ask the
same fucking questions over and over again. I don't wanna
spend my whole evening under interrogation. I love to talk
to people, but I don't like being the only one talking, and
i don't wanna talk about the same subject every night: me.
so, we came up with a plan for our fans that wanna know stuff
about us. Here it goes:
You send in questions and we'll answer them.
These answers will stay up forever, so we won't have to answer
the same ones over and over again. It sounds simple, but it
might work. what ever happens, someone's gonna get pissed
and someone's gonna get stoked and someone's gonna get bored.
Oh yeah, don't ask lame shit, it probably won't get answered.