That’s a long-ass motorcycle. If people didn’t know better, they might think you were compensating for something.
Ha-ha. Yeah, the bike
is a little more than 12 feet long, and it’s got the longest front end I’ve ever seen. It’s out there. It’s nearly impossible to make a U-turn.
What’s the story behind it?
I had it custom-made about four years ago. I wanted a sort of road-warrior bike. It’s all matte black—no fancy graphics, just a dirty-ass, barhopping rat bike. It looks like death, but I love cruising on it. There’s no radio. Just you and the road.
No radio must be tough given all the submissions you had to listen to for your new Methods of Mayhem album.
For months I’d get up at 9 a.m. and listen to demos until 2 or 3 a.m. We put the raw tracks up online and had fans remix different parts. We had about 10,000 submissions. I wanted to make a record with the whole world. It was a cool, cool experience.
Have you always been interested in motorcycles?
Yes. I got my first Harley in ‘82 and stared at it all day. There’s just something about bikes: You have your girl on the back, and she’s digging the vibrations and holding on for dear life. There’s nothing better.
Methods of Mayhem’s A Public Disservice Announcement is available on iTunes.
Celeb Ride: Heavy Metal
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