January 13, 2007|
So Lita had her farewell match at Survivor Series. And now, Amy Dumas will be the front woman of her band, The Luchagors. It’s comprised of drummer Troy, guitarist Shane and bassist Jake. Amy wanted her first interview to be for WWE fans, which is why she waited to do this one. So let’s get to it already, Amy’s first exclusive interview about The Luchagors:
Ashley: How did the idea for The Luchagors start?
Amy: Basically these friends I know called my bluff on saying I wanted to be in a band for a million years, threw me in a practice space and put a mic in front of me.
Ashley: How did you come up with the name “The Luchagors”?
Amy: Our bass player, Jake, is kinda silly, and after about 100 names that we were like, “Okay, just stop.” I’d get texts randomly throughout the night until he came up with The Luchagors, with a “just kidding” afterward. I was like, “No, I like that.” It is a combination of two words: “Lucha,” meaning fighting, and “gors,” like horror movies, which I’ve been a fan of my whole life.
Ashley: What are some of your musical influences?
Amy: 7 seconds, The Misfits, Descendents, Lunachicks, Juliette and the Licks. The drummer and the guitar player are big metal fans, so that kinda creeps in there, too. Jake… we won’t even talk about his music taste. Shaq has some rap CD and he likes to play it, which he thinks is funny, but it is for 30 seconds, not the whole CD.
Ashley: What’s up with the makeup?
Amy: Those pictures (on our MySpace site) are from our Halloween show we played where we all dressed up as skeletons. It’s not something we plan on doing every show, but it was for Halloween. Shane, our guitar player, has done special effects on horror films, so we were all victims of his that night.
Ashley: When can we catch you on tour or hear your music?
Amy: Our stuff is available now on our MySpace, which is myspace.com/theluchagors13.
I don’t think Troy’s ever even turned on a computer, but Shane, Jake and I are the only ones running it. We don’t have anyone managing it or whatever, so you know it’s us. Right now we have had two shows booked in Atlanta, one with the Bouncing Souls and the Circle Jerks. In January, we’re going to record a full length CD and tour with that in the spring.
Thanks for the interview, Amy. Good luck with everything. You’re gonna do great.
Well, you know I always give you one of your fave Superstar’s musical tastes at the end of each Bangin’ and well, I decided who better than Lita to complement her interview above so here goes…
”My most listened to song in my iPod is “Luxury Problem” by Lunachicks.
”My fave CD to relax to is Esquivel’s Other Worlds, Other Sounds, Best of Elvis or any CD from the Ultra Lounge especially, Spacecapades.
“A CD you would not expect me to own is Outkast’s Speakerboxx and The Love Below double album. (I’m a huge Andre 3000 mark.)”
Credit: WWe.com (??)