This is one of my favorite pix, so i had to put it here. =)
2-20-01 interview (just Mike R's part (Planet Hollywood)
Mike's turn now... Welcome Mike! Any comments for the fans?
Gotti13_Mike: Just want to say hi everybody! It's great to chat with you all. Whats up!?
oh_my_Gotti asks: When did you start as a group? Gotti13_Mike: I got together with Chris and Tommy in late 1998. We snuck into a record industry party and met the right people! In early 1999 we hooked up with Henry and the chemistry was there so here we are!
OtownAngel1067 asks: Who is the biggest flirt of the group?
Gotti13_Mike: I would say me! We all love to flirt and make girls laugh. All the guys do. We love to see the girls smile.
Bryna asks: Hey!! This is Bryna again...But I know this is a little ahead of time but are ya'll going to the Teen Night at HOB March 17th?
Gotti13_Mike: March 17th? Well, we have not really thought that far ahead. Please check the website: www.gotti13.net. We may decide last minute to go so you can find the info there.
Jenifer asks: Mike...what's the best part about being in the band?
Gotti13_Mike: Letting my alter ego come out on stage and I just totally go crazy and nuts out there, I am a different person on stage and love to see the fans screaming and their faces light up.
OtownAngel1067 asks: Mike, when your pants fell down at HRL was it on purpose??
Gotti13_Mike: NO COMMENT!!! But Henry caught on fire...
Chelle asks: When will we be able to get a hold of a cd??? Chelle
Gotti13_Mike: We're hoping next fall. We're going into recording in the spring. ...It'll be out late this year actually. We're working on it now.
oh_my_Gotti asks: Who'd be the mole of your group?
Gotti13_Mike: The Mole would be... Tommy. He's the one who would least be expected to.
witchywoman asks: whose concert would you stand in line for tickets the longest?
gotti13_Mike: Toss up between Bon Jovi... and Aerosmith!
obwonie asks: who tells the worse jokes?
Gotti13_Mike: It's between me and Tommy. I'd go with me... cause I'd give jokes just to get a cheap laugh!
Jinx25Gotti13 asks: Who do you admire most in the music industry?
Gotti13_Mike: Anybody who's still around for a while and has stuck with it. Anyone who's had a love for the industry and has been here for a while.
lance4ever asks: do you see yourself more on top 40 or rock radio stations??
Gotti13_Mike: Both. I enjoy music! I see us as... like... Greenday with melodic '50s riffs.
Abs asks: Do any of you have pets?
Gotti13_Mike: I had a dog that now lives with my parents for the past 10 years. A Cocker Spaniel named Barney.
PLANET_MODERATOR: Well thanks, Mike, for chatting with us! It's been fun! Any parting thoughts before Henry steps up to the computer?
Gotti13_Mike: We hope to be out soon for everyone to watch and listen to!! We hope to become your favorite artists!
PLANET_MODERATOR: Bye Mike.
These questions were answered 10/7/99.
A big THANK YOU! goes out to Mike R. For taking the time to answer them for me!!
1. What is the best thing to happen in your life so far?
2. Is there anything that always goes with you when you are on the road? (and no you can't say your guitar! :)
3. Had any embarrassing moments on stage yet?
ABOUT FELL ON MY BUTT TRIPPING OVER CORDS.
4. Do you have a favorite song to perform?
DON'T HAVE A FAV. REALLY
5. What is one thing you'd like Gotti 13 to accomplish?
RECOGNITION AND LONGEVITY
6. What's the one CD you can't get out of your CD player?
KORN OR CREED
7. What is the best thing about performing?
THE SCREAMING FANS
8. Got any news you can share about your deal with Sony?
JUST THAT WE'RE GONNA START WORKIN WITH THEM
9. Do you have any pre-show rituals?
MAKING FUNNY LOUD NOISES
10. What have you noticed about the audience that comes to see you?
THEY'RE YOUNG GIRLS :) NOTHIN WRONG WITH THAT AT ALL
11. What's your opinion on the whole y2k thing?
IT'S A BIG HYPE
12. Does the 13 in Gotti 13 have a significance?
SYMBOL FOR CHANGE OR A NEW BEGINNING
13. What do you normally do after a show?
WIPE THE SWEAT OFF MY BODY AND DRINK A LOT OF WATER
14. Can you describe your music for someone who has never heard it before?
KNOCK YOUR SOX OFF MUSIC!!
15. Describe Gotti 13 in one word.
16. Besides music what did you want to be when you were growing up?
A STUNT MAN, CARTOONIST, SPECIAL EFFECTS COORDINATOR
17. Mike can you describe Henry for me?
UM.. EASY TO GET ALONG WITH. FUNNY, GOOD LOOKING, TALENTED
18. What's one thing you hope stays the same?
THE SIZE OF MY HEAD
19. If you were an M&M flavor, what flavor would you be?
(plain, peanut, crispy, peanut butter, or mint) Sorry it was about 2 am when i thought of this one! =)
20. Got any thing to say to your fans??
I LOVE YOU GUYS VERY MUCH! YOU MAKE IT ALL WORTH MY WHILE!
This one was answered by Chris:
17.Chris can you describe Mike R. for me?
umm, hes got blue eyes