12 QUESTIONS WITH CURT KIRKWOOD

Can you give us a brief history of your playing career?
Played clarinet in 4th grade school band. Quit that and was forced to take some kind of music instruction by my mom… So I chose guitar.

What inspired you to start playing guitar?
My mom… I thought it’d be easy because I saw the Monkees and the Beatles do it on TV but I was wrong… harder for me than clarinet.

What was your first electric guitar?
A kind of 335 knock-off… Don’t remember the brand.

What are your top 5 favorite records?
My top 5 are too numerous to mention… I also have the full soundtracks to all the rides at Disneyland but that’s more like 20 disks cause it has Disneyland Tokyo as well.

What was the proudest moment and/or performance of your playing career?
Meeting Eric Stoltz when the Puppets were guests on Jon Stewart’s variety show… mid 90s.

How did you hear about Reverend?
I honestly cant remember.

What Reverend guitar(s) are you using?
Volcano and a Six-Gun.

What do you like about your Reverend guitar?
The sound and the way they feel to play are both great… I love playing both of them.

What amps and pedals do you currently use?
Delay, OCD fuzz, wah-wah, phase shifter and another fuzzbox of some kind… Soldano amp.

Do you have any unusual hobbies, skills, or pastimes you’d like to share with us?
I like to mow the lawn and I’m good at beer.

Do you have any advice for up and coming players?
Relax…don’t think.

Please tell us about any of your current projects, tours, cds, etc. we should know about:
Just about finished with a new record… out early 2011 probably.