Zap2it caught up with All-American Rejects guitarist Mike Kennerty recently to ask him not about his band’s new album, but important stuff like his favorite word (“Dude”) and his spirit animal (“A chippy”?).
The All-American Rejects’ new album, “Kids In The Street,” was released in March and features the new single “Beekeeper’s Daughter.” The band is currently preparing for a run of East Coast dates in the U.S. before heading overseas for a U.K. tour supporting Blink-182. Luckily, Kennerty (above right) wasn’t too busy to indulge our list of burning questions.
Below, his gracious answers:
What is your current computer desktop picture?
The big smiling head of Killface from “Frisky Dingo” (show on Adult Swim).
What’s a saying you say a lot?
What is your favorite word?
What would you want to be written on your tombstone?
What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
Fleetwood Mac’s “Say You Love Me.”
Are you the kind of friend you would want to have as a friend?
Of course! I have some sweet stuff…
What do you think Satan’s last name is?
Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you? If so, what?
A fake flower.
What’s the last item you purchased?
Are you a spender or a saver?
Saver. I’m stingy.
Do you have current obsessions/addictions?
Always been addicted to Dr. Pepper.
What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?
I’m currently at a doctor’s office to have my back checked out. Just another in a long list of injuries from destroying myself on stage.
Do you have any nicknames?
“Mikey.” Clever one, eh?
What was the last book you read?
“The Road” by Cormac McCarthy. So that’s what a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is like? Huh… Well, I’ll be.
Do you believe in luck?
What’s the worst place you have ever been to?
There are some venues in Europe that aren’t the best.
Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
I’d like to believe!
What’s your biggest “what if”?
I can’t really complain about anything, so any “what if” would just be out of curiosity if things would be any different as opposed to better.
What’s a sound you hate? A sound you love?
Hate: an alarm to wake me for my doctor’s appointment. Love: music.
What’s your spirit animal?
A chippy. (Ed.’s note: As far as we can tell, he is in fact talking about a strumpet.)