Former W.A.S.P. Guitarist Chris Holmes Films Sequel to His Infamous Pool Interview from Decline of Western Civilization Part II

  • Axl Rosenberg

I assume that most of you, if not all of you, are familiar with then-W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes’ interview in the 1988 documentary, The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years. I mean, the interview is legendary, and we’ve posted it on this site many times before. At this point, Holmes is better known for floating in his pool and acting like a drunken buffoon while his poor mother watched than he is for any of his music; when he dies, this is what’s going right at the top of his obituary. But on the off chance you’ve never seen it, here’s a clip:

Alright, so skip ahead almost thirty years. The people at Duke TV had the clever idea to film a new pool interview with Holmes — one that even begins the same way as the original did.

The bummer is, the new interview is not nearly as entertaining as the old interview. The silver lining is that Holmes is barely more articulate sober than he is hammered. Which isn’t shocking — the guy is a moron.

Oh well. At least his mother didn’t have to watch this time.

The new interview is below, if you’re curious. And while we’re on the topic, remember that I participated in a running audio commentary for Decline II along with the gang from The Metal Injection Livecast. You can check that out here.

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