Chicago rockers I Love Rich answered our Chi-Tunes questionnaire. Do the same and your band could appear in RedEye!
What makes your live show great?
We have great tunes, we dress up, we have fun and I have been told that I am a good (and funny) front man. We even have our own sign that lights up and a fog machine! I have a shirt with my own face on it. I get that our music is maybe too aggressive for some, and not aggressive enough for others. And some people just think we're just stupid. But if you can't enjoy our show on some level then you are probably a jerk.
Describe your sound in five words or less.
The best rock band ever.
Tell us something random about the band, and why that's significant.
We have been told we're the world's sexiest rock and roll band. That's significant because odds are even if you don't like rock and roll you most likely like sex. So you should check us out if you like either sex or rock and roll.
Who would you want to work with, and who would you never work with? Why?
I would like to work with Jesus Christ, because he's the one true lord and savior. I'll bet he can help get our kick drum sound just about perfect. I would not like to work with Ryan Reynolds because just about everything he does sucks. Although he was a better Green Lantern than I thought he would be.
If the band was a breakfast cereal, what would it be and why?
Is there a brand of super fun, it's-so-good-it-makes-you-orgasm-in-your-mouth cereal? No? Then I don't know. Rock and rollers don't eat breakfast.
What's the best album you've heard recently?
I was listening to "Van Halen II" earlier, and it's an amazing album. But you probably mean what's the best new album I've heard lately. In that case, I really like the new Foxy Shazam, "Welcome to the Church of Rock and Roll".
What song do you never want to hear again?
Actually, my answer to this is "The Star-Spangled Banner". I love my country as much as the next guy (maybe more), but it's a bad song and very few people can sing it right. And we're forced to sit through it at every sporting event. How about changing the national anthem to "God Bless America" or, better yet, to "You Can Still Rock In America"?
What is Chicago's best music venue and why?
There are so many choices. For bigger shows Reggie's and Double Door are pretty great, although we have had better shows at Reggie's. For smaller, more down and dirty rock shows maybe Liars Club or Quenchers.
I Love Rich
When: 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29
Where: Reggie's Rock Club, 2109 S. State St.
Tickets: $15 in advance/$20 at the door (17+); 773-949-0121