Chip Z’Nuff states that there will be no more Enuff Z’Nuff when he’s done
Enuff Z’Nuff frontman Chip Z’Nuff was recently interviewed by Jay Oakley of Just A Rock N Roll Junkie.
In terms of how it’s been being the voice for Enuff Z’Nuff and singing the songs in full, Chip Z’Nuff advised:
“Well, it’s the last voice for Enuff Z’Nuff because when I’m done there won’t be an Enuff Z’Nuff anymore, that’s it. When my brother left the band in 2013, it was devastating to me because I consider Donnie Vie one of the greatest singers of our generation, a wonderful songwriting partner and a man who I sincerely love from the bottom of my heart. So, when he said it was a really tough call for me to continue to move on, however, after talking with him, he said to me, “If you’re going to go out there and continue with Enuff Z’Nuff, you should front the band and sing the songs. At least when you get to the front of the stage, you walk up there; people are going to know its Enuff Z’Nuff.” And, I wasn’t sure I could do it and after going through extensive rehearsals with the band, I realized that maybe I could do it. I think the guy that really changed the band for Enuff Z’Nuff is a guy named Tony Fennell, our guitar player, who came from a band called Ultravox and he was the one who instilled confidence in me and believed in what I can do, my talents and was able to pull the troops together and make this happen.”
In regard to what Enuff Z’Nuff has given him, Chip Z’Nuff stated: “It gave me a career. I’ve had an illustrious run with this band and when you put a group together when you’re kids you don’t envision it ending but the average life expectancy is five years and we’ve been going for a long time. I’m the only original one left because Derek (Frigo) passed away in 2004 and Ricky (Parent) passed away in 2007 so I’ve lost some troops in there but I know my guys would want me to carry on and that’s what I’m doing and I hope the fans are as supportive as they have been and they come out to the shows and get the records because they’ve provided me with a good life and I’m grateful to be able to say that I’ve been in Enuff Z’Nuff for thirty years.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Chip Z’Nuff at Just A Rock N Roll Junkie.