Chip Z’Nuff thinks collaborating with ex-Enuff Z’Nuff bandmate Donnie Vie again is good for them & fans
Enuff Z’Nuff frontman Chip Z’Nuff was recently interviewed by Tom Leu for the Sound Matters Show. Enuff Z’Nuff released their new studio album Brainwashed Generation yesterday via Frontiers Music Srl and the record contains one song titled “Strangers In My Head” featuring Z’Nuff on bass and his former bandmate Donnie Vie on lead vocals and guitar.
On collaborating with Vie again, Z’Nuff indicated (as transcribed by the Sound Matters Show): “I think right now it’s a nice little thing for the fans. It’s good for us. It’s good for the people. What a beautiful voice this man has. Because he’s a great singer. And he’s a wonderful songwriter. And I think that, at the end of the day, life is just too short to hold a grudge. I think that’s maybe how he felt. As far as I’m concerned, I think we just move forward. He’s got a great solo career, and I’ve taken over and pushed the catalog of what we’ve done, and with new material as well, and I think it’s all good right now. I think people would be pleasantly surprised to know that after all these years we’re still able to make music together and collaborate. I think it’s a wonderful feeling. I’m grateful for it. I wish more musicians would get a chance to do that with their partners.”
In terms of his outlook on the Covid-19 pandemic, Z’Nuff stated: “I’m not really comfortable talking about all that stuff (the shutdowns and the political stuff that’s happening) But you did ask me that, and you’re a good guy… You know my personal thoughts are you know, if we can have protests (which I’m for by the way), we can have concerts. You know what I mean? Why don’t we just call concerts, protests… with music and food, and drink.
In all seriousness, I just don’t know what the future holds for any of us. When I talk to my friends and I see things that are happening with the different agencies that are out there, people are very concerned with how to open this all up again where we can go out and tour, and everybody can be safe. That’s my biggest priority, going out for concerts and playing shows. And that’s to be able to go out and play these concerts where everybody is safe and secure like we were in the past. There’s a lot of insurance stuff going on where people are concerned about it anybody gets sick will they get sued. You may think it’s silly, but it’s not. At the end of the day it’s all about safety. I know the fans have spoken… and once we find a way to get through this, I think the concerts will be bigger and better than they’ve ever been before. But, it’s gonna a little time for these wounds to heal here.”
You can listen to the interview with Chip Z’Nuff at Sound Matters‘ website.
Enuff Z’Nuff‘s “Strangers In My Head” video: