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September 17, 2003, 1:00 am    Much Music Fountains of Wayne Interview

> Rick: YOU'RE DEFINITELY BACK WITH "MuchOnDemand." IT'S "AUDIENCE WEDNESDAY." WELCOME BACK TO THE MuchMusic ENVIRONMENT. IT'S ADAM AND CHRIS FROM FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE. THERE THEY ARE RIGHT THERE. (Applause and cheering)

> Rick: WHAT'S UP, GUYS? WELCOME BACK.

> THANK YOU.

> Rick: I DON'T KNOW--

> A LOT OF SCREAMING IN HERE.

> Rick: THERE'S A LOT OF SCREAMING. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE INTO THAT OR NOT. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY TOLD YOU THERE WAS GOING TO BE SCREAMING, BUT...

> I LIKE SCREAMING. YEAH. WE ASKED IF THEY COULD TAKE US SOMEWHERE WHERE THERE WAS A LOT OF SCREAMING.

> Rick: OKAY, GOOD. YOU CAME TO THE RIGHT PLACE.

> THIS IS GOING TO BE PERFECT.

> Rick: YOU GUYS WERE IN HERE YEARS AGO BACK IN '97--

> WE'RE OLD.

> Rick: --FOR YOUR DEBUT ALBUM. NO, NO, I WAS STILL AROUND. I'M STILL HERE, SO I'M OLD TOO, I GUESS. THIS IS THE THIRD ALBUM. HEY, WHAT IS THAT, GEORGE? THIRD ALBUM, "WELCOME INTERSTATE MANAGERS." THE SECOND ONE WAS DONE LIKE FOUR YEARS AGO. WHAT WERE YOU GUYS DOING IN THE MEANTIME?

> GARDENING.

> Rick: YEAH.

> A LITTLE GOLF.

> WE FORGOT TO MAKE A RECORD. THEN ONE DAY IT WAS LIKE "OH, A RECORD!" THEN WE MADE ONE.

> Rick: WAS IT EASY TO GET BACK INTO THE SWING OF THINGS, TO MAKING MUSIC AFTER DOING THE GARDENING AND GOLFING AND TENNIS AND WHATEVER ELSE? CROQUET-- I DON'T KNOW WHAT ELSE THERE WAS.

> THE SHORT ANSWER IS NO.

> Rick: IT WAS A CHALLENGE?

> WE KIND OF EASED BACK INTO IT. YOU KNOW, WE WOULD JUST GO IN AND RECORD A SONG OR TWO AT A TIME WHEN WE HAD SOMETHING WE LIKED. SO WE DID THIS RECORD OVER ABOUT A YEAR, BUT JUST IN LITTLE SHORT SESSIONS, A WEEK OR TWO HERE OR THERE.

> Rick: YOU-- I DON'T KNOW IF IT WAS LAST WEEK, JAY LENO WITH FARRAH FAWCETT. WAS THAT LAST WEEK SOMETIME?

> YEAH.

> Rick: WAS SHE DRUNK AGAIN?

> (Laughing) SHE WASN'T MAKING A WHOLE LOT OF SENSE.

> Rick: AGAIN, EH?

> YEAH. I MEAN, IT WASN'T A MELTDOWN, BUT EVERYONE WAS WAITING FOR A MELTDOWN, YOU KNOW, INCLUDING US.

> Rick: I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. WHEN SHE APPEARED ON LETTERMAN, I THINK LAST YEAR, I COULDN'T UNDERSTAND WHAT SHE WAS TRYING TO GET AT, BUT--

> NOW THEY BOOK HER ON EVERY ONE OF THOSE SHOWS ALL THE TIME.

> Rick: AND NOW THEY LOVE HER ON THOSE SHOWS.

> BECAUSE EVERYONE IS WAITING FOR IT TO HAPPEN AGAIN.

> I GOT TO TOUCH HER, THOUGH.

> Rick: YOU TOUCHED HER?

> YEAH.

> Rick: THAT'S COOL.

> JUST HER HAND, BUT THAT WAS ENOUGH.

> Rick: THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH. THAT'S GOOD ENOUGH. BEFORE WE GET TO "STACY'S MOM," THERE'S A QUESTION OUT THERE RIGHT NOW: WHO PLAYS STACY'S MOM? YOU COULD WIN THAT MADPLAYER. LET'S TALK ABOUT THIS COVER THAT SNOOP DOGG DID. ONE OF YOUR-- SNOOP DOGG COVERED ONE OF YOUR SONGS?

> WE WROTE THE THEME SONG FOR A SHOW CALLED "CRANK YANKERS," WHICH IS-- DO YOU HAVE "COMEDY CENTRAL" HERE? IT'S A PUPPET SHOW. IT'S LIKE A CRANK PHONE CALL SHOW.

> Rick: YEAH, YEAH.

> SO WE DID THE THEME SONG, AND IT WAS KIND OF LIKE A PARODY OF "SESAME STREET." AND THEN SOMEHOW THEY GOT SNOOP DOGG TO DO A VERSION OF OUR SONG. SO THAT'S LIKE THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR LIFE.

> Rick: THAT'S HUGE, MAN!

> A LOT OF PEOPLE TELL ME I LOOK LIKE THAT GUY, TOO, SO... FOR REAL.

> YEAH, I CAN SEE IT.

> Rick: NOW, I'M SURE THERE'S A LOT MORE SWEARING IN HIS VERSION?

> YEAH. WE COULD NOT-- WE COULDN'T SING HIS VERSION TO YOU RIGHT NOW.

> Rick: NO, NO, NO.

> TRY IT.

> Rick: THERE'D BE A LOT OF BLEEPS.

> YEAH.

> Rick: LET'S GET TO THE FIRST VIDEO OFF THIS ONE. I'M SURE THERE IS GOING TO BE MORE TO COME. IT'S "STACY'S MOM." I CAN'T REALLY SAY WHO IT'S STARRING BECAUSE THEN I WOULD GIVE AWAY THE ANSWER. WE'LL BE BACK WITH THAT. THIS IS "STACY'S MOM," FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE! (Applause and cheering) (Video plays)

> Namugenyi: "STACY'S MOM," FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE! WE'RE HANGING OUT IN THE DIGITAL AREA. WATCHING THAT VIDEO, WE CAN ACTUALLY SAY WHO IS IN THE VIDEO NOW. THAT WOULD BE SUPERMODEL RACHEL HUNTER, RIGHT?

> YEAH, SHE'S IN IT TOO, A LITTLE BIT.

> Namugenyi: A LITTLE BIT?

> I THOUGHT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT US.

> HUBBA HUBBA!

> Namugenyi: I WAS TALKING ABOUT YOU GUYS, TOO. NOW WATCHING THAT VIDEO, IF I WAS LIKE A 14-YEAR-OLD GUY, AND I'M LIKE A GROWN WOMAN, I'M A GROWN-ASS WOMAN, BUT I STILL GET HOT WATCHING THAT VIDEO. I STILL GET HOT WATCHING THAT VIDEO.

> THAT'S THE INTENDED EFFECT.

> Namugenyi: IS IT FOR THE WOMEN OR--

> IT'S FOR EVERYBODY. IT WORKS FOR EVERYONE.

> Namugenyi: IS THIS SOMETHING ONE OF YOU GUYS WENT THROUGH, YOU HAD A CRUSH ON ONE OF YOUR FRIEND'S MOTHER?

> I STILL LIKE CHRIS'S MOM A LOT, BUT BECAUSE WE WORK TOGETHER IT'S OFF LIMITS.

> Namugenyi: IT WOULD MAKE THINGS AWKWARD, CHRIS?

> WELL, SINCE THAT WHOLE CHEMOTHERAPY THING, IT REALLY HASN'T BEEN THE SAME.

> RIGHT. SHE STILL LOOKS GOOD.

> Namugenyi: BUT HOW DID RACHEL HUNTER BECOME INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT?

> (Laughing)

> Namugenyi: HOW DID SHE BECOME INVOLVED IN THE PROJECT? WHY ARE YOU LAUGHING AT ME?

> I WASN'T LAUGHING AT THAT. NO, THE DIRECTOR IS A GOOD FRIEND OF OURS NAMED CHRIS APPLEBALM. HE'S LIKE A BIG SHOT GUY WHO DOES BRITNEY VIDEOS AND STUFF NOW, BUT WE KNEW HIM WHEN HE HE HAD NO WORK. SO HE KIND OF DID US A FAVOUR AND PULLED A LOT OF STRINGS, YOU KNOW, HIS PEOPLE GOT TO HER PEOPLE KIND OF THING.

> Namugenyi: SO WHAT JOKE DID I MISS? WHAT WAS THE INSIDE JOKE?

> NO. THE CHEMOTHERAPY THING, IT WENT OVER YOUR HEAD.

> LET'S REPEAT IT A FEW MORE TIMES. THEY LOVE TO TALK ABOUT CHEMOTHERAPY ON THESE POP MUSIC SHOWS.

> Namugenyi: WELL, WE WERE GIVING AWAY SOME MADPLAYERS BEFORE, AND K-LOVE FROM WINDSOR, SANDRA FROM WINNIPEG, AND JASON FROM NORTH BAY, YOU'RE ALL THE LUCKY RECIPIENTS OF THOSE. OBVIOUSLY, THE QUESTION WAS: WHO WAS THE SUPERMODEL IN THE VIDEO? NOW, READING A LOT OF ARTICLES, A LOT OF WRITERS SAY THAT YOU GUYS ARE CONSISTENTLY UNDERAPPRECIATED. ARE YOU? DO YOU GUYS FEEL LIKE YOU'RE STEPPED ON?

> UH... HUH. I MEAN, THAT'S SORT OF A WEIRD QUESTION. WE HAVE ALWAYS GOTTEN LIKE GOOD REVIEWS, WHICH WE'RE VERY APPRECIATIVE FOR, BUT I GUESS IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, BEING ON SHOWS LIKE THIS, IT'S ONLY ONCE IN AWHILE. FEEL FREE TO HAVE US ON ALL THE TIME, AND THEN THAT PROBLEM WILL BE SOLVED. WE'LL BE JUST LIKE A REGULAR GUEST.

> Namugenyi: HEY, YOU'RE WELCOME ANYTIME.

> I WANT MY OWN SHOW.

> Namugenyi: YOU WANT YOUR OWN SHOW?

> I WANT MY OWN NETWORK, ACTUALLY. DO YOU GUYS HAVE ANY EXTRA-- YOU HAVE ALL THIS Much THIS AND Much THAT. WHAT ABOUT Much FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE?

> Namugenyi: WE CAN HOOK YOU UP. I MEAN, SNOOP DOGG HAS HIS OWN SHOW. YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN SHOW, RIGHT?

> WHO?

> Namugeyi: SNOOP DOGG HAS HIS OWN SHOW. YOU CAN HAVE YOUR OWN SHOW.

> THAT'S RIGHT. I HAVE NEVER SEEN THAT.

> Namugenyi: ARE YOU GUYS GOING TO HANG OUT? HORSESHOES ARE FOR TELEVISION.

> HOW COME HE GETS A SHOW?

> Namugenyi: I DON'T KNOW. HIS PEOPLE. YOUR AGENT, MAN. YOU'VE GOT TO TALK TO YOUR AGENT. YOU'RE GOING TO HANG OUT FOR A MINUTE. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A SHORT BREAK. MORE WITH FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE AFTER THE BREAK RIGHT HERE ON "MuchOnDemand." (Commercial break) ("MuchOnDemand" theme)

> Namugenyi: YOU'RE BACK ON "MuchOnDemand." WITH US NOW, WE'VE GOT CHRIS AND ADAM FROM FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE. BEFORE THE BREAK, YOU GUYS EXPRESSED AN INTEREST TO WORK HERE, AND DURING THE BREAK WE BROKE IT DOWN HOW MUCH WE GET PAID, AND NOW THEY HAVE CHANGED THEIR MINDS, RIGHT?

> Rick: THEY WANT NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS PLACE ANYMORE.

> YEAH, WELL, THIS IS WHAT WE GOT PAID SO FAR TODAY SO-- I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THIS IS, CANADIAN--

> Rick: THAT'S A QUARTER AND THAT'S A PENNY.

> 26 CENTS.

> Rick: 26 CENTS. THAT'S NOT BAD.

> DO YOU GUYS MAKE THAT MUCH?

> Namugenyi: A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN THAT.

> A LITTLE BIT MORE, RIGHT?

> Rick: YOU MAKE MORE-- YOU MAKE MORE THAN THAT?

> Namugenyi: HEY, MAN.

> Rick: I QUICKLY GOT TO GET TO THIS. ON THIS ONE HERE, YOU GOT SOME HELP WITH JAMES IHA, RECENTLY DOING SOME STUFF WITH PERFECT CIRCLE AND SMASHING PUMPKINS. IT'S PRETTY HARD FOR ME TO PICTURE JAMES IHA DOING POWER POP. HOW DID THIS COME TO BE?

> I THINK ACTUALLY HIS TASTES ARE PROBABLY REALLY SIMILAR TO OURS.

> Rick: YEAH?

> HE HAS ALWAYS PLAYED IN THESE HEAVY BANDS, BUT HIS RECORD COLLECTION IS ALMOST IDENTICAL TO OURS. AND WE HAVE BEEN FRIENDS WITH HIM FOR A LONG TIME.

> Rick: COOL, COOL. IT WAS SIMPLE THEN. WE'RE GOING TO GET CHRISTA AND ERICA ON UP HERE. YOU GUYS HAVE A QUESTION FOR THE GUYS IN THE FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE. THIS IS ADAM AND CHRIS.

> HI. OUR QUESTION FOR YOU IS...

> WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THE SONG "STACY'S MOM"?

> CAN WE MENTION THE WHOLE THING--

> NO, YOU CAN'T TALK ABOUT THAT. IT'S KIND OF A MADE UP STORY. YOU KNOW, IT'S MORE OF A GENERAL KIND OF STORY, BUT I DID ACTUALLY HAVE A FRIEND THAT TOLD ME WHEN WE WERE BOTH 12 THAT HE THOUGHT MY GRANDMOTHER WAS REALLY HOT. AND I COULDN'T WRITE ABOUT THAT, SO I JUST MADE IT A REGULAR MOM. SHE WAS HOT.

> SHE WAS HOT.

> Rick: WE SHOULD GET TO THIS LAST ONE. THANKS, GUYS, FOR THE QUESTION. YOU GUYS ARE DOING A SHOW TOMORROW NIGHT AT THE HORSESHOE JUST DOWN THE STREET HERE. AGAIN, FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE. BEFORE WE SAY GOODBYE, WE SHOULD STOP THAT LAST VOTE-O-MATIC.

> Namugenyi: YES, WE SHOULD.

> Rick: IS IT DONE ALREADY? THAT'S IT. SIMPLE PLAN HAVE TAKEN THAT ONE. THAT'S IT, SIMPLE PLAN. (Applause and cheering) I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S WHO YOU GUYS WERE VOTING FOR, BUT SIMPLE PLAN.

> WE JUST PLAYED WITH THEM ACTUALLY.

> Rick: YOU GUYS JUST PLAYED WITH SIMPLE PLAN?

> WE PLAYED WITH THEM IN CENTRAL PARK IN NEW YORK. NICE GUYS.

> Rick: REALLY GOOD GUYS.

> Namugenyi: THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY.

> Rick: THANKS, GUYS, FOR COMING DOWN. ADAM AND CHRIS, FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE. ENJOY THE SHOW TONIGHT. THIS IS SIMPLE PLAN. (Video plays)



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