Roger Manganelli

The Exclaim! Questionnaire

BY None NonePublished Nov 17, 2016

Less Than Jake's Roger Manganelli is currently on the Warped Tour.

Current fixations:

Warped Tour, watching the Bouncing Souls, and eating carnival foods such as Italian sausage hot dogs.

Mind-altering work of art:

Beatles' "White Album."

Most memorable or inspirational gig:

On tour with the Descendents and Guttermouth in San Bernardino when a riot broke out, bottles were flying and a riot squad was called in to break it up.

What has been your career high and low?

High: The opportunity to travel all over the world.

Low: Travelling all over the world instead of being at home on the couch.

What should everyone shut up about?

Social problems such as fur, meat, and racism. You either have it together or you don't.

I would drop everything to play a benefit for:

"High Times" magazine.

What trait do you like and dislike most about yourself?

I like that our band is unique and we try not to take ourselves too seriously. However, I believe that we were born 15 years too late and missed out on that scene.

What would make you kick someone out of your band and/or bed, and have you?

Nobody has been kicked out, but it would have to be something pretty bad like missing shows or intoxicated on stage to the point where it affects the show, fortunately we don't have that problem. As far as kicking someone out of bed, I've done that before when a girl wouldn't go down on me after I went down on her.

When I think of Canada I think:

"South Park" and the Descendents picking up hookers in Montreal.

What is your vital daily ritual?

Downing a lot of water before I go on stage and trailblazing, which is shitting in a bag because there's no toilet on the road.

How do you spoil yourself?

Collect toys and guitars.

What was your most memorable day job?

Working at a head shop called Smoke, where I sold pipes and rolling papers for tobacco use only.

If I wasn't playing music I would be:

Producing and helping others record music.

What is your greatest fear?

Skydiving, bungy jumping, parachuting, or anything like that.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?

The ability to freeze in Texas.

What makes you want to take it off and get it on?

Girls that are dressed up. When everything is in place for a show or going out. When you know it's going to be good.

Music and sex: Is there a difference? Why?

I believe they're similar because they're both physical, emotional, and the relationship with a band has to be strong. Actually, it's more like anal sex; you have to go to the extreme.

Strangest brush with celebrity:

When we were on tour with Bon Jovi, we were walking down the hallway and Richie Sambora was high fiving us before we went on saying stuff like "Go get'em guys". Also I got to stand next to Heather Locklear, but I got too turned on.

Who would be your ideal dinner guest, living or dead, and what would you serve them?

I don't know, I guess I would just go to Taco Bell.

What does your mom wish you were doing instead?

A computer job of some kind, using my brain, but now our parents understand what makes us happy.

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