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by Martin Popoff

Revealing but not too revealing, Vin adds, "I mean, I can't really say what's going on, but I've got some stuff I'm working on right now, some people who've been really, really cool and a lot of fun to work with. And we're just kind of keeping everything under wraps. But in terms of people I'd want to play with - Bob Zilla, man. Bob Zilla is one of the funnest people I've ever toured with in my life, you know? And he lives in Dallas, and he's back to doing tattoo art, and he definitely wants to play again and I think him and I will put something together at some point. As far as the other people you mentioned (Rex, Phil), they kind of have their own agendas, and they're off doing their own thing right now. Rex, he's all right, you know? I mean, it's hard to kind of have the kinds of feelings you've had with people once the bonds have been broken, and that's kind of where that sits."

What about Phil?

"I have no comments about Phil. We'll just leave it at that. Not worth talking about."

Talk turns to Dimevision and its inescapable highlight - fireworks, and lots of them. "You know, all I know is that the dude was a crazy motherf**ker and he liked to have a great time," reflects Vinnie. "And the fireworks shit, I've never seen before. And when Rita showed me that stuff, I couldn't believe he was doing that shit in his house. You know what I mean? I mean, like I said, he was the dude that invented that show Jackass. He just took it to another level. He just never got credit for it. That shit with the truck out in front of his yard, it's insane! That kind of stuff is just always going on. That was at 10 o'clock in the morning after going all night. So they were drinking away and going for it. That's him and Pat and that's it. They had been working in the studio all night and just going, and Outlaw showed up, the guy with the truck, and they just went to work and started destroying shit."

Who's Outlaw?

"He's a really good friend of Dime's. That was just his nickname, The Outlaw. Jeff Doan is his real name, and he's just a redneck from Texas. That's all I can tell you about him. The guy actually worked at a place called Westway Ford, and he had an inside with the shop, so, even though he did some serious damage to the car... and that was not his car anyway, it was a rental, so they just didn't give a f**k. F**k it up, and we'll pay for it, no big deal - just f**k it up and have a good time while doing it."

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