Monday, May 3, 2010

Trivia Tuesday: Jade Puget

It's back! After nearly 4 months without it, we have decided to bring back Trivia Tuesday. This time around instead of albums, we will give you quirky facts about the band members. First up, Jade Puget. We hope you enjoy this reader favorite being brought back to life.

* Jade played in a few bands before joining AFI: Redemption 87, Influence 13, and Loose Change
* Jade also played in a band called Taxidermy where he played bass and was in two bands with Smith, one pop-punk and the other hardcore.
* Jade has a chihuahua named Munch, after Detective Munch on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit
* He has remixed multiple artists' songs such as Marilyn Manson's "Heart Shaped Glasses" and The Static Age's "Vertigo."
* He was named Alternative Press' Best Guitarist of 2009 in a readers' poll
* The first song Jade wrote for AFI was Malleus Maleficarum. Malleus Maleficarum is a famous treastie on witches by Heinrich Kramer that was an attempt to refute the belief that witchcraft was not real.
* He has multiple tattoos that are homages to bands that he likes such as "Boy Don't Cry" on his arm (tribute to The Cure) and "Love Will Tear Us Apart" (a homage to Joy Division).
* Jade currently uses a Diamond Amplification Nitrox for his live setup and that he used a Gibson Cloud 9 Les Paul for a good deal of the recording of Crash Love.
* Also on the recording of Crash Love, he used wine glasses and pencils to make certain sounds
* Jade's half-brother, Gibson, is in The Spoken Word
* Jade is the only member of AFI who has a college degree
* Davey and Jade share vocals on the infamous "Chicken Song" while Hunter plays the piano. In an interview on Buzznet, Jade commented on the song saying: "I just had a strange cravings during the recording of Black Sails. I was like a pregnant woman. I wrote it after eating a bunch of chicken and granola; I was inspired. It wasn't supposed to be recorded." (of course, this quote is part of the joke)
* Jade is a big fan of Conan O'Brien
* Jade is technically featured on the Dork 7" since it is a split with Loose Change, which Jade played guitar for when the 7'' was recorded.
* Jade has said that 'Darling, I Want To Destroy You' was such a different song from any other on Crash Love because "it was the only song, since I've been in the band, that was written from a jam. All of the songs have always been written by Davey and I and that one was we were just in practice one day and I started playing the riff and we just kind of jammed out the song real quick and it became that one."

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