Nine Questions

Jeff Dunham could be a poster boy for multiple-personality disorder. The comedian/ventriloquist, along with his friends Walter, Peanut, Achmed the Dead Terrorist and José Jalapeño, will perform in front of Dunham's largest Tucson crowd yet next Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Tucson Convention Center Arena. For ticket information, visit

What was the first concert you ever saw?

Don't laugh ... Air Supply in 1983. I opened for them.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

Only two: Avenged Sevenfold, self-titled, and Guns N' Roses, Chinese Democracy.

How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?

Good lord, hundreds. Plus piles of 45s from the '70s.

Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?

Always legally. Not kidding.

What was the first album you owned?

I "borrowed" Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge Over Troubled Water, from my dad.

What song would you like to have played at your funeral?

"You Can't Always Get What You Want" by the Rolling Stones.

Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?

Roger Whittaker. I'm listening to "Ding Dong Merrily on High."

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Avenged Sevenfold. It's like they're following me around with a notepad. (Note: Dunham's "Guitar Guy," Brian Haner, is the father of Avenged Sevenfold lead guitarist Synyster Gates.)

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

It used to be Chicago, The White Album. (Note: We're guessing he means Chicago at Carnegie Hall.) Now it's Avenged Sevenfold, Avenged Sevenfold.