Nine Questions

Wendy Gadzuk is the lead guitarist for the rock extravaganza known as Whiskey Bitch (, coming soon). Whiskey Bitch is gearing up to release a full-length album this year, as well as a possible solo release for Wendy. When she is not the "Goddess of Thunder" onstage, Wendy tends bar and does some booking at Vaudeville Cabaret. Italian-based Web site Rock Explosion ( recently named Wendy "Rock Girl of the Month."

What was the first concert you ever saw?

Aerosmith, "Back in the Saddle" tour in '83.

What CDs are in your changer right now?

At this very moment, I have Dog Days' Broke in Hollywood and Laverne Baker's Soul on Fire stuck in it. I can't get them out.

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

Do you really expect me to count? I'd say about 200 of each, and another 100 or so 7-inches.

Do you download music, and if so, legally?

No, I don't, because I don't have the patience. I wouldn't do it illegally, because I believe musicians need to be compensated for their efforts.

What was the first album you owned?

I think it was Saturday Night Fever. The first 45 was "Surfin' Bird" by the Trashmen. Man, I wish I still had that! Mike Cirillo, send it back if you're reading this!

What song would you like played at your funeral?

"Rock Angel" by Candyass.

Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What are your guilty pleasures?

Heart and Donnie Iris. But my friends probably know about that. And the Donnas.

What band or artist changed your life, and how?

Aerosmith and AC/DC. They made me realize how hard the blues could rock, and made me wanna do the same. And Joan Jett for showing me that a woman could.

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

AC/DC's Powerage ... but that's just today.

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