Neda: OMG here He is the lead singer of Demon’s Wing. He is smiling and ladies he had this panty dropper smile and those eyes those Ice Blue eyes wowza. It’s hot in here, why is it so hot in here, who the hell turned up the heat? At this point Nik is staring at me as if I have lost my mind but he has a sly grin on his face. I guess he is used to women loosing their shit every time they walk into a room. Ok ok I need to calm the fuck down. Forget about the fact that I know about his insane love making abilities. Ok deep breaths. I slowly turn my eyes to Nik and try to avoid his beautiful eyes and thick dark lashes that most women would kill for. I smile sweetly and maybe fluff up my cleavage (rumour has it he is a breast man). Thank you so much Nik for aggreeing to this interview I am a huge fan… I like adore you. * OMG did I just say Like? Great now he thinks I am a bimbo*
Nik: Thanks, Neda. Em is a big fan of your blog.
Neda: Oh Em likes the blog that is so cool, The girls are going to freak…I mean you all are so famous…Ok sorry sorry, here is my first question…So what’s new with you and Ember since we last heard from you?
Nik: Well Em and I just celebrated our one year wedding anniversary. It was a great weekend. We went to Mexico for a few days. Career wise, we are all headed to the UK for a while. Now that Mia is a little older, we thought it was time to head back out there and let our fans know we still love performing live for them.
Neda: The first time you saw Ember what was the situation and what went through your mind?
Nik: She had just moved into the trailer beside of mine. Her mom was inside sorting things around, or something. Em, she was sitting on the grass in the yard that separated our trailers. I remember she had this little ragged old teddy bear. It was missing one eye and only had one ear that was barely hanging on. She was whispering to it and hugging it tight. I was fifteen, and fighting some demons of my own at the time, but when she looked up and saw me watching her out my bedroom window she sunk her fangs into my heart then and there…Her face was dirty and I could tell that she had been crying. All I wanted to do was gather her close and make whatever had made her cry better…
Neda: Your a song writer so music and lyrics are an important part of your being. Name 5 songs that describe you from infancy until this moment in time?
Neda: It’s hard to think of just five, but…Childhood…I guess The Unforgiven by Metallica would sum that up. (grimacing)…. Glory Days by Bruce Springsteen would describe my life with the guys when we first got going. Those were some good days. But it got old fast, touring with breaks few and far between. So Bob Seger’s Turn The Page song comes to mind. Falling for Emmie was good and bad. I went a little crazy. featuring Brent Smith from Shinedown with Apocalyptica would most definitely describe me then. And now that I’m content with Em and Mia, Eric Clapton’s Change The World has to be on the list. Emmie is ‘my queen’ and she is absolutely ‘the center of my universe’.
Neda: What would you have done of Emmie got into that cab and never looked back?
Nik: It would have destroyed me. If I hadn’t convinced her to stay, if she had left me for good I would have crawled into a bottle and stayed there. I saw my life literally flash before my eyes, because without her I might as well be dead.
Neda: In the hospital you thought that Jesse was having sex with Emmie. If This was true what would you have done?
Nik: It would have killed me, but all I care about is her happiness. If it had been Jesse…after I stomped his fucking ass, I would have given him and Emmie my best. He’s a good guy. I would trust him not to break her heart…But I doubt I could have stayed around. Demon’s Wings would have broken up, because I wouldn’t have been able to see how happy he was making her…
Neda: In the book it is mentioned that you had a hard childhood too. What happened in your child hood?
Nik: I guess I felt Emmie’s pain so much because I was a victim of abuse too. My old man was a mean SOB. He made a sport out of how many bruises he could put on me at a time. My mother…Well she wasn’t much of a mom. She would just leave the room when he started throwing his fists. When I was thirteen she killed herself. The old man didn’t last much longer. He died of a heart attack when I was fourteen and my aunt moved in to take care of me. Life got better after that. When the guys and I decided to start a band she rented our equipment for us. When I started calling her ‘Mom’ she just went with it.
Neda: When Emmie was seven and you found her under your trailer what was running through your mind?
Nik: When she crawled out I was relieved to find her. Then I saw all those cuts on her little body. She was wet and muddy. She looked like a drowned little puppy. I wanted to kill her mother, but I knew that would only cause Emmie more problems in the long run. Killing that monster would have only landed me in jail and Em in some home with God only knows what monsters lurking in the shadows. Cleaning her up was like ripping my heart out, it might have even been less painful.
Neda: What is your biggest regret and why?
Nik: My biggest regret is leaving Emmie behind when we first got our big break. Sure we got her a phone and we were able to talk every day. But a phone call doesn’t really tell me if she’s covered in bruises. It doesn’t tell me that she’s getting enough to eat. We made sure that she had money, that she was being taking care of, but it drove me crazy because I wasn’t there when she really needed me.
Neda: When you look at your daughter what do you see?
Nik: I see Em. In everything, from the way she smiles at me to the way she pouts. It’s the best feeling in the world to look into those big green eyes of hers. Em says that Mia has me wrapped tight around her little finger, and it’s probably true…But I also see the little girl that Em was and this time around I know that that little girl won’t ever have to be scared of anything. I see second chances, what should have been.
Neda: How many women have you had sex with?
Nik: (Grins wickedly) Too many to count. Somewhere in the high hundreds.
Neda: Craziest sexual experience not with Emmie, one you had with groupies?
Nik: I’m not into crazy sex. That’s Shane’s area of expertise. A threesome here and there is about as wild as I have ever gotten.
Neda: When you found out the truth at the hospital what went through your mind?
Nik: My mind was a little foggy at first. My rage was just starting to clear. But the first thing that went through my mind was that it wasn’t real. I had to be dreaming—again. No way was the woman I loved to the point of obsession having my baby. Pure, unadulterated joy was quick to follow. Em was having my baby. Even if she didn’t feel what I was feeling I at least had something that was ours now.
Neda: Who are your musical heros?
Nik: Well, being a song writer myself I would have to say that my musical heros are all songwriters too. Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen, Keith Richards, Van Morrison, and of course Eric Clapton. I don’t consider myself anywhere near as talented as them, but a man can always dream.
lace of cotton?
Cotton. Lace is too scratchy .
The Rolling Stones
Song lyric that describes you?
My mom—Aunt Sarah—she loved Lynyrd Skynyrd. I don’t know if “Simple Man” really describes me, but I try to live that way for her…
“Boy don’t you worry
You’ll find yourself
Follow your heart
And nothing else
And you can do this, oh babe, if you try
All that I want for you my son, is to be satisfied
And be a simple kind of man
Oh be somethin’ you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh won’t you do this for me son, if you can?”
Neda: Best memory?
Nik: Holding Mia for the first time. I bet every new dad says that, but it’s true. The doctor handed me this stinky, nasty, completely and utterly beautiful little pink bundle. I was scared as hell that I was going to drop it, or break it somehow. But as soon as she was in my arms she opened those big ol’ eyes of hers and all the things I had done wrong in the past didn’t matter anymore. The world, my world, was perfect in that moment.
Neda: Favorite part of a women’s body?
Nik: I’m a breast man. I love the shape, feel, taste of a woman’s breast. But the curve of her thigh…the way it’s so elegant and feminine? That’s right at the top of my list too.N
Neda: Sugar or spice?
Nik: Both. I like a little sweet with my heat.
Neda: Favorite sexual position?
Neda: With her on top. I like watching as her breast bounce up and down, while I cup her ass in my hands. In that position she’s in control. She can take what she wants, use me as she wants. It’s exhilarating to watch… (Licks lips as if in anticipation)
Neda: Biggest fear?
Nik That Em will wake up one day and realize that she deserves so much better than some jaded rocker.
Neda: On word to describe your life?
Nik: Perfect. Right now, my life couldn’t possibly be more perfect.
Neda: Thank you so much Nik, I just loved this interview. It was so much fun.