Nick Hexum is a very busy man. He released his debut solo album last fall, and his longtime band 311 is set to release a new album, "Stereolithic," on March 11. The album's lead single, "Five of Everything," just came out last week.
But the hard-working alt-rocker still took the time this Valentine's Day to answer our love-themed "POPsessions" questionnaire. Come feel the love as Nick dishes about his musical crushes, favorite romantic soundtracks, and more!
Who was your first musical crush?
Either Joan Jett or the Go-Go's. Not sure who came first.
What song was playing during your first kiss?
Probably something by REO Speedwagon or the Dead Kennedys.
What is the best makeout song of all time?
"Something" by Massive Attack
What's the best breakup song ever?
Elliott Smith - Somebody That I Used to Know
What song would you want playing during your first wedding dance (OR, if you’re married, what song did you dance to)?
It's a secret.
What love song makes you cry?
Paul Simon, "Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes"
Who is your favorite romantic singer?
What is your fave album to listen to on a lonely Valentine's Day?
Chet Baker, "Let's Get Lost"
Does the idea of a couple making out to your music flatter you, or just freak you out?
I like it.
What's the sexiest music video of all time?
Something by Bow Wow Wow
Who's the coolest couple in music?
Paul and Linda
What's the most romantic moment in movie history?
When Diana Ross asks, "How do you like your eggs?" in "Lady Sings the Blues"
What romantic movie role do you wish you could play?
Who is your favorite fairytale princess?
Ariel, of course!
What is the most romantic city to visit?
Describe your ideal Valentine's Day date.
Flowers or chocolates?
Do you watch/hate-watch "The Bachelor"?
Overall, are you pro- or anti-Valentine’s Day?
If someone did that "Say Anything" boombox thing outside your window, would you be into it, or call the police?
It happened to me and I was unmoved.