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David Diamond "Pop Star" Interview

I found an interview of David Diamond over on the Berlin website in which he mentions his participation in Zot. The interview was conducted by a student in April 1994 for a music industry class.

Here are some excerpts:

MR: How did you get involved with Berlin? Were they friends of yours?

DD: No. I was playing in a local band that actually went on later to get a deal with Elektra called Zot. We went one night to a place in West Hollywood called Flippers, which is no longer there. It was one of those roller-disco's (laughs). Anyway, there was this band playing there called Null & Void, and they were really noisy and very experimental, while Zot was a very commercial pop band like Styx, SuperTramp, and those other tired bands that seemed to appeal to so many blonde beach types. I made some comment about how innovative Null & Void was. So, the singer for Zot, whom I never got along with anyway said "Why don't you join them?" Well just as he said that, I realized that I knew someone on Null & Void's crew and so I went over to say "hi" to him. He made some comment about the fact that they were about to fire their bass player. I said "Well, you know what, I'd like to audition." So, the very next week, I got a call from them and went to audition.

Read the full David Diamond interview on the Berlin website.

Posted by Bill at January 21, 2005 12:41 PM


I came across the original article by Michael Rush which contains the same content as that found on the Berlin site, but also includes a picture.

Posted by: bill at February 5, 2005 4:15 PM

I was in a short lived Pre-Zot Band with David Diamond and Patrick Knowles called "The Act".

We were very young. Dave was 15, Patrick 16 and I was 17. David was a great musician at such a young age, and Patrick was penomenal as long as I can remember (I met him when he was 13, playing house parties).

Dave had a terrible crush on Patrick that used to freak Patrick out. I have found memories of driving up PCH in my Mom's car with Pat with a cooler in the backseat filled with beer.

Posted by: chelton at February 13, 2005 2:44 AM

Im really interested in touching base with anyone affiliated with ZOT. I used to hang out with these guys when i was 14 years old and i am now 40. Please feel free to email me. PS..my mom was the lady who was the manager of the savings and loan next to the club ZOT used to play at off of warner in Huntington Harbor (:

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