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Richard Hell: "I don't know what Tom Verlaine does now… but there's still a connection"

Richard Hell: "I don't know what Tom Verlaine does now… but there's still a connection"

Richard Hell answers your questions in the new issue of Uncut, dated August 2013 and out now.

The co-founder of Television, the Heartbreakers and the Voidoids discusses punk, drugs, Madonna and the afterlife in the piece, and also reveals his current relationship (or lack of one) with his former Television bandmate, Tom Verlaine.

“What level of connection there is, is just some kind of inevitable consequence of the friendship that we once had,” Hell explains.

“I don’t even know what he does now. I never see him or talk to him, and after my book I’m sure that’s even less likely. But, yes, sure, there’s a connection in the sense that we spent so much time together in a period that was really crucial for me.

“He is just necessarily built into who I am.”

As well as queries from readers, Hell answers questions from famous acquaintances, including Thurston Moore and Richard Lloyd.

The new issue of Uncut is out now.

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