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Eels: The Canny Everett Show

Scott McLennan, Rip It Up (Australia), Fall 2003

Eels frontman Mark "E" Everett is as slippery as the fish his outfit takes its name from. After weeks of interview schedules aborted due to illness, telephone hiccups and an unspecified disappearance by the enigmatic Californian, Rip It Up was allotted an abridged 10-minute chance to talk with E on the eve of his Australian tour. Speaking from Stockholm during the European leg of the Eels' Tour Of Duty, E laughed when it was suggested that his prior interview blowouts were merely a ruse to preserve his status as the most mysterious man in rock.

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