Donald's Encyclopedia of Popular Music
(b Neill Kirby McMillan Jr, 2 Aug. '57, Chapel Hill NC) Vocalist and guitarist who hasn't forgotten that rock'n'roll is supposed to be fun. Formed duo with Skid Roper (b Richard Banke, 19 Oct. '54, National City CA) for albums Frenzy, Bo-Day-Shus!!! and Root Hog Or Die '87-- 9, two of which just made the Billboard chart; Nixon appeared in film Great Balls Of Fire '89; the duo split '90. Nixon called himself a punk rocker, using the term in its original meaning as garage music; he coined the terms 'Stingism' and 'Stingology' to describe the rock person as Serious Artist: 'Sting? George Michael? Are these people kidding?' He made an album called Whereabouts Unknown c'94; a song called 'Bring Me The Head Of David Geffen' (accusing the label boss of killing rock'n'roll) had to be taken off it. 'Somebody, maybe it was Geffen's maid, called the distributor's dad ... People started crapping in their trousers and so it got pulled.' But it was restored to Gadzooks! The Homemade Bootleg on Needtime early '97, and this time Nixon is willing to compromise. 'I can be bought. I can be put on Geffen records. I'm talking six figures and stock in an amusement park.'