Evan Seinfeld is hard at work. Rock star, porn star, reality TV star, emcee—he’s doing it all. Once married to porn megastar Tera Patrick, he is now dating Lupe Fuentes, the hottest new name in adult films. While the heavily inked singer and bassist first made his name fronting the socially conscious Brooklyn band Biohazard—which merged metal, hardcore, and early rap into its sonic assaults—Seinfeld has also reinvented himself as an X-rated star and nightclub impresario, recently hosting The Biggest Tattoo Show on Earth convention and parties at the King Ink Lounge at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He’s been tattooed by major names like Paul Booth, Mike Perfetto, and Fernie Andrade, among many others. He says his look—plus some people he knew from the neighborhood in Canarsie—led him to once be detained at JFK Airport for 12 hours, being grilled about possible mob connections. He pointed out that as a Jew, the only way he’d be involved with the mob these days was if he were a lawyer.
Career-wise, he’s also got four reality shows in development, along with a Grindhouse-meets-Russ-Meyer parody starring tiny Lupe as action heroine Super Poosey. He does video game voice-overs for Rock Star Games (including Grand Theft Auto), is recording a new Biohazard album with their classic lineup, is working with a new classic rock–style band called The Spyderz, and wants to create a major event combining a car show, chopper show, and porn stars. Seriously, the man doesn’t even seem to sleep; when INKED chatted with him over three separate nights, it was always around 2 a.m.
INKED: How did a nice Jewish boy from a rough neighborhood in Brooklyn end up becoming a cock star?
Evan Seinfeld: Let’s talk about the old neighborhood first. Between the gentrification of the generational New Yorkers—third-generation Jews, Italian, and Irish—all moving to Long Island, New Jersey, and upstate, I don’t really know the people in New York anymore. When I come home I feel like an alien. It’s a bunch of people from other countries—who are welcome in America as far as I’m concerned because that’s what America is, people from other places. And it’s a bunch of people from the middle of America going, “This is awesome! Brooklyn represent! I love Williamsburg! We went walking around today.” Everybody talks like they’re black even if they’re white; it’s just weird to me. I feel like I don’t belong.
And in porn?
I’ve always been a hypersexual pervert. Long before I knew anything about porn, when the band had their first video camera I was notoriously using it for wrongdoing. There’s always something that turned me on mentally and sexually about having sex with a girl I don’t know and wanting to film it. But I never really thought about pursuing a career in it and, to be honest with you, when I met my ex-wife her life was a fucking mess. I’m like a fixer, I’m a guy who sees a problem and fixes it. I woke up one morning, and there I am in the Valley shooting porn. I loved it. Long after I fell out of love with my ex-wife, I found that I loved the business and the industry and loved the freedom. I love the fact that I run into people almost every day—even people in my own subculture, even a lot of my friends who are in hardcore bands, who are tattoo artists or bikers, people I know in renegade punk bands or who are gangsters—that are totally shook to their core by the fact that I do porn. I love the outlaw nature of porn, and the shock value makes it like the new punk. There’s nothing so crazy about playing hardcore metal anymore. There are a billion bands. So what could I do that’s over the edge?
You were married to a porn star, and now you’re dating a porn star—for a lot of guys that’s a big fantasy. But then the flip side of that is thinking about how many other people your significant other has had sex with.
Here’s what I’ll say about being in the porn business. In Brooklyn, I grew up fist fighting with people over things like their girlfriends. As you grow up and mature, you learn some things. First of all, you learn nobody can steal your husband or your wife or girlfriend or boyfriend. People make up their own minds. People make their own decisions. If your girlfriend fucks some other dude, you ain’t got no problem with the other dude, unless he’s your friend. If your girlfriend fucks some other dude, your problem is with your girlfriend. It’s what she wanted to do, for whatever reason. What I’ve learned is that sex is sex. It’s not love, it’s sex. I’ve tried to figure it out and I think I’ve had sex with 6,000 girls.