Taylor Momsen of the Pretty Reckless Reveals Her Top Three Music Moments and Musical Guilty Pleasures. - Part 2

Part two of my conversation with Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless includes her favorite moments in music and her musical guilty pleasures. If you missed part one, check it out HERE

Did you always want to go into music? 

It wasn't even about going into music; I've always wanted to play in different bands. I've always wanted to make a record. It took a while to make a record with material that I wanted people to hear. When I finally got to the point where I wanted people to hear what I was doing I knew that it was the right time. Now I can't imagine stopping. 


Do you have any plans to go back to acting? 

Not at the moment. It's really not something I'm focusing on right now. I really don't want to go back to two jobs. I'm working so hard at this and to split time and do multiple things again seem crazy to me. I did that once and it was horrible (laughs). I am working so hard at this; we're going to South America, the Philippines, Japan and China and Korea. We're currently making a record so it's kind of a never ending process and already a 24-hour a day job so I can't imagine focusing my time on anything other than that. 

So, everything you've done, what are your top three favorite music moments so far?

Favorite moments? (laughs) I guess one of them is, ok, recently we played the House of Blues in Los Angeles and John Dolmayan, the drummer of System of a Down, came on and played with us - played "Aerials" with us. That kind of became the tour cover and that was just great. I'm a massive System fan. So that was one.

Singing with Manson, touring with Manson, particularly playing with him on the Golden Gods and doing the Dope Show with him was incredible… was awesome (laughs), he was awesome. That was definitely a top moment.

Three? I don't know; there are so many. Just touring in general, and playing every night is awesome. We've had so many great shows and experiences; the first time we played in London was amazing. We did a pull up show in a truck in the middle of a Paris street; it was insane. It's hard to pick just three.

You mentioned being a fan of System and Manson. If I were to turn on your iPod, what guilty pleasure would be on there that fans would be surprised to hear?

I don't know about guilty pleasures. My iPod is pretty standard - Beatles, (Led) Zeppelin, Soundgarden, System - but I think the strangest thing is Die Antwoord. I'm a big fan of Die Antwoord, which is a different style than I normally listen to. Uh, Joss Whedon, the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer Soundtrack," (laughs) which I think Joss Whedon is a genius. That's probably the strangest thing I listen to but other than that, it's pretty straightforward.

I appreciate you taking the time and I'll let you get back to the studio. I look forward to the new album.

Thank you so much. Thanks for taking the time to talk to me. Have a good day.


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Jason Tanamor is the Editor of Zoiks! Online. He is also the author of the novels, "Hello Lesbian!" and "Anonymous." Email Jason at jason@zoiksonline.com.
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