Taylor Momsen revealed her musical influences to MTV: ‘There’s a couple
[of women I look up to]. I have so many female idols. Debbie Harry I think is brilliant and Joan Jett and Cherie Currie did their thing. And I think Courtney Love worked it out in her time. But Debbie Harry by far is just brilliant.’
On working on her music: ‘I write it all. I’m completely involved. You’re hearing my life, so you’re hearing my diaries. Have fun!’ On her album: ‘Still working on all the little details. But we’re on tour right now with the Veronicas. You’re gonna get a little bit shellshocked. It’s definitely not what people are going to expect.
It’s rock and roll. I love rock and roll, man. It feeds my soul. It’s what fits me,
and it’s how I can express myself.’ What does Taylor think of Leighton Meester’s music? ‘Well, it’s very different. I haven’t heard a ton of it, so I’ve heard only what you guys have heard online. It’s great. Everyone does their thing.’