Taylor Momsen Sun Sentinel:. On her aggressively sexual persona: ‘It’s the way I live, I grew up looking at rock stars. It’s in my blood. I think aggression scares people. But if you’re scared, you’re feeling something. Yeah, there’s loud guitars and drums. The reaction, it’s really kind of sad. It’s like we’re living in the ’60s again. Haven’t we already all seen this? This has already happened. Scantily clad clothing? It’s amazing that it’s shocking again, scaring people now, again.
Her band is ‘the only real rock band on this [Warped] tour’. She prefers listening to Led Zeppelin and the Beatles on the bus instead of modern music: ‘I’m trying to reinvent and bring back rock ‘n’ roll. I listen to the greats. I try to better myself. You sound different every day, and there’s so much trying to adapt. It’s a very punk, get-up-there-and-hope-you-can-hear-yourself kind of tour.
If you think playing every day is hard, I don’t know why you’re in a band. I’m not a diva or a prima donna, I’m the opposite. On ‘Miss Nothing‘: ‘The song is telling an ambiguous story about a lover dying, I’m depicting Mary Magdalene, Jesus just died. It’s about not being able to live without a lover. It’s Mary Magdalene’s last supper, it’s my last supper, because I can’t live. But it’s just a video [Laughs].’