Taylor Momsen Interview interview. Are you only inspired by male musicians? Actually, one of my first favorite records was the debut Garbage album, which I heard when I was very young. Shirley Manson is a great female vocalist and performer and I admire her for that. But yeah, I do emulate men more, I grew up on Oasis, Soundgarden, AC/DC, The Beatles. I am trying to do my own thing, but there will always be comparisons, even if I don‘t agree with them.
Any makeup tricks? I have a bounty of products. Bedhead’s black eyeliner is really good, it lasts a long time, but the only thing is you can’t smear it, so I have smudge black eyeshadow around it. Also, lately I have been using red eye makeup! Where do you buy your outfits?
Stripper stores mainly. Especially for shoes. I bought them [The stripper heels with tip cup] because they were tall. [PAUSE] Seriously. I like to wear platform heels onstage and they’re actually hard to find. But fans started putting money in them, so now they are filled with tons of bills. It’s pretty amazing.
On her controversial song ‘Goin’ Down': It really is just a story and people have made a big deal of it. I grew up Catholic and there were elements in that which meant something to me, but when we wrote this song, it was during the time that all the molestation in the church was going on. The song is a direct reaction to that and I think it’s fitting. Photo Credit: Lauren Dukoff.