ROCKSTAR TEST LOZ TAYLOR
While She Sleeps WE ALL KNOW THE FRONTMAN CAN SMASH A METAL SHOW, but CAN HE SMASH OUR TEST?
ON ROCK’N’ROLL… HAVE YOU EVER DESTROYED A TV?
“Yeah, we smashed a good few trying to get a shot for promoting [2015 album] Brainwashed. It was really funny, because we were swinging hammers into them and Sean [Long, guitar] actually smashed his shoulder out of its socket trying to break one! It was a lot of fun, in the same way smashing bottles was when I was a kid.”
HAVE YOU EVER CAUSED MISCHIEF ON A PLANE?
“Other than drinking a couple of planes almost dry of red wine, no. I’m quite respectful of other people’s space, and I wouldn’t want to mess up anyone else’s flight by getting up to no good. Flights to Australia are so long you can’t help get fidgety, and so we’ll drink a lot, but that’s as bad as it gets.” HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ASKED TO LEAVE A HOTEL PREMATURELY? “Loads of times! The whole band’s been kicked out, especially early on, because when you’re touring with your best mates for the first time and you’re having the best time you can’t help kicking off a little bit.we never did too much damage, we were just a bit too pissed and reckless for the management!” You should open your own hotel chain. None of the TVS work, though…
ON FAILURES AND F’ UPS… HAVE YOU EVER FAILED TO FIND THE STAGE?
“A couple of times! On Warped Tour one day I was warming my throat up with tea, and I could hear our intro start, but had no idea where it was coming from. I had to run through the crowd carrying this mug yelling:‘get out of the way!’ I missed the first two lines of the song but amazingly didn’t miss more!” HAVE YOU EVER SCREAMED SO HARD YOU ‘HAD AN ACCIDENT’? “There have been a few times where it’s been close! There was one time when we played in Helsinki and everyone got really, really sick.we were at the point where it was a bit touch and go, and I’m proud that nothing came out that day!” Tea and clean drawers.achievable life goals, eh? LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS…
WHAT’S THE BIGGEST TAB YOU’VE RUN UP?
“I’m not sure, but the last time I walked into our local I was told I owed £250, which was just for one night out.that’s probably not the most we’ve run up, but it was pretty good for not having any idea I’d done so! Ten shots at a time in a pint glass will do that, though…”
WHO’S THE MOST FAMOUS PERSON IN YOUR PHONE BOOK?
“I don’t know, really.there are some people who get in Kerrang! who are in there, but I never really think about it. I’d love to be able to say Marilyn Manson is in there, and Mazza will call me up and we’ll have a chat regularly, but I can’t! I always prefer being around someone than phoning them, anyway.” We’re sure he’ll stroll by any moment now. Maybe he’ll buy the first round… ON THE HYPOTHETICAL… WHAT WOULD YOU DO TO SOMEONE WHO SHAVED YOUR HEAD WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING? “Slit their throat. If anyone was brave enough to do that to me I would not be happy – I’ve got slightly big ears and a little skull, so if I had my head shaved I’d look like a fruit bat! I’ve had long hair pretty much all my life, and I want to enjoy it as long as I can!” HALFWAY THROUGH YOUR FIRST SONG AT YOUR BIGGEST SHOW EVER YOUR TROUSERS SPONTANEOUSLY DISSOLVE – DO YOU STYLE IT OUT OR RUN FOR COVER? “Style it out.we once played a tiny venue in the summer and it was so hot I literally took everything off apart from my undies.the temperature in there was so extreme even wearing socks was making me uncomfortable, so yeah, bring on the disappearing trousers!” Erm, that’s a little too keen…
SPIRITUAL HEADMELTER… DO DEMONS AND ANGELS WALK AMONG US?
“No, I don’t think so. I think some people are angels or demons, maybe, and I think I’ve got tendencies towards both. Just for the sake of the metal I’d say I lean more towards demon.” Well, demons are pretty darn metal…