ROCK­STAR TEST LOZ TAY­LOR

While She Sleeps WE ALL KNOW THE FRONT­MAN CAN SMASH A METAL SHOW, but CAN HE SMASH OUR TEST?

Kerrang! (UK) - - GIGS -

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…

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