It’s a little late on a Sunday night and I’m supposed to be writing up questions for an interview with Blacklist Union, but every time I start to write, I get drawn into their videos. These guys are pretty damn amazing! It’s truly rock and roll, raw and raunchy rock and roll. It’s hard to look away, and hard not to sing along. But after grabbing my husband and demanding he take a listen I am going to get down to some questions! – graci
Thanks so much for taking the time out of your schedule to answer some of my questions!
I’m a new fan of your music, but I am definitely loving it! It’s just such a raw rock and roll, everyone tells me that rock and roll isn’t out there, but I’m finding it all the time. I wish there was an easier way to get the good stuff out there!
How do you stay true to your music, and continue to press forward to follow your dream? I’ve read a bit of your history, and you’ve truly overcome a lot to continue to play and perform. I’ve read that Todd Youth recently joined up with you, how did that come to be ?
Rock ‘N’ Roll is in my blood, that’s how I stay in the mix. and Todd and I have been writing songs together for years now so we decided to join forces full-time.
Your lyrics are so raw, it’s like looking into your soul a bit, do you find that helps with your healing of the traumatic experiences you’ve had?
Not only does it help me but it helps others. It also helps to cast out the darkness and pain in a huge way.
I’ve read that you have in the last couple of years become became sober, or at least stopped taking certain pills due to a tragic loss. Do you think that sobriety has influenced your creativity in a more positive manner?
Sobriety rocks. as an artist you want to be an open channel and not make it about yourself. Being sober and clear helps that be possible.
The song “Evil Eye” is a very personal song to you, but yet I think it will reach out to many of your fans and touch a cord very deep with them and perhaps help them to move on. Letting go is definitely a hard thing to do when we have been abused in any way and don’t feel as if the abuser has really changed. Thank you for sharing something so deeply personal. Was this a song you recently wrote, or is it one that you have been working on for a while?
Evil eye is about my mother and the horrible abuse I’ve endured throughout my life and rejection. This song has been a long time in the making is the new single off back to Momo.
How did the decision to use your son in the video come to be? That must have been very hard to watch.
My son’s grandmother is Carol Burnett, and he is a natural born performer. It was so real for me it was like looking through a curtain into my childhood. I actually cried a few times.
If we took a peek at your playlist, what would we find ?
I mostly listen Aerosmith, Alice In Chains, Guns And Roses, Turbonegro, The Misfits, AC/DC & Blacklist Union.
Who is one of your all-time favorite bands, and what is your favorite song of theirs?
Mother Love Bone – Star Dog Champion
What is one of your favorite songs to perform live?
Shake It Off
Do you remember your first “pinch me” moment?
Yeah when I met and hung out with Michael Jackson when I was a kid.
What is your favorite meal to prepare and who do you typically prepare it for?
I like to make my sons steak and vegetables.
What can fans expect to see from Blacklist in 2016? Do you have any tour dates coming up?
You can expect new videos new singles and definitely some tour dates this year from Blacklist Union.
Do you have anything you’d like to say to your fans?
I love you all please pass it on.
Thanks again for the interview Tony! What are you guys waiting for? Go check out Blacklist Union now!