What Rock N Roll Looks Like: Our Interview With Porcelain Black

Lil Wayne called Porcelain Black "the baddest bitch in the game." RedOne, Porcelain's producer and producer of many of Lady Gaga's hits ("Poker Face," "Bad Romance," "Alejandro," "Judas"), called her "a true rock star." With a growl and a pop/industrial hybrid, she is poised to become The Next Big Thing.

Porcelain Black was nice enough to sit down and chat with us about "This Is What Rock N Roll Looks Like," her album, Lil Wayne, and her backstage rituals.

How are you doing today?
I'm good. I'm just chilling. How are you doing?

I'm doing real good. I really like "This Is What Rock N Roll Looks Like." What's the reaction been so far to it?
It's been really, really good. Especially at the shows, people are really getting into it.

How did you get Lil Wayne to appear on the track?
We have the same manager and he heard the song and was like, "I love this song. I think it's dope. I really want to be on it." And I was like, "Amazing!" So he jumped on it and that led to the video and that led to him asking me on tour.

What's it like touring with him and Nicki Minaj?
It's amazing. It's fun. Everybody's super good friends and gets along and it's just like one big family. Everybody knows each other. There's thirty tour buses and everybody knows each other. It's super fun and a great opportunity and I'm really thankful Wayne wanted me to be a part of it.

How are the fans reacting to your set? Both of them are rap artists. How are people reacting to your show?
Everybody's getting really super into it because I go on and then Travis Barker goes on and he's a rocker. I feel Lil Wayne is like a rock star. He's got all types of fans. People that like rock music like him. People that like pop music like him. People that like rap music like him. Everybody gets into it, so that's good.

Have you performed with any of the other acts onstage?
No. Not yet. Maybe the last show we'll do something special.

How's the album coming?
It's good! It's almost done. I just got to finish up a few really small things. I'm really, really proud of it because almost every song on the record could be a single. There's not a lot of filler music in it. I'm really proud of it and RedOne is amazing and working with him is great. The whole process has been a lot of fun and I'm just happy I've got great people around me.

Do you know when it's coming out or are you not to that point yet?
I don't have an exact release date but it'll be out in summer. Soon!

Do you have a name for the album yet?
I'm still deciding.

I've seen you describe yourself as the lovechild of Britney Spears and Marilyn Manson. What traits of theirs do you see in yourself?
I just think the music speaks for itself. My voice is very rock 'n' roll and raspy and there's a lot of attitude to it, so that's the Marilyn Manson part. But then it's still super catchy and has a pop/dance element to it also. I like combining both of those together. I think my sound on "Mannequin Factory" and other songs, you're going to hear more of the industrial side in the sounds and the beats.

You used to front Porcelain And The Tramps. That was a little bit heavier and more industrial than the first single. But your other songs are going to be more in that vein?

Porcelain And The Tramps was never a band, though. It was just me. It was just another one of my projects. Everybody thinks it was a band. It wasn't.

It's the whole "And" part that's throwing everybody off.
Yeah, I know it throws people off. They're like, "Who are The Tramps?" My other personalities!

What kind of music are you into right now?
I listen to everything. I'm still listening to the same shit now that I was listening to when I was ten: Led Zeppelin, lots of AC/DC, Oasis, Hole, Nirvana. The newer stuff that I listen to, I'm really into Muse, Nine Inch Nails of course, Skinny Puppy, Manson, Britney, pop stuff. I listen to everything. I've been rocking out to Dolly Parton's "Jolene" every day backstage before I go on.

Do you have any rituals you do before you go onstage every night?
I pray. And then I do the splits.

I won't keep you but we've got three questions we ask every guest. They're all '80s-related. Thriller or Purple Rain?
Why are you doing this to me? I don't want to choose.

We do it to everyone. Sorry. Not just you.
Purple Rain. I feel so bad for doing that to you, Michael. Prince is the shit. I love Prince. But I don't know. Thriller's dope, too. I'm undecided on that question. I can't choose.

Tiffany or Debbie Gibson?

And finally, 16 Candles or Pretty In Pink?
16 Candles.

Good. Thanks for taking the time to talk with me today.
Thanks for having me.

I wish you the best of luck and can't wait to hear your album when it comes out.
I'll send you one. Bye!

Want more Porcelain Black? Follow her on Twitter, friend her on Facebook, check her out on MySpace, and subscribe to her YouTube channel.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...