We spoke with Simms and Biersack about Warped Tour, How are you guys doing? But actually, every tour that she’s done since I’ve been on. It’s absolutely incredible how much he’s been helping me. Right now it’s such a controversial time right now – there’s bullying. You go back even to the 80’s, when the glam rock stuff was going on, and that was “heavy metal.” These bands like GBH, all these bands that were teasing up their hair and doing glam rock albums, like TSOL that cross that line. Juliet: Yeah, we’re in love, and he…POZ: Was there any great romantic story to that? We were walking through bus world, and that’s where we screamed at the sky, like, “I love Andy” and “I love Juliet.”Andy: I was screaming that I love Andy. Andy: Yeah, but in a situation like this, it’s so nice to be on the same tour. It’s hard, but fortunately the one time she had a long run I came out. ” to “this song” or “that set,” and setting up things for shows. No laying down or anything, and just helping me with everything. They start screaming when I sing “Roxanne” or “Man’s World.” I’ll see a 17 year old girl who knew me from Automatic Loveletter, but then I’ll also see people in their 50’s! You’ve got your first single out from the post-Voice era called “Wild Child.” Can you talk about the song and how it came about? The rest of it is up to whether they want to make a record or not. I have so many studios, so many friends, so many musicians… Is that indicative of where the writing for the album is going? On the show, I wanted to do something different that people haven’t done on singing shows before. POZ: You definitely didn’t go the typical ballad, big singer route. Juliet: I wanted to sing songs that inspired me throughout my career and inspired me to sing and be in a band. Where are our Debbie Harrys and Joan Jetts and Fiona Apples and Janice Joplins? POZ: Are you concerned that maybe there’s not room for that kind of person in the musical world right now? Why do you think metal has become such a strong part of what started as a punk rock thing?Which, by the way, is so incredibly ignorant, because cabinets are never amplifiers! Unless someone has figured out a way to plug directly into a cab!Machinehead came out last week and was defending us in a way. Andy: It’s very different to be one of the headlining bands on the tour and to have that situation is very humbling.
KISS has had cabs that shoot video out of them for years! So what we did was turn them around, and asked the audience “look how boring this is! People online are saying this is a better way to do this, that we’re faking. First of all, it sounded great and the crowd seemed to be into it. Juliet: Honestly, it was unexpected to arrive on this tour and have such an incredible response. Thankfully, Black Veil Brides have been more than accommodating and Warped Tour has been so accommodating in helping me so much. We’d been hanging out for a couple weeks at that point, but I guess we officially decided to call it what it is is here. Is it tough, with both of you being so in the middle of big points in your careers right now, to find the time? Black Veil is on tour like eight months out of the year. Seriously, he’s been helping me a lot with management, promotion, and anything I need to do, from “what shirt should we make? Andy: There are more people that say, “My wife said to say hello.” She doesn’t fuckin’ know their wife! It’s nice, because she’s such an amicable person anyway. Do you feel like you’re playing to two different audiences at once? Not to say that I didn’t know who I was in previous tours, but I just feel like this is who I am now. [Simms recently chopped off her lengthy tresses in favor of a bleach-blonde pixie cut]. He’s definitely taken a good role in helping me creatively and talking about me in interviews. I’m sure we’ll be doing something together in the near future. if it’s a Kickstarter, or if it’s another label…POZ: Do they have you locked into something through ? The single was released through a contractual option. On , it seemed like you sang a lot of classic rock material, which is a different direction from your earlier work. I feel like what’s missing today in music is that kind of sound, that kind of music, and that kind of rock star. If you think about a friendship bracelet, it’s kind of like that. She was talking about the concept behind her music and everything of kids fitting it, and having something they’re getting over or whatever… “I’m going to stop doing this thing that’s harmful to myself,” or “I’m going to be more outgoing” or “I’m going to do these things.” The bracelets all represent different vows. [Points to wrist] That red one has been on me for three years. And of all those little scenes, the biggest one is metal – whether it’s metalcore, or whatever little gradations you want to put on the term. Andy: We didn’t meet, but we officially started dating here. People feel like they know you more when you’re on TV, when you’re on a highly rated television show for a year almost…POZ: You’re in their living room every week. When I’m performing to kids, people, grownups, or whatever; everyone has been there and everybody has the same things in their minds. When I’m performing or doing whatever I’m doing with an audience, I kind of just feel like “we are who we are, let’s all connect and be one right now.”Does performing feel different post- I’ve found my voice. I’m going to fucking take a shower and be done with it! On you were coached by Cee-Lo Green and you’ve continued working with him afterwards. Juliet: I performed with him a couple weeks ago on his new single. And whether or not we do an album together, I’m going to be… And if I do what I did on the show in my own music, I feel like that will connect with my audience, because there’s a demand for it and it’s missing. And it’s all about making vows and promises – to yourself, or to somebody else. There are a lot of little scenes, but not one overriding scene anymore.So why wouldn’t we take that step on Warped Tour and have some sort of staging? So we’ll keep ‘em turned around; if people want it, maybe we’ll do them sideways, do a triangle of them? Andy: We were described as the Walmart KISS, the shitty KISS.“Stole everything from KISS” POZ: So is this your KISS late-80’s/early-90’s “Unmasked” era?