;
METAL PULP AND PAPER
METAL PULP AND PAPER INTERVIEW
Megan Herring From Doll Skin
©Rick Triana Photography
 
METAL PULP AND PAPER
Doll Skin, what should first time listeners expect? 
 
MEGHAN HERRING
They should lose any expectations they have! I know lots of people have 
this unfair predisposition that since we're chicks, we can't write complex 
and heavy enough songs. I say we do a pretty decent job at writing the 
music we write. In Your Face Again is the bare bones of who we are as a 
band. Our sound can go many different directions. We're super excited to 
see where these new songs go because they've definitely got some more meat 
on their bones! 
 
MPAP
Some people may not know, but Dave Ellefson is a big part of Doll Skin. 
Explain this? 
 
MH
This is absolutely true!! We were together for a year before he picked us 
up. He took us under his wing and opened up a whole world of opportunities 
for us as a group! He's helped us get to where we are in numerous ways. 
We're always grateful!! 
 
MPAP
And what was your first thought when Dave Ellefson walked up to you after 
the Rock Revolution battle of the bands in Scottsdale, Arizona? 
 
MH
We were all a little starstruck. What was the astronomical chance that such 
a huge contributor to the classic metal scene was the judge at my HIGH 
SCHOOL battle of the bands? We didn't know what to expect! But he turned 
out to be really chill. We made a great first impression on him after all! 
 
MPAP
By any chance, was this at your High School? 
 
MH
Yep! Desert Mountain High School! 
 
MPAP
Doll Skin have been compared to The Donnas, The Go Go’s, and The Runaways
Is this a good comparison? What makes you stand out from any of them? 
 
MH
We hear that comparison every show, believe it or not! People come up to us 
all the time and say that. We always take it as a huge compliment. Being 
compared to the classics makes us feel like we're doing things right. The 
only instance I can think of us standing out from them is probably our 
blindingly crazy hair colors. Though those bands are all chick bands, they 
all have different sounds! 
 
MPAP
How did all of you girls meet? 
 
MH
I was hiking in the Himalayan Mountains in the harshest of winters, when I 
stumbled across a pink flower. The flower then bloomed into our pink-haired 
bassist Nicole. Nah. We actually all met at School of Rock in Scottsdale! I met Alex first when the School just opened back in 2012. Then Sydney and Nicole later on. 
Alex and Sydney and I were all in the same band together before Doll Skin 
called the School of Rock Sugar Skulls. That's the house band that traveled 
around Arizona to play social events and gigs and whatnot. 
 
MPAP
Going out on the Metal Allegiance West Coast Tour in early 2016, was this 
the first time for any of you traveling outside the state lines of 
Arizona? 
 
MH
Nope! We had all traveled a lot before Doll Skin touring. But traveling 
like this TOGETHER was a whole new experience. 
 
MPAP
Any plans of going overseas? How are they reacting to you outside of the 
United States? 
 
MH
We hope!! We would be so stoked to travel outside the country. The reaction 
internationally is shockingly positive. We're surprised and SO thankful our 
music has reached anywhere outside the U.S.!! 
 
MPAP
This will be your 2nd time going out on tour with Otep. Is there anything 
you are hoping to accomplish this time around that you might not of the 
first time out on tour with her? 
 
MH
Hmmm...well the cool thing about this tour is that we're direct support 
this time! We're going to reach a whole new amount of people. That 
hopefully leads to more fans and more merch sales!! 
 
MPAP
Do you get to hang out with her at all? 
 
MH
We get to hang out with her when she does her preshow workout routine. She 
even lets us work out with her and her band. It's pretty great. The whole 
band is filled with incredible people. 
 
MPAP
Who would you like to go out on tour with? Who’s on your bucket list of 
bands? 
 
MH
NUMBER ONE, WITHOUT QUESTION; My Chemical Romance. If that happens I can die happy. Others include: Refused, Avenged Sevenfold, Paramore, Underoath
Florence + The Machine, Foo Fighters, Dead Sara, so many more. 
 
MPAP
Since you’re all so young, are people constantly telling you the do’s and 
don’ts of being a musician and life out on the road? 
 
MH
Oh all the time. Most of it is good advice, though!! 
 
MPAP
What is the hardest thing about being out on the road? 
 
MH
- Making food in a moving vehicle. That takes like...10 times longer than 
doing it at home. - putting on makeup in a tiny RV bathroom 
- dealing with occasional anxiety, asthma and homesickness (that's me!) 
- never really getting a good full nights sleep 
 But hey, that's all part of the rock n roll tour life! It's what makes the 
experience so unique and memorable and we embrace it! 
 
MPAP
What passes the time as the miles go by and you leave your family and 
friends behind? 
 
MH
Sleep, music, and movies. And writing lyrics. Lots of that. 
 
MPAP
So far what’s the longest you’ve been out on the road? 
 
MH
Two months! Well....three if you count the 3 day gap we had at home after a 
month long headlining tour. 
 
MPAP
Is it a constant party or do you all have limits and boundaries set? 
 
MH
Nah we don't party all the time on tour, because 1) we're all under age, 
2), we have parents with us on tour, and 3) usually after shows we're all 
wiped out from the crazy night so we crash out. We're fun though, we 
promise. 
 
MPAP
After the Otep ‘Equal Rights, Equal Lefts’ Tour what’s next for Doll Skin? 
 
MH
WRITING, RECORDING, WRITING, RECORDING. And repeat. 
 
MPAP
What can the fans expect in 2017? 
 
MH
Lots of new music!! Hopefully lots of new tours too. Keep an eye open!! 
 
MPAP
Are you taking it day by day, step by step, or does Doll Skin have a goal 
that needs to be met in one year, five years, even ten? 
 
MH
We did make a long term goal list one time. Some of our major goals would 
be to tour outside the country, play huge festivals, and make music that we 
are truly proud of.

24/7 365
©metalpulpandpaper