Music News Headline Answers With Lola Blacks's Lola Black September/October 2019 • 1st Edition #34
Metal Pulp And Paper: Hello Lola. So glad to be catching up with you. Thank you for taking the time to speak with us here at Metal Pulp And Paper. We appreciate it. How are you doing?
Lola Black: Great. Thank you for asking! MPAP: Now give us a little run down about your band Lola Black and what we need to know, and especially tell us if you have any new music coming out soon. Lola: Our latest release is our spin on Concrete Blonde’s "Bloodletting (Vampire Song)," just in the key of Lola Black. While diving into the song’s history I saw in an old interview with Johnette Napolitano of Concrete Blonde that the song was inspired by Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles. Just a cool little fun fact. Also check out or newest full-length album Nothing's Gonna Be Alright. MPAP:Very nice. We’re going to change up this interview and do something different. I’m going to pull some recent headlines from the Metal Injection website and get your reactions and comments on them. Here we go: 1. Celtic Frost Frontman Wishes Metallica Had Left 'Their Millionaire Fingers' Off His Song
MPAP: So, at a recent Metallica show in Switzerland, Kirk and Rob played one of Celtic Frost’s song "The Usurper" during a break in the show. According to Tom Warrior, vocalist for Celtic Frost, the two of them butchered it. He said, 'Maybe I should go onstage and do a really miserable version of [Metallica’s] "Hit the Lights" with, like, 200 mistakes to set the balance.' What do you think about this? If someone was going to cover one of your songs, do you think it should be done in good taste and without any mistakes, or it’s Metallica, and they can do whatever they want, it's no big deal? Lola: Be flattered and shut up! It was probably done on a whim and out of love for the song. People get bent over the most stupid shit. 2. A Fan Died In The Slipknot Mosh Pit This Weekend MPAP: This is very sad. So, apparently, a 62-year-old Slipknot fan died while in the mosh pit at a Chicago show. Corey Taylor had recently stopped a previous show because he saw the mosh pit was getting too violent. Accidents do happen, but do you think mosh pits at metal shows are becoming more dangerous? Lola: That's pretty terrible. The number one rule of being in the mosh pit is to help someone up if you see someone go down. Obviously, enter at your own risk! With large masses of people and some of them being assholes with something to prove, it's really hard to keep things under control. I feel like that's an issue that needs to be addressed with the security that was on staff. Just be kind to each other people, this is supposed to be fun. 3.Slayer Pulled As Primary Sponsor Of NASCAR Due To Complaints From Other Sponsors MPAP:Really? C’mon., it’s just a band name. It’s not like Satan himself will be driving the car, right? Lola:Ridiculous. They don't deserve Slayer! 4.Maynard Got Death Threats Over How Long The Tool Album Took MPAP: Talk about some diehard fans. I think that is going a bit too far, even if you’ve been waiting 13 years, right? Lola: At that point the fans are lucky Maynard put anything out if it took 13 years. He has always done what he wants, so the fans shouldn't be surprised. 5. Controversial Video Shows Rob ZombieGrabbing A Female Fan By The Hair After Being Groped MPAP: His shirt was pulled, but, nevertheless. I guess during a show Rob went out into the crowd, and an enthusastic fan reached out and pulled on his shirt. After this headline was posted, quite a few bands like Shinedown, All That Remains, and Bad Wolves defended Rob’s actions. What are your thoughts, do fans need to keep their hands to themselves? Lola: Keep your hands to yourself! Doesn't matter what the situation, who you are or how excited you may be. Just always remember, what would Keanu Reeves do? Boundries! 6.Behemoth Frontman Confronted At YMCA For Wearing Darkthrone Shirt & Kicked Out Not Believing In Jesus MPAP: It was just a shirt, and he was going there to workout. It wasn’t like he was going there to sacrifice some virgins and spill blood everywhere. What do you think? Lola: It's to be expected. People are offended by stupid shit. Just work out naked. That's what the cool people do anyway. 7. Former Weedeater Drummer Arrested For Allegedly Spiking Wife’s Drink With Meth MPAP:Umm, this doesn’t look like they have a very good marriage going on for this to have happened. Do you think they need some marriage counseling or what?
Lola: If that is true, then straight up fuck that dude! He deserves time. 8. Walmart Shoppers Call The Cops On Metal Band for… Sitting In A Van Parking Lot MPAP: This happened right after the tragic Dayton, Ohio shooting where ten people were killed, including the shooter, and 27 others were injured. The gunman just happened to be a metalhead because he was wearing a The Acacia Strain hoodie. It’s good that people report things, but this could turn out that every traveling metal band that’s parked in a Walmart parking lot are going to get reported now. What do you think? Lola: Profiling strikes again. It will always be a problem one way or another. This is why we can't have nice things! 9. People Are Going Wild For This Rant Tommy Lee Shared Against Donald Trump MPAP: The rant/tweet is quite a bit long, so I'm not going to torture you to read it, but I will say this: should musicians talk or write about politics? In a way, it’s like their forcing their beliefs down our throats. What are your thoughts? Lola: Nope. Not going there. 10. James Hetfield Calls Woman Who Used Metallica’s Music To Fend Off Cougar MPAP:A young lady, was out walking her dog when off in the distance a cougar began to stalk her. She eventually played a Metallica song on her phone to scare it away, and it worked. She definitely had luck and the power of music on her side, right? What song of yours do you think would scare off a hungry cougar? Lola: Well... now that I know Metallica is cougar repellent, I'm sticking with that! I'd rather not get my face clawed off. 11.While She Sleeps Release Free T-Shirt Design To Clue Fans Into How Much Streaming Doesn’t Pay MPAP: This is what the design said: One T-shirt is the equivalent to 5000 streams on Spotify. 76% of all music is streamed and not bought physically or digitally. Band merchandise is the most direct way of supporting a band. Sadly, buying music isn’t the same anymore. Back in the day, it used to be fun to buy an actual album or CD, don’t you think? Lola: Yes, and I still do! You gotta support the bands you love. Buy that damn shit or they can't be around. It's that simple. People have bills to pay and mouths to feed. Maintaining a band is very expensive and time consuming and is often a labor of love... The more you know! 12. David Hasselhoff Teams Up With Ministry Frontman For "Sweet Caroline" Cover MPAP: All I can say is, this should be interesting. Hopefully, it’s not a train wreck for the Hoff. It's worth a listen to when it comes out though. What do you think of this collaboration? Lola: Ummm it may sound a bit strange but I'm the biggest Hasselhoff fan. No joke. So, to me it's a dream come true because I also happen to be a huge fan of Al Jourgensen. I'm stoked! MPAP:What tv/movie actor would you like to cover a song with someday? Lola:I'd pick David Hasselhoff too! MPAP:On behalf of Metal Pulp And Paper, I’d like to thank you, Lola, for taking the time to answer these headline questions. We look forward to what your band Lola Black does to finish out 2019 and beyond. Any last words for all your fans out there? Lola: Nope. Only thank you so much and stay awesome my dear homies!