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Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P.

February 20, 2010 by  
Filed under 80s Guy For The Modern Eye, Interviews

The enigmatic Blackie Lawless has been the one constant staple in W.A.S.P. for the last 28 years.  Formed in 1982 W.A.S.P. paved their way with their notorious live shows, but the core of the band, the music, is what has carried them through the decades.

In late 2009 W.A.S.P. released “Babylon”, their 14th studio album.  Said to be based around biblical visions of “The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse”, (or perhaps just inferred from the album art) Lawless says that this record was made to get people to think about the world around them.  Sound wise the album picks up where “Dominator” left off and is one of their strongest efforts to date with powerful new music and a few surprise covers.

Blackie and the current line-up of W.A.S.P. (Doug Blair on guitar, Mike Duda on bass and Mike Dupke on drums) are gearing up to hit the road in support of “Babylon” with a show that is sure to methodically eviscerate the senses.

I recently caught up with Blackie to talk about the tour, the new album, and some politics and sports for good measure!

Interviewed by: Roger Scales | February 2010

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