Is andy biersack still dating juliet simms
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. As you mentioned on stage, today is your and Andy’s anniversary – you met here at the Long Island Warped Tour two years ago? So many of the stagehands and people who work on my stage all have a different perspective on her; like “oh, my wife loves you from the show.” For somebody who’s been on Warped Tour for a hundred years to now be like “I watched you at home while you were on my TV.” Television has such an interesting impact. Juliet: Honestly, what’s happening right now is, I’m in negotiations with Universal Records. You have a bracelet company called Never Take It Off. Juliet: What’s really great about the company is that it started on 2011 on Warped Tour; it started with the record I released, . One thing I’ve noticed this year is that it seems like a very fractured tour.Andy: It’s not her fault, but there’s nobody stepping up to do it. [laughs]Ok, so let’s talk about that – you were on The Voice. Every day we wake up at am and we bust our asses because, shit man, you’re reaching so many people when you’re on this tour! She went on a tour with an artist she had toured with in the past, and the tour was very poorly promoted. People are weird, there are freaks and there are dorks and there are losers and that’s fucking awesome. It’s about you being confident about yourself and saying “fuck you” to the world and that this is who I am and I’m going to represent myself. POZ: That sounds a lot like what Black Veil Brides have been singing about for a few years. You have these punk rock bands that crossed that line way back then.She’s had a lot of mismanagement – people who have, in my opinion, not been there when needed over here career, so…POZ: I feel like that’s been a story since going back to the Automatic Loveletter days. To be completely honest, Automatic Loveletter was me. The reason that it’s Juliet Simms now is because I’m on the show [The Voice]. One thing that we’ve seen a lot of over the past few years is people from the Warped Tour scene going onto . You’re back here on Warped, so that doesn’t seem to be your agenda. Most of her fans didn’t even know she was in the cities she was in. This is a situation where her fans know that she’s here and she’s already at the show. It’s a great situation for any band, and especially an artist that has some sort of appeal or has done something commercially. POZ: And then you could look at a band like Crüe or early Van Halen, they were coming out of that punk tradition as much as metal. I think it dates back to a point even then that it’s such a crossover, that young fans don’t even know what a band like The Dead Boys or The Damned is, and they don’t know that Black Veil Brides is heavily influenced by that stuff. We’ll have kids with swoopy bands doing upstroke ska. I went to Warped Tour every single year growing up and I got to see Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, and AFI and all my favorite bands that I’d stand and watch. I say it on stage every day and I mean it: It really is an honor. Going into the last Warped Tour we did, we just put out our first major label album. Andy: It’s very different to be one of the headlining bands on the tour and to have that situation is very humbling.
Initially, you were only going to do a short run on Warped Tour. He really was just like, “you’re going to be on here acoustic, you’re going to be on here for the full thing.”You’ve done Warped as a full band tour with Automatic Loveletter. A band like Bring Me The Horizon, they have a mosh-metal feeling to them. There are always elements of punk rock in the whole festival, it’s just sometimes people can’t see it that way. There’s only one band on this tour, and that’s Black Dahlia Murder, that you could probably classify as “metal” as it is. It’s not necessarily the type of music I buy and listen to, but I go by their stage and go, “Holy fuck, they’re playing guitars!Okay, we come out and play new songs and they’re “oh, that’s different. ” So they go on stage and take a picture of our cabs and then say that they’re fake amplifiers.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! 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? 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.“Stole everything from KISS” POZ: So is this your KISS late-80’s/early-90’s “Unmasked” era?Andy: You become a caricature of yourself over time.Machinehead came out last week and was defending us in a way.Robb Flynn was like, do people really think that like, Judas Priest and Slayer and all of those – the ones that are on fire in the background, that they’re working too?We love the theatricality and going on stage and having that presentation, but for the time being we’re enjoying a more raw, natural look.We’re still guys in fucking leather jackets and everything else. But I don’t think the band needs to go out there like that.