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Taylor Momsen Is Still Hardcore, Also A Pyromaniac

A photo of Taylor Momsen

I wasn’t sure how I felt about Taylor Momsen for a while.  With the whole “my vibrator and I are BFF” thing, I was like “well, good for you, Taylor.”  With the “reinventing rock and roll” business, I was like “oh, Taylor, you do sound earnest.”  She’s kind of like this girl I used to know back when I was helping out with the Teen Book Club at the library who got a tattoo of a pentagram with a goat head inside of it because she just really, really embraced Satanism:  it’s kind of sweet that she feels so strongly about it, but there’s a pretty good chance she’s going to feel silly about it in a few years.

Anyway, here’s the latest in Taylor’s zany ways:

“Taylor loves setting things on fire, so this is great. Taylor thinks we’re some rock ‘n’ roll badasses,” guitarist Ben Phillips told Heat.

“In the studio, there was this pit where the owner would burn stuff. We’d burn old keyboards, computers, stuff them full of TNT and set them on fire. Taylor loves fire.

“I shouldn’t say this. One morning, Taylor got into the studio really early – she’d just had her dog neutered and brought in the bits. Which she then burned. We were grossed out.”

Now, the part about loving fire is cool, I like to burn shit.  But I think that anytime your brain generates the thought “set dog’s testicles on fire,” regardless of whether or not you do it or where said testicles are located or pretty much any other circumstance, that’s probably a sign that you should reconsider what you’re doing.  Some things are never ok.  Burning testicles is never ok.

Also, how great is it that her guitarist states that Taylor thinks they’re badasses?  He’s like “yeah, I’m just playing some music with this chick from Gossip Girl or whatever, and she’s trying to be like a fuckin’ visionary but I’m just trying to get paid.”  It would almost be sad if it weren’t so amusing.

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