Porcelain Black is a pop & pop rock artist signed to Red One’s record label (the same producer who helped Lady Gaga define her sound) and Universal Republic. Her brand new single “This Is What Rock N Roll Sounds Like” features Lil Wayne and is currently charting on iTunes. If you’ve ever wondered what a love child coming from Britney Spears and Marilyn Manson would look like, it’s Porcelain Black. – Ashley Caputo
Name: Porcelain Black
Hometown: Detroit, MI
AC: What projects are you currently working on?
PB: My next single “Naughty Naughty” is going to be released soon. I have been in the busy in the studio, even though my album done, I go into the studio every night to songwriter.
AC: How would you describe your music in three words?
PB: Industrial. PSYCHO. Pop.
AC: What is your favorite part about being a musician?
PB: Being able to express myself and to inspire people. Having the option of going into the studio to get things off my chest, instead of seeing a therapist. I am not going to lie, the access to all of the amazing clothes is also a bonus –– right I am obsessed with Falguni and Shane Peacock as well as Chanel and all of the great vintage you can pick up in LA thrift stores. Also, there is free whiskey!
AC: If you weren't a musician you would be...
PB: I would probably be a stylist. I love searching for vintage treasures, learning about new designers, making clothes pop and helping find their individuality. I never apologize for my style –– if you don’t like it, don’t look at me.
AC: What are the top five songs played on your I-Pod?
PB: AWol Nation “Fail”
White Lies “Bigger Than Us”
Nine Inch Nails “Right Where It Belongs”
Eminem “Its Just The Way I Am” and “White Trash Party”
AC: What's your favorite sound?
PB: The sound my stilettos walking down the street.
AC: What act, living or dead, would you kill to see live?
PB: The Sex Pistols.
AC: How do you define your style?
PB: Industrial stripper couture.
AC: What are your staple items?
PB: My marlies|dekkers bras (I have a ton of them and wear then on stage); my Kwame Brako gun stilettos; my quilted Chanel bag; my fur jacket and my black high waisted booty shorts. Also a good pair of headphones.
AC: Signature cocktail?
PB: A bottle of whiskey. JAMESON!
AC: If you could compare your style to an iconic person, dead or alive, who would it be?
AC: What does the term 'rock star' mean to you?
PB: Living your life the way you want it, no matter what other people’s
judgments are. Doing what you do to make yourself happy and living a lifestyle with no regrets. Freedom.
AC: What album would be the soundtrack to your life?
PB: My own and maybe Oasis – “What’s The Story Morning Glory?”
AC: Where should we look out for you this fall?
PB: I just got off a cross-country tour with Lil Wayne in the spring. I will be modeling in New York Fashion Week – check me at the Falguni and Shane Peacock show. I am really excited to be releasing my debut album on 2101 Records/Universal Republic and get a big rush every time I hear my first single “This Is What Rock N’ Roll Sounds Like” featuring Lil Wayne on the radio.
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