Taylor Momsen parties too much. She got fired from her hit show. She’s frail and partakes in activities that a typical 17-year-old never should. We’ve read those headlines before, and have seen photos courtesy of paparazzi who flock the former Gossip Girl star in New York City like, um, pigeons to the pigeons lady in Home Alone 2. Well, Momsen has a message to writers, critics, and cynics: shut up and listen to her music.
That notion was essentially played on repeat during an interview last week with the actress-turned-rocker, who will tour Europe this summer with her band The Pretty Reckless. While the teen has lived sort of a rock n’ roll lifestyle for a few years now (in print anyway), she’s actually a rookie in the music scene. Reckless dropped their first album “Light Me Up” just over a month ago, and has received considerable radio airplay and buzz. A good reason why? The album is pretty fn good. Filling a void that’s been missing after Courtney Love slayed us with Hole in the mid-90s (not last year), Momsen’s powerful vocals and rawness could bring us to a new era of women rockers. This generation already has its Madonna (read: Gaga) so why shouldn’t they have their own Love.