30 Seconds With Prong's Tommy Victor

Prong is back together and bringing you a brand new dose of their pioneering metal sound to ram down your throat in the form of a new record, Carved Into Stone. We got in touch with founder Tommy Victor to see what he could enlighten us with in 30 seconds.

30 Seconds With Prong's Tommy Victor

Rocks Off: What is worst song in the world?

Tommy Victor: That's easy. Rebecca Black's, "Friday." Apart from the "yay yay yays" and "party, parties" that are brutal on the ears, the lyric is depressingly disgusting and horrendous. It celebrates a clueless, spoiled aspect of America that is embarrassing.

On top of it all, I'm ashamed of "supportive" parents trying to make their kids stars. Bad news.

RO: What is the best lyric in the world?

TV: That's tough because there are so many great ones! I think one can judge based on a song's impact on people, and it's originality It doesn't have to be too sophisticated. I think "Paint It Black" by the Rolling Stones is one of the greats. In a flower and beads time, they captured the pathos of the times. People didn't get a dark vision from pop music back then very often.

RO: Someone throws a beer bottle at you onstage. What do you do?

TV: It's happened and it connected well. It left a bottom-of-bottle serrated glass implant on my forehead. I blacked out for about 15 seconds. I got up and finished the song. The Show must go on.

RO: Without worrying about space, time, or the laws of physics, what would be the ultimate gig to play?

TV: Ok let's say a gig 100 years from now. Just to see what it's like in L.A. then. I would guess that no one would understand the lyrics because they're not in Chinese. Maybe tough to get our gear around. No more cars. Just Metro here.


RO: What would you buy with a million dollars?

TV: Nothing much. I'd go out for a high-quality Korean BBQ and some soju. And save the rest for a rainy day.

RO: What would you buy with your last dollar?

TV: There's not much a dollar can buy. I guess a Lotto ticket.

RO: If you could canonize another musician who would it be and of what would they be the patron saint?

TV: Keith Richards. Patron saint of endurance and indestructible power.

RO: What will be written on the plaque beneath the giant statue future generations erect in your honor?

TV: World-class antagonist.

Prong plays with Crowbar and Oceans of Slumber tonight at Scout Bar. Carved Into Stone will be available on April 23.

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