Lukas Rossi Interview:
1) What inspired the lyrics on your newest record? Which song is your favorite/most meaningful?
The lyrics on the record came from all the horrible and beautiful things I have experienced in the last few years. My favorite song would have to be Hollywood or Hail to the Queen. It’s about obsession and the need to have something you are not and don’t need.
2) Is the song “Hollywood” directly related to your experience on the hit TV contest Rock Star: Supernova?
Yes the song is an exact portrayal of my experience on the show and the aftermath .
3) When you won that particular opportunity to travel the world with all the talented members of Supernova, how did you feel? Was it what you expected?
It was a very special experience and the best time if my life. It opened me up to millions of people around the world who have been the definition in my life today. My fans are the absolute center and reason for most of my lyrics and heart for music.
4) Did you still keep in touch with any members of Supernova?
I still talk to Tommy Lee. We are good buds and always will be.
5) Although you won this great opportunity, you decided to go solo after your world tour. Why did you decide to go in that direction?
I decided to quit Supernova because I felt that the music we were doing was not what I wanted to leave behind in life. I had no true connection to it. The celebrity factor is NEVER as important as the content or premise of my music.
6) You have accomplished a lot in your career. Many young musicians would like to know how you were able to get the opportunity to sign a publishing deal with EMI in 2004? Any advice you would like to pass along?
The only thing required I guess would be to do it for the right reasons and to have love for the message and music. Not the money or fame. If you have nothing to say don’t say anything at all. It comes from inside. You’ll know when it’s time.
7) Lastly, what is your opinion on the music industry as a whole? If you could go back and change anything about your musical career, would you?
The music industry has completely swallowed itself and this has come back to nip itself in the ass. It’s all about what sells, and once that sells, they wanna find another artist who is almost a replica and than sell that. It’s made people numb and sick and quite honestly has made music quite pathetic. What happened to feeling something from music? Tears. Love. Joy. There is so much more. But it all doesn’t concern me, I do what I do for me and my fans…none of it to be competitive but to be ME. Hardly anyone writes their own songs anymore. Just because someone can sing someone’s song it doesn’t make them an artist…it makes them a great karaoke singer.