William Control was on the set of the Black Veil Brides music video today and he posted a couple pictures and sent out a tweet saying, "What did I do all day? Went to LA and played the voice of F.E.A.R. In the new @OfficialBVB video. No problem". We learned a while back that William Control did some guest vocals for Wretched And Divine, maybe this video is for the same song?
In this week's Kerrang! Andy talks about the reaction they got to being announced as the headliner for the Kerrang! tour, but he also reveals a little bit about the story behind Wretched And Divine: The Story Of The Wild Ones. Here's what he had to say:
"It's about theses characters, the Wild Ones. They're the leaders of this legion of people who are renegades against society. There's a very clear villain, a unified church and government who aim to remove creative thoughts and science from society. The David Vs. Goliath thing, which absolutely comes across in the album artwork, is something we've always felt, I guess. You only have to look at that Kerrang! Tour reaction!"
Black Veil Brides were included in 'The Best Bands in Scary Makeup' alongside Marilyn Manson, Hollywood Undead, KISS and more.
This clip for Hell in a Cell uses a NEW Black Veil Brides song called 'In The End'!
You can hear more of the song in this clip, skip to 8:23.
Today Ashley took some time to answer fan questions on his Facebook page, and I've posted all his responses below in case you missed it!
I don't know why I'm so amazing/sexy.. I guess I was just born that way ;)
My first.. was actually a preacher's daughter.. lol the naughtiest ones, you'd never woulda guessed...
Best TV shows.. I don't watch a lot of TV but I have an addiction to reality TV shows that are either about houses or housewives..! =)
Best part of recording is just the creative process in general. I write music / lyrics come up with melodies daily and am always putting things down. It's great when you got a hook or line that even you blow yourself away with.. like damn that's good! haa..
When will we come to your city? In 2013. We're planning a "World Tour"; we will be announcing the countries, cities, states, etc. as we finalize the tours. But I can guarantee you that we will most likely be in every country in 2013. Come say Hi to me!
How to stay positive and enjoy life? I think you just answered your own question... "Stay Positive and Enjoy Life" ;) - do something every day that makes 'you' happy.. That's what life's about.. isn't it?!
A job I would have if I wasn't a rockstar. I'd be a artist/designer, that's what I was doing before BVB took off and became my number 1 job. I was a graphic designer; I graduated from college with a BFA in design. So I love that, and I still do art in some form every day.
When did I start playing / singing, etc? At a very young age. I grew up singing in church and chorus in school. My first instrument that was bought for me was a drum kit. It was a muppets one, had Animal on the kick drum. I banged the hell out of it and smashed it, and it eventually got thrown in the trash. Then I got acoustic guitars, I would mostly sing and 'perform' , more than learn to play the guitar, I eventually would smash all my guitars cuz' that's what I thought you were supposed to do... haa.. I would also invite all the kids from my neighborhood over to my house so I could sing to them and perform my favorite songs for them.
My Name? Ashley Purdy, it's an Irish name, I'm half Irish, my father's side. Purdy in Ireland means "Fidelity", it's on our family crest / coat of arms. Ashley is also an Irish name, similar to Shannon, Kelly, Leslie, etc. that are most common female names in America, but are male names in Ireland. Sooo.. I'm Ashley Purdy 'Actually Pretty' ;P -and Fidelity is what is written down my fingers when I fold em together.
Do I read / keep things I receive from fans? Yes, I'm actually a big 'collector', I collect and keep most everything. I have a storage unit that I keep gifts and all the letters I receive from fans. If you make me or give me something cool, most likely I have it and will keep it. I do get all your letters and gifts as well in my P.O. Box that I read and keep as well.
What is my biggest influence for who I am and what I do musically/artistically? I'm mostly influenced by performers; I grew up loving stuff that was exciting / shocking, something that created a reaction. That's what I value 'True' Art as.. It's creating a reaction from people, good / bad / indifferent.. it's making people think. Any band I've been in myself all the way to BVB has always been very image and performance orientated. I'm not really into anything 'boring'. Haa.. I think my earliest biggest influences were, Michael Jackson, Elvis, Misfits, Guns n' Roses, Motley Crue, Marilyn Manson, and now I dig what Lady Gaga does. I'm leaving a lot of bands out, but you get the picture...
Am I leaving BVB? Not that I know of... Maybe some are confused by if I begin to work on my own solo music outside of BVB, but have no plans on leaving. When the times appropriate in between BVB I will definitely put out something of my own. It's just what I love to do. Write music, create art and perform.
Andley, Cashley, etc.. What do I think? It's very disturbing.. I guess, I'll speak to those who only think we're hot and wanna be with us, and not to those who admire us. So if you think we're hot and wanna be with us.. I don't understand why you make love stories about band mates together and make us homosexual. I would think you would make up love stories about us being with 'you' and not with each other... I really don't understand it I guess, and think it's weird. =X
What do I love/think about my fans? I love how dedicated you all are and how passionate you are about the band. But think about how much love and passion you have for me or the band.. You should have that much passion and love for yourself. I know a lot of you ask for guidance and how to find inner strength at times, etc... Loving yourself, should be your first priority. Have pride and stand up for yourself and who you are. Again, I admire the courage that a lot of you have just to take on the challenges today. For that I think you all are truly awesome. But the things that you face now, will only prepare you to be a strong person for the things that will come in this game called Life, so enjoy it! ♥