C.C. Deville On Image

July 13, 2006

The excessive rock and roll, and in-your-face, decadent punk that I grew up with in the ’70s inspired me. The attitude was ‘I’m going to do what I want—like wear makeup and crazy clothes—and it doesn’t matter what anybody says about it!’ That meant there were no limits on the music, either. I was open to experimentation of all kinds when I was in Poison, and my guitar playing probably reflected that, but I always had a sense for melodic pop songs. Of course, we’ve all toned down the makeup these days. It may look cool and sexy when you’re in your 20s, but, as you get older, you start to look like Phyllis Diller. I don’t think much about image anymore. Just being onstage gets my blood pumping.”

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