How DOROTHY Plans To Make Rock Cool Again
After touring with Miguel and dropping a new album titled ROCKISDEAD, DOROTHY is prepping for a new tour with The Struts. We caught up with DOROTHY, the woman who fronts an all-guy rock band, to find out the creative process behind ROCKISDEAD and how Hollywood has affected her life. Read our Q+A below.
What were some of your favorite moments on the Halestorm tour?
The best moments on tour consisted of seeing thousands of happy new faces every night, and being asked to perform “Cherry Bomb” with the legendary Lita Ford and Lzzy Hale.
What is the inspiration behind your forthcoming album ROCKISDEAD?
I wanted to make feel good rock music and get my voice heard. Putting a band together felt like the right thing to do. ROCKISDEAD is poking fun at the fact that rock is not dead, clearly.
Who inspires you musically, or who do you look up to?
Michael Jackson and Pink Floyd were my first musical loves. The way Michael was able to be so vulnerable and charismatic still gets me to this day. Nirvana was my high school soundtrack. I loved the 90’s.
What is on current rotation on your playlist?
Rihanna’s ANTI, stand up comedy, and Joe Rogan’s podcasts.
How would you describe your creative process?
It happens how it wants to happen. You can’t dictate or control inspiration. It finds a way and you can fight it or let it go. I try to be as honest as I can when I write and not second guess my instincts.
When did you begin singing?
I think I was 6… and it was country music. I was trying to learn how to yodel to show up the kids at school.
Tell me something most people don’t know about you.
I did film and television work when I first came to Hollywood. I love acting. Also, I would like to collaboratively write and direct more of our music videos.
When you aren’t making music or on the road, what can we find you doing?
Reading, taking care of my health and fitness, or making random drive-thru runs to feed the homeless.
Hollywood is known to be a place full of intense personalities and bizarre experiences, tell me about one of yours.
Somehow I ended up in an Uber in between Jack White and Josh Homme, who are both rock legends in their own right, after being at a bar following my birthday weekend at Coachella. It was crazy because I had just seen White’s band and was blown away. All I could think in my head was “they both look like Elvis right now.”
Describe yourself in five words.
Fiery. Sensitive. Protective. Nonjudgemental. Creative.
Interview + Photos by Danielle DeFoe