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Tony West: How Music Saved My Life

Tony West: How Music Saved My Life

Everyone’s got some kind of baggage, and some way of coping with the negative aspects of their lives. Music—groups like the Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, David Bowie—helped me survive through traumatic experiences. As a kid, I was hurt a lot, held underwater by my...
Finding Song Inspiration in Daily Life

Finding Song Inspiration in Daily Life

There’s a trend in the music industry toward artists recording songs they didn’t write. Being an authentic singer/songwriter is a beautiful talent that true artists should be proud of. Anyone with a good voice can sing a song that was created by someone else, but it’s...
Most Popular Blacklist Union Music Videos

Most Popular Blacklist Union Music Videos

As a musician, making a music video that brings your song to life is a rewarding experience. Here are four of Blacklist Union’s most popular music videos to date. Alive N Well Smack in the Middle of Hell Alive N Well Smack in the Middle of Hell has earned just under...
The Beginning of Blacklist Union

The Beginning of Blacklist Union

In 2004, I founded my band, Blacklist Union, and became lead singer. In the past 14 years, there have been a lot of changes, but one thing that’s stayed true is my dedication and passion for our unique style of music. Background My Uncle Jimmy introduced me to music...
Til Death Do Us Part: A Summary by Tony West

Til Death Do Us Part: A Summary by Tony West

In 2012, Blacklist Union released our album Til Death Do Us Part. I dedicated the album to Mike Starr, former Alice In Chains bassist, who passed away in 2011. I’ve known Mike since I was 17, and his death broke my heart. He was a great performer and an even better...