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“Why I’d Rather be Infamous than Famous”

“Why I’d Rather be Infamous than Famous”

During an interview with Gerry Gittelson in 2016, he asked, “Are you tired of being almost famous?” In all honesty, I’m not. It’s not a thought that ever crosses my mind. I’ve been on the “cusp of fame” for years, I suppose. For some musicians, I understand that that...
Authentic Frontmen Who Influenced My Style

Authentic Frontmen Who Influenced My Style

My style has stemmed from a variety of influences over the years. My music and lyrics are often influenced by my personal life, but I‘ve found that my actual style as a frontman draws from a handful of familiar names. Steven Tyler Aerosmith wouldn’t have been the same...
Los Angeles Music Scene through the Eyes of Tony West

Los Angeles Music Scene through the Eyes of Tony West

The music scene in L.A. right now is sad. In 1989, I ran away to Los Angeles at the young age of thirteen, and it was exactly what I was looking for. Part of the reason I survived was the community and camaraderie. People took care of each other. They took care of me....
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...