Joan Jett & The Blackhearts interview
*Maureen Benedict*
via email *  August 16, 2006  
BurningStars: Say your name, your position in the band and something about yourself.
Thommy:
Thommy Price, Drummer. I have been playing with Joan for about twenty years.

BS: The new album, Sinner was released in June, is there any song that you feel especially proud of?
Thommy:
I am really proud of how "Change the world" It is fast and sounds new with keeping our original sound of
the Blackhearts.

BS: It's been 10 years since your last album, how has the music industry changed since then?
Thommy:
There is so much that has changed.  Besides having more categories it seems as if it is a lot easier for an
independent to go head to head with the major labels with the Internet and especially with MySpace. It also seems that
more and more there is a greater percentage of bands that are "packaged" to sell records and are not about the music
at all.

BS: Why 10 years between albums?
Thommy:
There's a lot that goes into putting out a full record and we had to get the right songs and the right players
together.

BS: How did the idea come about for the first video, A.C.D.C.?
Thommy:
That was all Joan and the director. I think it turned out prefect!

BS:  Besides The Blackhearts, which groups or artists have you enjoyed working with most and why?
Thommy:
There are so many artists (Billy Idol, Scandal, etc.) I have had the privilege to play with that I have a hard
time just naming one. Looking back it seems there was a band to fit my every mood.

BS:  In your bio on your website, you talk about The Who and said "It didn't just sound great, it was like
seeing a really great play or choreographed dance." That's a really great analogy, are there any other bands
on the music scene today, besides The Blackhearts, that you feel approach this level?
Thommy:
The Ramones!

BS: You are a well known, sought after drummer, how do you feel your style has evolved over the years?
Thommy:
My sound has always been the same just new and different songs.

BS: If you could perform with any current musician or group in the world for one night, who would it be
and why?
Thommy:
The Who.

BS: What does the future hold for The Blackhearts?
Thommy:
Hopefully 20 more years of making music and touring.