BurningStars: Say your name, your position in the band and something about yourself.
Thommy Price (drums): 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
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.
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts interview by: Maureen Benedict