the PinUp : Acey Slade

Auxiliary’s playful take on the sexy centerfold pin up.  This month we bring you  Acey Slade.  Flip the page, cut out, and tac on your wall!

photographer : Steve Prue
hair stylist : Jamie Starr
model and makeup : Acey Slade
interview by Luke Copping

Acey Slade is the driving member of Acey Slade & The Dark Party, but many know him from his roles in bands such as Trashlight Vision, Vampire Love Dolls, Dope, The Murderdolls, and Wednesday 13.

Your new project, Acey Slade & The Dark Party, seems to have such a hybridized style of rock, punk, metal, and electronic music. Where there any specific influences that you drew from in building the bands sound?

Acey Slade : I am on tour quite a lot of my living life. A lot of times when you are driving at night or trying to sleep in the back of the van, you may not be in the mood for the three chords and a cloud of dust type music I am associated with. So, what I listen to is stuff like Manic Street Preachers, Primal Scream, Depeche Mode, Prodigy, Pendulum, DJ Shadow, Tricky, Portishead. I wanted to explore that stuff and not alinate my fans. Make an album that might be an ‘alternative’ for people who like KISS, Janes Addiction, or other guitar rock stuff.

view more photos and read the rest of the interview in the April/May 2010 Issue

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