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11 Questions With PAUL WILEY of DEVERAUX

Deveraux, which is the solo project of Paul Wiley (Marilyn Manson) dropped their first single and video “I Want To Spend The End Times With You” today, which can be seen below. The single will be featured on the upcoming EP ‘This Isn’t Going To End Well’ due out June 2nd via Sensory Recordings. The single and video will be available to stream publicly on Wednesday, April 29th via Sensory Recordings and all major streaming platforms.

 

The new single “I Want To Spend The End Times With You” was written and produced by Paul himself at his home studio in Los Angeles, California and features Krsy Fox (Knee High Fox) on vocals.

How did you first get into music, who or what turned you on to rock n roll?  

 

Honestly first band was The Bay City Rollers. They had a Saturday morning show that was very odd that when i was like 5 yrs old, I was way into…Then Kiss obviously then my mother turned me onto Blondie and The Cars

 

Who was your first rock concert, do you have vivid recollection of it and have your parents always approved?

 

First concert was Iron Maiden/Twisted Sister in Chicago. My parents were always cool with any art or music if I enjoyed it.

 

What was the first music bought with your own money and how did you acquire your first instrument? What is your most prized music collectible?

 

Cliff Richard “Devil Woman” and Blondie “Call Me” 45s was the first music i remember buying…First musical instrument was a pearl 5 pc drum set…Rolling Stones Aftermath LP 1st pressing is my fav record I own.

 

What have you been listening to lately and reading?

 

Books= The Stanley Kubrick Archives and The War Of Art

Music = Swervedriver, Gunship, Mother Feather

 

How did you become singer, bassist, guitarist and drummer and who are your main influences?

 

In Deveraux I tend to all those roles, started on drums then guitar etc.  Influences, Missing Persons, John Carpenter, Cheap Trick, Neu, Motown, Sweet, and definitely Beatles

 

What have you been doing to pass time during Quarantine?

 

Recording and getting caught up on films.

 

What album epitomizes your style of music over all others?

The new Deveraux release.

 

Does it bother you to hear artists express their opinions on subjects outside of music, such as, politics and do you like their art any less if you disagree with them?

 

As long as they are informed which 90 percent of the times isn’t the case. Nothing worse than a musician that uses talking points from false info and then thinks they nailed it. Cringe.

 

What are the positive aspects of social media for you? Clearly, there are many negatives.  What are the positive aspects for you?

 

I honestly think it’s so diluted that if you’re doing something good, people will find it. Any new music I find out about is always through friends or musicians and never through social media. It’s still word of mouth and I think its way more powerful than a post online

 

What advice do you have for people in isolation during this time?

 

Come out of it smarter and consider everything.

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