Taylor Momsen: "Guitars are like people. The longer they've been in your life the better"

(L-R) Taylor Momsen and Ben Phillips of The Pretty Reckless
(Image credit: David Wolff - Patrick/Getty Images)

“This had to be guitar-driven,” explains Taylor Momsen, when asked about the lead single and title track from The Pretty Reckless’ fourth full-length, Death By Rock And Roll. “You can’t have a song called that without a huge riff and big solo!” 

The new album will arrive in 2021, the New York City rock quartet having signed new deals with Fearless on home soil and Century Media for all other territories.

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Amit Sharma

Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences as a guitar player. He's worked for magazines like Kerrang!Metal HammerClassic RockProgRecord CollectorPlanet RockRhythm and Bass Player, as well as newspapers like Metro and The Independent, interviewing everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handled lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).