“Due to BallBuster and other related magazines, the underground music scene is thriving. In the early to mid 80’s, underground bands weren’t given the type of exposure they needed to succeed in the music industry. Major Labels became deaf and blind to anything that wasn’t commercial at the time.”
“Fortunately, in the 90’s the music scene did a reverse. Underground bands are getting noticed through websites, reviews, and self-produced recordings. Labels now have interest in the “raw qualities of the real Underground Metal scene”. Even National Acts were underground at one point!”
PAUL: First of all, please introduce yourself to the Ballbuster readers.
DAWN: Hi, I’m Dawn. First, I would like to thank BallBuster for publishing my picture’s and taking the time in interviewing with me. You guy’s have been nothing but great to work with.
PAUL: How would you describe yourself as a person?
DAWN: Actually really shy. I know from looking at my picture’s you probably wouldn’t think so, but I am. Some people mistake my shyness with being “stuck up” or “vain”, which is definitely not the case. People generally see that once they get past the exterior that I am a fun loving person.
PAUL: What made you decide to start modeling and, have you had any previous experience with it?
DAWN: I take a lot of pride in myself, so what better way than in pictures. I love being photographed. I only started modeling a couple year’s ago, so I am still fairly new to this.
PAUL: How do you decide what magazines to become involved in (can you name a few that you’ve appeared in or will be appearing in).
DAWN: The thing’s I look for would be the editorial content first. What their features are, highlights, and is the magazine itself reputable and established. I’ve appeared in The Grimoire of Exalted Deeds Issue #12 and on their website, Disclocator, Several band websites, just to name a few. Coming up, I’ll be on the Motley Crue Website, BadBones, and was currently asked to be in The 1/2 Creeper.
PAUL: How has the response been to your pictures so far and are you happy with what you’ve done so far?
DAWN: I’ve had a great response and I am ecstatic with what I’ve done. I’ve met alot of great people through doing this. I’ve never had a negative response from anyone, whether it be people in general, magazines, etc… Especially, magazines, I’ve always had a positive feedback from any of the contacts that I’ve met and had the pleasure of working with.
PAUL: What do you hope to accomplish by appearing in magazines, or is this just a hobby? Would you like to make a career out of it?
DAWN: At the moment it is a hobby. I do have a day job. (laughs) A career would be great with the right people and company.
PAUL: Okay, now, let’s talk music. First of all, what are some of your favorite bands?
DAWN: One of my all time favorites is Motley Crue. Their great! To name a few others would be Pantera, Metallica, Oleander, Creed, King Diamond, Sevendust. As you can see, my taste varies. I like a lot of older Metal stuff as well. Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, Dream Theatre, Ozzy. Yes, I’m an 80’s kinda girl! (laughs)
PAUL: In your opinion, what are the top rock and roll albums of all time?
DAWN: Motley Crue-Shout at the Devil; Ozzy-Diary of a Madman; Metallica-Master of Puppets; Creed-My Own Prison; Mercyful Fate-9; Overkill-From The Underground and Below; Kiss-Kiss Alive; Pantera-Cowboys From Hell; At The Gates-Slaughter of the Souls.
PAUL: Since this magazine deals with a lot of unsigned/independent bands,what do you look for in an “unknown,” ya know, what do they have to do to get your attention and your support?
DAWN: Good musicianship definitely. They have to be tight in what their playing, and their writing abilities have to be of worth in order to catch my eye. I like a band that’s energetic and gives the audience a show.
PAUL: Are you active in the music scene?
DAWN: I’ve done PR work for several bands in the past. It’s alot of fun. I myself was a vocalist in a band. So, I’m no stranger to the music scene.
PAUL: Any final words to the people who will be looking at your pictures and reading this interview?
DAWN: Go to the site, and VOTE! For the people that already did vote, Thanks, and I’ll be back! Until next time…