Buzznet had a chat with Justin Tranter (lead singer) of Semi Precious Weapons who slipped us details on his band's ultimate goal. Semi Precious Weapons debut album "You Love You" is available on iTunes now, give the tunes a listen here.
Buzznet: What do you wear to sleep at night?
Justin Tranter: Eyeliner.
BN: What was the last dream you had?
JT: It was about our guitar player Stevy telling a story about getting into some messy trouble with a female friend of his.
BN: Do you have a morning bathroom routine? If so what does it entail from when you get out of bed until you are dressed for the day?
JT: Check emails. Read amazing things our fans have said while I was asleep. Shower. Hair. Makeup. Pantyhose. Go.
BN: Who was your first kiss? How old were you? Where were you?
JT: I'm honestly not sure.
BN: What do you have hanging on the walls of your bedroom? Which item is your favorite and why?
JT: Whatever the hotel I'm in has hanging on the wall. I am homeless. :)
BN: What movie do you watch when you are sad?
JT: Basic Instinct.
BN: Which historical figure do you most identify? Why?
JT: Mae West. She was a rebel. She was sexy cus she said so. She was glamorous but not typical.
BN: Do you have a nickname?
BN: Which text message or voicemail do you regret sending to someone so much that you wish you could take it back? Who was the lucky recipient?
JT: I don't really regret anything.
BN: If you were to stop aging at a certain point of your life- and would live forever at that age- how old would you want to be?
JT: Um...I think I'll be really awesome at 36.
BN: Do you have any scars? If so what happened? If not, tell us about an imperfection you have and how you got it?
JT: My shins are covered in scars from dumb shit I do on stage. Covered.
BN: If you could travel back in time and have a chat with the you-of-ten-years-ago, what advice would you give yourself?
JT: I would tell myself I look best blonde.
BN: If it were your last meal ever, what would you feast on?
JT: Champagne and Marshmallows.
BN: If you could DJ any celebrity’s party who would it be and what would be the song you would play as they enter the room?
JT: Sharon Stone. Semi Precious Weapons "Put A Diamond In It".
BN: What was your first job? What was your worst job?
JT: First job was being a receptionist at a salon. Worst job was collecting cans off the street and cashing them in for change at the grocery store.
BN: What is next for you?
JT: Becoming the most loved and most hated band in the world.
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