Words matter. These are the best Andy Biersack Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
The pen and the written word hold a great deal of power.
I’m not against making new fans, but I’m not going to go out of my way to pander to someone and try to make them like me; that’s not who we are. It’s not as if we’re fighting to find an audience – we have our audience, and anybody else is definitely welcome.
It’s really important for us as a band, that when someone is giving us grief on stage, to show our fans how important it is that they stand up for themselves and that they feel confident in themselves.
There was never a time when I wasn’t making guitars out of cardboard or dressing up like the Misfits.
When I walk around on the street and someone comes up to me, I have just as many full-grown men with large beards in Slipknot shirts saying he likes my band as much as I do girls with bright pink hair.
Being a singer, I can easily break facial extremities, but breaking my nose in Luxembourg was extremely painful.
I think, on any given day, somebody could help out a homeless person and cuss out somebody that cut them off in traffic, and I think that everybody has that inside them: it’s just how you live that balance – so I think everybody is ‘Wretched and Divine.’
The image of the band has always been something that’s evolved or changed with every record cycle that we’ve done. I think, in a lot of respects, that’s because we were so interested in having a visual representation for the music that we were making.
I will say one thing: Mick Mars is one of the greatest songwriters I’ve ever met in my life and had the pleasure to work with.
Being able to be one of the headline bands on Warped Tour was a dream I had since I was in middle school.
Our shows have always been sort of an all-generations thing, people from 6 to 60.
I just don’t really think about death.
Whether I’m trying to or not, I have this inherent feeling that music is uplifting; it makes you feel victorious, and that makes you feel like you can take on the world.
We truly believe with hard work, dedication and perseverance, we can become the best at what we do. No one wants to become mediocre.
I don’t think I necessarily am prepared to write about anybody else’s life but mine.
We’re not here to make the ignorant people happy. We’re here to write our music for those people that are interested in good rock n’ roll music.
We never made attempts to say we were anybody’s role model or the be-all-end-all of what people should look up to. We have always just been very open about the fact that we have difficulties and we are messed-up people, just as our fans are.
I don’t really have any interest in allowing other people’s kind of idiotic, unnecessary, either bigotry or hatred or whatever derision they have for me, I don’t allow for it to really bother me, because I don’t need it.
Coming out of ‘Wretched and Divine,’ I was still wanting to explore the more theatrical elements of songwriting. That led to Andy Black.
All I ever wanted to do was be in a band.
I’m not religious, but I understand the need for faith and hope.
I left high school very early. I was 17. So I guess it wasn’t that early, but I did not get a high school education.
Lyrically, the most important thing for me is, how can I tell a cohesive story?
I wouldn’t want to make the same record over and over again or look the same or be the same. I think that’s just human life in general, though.
One of the things that always disappointed me as a kid, growing up, was when you could tell the singer had a fancy for something different and turned the band into something else.
More than anything, I write about what I know. The experiences that I’ve had in my life and that we’ve all had collectively, that’s what we draw from.
It seems like a gross waste of time to continue our career predicated on the idea that we’re going to divide opinion. What’s more important is just doing something that you love.
We’re entertainers. We’re theatrical.
I’ve always been a big fan of utopian, future, new-world stories – ‘V For Vendetta,’ comic books, graphic novels.
We want people to know they shouldn’t feel like social pariahs just because they want to dress differently or listen to rock n’ roll.
Every Christmas, all I ever wanted was Playskool instruments. It was my entire life. And then by the time I was 6 or 7 years old, it became, ‘Now I’m going to force my entire family to watch me perform all these rock songs.’
The story of my life publicly has been told through ‘Alternative Press.’ Former employees, people who have worked there – my friend Ryan Downey, who wrote for ‘AP’ for a long time – I’ve been able to have really great articles written about me and talk openly about things in my life.
Always be yourself and rebel against what people tell you should be and be whatever you want to.
I never anticipated seeing 40.
The older I got, I started to realize more it’s not necessarily that any of us are inherently bad or good; you just kind of carve your own way, and you are your experiences and your surroundings and what you grow up in.
I am a clinical zombie.
I knew that my love for the Sisters of Mercy, Lords of the New Church and that kind of stuff, was never going to lend itself well to a direct interpretation in Black Veil Brides.
There’s no place for Depeche Mode and the Sisters of Mercy in the music I make with my band. If I was a fan, I wouldn’t want to hear that on a Black Veil Brides record. It was important for me and for the integrity of the band not to tarnish it.
I was homeless for almost a year and a half, just living in my car or bouncing around peoples’ houses, going to 7-Eleven at the end of the day and asking them for the taquitos that they were going to throw out because I hadn’t eaten in two days.
Nobody is convinced that Johnny Depp goes to Walmart dressed as Sweeney Todd, but everyone expects us to.
I see the merit in religion, and I see the need for faith and hope and sometimes people who are more snide look at people who are religious, particularly people in rock bands, and they’ll say, ‘Oh that’s dumb, you believe in whatever,’ but I think everybody believes in something.
For someone like me, music is all I’ve ever thought about – playing big shows, and then, when you take something that is based around your music and put it in a completely different medium, it’s a really interesting and cool emotion to watch.
We’ve won both the best and worst band in so many major magazines – we just get written off so much, but we don’t care.
If what you’re writing is genuine, regardless of whether it sounds cliche or people wouldn’t necessarily think it’s the most brilliant metaphor in the world, it’s always important to be genuine with what you’re writing; at least, that’s how I feel.
I came from a town of about 2,000 people with one stop light, and I was told that nothing I ever wanted to do, I would succeed in.
My job as the host of a rock awards show is not to be as divisive as possible, but certainly you want to be able to interject your jokes and how you feel about stuff.
I have a super supportive family.
I was this little kid writing songs. I look back at having that dream, and it’s weird. Being able to do it and live out your dream on any scale is amazing. I don’t take any of it for granted at all.
I go to a lot of self-help groups in the day, and then I can sleep pretty well at night.
My whole life, I’ve loved ’80s synth and goth rock like The Sisters of Mercy and Depeche Mode.
Kiss will always be Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley to me.
Rock stars aren’t crapped out of the sky.
For us, we are interested in doing what’s cool for us and what’s cool for the audience. That’s it.
Growing up, I went to the Warped Tour a lot, and I got to see bands like Rancid and AFI and Dropkick Murphys and these bands that meant so much to me when I was a kid – all in succession on these stages, so to get to play that same stage that I watched those bands play is a huge thing for me.
On Warped Tour in Boise, Idaho, I broke my tooth on the mic. I took a pretty significant chunk out of my tooth and had to have it sanded down. It wasn’t the most painful injury, but it was the most unexpected one.