An Interview with
(Original Founder Member of Pretty Boy Floyd)
who has been an artist in his own right for a number of years.
Interviewed by Glenn Milligan, late August 2007.
it like for you living in California? Is it really ‘Hell City
Hell’ and why'd you title it that?
How was it growing up in New York? What was the
music scene like at the time?
How come you decided to move to California -
was it to do with the music scene - if so what were the initial factors
What would you say were the major differences
for a young guy like Chris Maggiore and what prompted you to change
your name (for the stage) to Kristy Majors? Was it to sound more glam?
What made you decide to become a guitarist and
who were your main musical influences that channeled you into the style
that you are now so famous for?
If you hadn't have made it in the music business
as a guitarist, what else could you see yourself as doing for a living?
Were you in other bands before Pretty Boy Floyd
- how were they, what were they called and where did you play?
How did you meet up with the other members of
Pretty Boy Floyd and what were your thoughts of the band at the time?
What made you decide to join the band as a full-time
How were those initial 1st handful of gigs, did
you practise much and did you get along well?
Any good or bad times you remember the most of
your time in Pretty Boy Floyd?
Overall, what venues did you like the most and
for what reasons?
What headlining concerts or support slots can
you recollect and for what reasons with regard to highs points in the
Pretty Boy Floyd period?
What were your favourite PBF songs and why?
How was it touring with the band and what did
a typical day or night involve?
What are your favourite road stories which are
just about printable?
Why was it only the initially incredibly brilliant
'Leather Boys.. ' album that was released at the time? How come it didn't
carry on? Did it all dry up due to grunge scene or did you guys fall
out or something?
What were your personal thoughts on the band
After a while what prompted a version of 'Pretty
Boy Floyd' to get back together, now with Keri Kelli, also on guitar
What was it like personally for you being back
in the band again? How long did you think it was going to last and why?
Whay wasn't original member Vinnie Chas included
in the line-up?
Why did you re-record a lot of the old songs
again as the 'Porn Stars' album and just release an E.P of
new stuff? Why not just record a load of new material as opposed to
simply re-hashing the old, a few newies and a couple of covers?
How did you become involved in the 'Shamless'
band and what stands out in your mind from that period?
What prompted you to split PBF again and go into
solo mode? Was it down to money and artistic pleasure?
How is life for you as an artist since you are
out making music in your own right and have for some time?
What prompted you to release your albums on 'Perris
What have been your favourite solo releases and
Why did you decide to release a tribute album
to 'The Ramones' entitled 'For those about to sniff glue (we salute
How did the duet with Barbara Ramone (Dee Dee's
Wife) come to be on the unreleased Ramones number 'Sidewalk Surfin’?
What made you decide to form your own record
label 'DIY records'?
Who else have you signed to the label and how
is it all going?
How was the 2007 UK Tour for you with Bang Tango
& Love/Hate and what were your highlights?
What are your plans for coming back over for
How have the fans changed over the years from
What do you enjoy to do outside of the music
business with regards to hobbies and interests?
Are their any plans to work with any ex-Pretty
Boy Floyd members either now or in the future?
Do you ever plan to write an Auto biography?
If you did what would you call
Nice One Kristy! Like the 'Straight to the Point' answers there!