Chris Motionless: Metal’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” (Interview)
Motionless In White might be one of the loudest and even visually frightening bands to some, but lead singer, Chris Motionless, might be furthest from the truth.
On stage, Chris is a fireball of aggression dressed in black. His lyrics stem from his distaste for organized religion, past relationships, or the state of A.M.E.R.I.C.A. Chris has a special talent where he can "flip a switch" and keep his personalities separate. Most of us know the Chris on stage, but let's meet the polite, East Coast kid off stage.
Years ago when I worked at a station in SoCal, I met Chris on a Rockstar Energy Mayhem tour. We had a great conversation post-show on the bus after their set in 100-plus-degree heat. I wasn't met with a quick handshake and a feeling of "hurry up and get this over with". Chris was so accommodating and polite. We all have an idea of people we haven't met, and mine couldn't have been more different.
After over ten years later Chris remembered not only me but the interview as well. This doesn't sound like a big deal, but when you are meeting hundreds of fans and media people every day, this was a genuine human move on his part. I sat down with Chris pre-show at our Blaze Backyard BBQ where they headlined in Missoula along with In This Moment. Again the digits were near 100 degrees and Chris was gracious enough to chop it up a bit about How he/his band can be misjudged. Did you know Chris is a gamer and has never done a drug in his life? Things like this are what the public or older generations also need to know about bands like Motionless In White. People like Chris Motionless are here to help, and millions of fans can tell you the same thing.
As long as I'm happy with what I'm doing for myself.. as long as I can look in the mirror and I'm happy with me, and I'm doing justice to what I truly want with my life, then none of the other f*cking sh*t matters... It activates that confidence and there's nothing can possibly challenge that -Chris Motionless
Take a listen to the interview with Chris below.