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“I just started a new band, with some very good friends, called Star and Dagger,” Yseult said last night. “It’s kind of been dubbed Anita Pallenberg fronting Black Sabbath. It’s heavy with these very beautiful vocals.”
Instead of touring with a band right now, Yseult is out promoting her book “I’m in the Band: Backstage Notes From the Chick in White Zombie.” While at the Tribeca Barnes & Noble last night, Yseult said that going through her old boxes of band and touring memorabilia a few years ago is what prompted her to put together the book.
“The photo albums I had were filled with backstage parties, and the tour diaries I kept were the biggest surprise,” Yseult said. “These were written diligently each night before I fell asleep, even though half the time I was half-past drunk."
The book is a compilation of photos and ticket stubs, as well as anecdotes from her years with the band.
“Most of the things I do remember play back like a movie in my head,” Yseult said. “Like riding in the Ramones van from gig to gig while we were on tour together or getting busted in a New Orleans graveyard with Lux [Interior] and [Poison] Ivy of The Cramps.”
Of all the musicians she’s worked (and partied) with, her favorite is Pantera.
“Those guys were like my big brothers,” Yseult said. "While you’re on stage, just constant pranks and offstage too. They made passing 23 hours a day [on tour] an art form.”