News/Facts About My Ruin
Email The Band:
Mickfirstname.lastname@example.org (not sure if its still in use)
Tairrie's Online Diary: http://pray4rock.diaryland.com/
Write To The Band:
P.O. Box 292120
Los Angeles, CA 90029
On September 17, 2001: My Ruin announced that Meghan Mattox left the band, however, since then she has returned since early 2002, but has left again in late 2003.
On January 18th 2002, My Ruin is playing a concert in Hollywood at the Troubadour for Tairrie's birthday. (Happy Birthday Tairrie!) :)
Tairrie is going to have her former "Tura Satana" bandmates at the concert. They are going to play some old "Tura Satana" songs like 'Hypocrite', 'Luna', & a few others.
Meghan "Metal" Mattox is back with the band as of early 2002, but has again left as of late 2003. Johny Chow has replaced her on bass.
There is gonna be a concert for Yael's birthday, it will be on March 23, 2002. (HAPPY BIRTHDAY YAEL!!!) It will also be the announcement of Meghan's return & also the first time Meghan's been on stage since leaving.
My Ruin modeled some "Hot Topic" clothes recently.
My Ruin have calendars now.
My Ruin are now recording their new album...no current info available yet.
"The Horror Of Beauty" & "The Shape Of Things To Come" are now released.
My Ruin has their own myspace profiles.
The 'Blasphemous Girl' CD was produced WITHOUT My Ruin's permission. It is from their old music label, but released WITHOUT their permission. Plus, they are no longer with the record label.
- Unlike other bands that say that they care for their fans, My Ruin actually does. They listen to their fans & try to have contact with them. They are really inspirational! ;)
- It is said that My Ruin are down to earth people at their concerts/in person. (This information is from someone who has been to the shows.)
- Tairrie is not her real name, her real name is Teresa Beth. "Tairrie" is her stage name.
- Tairrie B- The "B" stands for Beth.
- Tairrie grew up in California.
- Tairrie is an only child.
- Tairrie's Birthday is January 18th, which means she is a Capricorn.
- Tairrie used to be a rapper. She went by the name of "Tairrie B".
- Tairrie used to work as a phone operator for an abuse help hotline called "Women For Women".
- Tairrie was the lead vocalist in Manhole, which later changed to "Tura Satana" because of some people in Texas.
- Tairrie does not miss "Tura Satana".
- Tairrie is called the "Metal Madonna", she is also called: "Blasphemous Girl" & "Ruthless Bitch".
- Tairrie's nicknames are: Miss B, Terror, Little Miss Scareall, Scary Teddybear, Drama Queen, & Tattooed Babydoll.
- Tairrie is into Religious Art & even collects Religous figures.
- Tairrie expresses herself in her tattoos because she believes that tattoos are a form of art & expression. She believes that it should be taken seriously. Her ex-boyfriend got her into religious tattoo art.
- Tairrie thought of the album title "A Prayer Under Pressure....Of Violent Anguish", while looking through many different prayer books & combining some of the words together.
- Tairrie's good friends are: Tobey Torres (Snake River Conspiracy) & Aimee Echo (Human Waste Project/The Start) Aimee & Tairrie do not keep in touch much, but aren't that good of friends now.
- Tairrie's other close friend, Lynn Strait (Snot) died in 1998. She dedicated/wrote the song "Rockstar" from "A Prayer Under Pressure...." to him.
- Tairrie's inspirations include: Madonna & Nick Cave.
- Tairrie's interests include: Religious Culture, Poetry, Drama, Blood, Roses, Crucifix, & Twisted Images.
- Tairrie collects tiaras, Religious art (saints, crucifixes, last rites boxes, sacred hearts,
rosary rings & rosaries) rag dolls, voodoo dolls, wristbands, poetry, nightmare before
christmas stuff, Nick Cave stuff, candles, wigs, photos, and letters.
- Tairrie wasn't influenced by "Riot Grrrl". Tairrie's background is rap & hip hop.
- Tairrie is known for being Brutally Honest in her life & in her lyrics, but especially in interviews.
- Tairrie wrote a column for the magazine "Metal Hammer" for one month, in which she was allowed to write about anything that was on her mind.
- Tairrie has her own clothing line called: "Blasphemous Girl". According to Tairrie, "It is basically a lot of custom made stuff with hand-painting, safety pins, zippers, bondage straps, religious pendants and tons of crazy shit. I have done some leather jackets, slips and panties, T-shirts and hoodies, sweaters, wristbands, dresses and ties." Each item is unique and handmade, one of a kind. The items are currently only available at 'Blest' located on Cahuenga Blvd., next door to the beauty bar in Hollywood. The items are not available online.
- Tairrie is a fan of Jack Off Jill's music & is best friends with the lead vocalist Jessicka F.
- Tairrie once dated Burton C. Bell (Fear Factory).
- Tairrie has also dated Everlast.
- Tairrie likes these "up & coming" bands: Skeyebone (Knoxville, TN) - Goatsnake (LA) - Sinder (LA) - Rico (Glasgow) - MF Pitbull (LA) - Burning Grass (LA) - Sugarcoma (UK) - Rachel Stamp (UK)
- Tairrie would like to tour with: Pantera, Amen, Madonna, & Fu Manchu.
- Tairrie's favorite band to tour with is Sugarcoma.
- Tairrie will be bringing out a book pretty soon in which she will document her life, & her experiences together with new photos. It will be entitled "GOD WANTS A PIECE OF HER ASS… a photo journal of a BLASPHEMOS GIRL". It will include: unedited diary entrys, poetry, song lyrics. letters from kids and friends, personal photos, art pieces and collages, tour stories, and many old cuttings.
- Tairrie would like to be Lucy from "I Love Lucy", if she had to be a tv character. She says she can relate to Lucy because they both have drama in their lives.
- Tairrie is the type that likes to stay at home. She likes to read & write things.
- Tairrie has 7 tattoos. They are the following: 1.) The most recent tattoo is in the middle of her back, not many people have seen it because it is only a couple of months old. She's got praying hands with a red rose on each side and a banner with the words..."A Prayer Under Pressure" written on it. She says: "I got it to celebrate the making of the "Prayer" record with Mick."
- 2.) One is on the back of her neck & it says "Babydoll" in Old English letters.
- 3.) 2 flames on her wrists that say love (on the right wrist) and hate (on the left) that symbolize her relationship with Tura Satana..
- 4.) The "Virgin Mary" on her right arm that bares the words Omnia Vinat Amor (which is Italian for "Love Conquers All) and Truth.. she says those are the words she carries with her for inspiration..
- 5.) A crucified woman that looks like her, sporting "big clunky shoes"..It's a cross with a woman burning at the stake..... the words "Nothing Is Sacred" are wrapped around the crucified woman, while the words "Mi Ruina" (Spanish for My Ruin) are along the bottom.
- 6.) One on her stomach that says "La Dolce Vita" which in Italian means "The Sweet Life" written in Old English lettering.
- Tairrie's favorite tattoo is the one on her right wrist because the right hand is the hand of love.
- Tairrie has made her relationship with Mick clear, recently during performing on tour. It is obvious now. She was making out with him on stage & introducing him as her boyfriend. I thought I'd share this fact in case anyone is wondering if Tairrie is single.
- Tairrie & Mick are working on a spoken word project together.
- Johny Chow is formerly of the band "Systematic".
- Mick's Birthday is July 17th.
- Mick & Tairrie have a side project called "The LVRS", which is a spoken word project with music & spoken word.
- Mick has a side project called 'Neanderthal'.
- Mick produced both albums: "Speak & Destroy" & "A Prayer Under Pressure....".
- Mick wrote nearly all the music on the "A Prayer Under Pressure..." Record.
- Mick also plays every instrument, so that he knows the way he wants it to sound.
- Mick was also in a band called "Movement."
- Yael's Birthday is March 24th.
- Yael's favorite color is rust or gunmetal grey.
- Yael's hobbies include: taking trips/long drives, thinking too much, films, books, snowboarding, skating, video & graphics photoshop, computer geek, & being around kids.
- Yael's name came from a character in a book her mom was reading to her sister. While Yael's mom was pregnant with Yael, Yael's sister pointed at her mom's belly & said "YAAA-ELL", she was only 3, but Yael's mom agreed. Yael is North African (Moroccan) ISRAELI & Yael thinks maybe her name came from there too.
- Yael has a tattoo of a tribal wolf hugging an Obijwa tribe drum with eagle feathers & a little bell dangling from the drum. The drum was the first she ever had made. It is located on her stomach.
- Yael has a hearing problem....not really, but she says "Huh? & What?" a lot.
- Yael was in Rockrgrl Magazine.
- Meghan's Birthday is April 10th.
- Meghan was known as the most quiet member in the band, except when it comes to metal.
- Meghan's role model/idol is: Joan Jett. She has been her role model/idol since she was 13 or 14.
- Meghan used to play guitar, but decided to play bass.
- Meghan has 26 tattoos right now. Her favorite at the moment is the one she got with Sugarcoma..the Japanese symbol for metal, also her most recent tattoo!
- Meghan's tattoos are the following: 1.) She has 7 star tattoos, on both of her elbows, 4 on her wrists and 1 on the left side of her neck.
- 2.) Above the stars, behind her ear is the Japanesse sign for 'happy'.
- 3.) On the back of her neck is a blackheart, which is for Joan Jett & the Blackhearts.
- 4.) On her back she has a Cherry Bomb (another Joan Jett thing)
- 5.) 2 old tribal tattoos, she doesn't like to talk about much.
- 6.) On her right arm is a half sleeve of Samantha from Bewitched and on the inside of that arm is what she likes to call her 'punk rock sacred heart'.
- 7.) Her left arm is a half sleeve of the comic book character Death.
- 8.) She has 2 chinese bats on her chest, 9.) next to the right one is a logo from a band she was in called Naked Aggression , and 10.) next to the left one is a number 8 which you will only understand if you saw 'Alien Resurrection'.
- 11.) Her stomach dawns the word 'DESIRE' and she says that one really hurt!
- 12.) Below her bellybutton she has three crosses, another band logo for a band called 'The Shroud' that she was also in.
- 13.) On her right shin is a Key with bat wings 14.) and on the back of my calf in a keyhole with a sillouette of a 50' pin-up in it.
- 15.) Her right foot has a sun on it 16.) and the left has a moon.
- 17.) Last time she was in the UK she got a Friendship tattoo with the drummer from Ruby Cruiser, it's a band that looks kinda like vertabrae around her right ankle.
- 18.) One is a japanesse sign for metal on her right wrist that she got with all the SugarComas and Roy Mayorga on their last day in London.
- 19.) Meghan has a new tattoo on the left side of her lower left leg of the movie poster for the classic horror movie 'The Exorcist'. Meghan has plans to eventually get 'The Omen' for the other side.
- Meghan thinks she is the most annoying member in My Ruin.
- Meghan works in an adult video store when she's not on tour with My Ruin. (This information was before she left the band & when she was still in, since her return/leave again I don't know if this is still true or not.)
- Meghan's favorite color is red right now.
- Meghan has one Britney poster at the moment. It is in her bathroom.
- Meghan's worst habit she says, is that she smokes too much.
- Meghan is back in the band now. (Since early 2002) She has left again as of late 2003.
- Meghan played guitar in two bands in Fresno, California: The Willies (name later changed to
The Grudges) and The Shroud. In fact, in Fresno, Meghan was at least 5 bands at once at any given time, usually playing bass, but she's a wicked guitarist as well. (This info was given to me in a Meghan Mattox club by helltopo2000 over at yahoo.)
- Meghan is now in Naked Aggression. (Don't know if this is true or if she USED to be in the band.)
- Kenny is into Mountain Biking. He's been riding now
for about 4-5 years. It is one of his hobbies.
- Melanie & Lance are a couple. (unless they've broken up since leaving My Ruin)
- Melanie is now in "Scarling", Jessicka's (formerly of Jack Off Jill) new band.
- Melanie is also in another band with Lance called "The Art Of Safecracking". The site is: http://www.theartofsafecracking.com