Overdosed on nonstop Royal Wedding news feeds yet?
On such an overblown occasion, it’s nice to bear in mind that another British Kate will soon be tying the knot, as well — supermodel Kate Moss, whose Prince Charming is none other than that dapper well-dressed gent, Jamie Hince, of blustery blues/punk duo The Kills.
Whereas the guitarist’s bandmate Alison Mosshart has been hiding in plain sight for the past couple of years with her Jack White side combo The Dead Weather, he himself has had to duck, dodge and even physically confront the omnipresent paparazzi that trails Moss around.
It’s a wonder the new Kills effort “Blood Pressures” — which they’ll be premiering in concert at the Fillmore on May 11 — got made at all.
But Hince is doing his best to ignore pap-snapping shutters.
“And the one thing you learn is, you don’t look good scowling to the camera all the time, ya know?” he explains of his new smiling street persona. “So I just forget about it now. People think those sorts of things take up your life, but they don’t. A photograph takes 1/125th of a second, on average, and it’s like two seconds from the door to the car where these clowns do that. But that’s not my life. Those aren’t my memories.”
And when he’s on tour with Mosshart, he adds, “We have so much faith in our band that there’s a focused romance and fantasy that protects me against the boring reality of paparazzi, or whatever it might be.”
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