Sin City Presents Magazine September 2018 Volume 5 Issue 08 - Page 37

What do you hope to accomplish in the future?

I really would love to get involved more with the various charities in Vegas. It’s SO important to give back. Lotus is a big believer in helping our community and being involved. As a part time personality, I’m not involved as much, but would love to even if just to give them more exposure or a platform. It’s hard as there are so many out there. I’ve worked mainly with animal rescue groups, Southern Nevada Pug Rescue and NVSPCA. I even fostered kittens! That was crazy. Ha-ha It just feels good to help others, so that’s something I’ll be looking into more in the future.

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Thank you so much for sharing with us and our readers. It’s been such a pleasure to learn more about you and what drives you. Horns up Hair Metal Goddess!

Descending from the ceiling of the Radio City Music Hall, singing a capella, in Zarkana, at the end of the show. All eyes on me. This was more than I could ever expected in my life! The Canada Day show in 2009, where I sang in a silk hammock while singing my own Ave Maria, in front of the entire country (live and broadcasted). First time flying! Doing back vocals for the greatest singers of the French World in 2008, during the celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the foundation of my hometown, Quebec City. My audition for Nightwish in 2007. Winning the best Performer and Best Stage Presence at the Festival International de la Chanson de Granby (FICG) in 2002. Driving the “brake-less" van of my metal band Anemonia on tour early mornings, driving through fog and magical scenery on the road. All exhilarating moments. I’m a lucky girl!

What’s your favorite piece of music and why?

The Show Must Go On from Queen. This is my entire life in one song. And Freddie’s soul touches me when I listen to it. It’s bone chilling. A Masterpiece.

Do you write your own music?

I used to, but I am better at performing other people’s work. At one point in life, you gotta choose your battles ;)

What’s the weirdest thing that’s ever happened to you while working on stage or touring?

oh…. do you have 3 months? LOL

I am very accident prone. I will undeniably trip, fall, slip on or hit the possible hazards around. My injury list from performing is so long I can only laugh at it (while I can tell if it’s gonna rain through the pain in my damaged joints when it’s humid. ahahahahaha) From black eyes from running into an iron horse on stage to swallowing bugs during an outside performance, to hit my head on the grid to burn my retina looking at a stage spot. I’ve injured any inch of my body at some point and I’m not even kidding… It’s quite hilarious to think I’m able to perform! Stage scars are the best ones! Or that time a guy was LICKING my calf while I was singing back vocals for a reggae band. Or being chased by an angry mob of sellers with sticks in a Korean Market at night. Or being asked if I have a bomb in my purse at the Kremlin security gate in Moscow before a show.

What is your dream performance?

A duet with Rob Halford, live! Or singing with a symphonic orchestra and a metal band.

What is your favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car/for karaoke or just to because?

Judas Priest’s Painkiller. It’s just so satisfying.

What’s your motto or the advice you live by?

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. RESPECT is the word I go by. It applies to everything.

Where can our readers see you perform?

Right now, I’m on call in Zumanity from Cirque su Soleil at the New York New York, but I never know when I’ll be in. You might be lucky to catch me!

Once a month at the Golden Tiki, on Tuesdays, with my band Cassie Stone and Her Pretty Monsters… and wayyyyyy more to come!

Pretty soon with Virago, with Nanette Fortier, Merry Adin, Brenda Fitz and Jojo Draven.

Where can our readers find you online to keep up with you?

https://www.facebook.com/soprano.on.the.rock/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYTi77VSiooCU3B949ptE8Q?view_as=subscriber

https://www.facebook.com/cassiepms/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC39FAOFBI7HYsQn1YHDIGWQ