twenty | one | pilots answer 20 burning questions.
On stage, the Midwestern-bred menfolk of twenty | one | pilots are a living mashup, shamelessly slamming together rap-rock and hip-hop with power-pop piano melodies so precariously that you’re almost like “holy s*** this is NEVER going to work… OH HOLD UP BECAUSE IT TOTALLY DOES.” How do MTV Artists To Watch and Fueled By Ramen signees twenty | one | pilots manage to channel Eminem, P.O.D., blink-182, Green Day, Modest Mouse and Matt and Kim in just a few dizzying bars? (Also, why do they spell their name “twenty | one | pilots, all lowercase with those pipe things?) I have no idea how (if I knew, I’d be doing it myself, and I’d also be figuring out my own path to world domination), which is why I had a lot of questions for Josh Dun and Tyler Joseph. Twenty of them, actually, ranging from how they make that strange magic happen at their live shows, to concerns about their arrest record and time spent cooling in the clink with 50 Cent, to the idea of a One Directon/ twenty | one | pilots tour, to why Taylor Swift just cannot hold down a boyfriend. And for their last trick, the guys even predict the future of their Wikipedia page and blow their own minds.
Watch twenty | one | pilots answer 20 questions, watch their “Guns For Hands” video, and check out exclusive live performances from their MTV “Artist To Watch” showcase at the Highline Ballroom in New York.