The Missing Persons singer (and former HUSTLER model) talks drugs, her “uncontrollable” attitude and her band’s new album.
We love Dale Bozzio, the otherworldly lead singer of 1980s new wave standouts Missing Persons. Not only for her iconic songs and their eye-popping videos like “Words,” “Walking In L.A.” and “Destination Unknown,” but also for the fact that she posed nude in HUSTLER…twice!
These days, the 60-something Bozzio remains sexy and powerful as she leads her new band of Missing Persons through sold-out shows around the USA. We caught up with Dale to discuss the naked truth behind her HUSTLER spreads, our cancel-happy contemporary culture and the soon-to-be-released new Missing Persons studio album, Hollywood Lie.
HUSTLERMagazine.com: Are you okay being interviewed by us?
Dale Bozzio: Absolutely. I see HUSTLER as radical, then and now. That’s what I like about it. And I’m not afraid to be radical.
I usually ask if an artist has any history with the magazine, but you and HUSTLER go way back.
I was in the magazine and on the cover. Twice! In 1979 and 1980. Then, when Missing Persons reached our stardom a few years later, they re-ran the photos, the two covers and a whole lot of information about the band.