William Control

The following fill in the blanks come from producer, writer, engineer, and front-man, William Control. William is the vocalist for Seattle based rock band Aiden. Over the past decade, he has released multiple albums, EPs and singles under the name William Control. His unique and non-mainstream approach have left him with a cult-like, global fanbase. He is about to head out on a headlining tour and will be performing at the Cleveland Agora on May 14th. In the meantime, be sure to learn more about William Control and his music from the responses below.


Three words I’d use to describe myself are….Proletariat. Tenacious. Motivated.

I find inspiration from….Biology. Chemistry. Evolution. Human nature. Literature and Film.

I knew I wanted to pursue music when….I first saw Kurt Cobain on mtv in 1991

For fun I like to….Read and write

I’m currently listening to….The best of Sam Cooke

The first song I wrote was….Something really bad I imagine.

One thing I want you to remember while listening to my music is….I’m only human sometimes.

My craziest or most memorable gig was….Reading festival 2007. Starting riots are a blast

My favorite tracks to play live include….Razors edge. Strangers. Price we pay. Revelator.

Something odd I want my fans to know about me is….I don’t eat breakfast, I drink coffee and smoke cigarettes.

My last meal would be….See last question.

I’m absolutely terrified of….One of these new crazy f****** republicans becoming president.

In the next six months you should expect…Me on the road touring and then going home to make a new Aiden Album.



– Victoria

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