Taylor Momsen is living the rock'n'roll dream life: The 17-year-old Gossip Girl star's new band, the Pretty Reckless, have just finished a successful run on the Vans Warped Tour and will drop their debut album, Light Me Up, later this year.
SPIN recently hooked up with Momsen in New York City to shoot photos for our September issue and talk about her rockin' fashion style, the "bad experiences" she's had, and why Rihanna annoys her. Phoebe Reilly
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