The singer-and-actress stuns her bandmates in the Pretty Reckless with her desire to incinerate random objects, though they think she occasionally goes too far.
Guitarist Ben Phillips revealed: "Taylor loves setting things on fire, so this is great. Taylor thinks we`re some rock `n` roll bada*ses. In the studio, there was this pit where the owner would burn stuff. We`d burn old keyboards, computers, stuff them full of TNT and set them on fire. Taylor loves fire?
"I shouldn`t say this. One morning, Taylor got into the studio really early - she`d just had her dog neutered and brought in the bits. Which she then burned. We were grossed out."
Despite her unusual habit, the 17-year-old star insists she is not a bad person or as difficult as she has been perceived, arguing she is just a typical teenager.
She told heat magazine: "I do smile when things are funny. I`m quite moody, I`m a teenager and I`m PMS-ing all the f***ing time, what do you expect? I am quite moody and I have an interesting life and I get my picture taken 24/7, and it`s not always pleasurable. I am really moody, but I`m not a mean person. I`m actually nice."
The `Gossip Girl` actress also defended her reputation for wearing "provocative" clothing, insisting she is being "rock `n` roll".
She said: "I`m 17. Aren`t I supposed to be provocative? I don`t really understand what the problem is. I know I dress provocatively on stage, but it`s just rock `n` roll. Like, I don`t really understand what the big deal is."