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Jean Marcel Maillard , June 28th, 2013 11:40

The grunge luminaries' main man picks out the records that put him where he is today


Metallica - Ride The Lightning
Metallica is a beast that is still living and breathing strong. They continue to set the bar, man. Nobody's fucking bigger or better in my opinion. I know all those guys and became good friends with them. That record is where I got in. The track that got me in was ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls’. I've been able to play that with those guys on a handful of occasions. It's one of the coolest things in the world to fucking be able to do that.

Except for a few, I played with all these bands. I got my bass player from Ozzy, my guitars from Eddy. They become kind of friends and peers. That's pretty cool. I still get a little geeky as a fan around those guys. I got to keep myself in check as it's like: "Fuck, man!". I don't think you ever lose touch with being a music fan, ‘cause that's more than half the reason you probably did it anyway. You are trying to make music like they did, and maybe some kid down the line will be talking about your record the same way, and may be you will turn him on to be able to make his own music.