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Actually, my older brother was teaching himself how to play guitar and I figured I'd learn how to play bass to accompany him.
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After that I didn't listen to music as much because '70s music just wasn't... I remember all the songs, but it wasn't because I was into them, you know what I mean?
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As far as thinking about death and murder and various ways of killing people and how people die... I probably have the most twisted mind in Slayer.
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As long as it's good music, that's what's important.
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Because of time, we've learned that there are some things that you really have to maintain, like a normal home life; and that's a plus.
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Fortune is either with you or it's not.
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From the heaviest of the heavy to classical to country, that's what I listen to, I listen to a variety and I enjoy good music, good songs.
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I consider ourselves very fortunate, and I'm proud of our accomplishments and what we achieved and what we hope to achieve.
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I follow politics, but I don't like to discuss it.
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I had to be at least 8 or 9; I was listening to everything on the radio. You name it, I heard every song.
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I have a bunch of stuff written that we haven't used, but I haven't sat down and really focused on what to put toward the album.
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I have to really start focusing all my energies on making sure I remember the words, making sure I have a great performance.
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I just don't write musically, but lyrically, yeah I write.
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I read a book recently by a psychiatrist who was able to interview a few serial killers and she had a thesis on how you could figure these people out. And she thinks that there are things that could tell you whether someone has the potential to do that.
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I read true crime books, and I read when people do case studies of stuff. I'm into books like that. Case studies or forensics or murder - all that good stuff.
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I try to incorporate melody. Even though I'm screaming, I still like to think I bring melody into screaming.
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I was born and raised Catholic.
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I went to school for about 2 years on a technical course, and I learned a lot. I learned about air mixture ratios and all the stuff; I learned how to draw blood.
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I would have to work on the song and figure out how they wanted the song done, because they're such high-intensity songs. We figure that out first, then I go back and listen to it and go over and rehearse stuff with it and try to get a feel for the words.
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I write, I write, I always write.
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I'm surprised when people notice me. That surprises me. And it's been happening a lot more lately than in the past.
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If it were bad songs, yeah, I'd speak up, but they're not bad songs.
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Megadeth had some great records too. Their first few records were good. But you know, there are some bands that are great, some bands that have just kinda fallen along the wayside.
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No, I have to really focus, especially when I'm writing because I wanna be good at it.
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Oh yeah, our first tour in Europe they wouldn't give me the time off from work.
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So they have an idea of what they want to hear, but I have to sit there and do it. That's usually how we work stuff out.
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Sometimes I'll sing the same verse through the entire song, because the other verses aren't clicking. And when they do come to me, I'm in the middle of that same verse!
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That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together - for me to play bass and for him to play guitar.
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That's the one thing I miss when I'm out on the road is hanging out with my kids.
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They have to come up with decoder devices or scrambling devices so you can't copy a CD or DVD or anything else.
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Venom was a band that strongly influenced the image and the idea behind Slayer.
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We did like 12 shows, then we did the entire Ozzfest with the first half completely booked; then we did the second half with a couple days off here and there.
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We flew out to go as a family, and it wasn't bad. It was under a kind of dictatorship, I guess, but I didn't witness anything stupid going on.
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We have been fortunate, fortunate enough to have lasted as long as we have because a lot of bands don't last that long.
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We just bought a new house, so my wife's been doing all the moving and other stuff, so I would like to go home and just sit and enjoy all that for a couple months before I gotta start playing again.
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We used to have picketers and people - we still do; it's just not like it used to be.
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We would just be learning to play Beatles songs and Rolling Stones songs of that time - of the '60s. That's kinda what inspired me to play.
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Whatever had been on the radio in the '60s; I mean we were always listening to the radio.
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Whenever I see something, I've got this little Slayer chip in the back of my mind that tries to Slayer-ize everything I do.
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Yeah, yeah I think that's one of the biggest misconceptions towards the band. The biggest one is that we're Satan worshippers, but next to that just the fact that we're normal.
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You just keep telling yourself you're going to have a good show. You just try and muster up this energy, this anger, this hate.
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