Actually I love asparagus.
The song 'Assassins Of Youth'... 'Assassins of youths' is what they used to call drugs in the old days when they first started the anti-drug campaign. And it's kind of an anti-drug record.
Here's what it comes down to: I've been making records and touring for over 10 years now. I'm very successful living it, doing it... I'm with an absolutely beautiful wife that's half my age.
For many records, everyone was like, 'Oh, this next record is going to be their last, blah, blah, blah.' But here we are on our sixth full-length studio album and we debut at No. 16. It's obvious we're not going anywhere.
But anytime at a metal show, fans are going to be going crazy.
It's been a long time since I lived in Michigan, but I did grow up there for 18 to 20 years of my life. It does feel my home state.
Pighammer' is what I envisioned the first Static-X record to be; trancier, a bigger electronic vibe with more keyboards.
The original lineup, we got on stage, we had a great chemistry, it was awesome, and then when we left the stage, we never talked to each other. There's a lot of bands that way. Who cares? What's wrong with it?
Any of the bands that came out at the same time as us, they're either gone now, or they got just mega huge, like System of a Down or Incubus.
Sometimes things get too layered and compressed or there's too many effects and they turn into mush on record. I strive to keep it raw and live-sounding, like you are in the room watching the band play.
During the day I'll work on music. I have a sampler and a drum machine out with me and I write new songs while we're on the road.
Listening to Ozzy Osbourne at full blast always made me feel a little bit better. It made me feel like I wasn't alone.
You gotta give props to Ozzy as the creator of all evil faces. What would we do in photo sessions if it were not for Ozzy?
Don't even get me started about how much I hate the Internet, 'cause I'll rant for hours about this.
Anyone who likes Static-X will definitely like my solo record.
I like Journey, Bad Company, Soundgarden and Aerosmith.
Interview With a Vampire' is one of my favorite movies of all time. 'Queen of the Damned,' not so much one of my favorite movies, but it's one of the best soundtracks of all time.
Even when metal was on the radio, it was always the watered down stuff. There were only a couple real metal bands - Metallica is one - that broke through.