Roadrunner Records - Slipknot's hard-hitting, aggressive metal anthems are getting…
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"Axl had a unique voice; it was brilliant in range & tone, but even though it was often intense and in your face, it had an amazingly soulful, bluesy quality to it because he had a choir background from singing choir in church when he was in grade school."
"I've heard music that no one hears since I got hit by a car a couple of years ago and sustained a double concussion... Songs no longer tapped me on the shoulder; they slugged me in the jaw."
"Johnny Carson and Dick Cavett didn't show me anything about understanding what I was trying to do; they were nice guys but didn't seem to know anything about music. Most of these TV talk show hosts were trying to communicate with some tired, old white people from somewhere nobody ever heard about."
"Some guy jumped onstage and kicked me in the head real hard with his boot. I grabbed him and punched him in the face. Don't hit the singer in the head because he will try to punch your lights out."
"Bombay airport was rich with colors, smells, and regimented anarchy. We were held up at customs because of my Joan Collins passport picture. I hot, tired, and praying to any God that they wouldn't send me home."
"The Sex Pistols ended the way they began – in utter disaster. Everything between was equally disastrous."
"For years and years, I filled syringes and injected myself with cocaine, speed, Black Tar heroin, Persian heroin, and once even LSD. Now... I'm taking Ozone intravenously because somewhere along the line, I contracted Hepatitis C from my drug experimentation."
"What I do remember is the sight of the channel locks in his hand. Channel locks are like pliers, only bigger, and for some reason I guess my father felt like he needed them to corral his four-year-old son."
"I think that all the years of exposure to amps and electricity has altered my body chemistry."
"Nearly every day we made new and grotesque discoveries... I had seen Playboy and Penthouse before, but these photographs were in another class together. It wasn't just that they were obscene. They were surreal."
"It was all dripping with sexual lust, though they didn't know what to do about it. But suddenly you're on the end of it. It's a frenzy. They'd lost themselves. These chicks were coming out there, bleeding, clothes torn off, p----d panties, and you took that for granted every night."
"Having ingested the entire contents of the mini-bar in my hotel room before I arrived at the venue for the show, I stuck my fingers in this guy's nostrils just because I thought they'd probably fit."
"New York City was a different place. It was a jungle... The 42nd Street, Times Square, Disneyland s--- you see now didn't exist."
"Rudy, one of techs, gave us the best toast ever: 'To Tommy and Heather,' he said, raising a champagne glass. 'May all your ups and downs be in bed.' Then he took the champagne glass and smashed it over his head."