My opinion of covers is that unless you're going to change and take a cover in a new direction, it's gonna get put up against the old one, and you're gonna lose. It's like, which would you rather listen to? The Righteous Brothers' 'Loving Feeling' or Hall and Oates' 'Loving Feeling?'
We're doing Circle of Snakes, we open up with Skin Carver and we are throwing in Skull Forest later on.
What irritates me are bands that pretend they've never heard of the Misfits or Danzig, but they've got the skeleton shirt.
So writing a song is much harder than doing a classical piece for me, because in a classical piece, I can just let the mood dictate what's going to happen.
However you feel about Dimebag, this is one of the most influential metal guitar players of the '90s. I was just talking to someone that I am hiring to bring on the tour who said that, when he was at the funeral, that Eddie Van Halen came and put his striped guitar in the coffin. That's a pretty big deal.
Back in the days, we had to work with a shoestring budget. We had a movie screen, and we'd show movie trailers on them, and then we'd rip through it and started playing. Now we have a little money to play with to do a cool stage set.
It really annoys me when the light turns green, and you're behind somebody, and they're just sitting there looking at the light for about 15, 20 seconds.
I try to work out, but a lot of hotels don't have gyms anymore, so I always try to find a local gym where there's not a ton of 'roid-heads, 'cause I can't stand them. It's tough.
There's all kinds of schisms in Satanism, but the thing I like about it is the quest for knowledge.
If you're a music fan, you think these artists will be here forever, but you should enjoy them while they're here, because you never know what will happen.
You know I take music seriously, right? So I expect journalists to take being a journalist seriously.
I wish the Libertarian Party would get more play in the media but they don't.
If there's going to be another Misfits record, I'd probably have to write the stuff.
Whether or not the devil is really good or evil is something that we don't really know.
I just play music, you know what I mean? That's what I want to spend my time talking about.
When your car rattles when you drive, you know you are playing cool music.
People don't realize that they're being played by the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, but more so by the Democratic Party because the Democratic Party does not want another party in there.
If I can make people forget whatever they're dealing with for an hour and a half, two hours every night, that's nice.
It's not like that anymore really, but back in the day, nobody would let the Misfits open up for them, not the Ramones, not the Cramps, nobody.
In Japan, they have TV sets in cars right now, where you can punch up traffic routes, weather, everything! You can get Internet access already in cars in Japan, so within the next 2 to 3 years it's gonna be so crazy!
I know they are going to be doing a box set in Europe of Danzig 5 and 6 and some other stuff.
I had a situation where Bill Clinton sent the F.B.I. after me.
I don't even listen to music on the road, and if I did, it would be classical or whatever, something to chill me out.
Sometimes I was like Beavis and Butt-head growing up. I know people who lit their friend's house on fire accidentally.
I love giving the energy and getting the energy back. There is nothing like it.
If you're working with a producer like Rick Rubin or whatever, you sing each line probably 30 different ways. Each time, they're like, 'Can you try it this way? Can you try it that way?' That's each line in the song, for each song.
The thing that has never changed is I do what I want to do. If I can't do what I want to do, I don't want to do it.
I like to stay busy. I am a workaholic, and I like to be creative.
I don't know that I'm not normal, because usually, when I tell people the things I do, either their jaw drops or they look at me shocked, but I'm sure I do normal things - everyone eats, that kind of stuff.
But when you get to a song, not only do you have to do a vocal melody, you have to write words and not be redundant and make some semblance of a story.
No trick or treaters came to my house for Halloween. For some reason, people around here are scared of me.
It's what's missing, I think, from most music - the rebellious part. That rebelliousness is part of great rock music or great literature or any great creative stuff.
Anyone who knows me, and most of my fans, know that I have a sense of humor.
When I write, I write the drum beat. Though sometimes I write on piano or guitar.
Whether I'm doing music or I'm walking down the street or I'm in a record store buying a record or I walk into a comic store and I'm buying comics or having a drink with my friends, it's the same me.
Although I have been pretty vocal about hating touring, the only part of touring I don't like is being on the bus and bouncing around.
Comics are printed on paper, which is expensive, making it tough to stay in business.
While I am here, I want to maximize my time on this planet, you know.
We still have pretty good sales, especially for the art books.
I'm just saying that at least for the foreseeable future there won't be any more touring.
Two hours onstage... that's the best part because it makes it all worth it.
I don't think there's a back lot here in Hollywood anymore that has those streets, like a French Quarter.
I've always tried to expand what heavy or loud music was and where it can go and what it can do.