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If it I was asked, yeah. I'll headline the spoken word tent, anything. I was there this year, all three days, but I didn't see a single fucking band - I watched it all on iPlayer when I got home. It was brilliant - I didn't see anything. I clapped Lars [Ulrich, Metallica] on stage and as much as I love him - I've known him for about 20 years - after about 30 seconds it dawned on me, Fuck, this is heavy metal! And we went off to go to some acid house tent and relive our youth. But yeah, if you're watching, Michael Eavis, I'll do it. . . We never really got on with [Glastonbury]. I don't know why. The time that we did it when we should have been great was the first year we headlined it and we got sidetracked because we'd just come out of the studio from making '. . .(Morning Glory)' and decided - it was fucking suicide - to play six tracks off '. . .(Morning Glory)' that no one had heard, one of them being 'Champagne Supernova' which goes on for about half an hour. I remember playing 'Don't Look Back In Anger' for the first time to silence - the only time that ever happened. But I'd be up for doing it [this year]. I'm going to go regardless.
Yeah, it was kind of creeping in. I didn't really say much about it. But it really, really became obvious that I needed to do something when I was at the [Revolver] Golden Gods last year. I went and did a song with the [FIVE FINGER] DEATH PUNCH guys. And then Lars [Ulrich] and James [Hetfield from METALLICA] heard that I was there, and [they said], 'Ah, we've gotta do 'Rapid Fire',' which I will always do, 'cause I'm a huge METALLICA fan. And the, after that, I'm, like, 'Oh my God.' Then I think I came up to [New York] just a few days later, and then I went straight from New York on a plane to England [where] I went under the blade. But it was difficult, But, you know, there you go.
There's two tracks in particular that come to mind - one was the song 'Overkill' by MOTÖRHEAD and the other 'Fast As A Shark', by the band ACCEPT. I heard both of those tracks around 1982 and that was the was the first time that I ever heard relentless, nonstop double bass going from start to finish in a song. I was immediately intrigued. I went and bought a cheap second bass drum to add to my kit. But before I could get to the level of those two tracks, I had to start with the basic patterns, and the first guy that really taught me the basics was Tommy Lee on the first two MÖTLEY CRÜE albums. I would learn how to play songs like 'Red Hot' and that got me around the basics. Then a few years later the whole thrash metal scene exploded, and it was drummers like Lars Ulrich [METALLICA], Dave Lombardo [SLAYER] and Charlie Benante [ANTHRAX] that really showed me how double bass could be utilized in a metal genre. . . . There's a part of me that would love to do a thrash metal band project, because in everything I've done, I haven't really tapped into that world, which is also really a huge part of my background.
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