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Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent took part in another question-and-answer session on Saturday (January 20) at the Atlanta Kiss Expo. You can now watch video footage of the discussion in two parts below (courtesy of Mike Brunn). Asked what led to his departure from KISS after the "Lick It Up" touring cycle came to an end, Vincent said: "The problem was really simple. I was writing a lot of songs, and I felt us growing so much as a band, and I wanted them to want me. I know they wanted Eric [Carr, drums] — they loved Eric — but I didn't feel that they wanted me. Even after 'Lick It Up', the perception of it was that it was a big album, and I still felt, 'No matter what I do, they're just not gonna want me in this band.' And there was a contract they wanted me to sign. But I was bringing… My take-home pay was 550 dollars a week, so I never made any money being in the band. From the beginning to the end, it was 550 dollars a week; that's what they paid me. That was my take-home after taxes." According to Vinnie, he was only asking for a bare minimum so that he could support himself and his family. "This was my dream to be in this band," he said. "I didn't want anything as much as I wanted this. Maybe just a little bit so I can buy a house or something. Maybe...
In a brand new interview with the Louisville, Kentucky radio station 91.9 WFPK, LED ZEPPELIN legend Robert Plant was asked if he could ever see himself recording with Jimmy Page again. "I have no idea," he said (hear audio below). "It's not even within my countenance to imagine it, really." After DJ Kyle Meredith pointed out that LED ZEPPELIN is still "near and dear to the hearts" of the band's fans, Plant replied: "Me too — nobody more than me. But I don't wanna do it a disservice either." LED ZEPPELIN hasn't performed together in almost a decade, having last played London's O2 Arena in December 2007. The concert was part of the Ahmet Ertegun tribute event, which was chronicled on the band's 2012 "Celebration Day" CD and DVD. The set, which featured Jason Bonham subbing for his late father John Bonham on drums, marked Plant, Page and Paul Jones's first full-scale concert together since John Bonham's 1980 death. Last October, Robert shot down the possibility of a LED ZEPPELIN reunion, telling the Daily Telegraph that "you can't ever really go back." He added: "It's tough enough repeating yourself with something that's a year old, never mind forty-nine years old. I've got to keep moving." Plant has arguably been the lone holdout for another LED ZEPPELIN reunion. Despite promoter-led attempts to get the band to reform for a series of concerts, Plant remains committed to his new musical direction in the roots and blues-based "Americana" field. Robert's eleventh solo album, "Carry Fire", was released in...
TESTAMENT, EXODUS, FORBIDDEN and VIO-LENCE members performed at a benefit concert for VIO-LENCE singer Sean Killian last night (Saturday, January 20) at The Midway in San Francisco, California. "Killian On Command: An Evening Of Vio-Lence" saw the musicians play only VIO-LENCE material spanning the band's entire catalog of songs written from 1985 through 1992. They were joined by other heavy hitters from DEATH ANGEL, KAOS, ILL NINO, FANG, ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT, VALOR & VENGEANCE, I AM MORBID, PSYCHOSOMATIC, D.R.I., ANNIHILATION, MERCENARY and SACRILEGE B.C. King Arthur's bastard son MORDRED supported and DRESS THE DEAD kicked everything off. Katon De Pena of HIRAX DJed the show, and DJ Will of KNAC was the host of the evening. "Killian On Command: An Evening Of Vio-Lence" concluded with a performance of the VIO-LENCE classic "World In A World" featuring four-fifths of the band's classic lineup — Robb Flynn (guitar), Phil Demmel (guitar), Perry Strickland (drums) and Dean Dell (bass), with Flynn handling lead vocals. (Killian could not perform with the other members due to his health condition). Demmel and Flynn are both now in MACHINE HEAD. The entire event was livestreamed by BB TV and can be seen on YouTube at this location. Additional fan-filmed video footage is available below. Killian was recently diagnosed with stage four liver cirrhosis, which was caused in part by a genetic condition called hemochromatosis. He is currently a candidate for a live donor transplant. A living-donor liver transplant involves transplanting a portion of the liver...
Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut by playing a very special show, dubbed "Nothing Stands In Our Way", this past Friday (January 19) at London, England's O2 Forum Kentish Town. The unique extravaganza, which included visual effects, circus artists and enhanced stage production, was professionally filmed and recorded for future release. The setlist was as follows: 01. A Current Obsession 02. 1.19 03. My Wings 04. End Of Time 05. Blood, Tears, Dust 06. Swamped 07. The Army Inside 08. Veins Of Glass 09. One Cold Day 10. The House Of Shame 11. When A Dead Man Walks 12. Tight Rope 13. Soul Into Hades 14. Hyperfast 15. I Like It 16. Heaven's A Lie 17. Senzafine 18. Closer 19. Comalies 20. Our Truth 21. Falling 22. Wide Awake Encore: 23. I Forgive (But I Won't Forget Your Name) 24. Enjoy The Silence (DEPECHE MODE cover) 25. Nothing Stands In Our Way Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below. LACUNA COIL vocalist Andrea Ferro told Metal Nexus last fall that the 20th-anniversary concert would be "really special... with songs we've never played before, songs from the very early releases, and there's going to be interaction with a gothic circus doing stuff while we play. It's going to be special — unique and special." LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia explained to Tattoo.com that "there is a reason" January 19 was chosen as the date for the anniversary show. "It's because 1/19 is recognized as 'Lacuna Coil Day,' because we have a song that's called '1.19', so the people from the fan club and the fans decided to declare it 'Lacuna Coil Day,'" she said....
Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) appeared as guests at this past Friday's (Janaury 19) "G3" concert at the Orpheum in Los Angeles, California. The "G3" tour features Joe Satriani, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen and DREAM THEATER axeman John Petrucci. Hughes and Smith joined the three guitarists for a rendition of the DEEP PURPLE classic "Highway Star". Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Smith and Hughes are featured on Satriani's 16th studio album, "What Happens Next", which was released on January 12 via Sony/Legacy Recordings. It marks the first time Smith and Satriani have recorded together since their work in the supergroup CHICKENFOOT. Asked by radio personality Eddie Trunk how Hughes came to be involved with the project, Satriani said: "Just before [Glenn] put out his last solo record, which is mind-blowingly amazing, I had it in my mind that he would be a great bass player [to play on my record]. But I just thought it was a crazy thing to think of, because maybe the first thing that popped into my head was why would he ever say yes to just play bass on an album, because he's just this incredible singer. But it was sort of circulating in my head as I was doing the tour and I was thinking, 'Yeah, that would be so cool, 'cause then, if he did that, I could do this.' And then Chad's drumming popped into my head,...
The Jimmy Cabbs 5150 Interview Series conducted an interview with NUCLEAR ASSAULT bassist Dan Lilker (also of BRUTAL TRUTH, ANTHRAX, STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH) at the X Fest, which was held on January 6 in Los Angeles, California. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "farewell tour" of NUCLEAR ASSAULT: Dan: "The concept is we're not going to come back to somewhere that we have played recently, but we haven't played L.A. for fucking years. But yeah, this would be the last one here. If something came up, like fucking Singapore or Bulgaria and we haven't played there, we'll do it, but we're not going to come back to where we've played in the recent past." On whether he enjoys playing songs live from NUCLEAR ASSAULT's early discography: Dan: "Yeah, sure, because there's people who are totally into that shit. The funny thing, you can see some of these kids, they're 17, 18 years old, they were like new millennials, but they're totally into it. They do their research and I'm not one of these old, bitter dudes like, 'These fuckers weren't alive when I made this record.' I'm just glad thrash metal in general is still relevant. It's an honor." On whether he imagined he'd still be playing thrash upon starting out 35 years ago: Dan: "I had no idea that this time of my life being in my early 50s already that I would still be able to get away with doing...
Christina Rowatt of Australia's The Void recently conducted an interview with bassist Shane Embury of British grindcore pioneers NAPALM DEATH. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the status of the next NAPALM DEATH studio album, which is tentatively due in 2018: Shane: "We started recording some new stuff, four or five weeks ago. We got quite a lot of songs. Hopefully, we will be carrying on in the new year. It will take a while to get finished. It's fast, but there's also a lot of some, I don't want to say 'experimental,' but hopefully once it's done it will go in a few different directions. I don't want to say noise, but there will be some stuff like that, a couple of mid-paced, kind of KILLING JOKE-influenced [songs]. Hopefully we'll veer off in a few directions and it will make the album… it will still be abrasive, but not constantly fast all the time. There is some extremely fast stuff, but we've all been kind of like ticking away at every album, trying a little bit of that and little bit of that, so each step, this one will be the most diverse yet, I hope. On maintaining an element of diversity in NAPALM DEATH's songwriting: Shane: "On the last album [2015's 'Apex Predator - Easy Meat'] we started with a really strange, slow, SWANS-influenced track. Not everyone liked it, but I think actually, most people did...
James Geiser of Antihero Magazine recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Morgan Lander of Canadian all-female metal band KITTIE about their forthcoming career-spanning documentary, "Origins/Evolutions". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On her thoughts on KITTIE's 20th anniversary: Morgan: "It makes me feel very old. [Laughs] I mean, honestly, I'm honored that we have been able to continue as a band and be relatively relevant and have a fairly stable fanbase and have people that still continue to want to hear new music and listen to us and that sort of thing after 20 years. Not very many bands have that opportunity. I can't speak for everyone. I'm sure everyone does feel this way, but we're truly honored this is something we're still able to do and still able to talk about 20 years after the fact." On whether she had any idea KITTIE would help spearhead a new wave of females playing metal: Morgan: "Honestly, we had no idea. There was no inclination at all when we started. We honestly, we're just a bunch of friends that wanted to have fun. I think we were too young to understand what kind of an impact a band like that could have. So, yeah, we really had no idea at all. Again, it's just like, 'Wow!' It's an honor to be able to say that. There are people out there that cite us as an inspiration, as an influence, as trailblazers,...
Darko Rajić of Metal Jacket Magazine conducted an interview with DEATH ANGEL guitarist Ted Aguilar prior to the band's November 26 concert in Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, Slovenia alongside TESTAMENT and ANNIHILATOR. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the variety found on DEATH ANGEL's most recent studio album, 2016's "The Evil Divide": Ted: "Well, DEATH ANGEL, that's our style. We can play fast, we can play mid-tempo songs, we can play really melodic songs. It's our style. We like it. We like to mix up everything. We love playing fast, but we don't want to do it all the time. We want to do songs like, for example, 'Lost', that's a song if you're feeling it… we don't sit there and go, 'We have to write something like this.' Whatever comes out and it sounds good: 'Yeah, it sounds good. Let's keep it.' That's what we do. We pride ourselves in being a little different from all the other thrash bands. That's what is good about the thrash bands from the '80s from the Bay Area, the Bay Area, L.A. or the East Coast, we always strived to be different from everyone and that's how we got our unique sound. Everyone has their unique sound. TESTAMENT has their unique sound; EXODUS, us, OVERKILL, ANTHRAX, you can tell when you put on a record. Sometimes, DEATH ANGEL likes to write songs like 'Lost'. Sometimes we like to write songs like 'Thrown...
Germany's Gitarre & Bass conducted an interview with frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL during the recording sessions for their new "Pounding The Pavement" album at Soundlodge studios in Rhauderfehn, Germany. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why ANVIL chooses to record in Rhauderfehn, which is located in the northwest of Germany: Lips: "It's a place where you can find peace and tranquility and make a lot of noise and disturb it. [Laughs]" On the "Pounding The Pavement" album title: Lips: "Some of you might be wondering: 'What does that mean?' It's really an English expression which is about really working and finding work and finding clients, rustling up money, rustling up a living, is basically, fundamentally what 'pounding the pavement' is. I don't think anything can be more fitting than what I've been doing for 40 years. I've been 'pounding the pavement' for 40 years. I've been rustling up business for 40 years and staying at it. That's where it comes from." On the differences in being a musician today versus when he was starting out in the '70s and '80s: Lips: "You know what's really interesting? The actual musical aspect, nothing's changed at all. Ever. Since I was a little kid, I hear music in my head and I create it and then we write songs and I put the lyrics to them and we end up in the studio and we put them together. I've...
Prior to the group's January 14 performance at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles, California, FATES WARNING drummer Bobby Jarzombek was interviewed by The Jimmy Cabbs 5150 Interview Series. The two-part conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's plans to record a live album during their in-progress European tour: Bobby: "We have nine shows there, and we're going to record all the shows. The good thing about technology these days is, unlike back in the day where you had a big mobile truck that you had to put outside and record one show, and there's an engineer back there turning knobs and all that kind of stuff, you don't have to do that anymore. You can take your little computer and your Pro Tools and your little plug-ins and get it all straight from the stage, straight though the mixing board, straight through the Pro Tools, record all the performances. We're going to get nine shows; we have some alternate songs that we're doing in two different set lists, so we'll have tons of material. It will be over two hours worth of material to choose from, probably two-and-a-half hours worth of material. I'm not sure what will make it to the live record at this point, but the plan is to record all these shows, listen back to them and all the tunes, and then in the spring release the multi-disc live record." On joining the band in 2007: Bobby: "I...
Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent was joined by his ex-VINNIE VINCENT INVASION bandmate Robert Fleischman earlier today (Saturday, January 20) at the Atlanta KISS Expo 2018 to perform an acoustic version of the VINNIE VINCENT INVASION song "Back On The Streets". Video footage of the impromptu performance can be seen below (courtesy of Talking Metal). In his first public interview in more than two decades, Vincent told SiriusXM's Eddie Trunk on Friday that he still feels "very strongly" about the two VINNIE VINCENT INVASION albums he released three decades ago, 1986's self-titled effort and 1988's "All Systems Go". However, Vinnie said that "the second record should have never happened. Rob [Fleischman] should have stayed with the project. The basic sound of that record was like [Jimmy] Page and [Robert] Plant — it was Rob and me. That first record was pretty red-hot. It was my vision; Rob singing; everything was just right. Second version of it should have been aborted, should have never happened. I had the power; I should have taken it. I should have called the shots, which should have been, 'Stop this. Revamp it. Go back, let me get the people I need.' The people that were involved with it at that time should have not been involved with it, but it was such a publicity machinery piece of... it was like a product. It was all publicity and hype. The songs, I felt were really good, but I didn't feel the music came out...
Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker (SCORPIONS, UFO) has once again slammed his brother Rudolf, saying that the SCORPIONS axeman is "a desperate wannabe" who "cheated and bullied" his younger sibling. Michael Schenker gave a number of interviews in the last couple of years in which he questioned his brother's integrity, going so far as to call Rudolf "a con artist" who "completely adopted [Michael's] image" as his own. He also denounced the SCORPIONS for "distorting" the story of his brief tenure with the band and criticized what he saw as ongoing efforts to minimize the contributions of the group's former drummer Herman Rarebell and ex-bassist Francis Buchholz, as well as SCORPIONS' long-running creative complacency. In a brand new chat with Jimmy Kay of Canada's The Metal Voice, Michael said (hear audio below): "My brother is a cheat. I just stay away from him. What I found out about him is disrespectful, disgraceful. Let him be who he wants to be; I just can't trust him and I just stay away from him as far as I can, because he rips me off whenever he can because he knows what I do always has good value and he hasn't got ideas of his own. He stole my image, he copied everything I did ever in his life. And if he wants some goodness coming out of this, he has to clean his side of the street, but that's up to him. I just need to stay away from him as...
MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was interviewed for a recent episode of the "Thunder Underground" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing with various great drummers during his time in MEGADETH: Ellefson: "Quite honestly, when I walk into any session at all, my saying 'yes' or 'no' to the gig usually depends on the drummer. [Laughs] I've played in some bands where you just wanna love it, and, man, if the drummer is just not grooving, or you're not grooving well with the drummer, it's a tough go — especially in metal. And yeah, in MEGADETH, we've had some incredible drummers. Chris Adler [LAMB OF GOD], he was a lot of fun to play with when he did the initial tours on the 'Dystopia' [cycle], and then, obviously, we knew he was gonna get busy with LAMB OF GOD. So we knew the search for a permanent drummer was gonna happen. And he had actually recommended Dirk [Verbeuren, ex-SOILWORK]. And when Dirk came in, the first day… He was initially just gonna fill in on a run of dates that Chris couldn't do and kind of heading towards, you know, this was probably gonna be a permanent-position kind of audition that we did with Dirk. And when he came in, Dirk was just… Man, great energy. And when he hits his snare, his snare is so loud, we have turn his snare down...
Metal Wani's Jessie David recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN and SUPERJOINT frontman Philip Anselmo. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the possibility of a hypothetical PANTERA reunion with Zakk Wylde (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) or Kerry King (SLAYER) filling in for the late "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott on guitar: Philip: "To me, the most important factor in all of this hoopla are the fans — the fans, hands down. The band doesn't choose the audience — it's the other way around. So we're working hand in hand here. Whatever the fans really want, I guess, would be my answer to the whole thing. And I'm sure that it's a flip of the coin, depending on the fan. If it's something that they wanted desperately, then it's something that… sure, I would do it, but it would be for the fans, man. Everybody has their opinion, so it makes it really, really tough for me to gauge the importance of doing something of that magnitude. Because, yes, it would be a big deal — it would be big, man. It would be emotionally big, is what I'm getting at. I'm not talking about the size of shows, I'm not talking about the impact or anything like that, I'm talking about actually going out on that stage with the band name, the backdrop just giant reading 'PANTERA' and not seeing my brother...
Los Angeles metal band ALL HAIL THE YETI will release its as-yet-untitled third full-length album later this year. The follow-up to 2016's "Screams From A Black Wilderness" was produced by Warren Riker, who is best known for his work with DOWN, CORROSION OF CONFORMITY, SUBLIME and CATHEDRAL. The official music video for the new ALL HAIL THE YETI song "Slow Season" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Brian Cox (HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD, GEMINI SYNDROME) and it "truly captures the essence of the band's high-octane live show," according to a press release. ALL HAIL THE YETI vocalist Connor Garritty states: "We are all beyond excited for this new video release! It was a true pleasure to work once again with the master, Brian Cox, who continues to impress every time. This marks our fourth consecutive music video with him directing and we know you will be as stoked with the finished product as much as we are. "This new song, 'Slow Season', will also be on our new album on Minus Head Records, which is currently tentatively slated for an early summer release. "While always progressing and trying our best to step outside the box, we have kept the classic YETI sound with a few new hooks sprinkled here and there. 'Slow Season' proves just that, as Alan (guitar) and I have really come together and hit our stride. The material has matured, along with the rest of the band to ultimately deliver the most diverse-yet-aggressive-and-powerful release yet! We...
SAXON vocalist Biff Byford was recently interviewed by Diane Webb of Yesterdaze News. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's new album, "Thunderbolt": Biff: "We try to keep the same sort of guitar sound, which are very sort of vintage. Then we mix it together with fairly modern stuff. Andy Sneap produced the album, and he has a great way of keeping the sort of retro guitar sounds but adding something a little bit modern to it, so it sounds pretty cool to the modern ear." On the group's upcoming North American tour with JUDAS PRIEST: Biff: "We haven't done a long tour like this in America for quite some time. We did a few shows with JUDAS PRIEST a couple of years ago, but to be invited on a full tour is really, really special. It's really great. It's been a while since we were on the big stages in America, so we're looking forward to it. We play pretty big stages in Europe, so we're ready for it. We're trying to do as good of a production as possible. Obviously, it's a JUDAS PRIEST tour, not a SAXON tour, so we have to be a little bit aware that we can't bring everything, but we're going to try to make the show as great as possible, and do a few new songs and some of the big hits from the '80s. It should be cool." On whether, after...
Tampa-based melodic death metal band THE ABSENCE will release "A Gift For The Obsessed", its first album in eight years, on March 23 via M-Theory Audio. A music video for the album's blistering title track can be viewed below. The song is also available for streaming and purchase on all digital platforms. Says vocalist Jamie Stewart: "'A Gift For The Obsessed' embodies many of the dynamics that THE ABSENCE stand for as a whole: melody, brutality, speed, dexterity, cadence, etc. — a truly comprehensive and cohesive listening experience indeed! The title of the album/song refers to that very moment when any artist or creator makes something to the integral point of satisfaction — when your craft meets your obsession in furious culmination, and you are finally able to take a step back, if only for just a moment, completely fulfilled by the fruits of your artistic labor. It's one of the most maddening yet needed satisfactions in life — exorcism through creation." "A Gift For The Obsessed" is THE ABSENCE's first full-length since 2010's acclaimed "Enemy Unbound" (Metal Blade Records), and is the first to feature their current lineup. Led by founding members Stewart and Jeramie Kling (drums) along with longtime bass player Mike Leon (SOULFLY, HAVOK, ARSIS), the group now features the high-flying guitar work of Joey Concepcion (JASTA, ARMAGEDDON) and Taylor Nordberg (SOILWORK, RIBSPREADER), who made their debut on the band's independently released digital single "Septic Testament" in 2016. "Septic Testament" is one of 10 tracks...
Jim Kerr of the New York City classic rock radio station Q104.3 recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On working with the non-profit Wounded Warrior Project, which aids veterans and active duty service members: Rick: "It's become really important for me. I took a lot of my experience of trauma and how I dealt with it — whether that be meditation, or breathing, or diet, or working with horses — but I took that to our Warriors, and I realized after meeting our Warriors that they speak the same language as me. I understand about self-medication and all that stuff, so I took my experience and I learned a lot from them also. It becomes this wonderful two-way street. They deserve it. Everybody deserves it — everybody deserves to be paid attention to. We all have a story, and I always say, 'We're all traumatized in some shape or form, just some of us more than others.' Even though my trauma wasn't combat-related, the mind doesn't know that. It's a worthy cause — it's really good, and it helps me along the way." On "Drums For Peace", his art exhibit that has recently been on display at several galleries across America: Rick: "There's all kinds of pieces that were inspired growing up in England — a lot of Union Jack flags, telephone boxes, double-decker buses. There's one piece that I worked on recently that...
Legendary drummer Carmine Appice (BLUE MURDER, VANILLA FUDGE, KING KOBRA) was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On "Monsters And Heroes", a song from the new APPICE album "Sinister", which features vocalist Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT, KING KOBRA): Carmine: "He's just a great, great singer. He's a good friend of mine. I call him my brother from another mother. We're so close, and any time I need vocals and lyrics, I call him because he's awesome. We did two KING KOBRA records together. 'Monsters And Heroes' actually started in 2011. It was written by me, Paul and Dave [Michael-Philips] from KING KOBRA. We recorded it with KING KOBRA and gave it to Wendy Dio to use for her foundation, the cancer foundation. They used it for two years, and anything that the record made money-wise went into the foundation. Then the rights came back to me. When we got this record deal, I said to [my brother] Vinny, 'You should listen to the song. I think it would be a great song for me and you to do for the album.' He loved the song, so we took that song and gave it to SPV as a demo, and they loved it and they signed us. When we did the record, we took the multi-track of that song, did some editing and fixing up and put Vinny on it, so...