Hard rock for me is AC/DC, Def Leppard, Tesla, Kiss.
Metal tends to be louder, ruder, darker, like Judas Priest, Slayer, Iron Maiden.
Black Sabbath invented heavy metal, in my opinion.
My father will go see Trans-Siberian Orchestra every single year. I mean, he's completely into it.
Metal has always been somewhat marginalized, and I love to prove the perception and stereotypes that go with it wrong.
I want to be the Letterman of metal. I want five nights a week, Monday to Friday, 11 to 12, live. I always shoot for the moon.
Metal never goes away. It drifts in and out, but the true fans are always there for it.