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" I discovered that I was gay when I was about nine or ten. I did go out with girls for a while, but it didn't last. "
" I'm drawn to singers who have something different to say vocally, and Adele would be in there. "
" I think that the fact of the matter is that metal isn't really part of the big picture of the gay, lesbian, transgender music scene. But it's certainly there. There's gay metalheads all over the world. "
" You can't be dismissive of important things. You have to speak out, even if you don't get the results you would like to have. "
" When you're a musician, one of the things that comes to you in the beginning that is quite unexpected is the reaction from your fans, and to the way your music plays an important part in their life in figuring things out. "
" The thing about gay people is that until we come out of the closet, we're always protecting other people: 'I can't do this, because it's gonna hurt so-and-so.' We're trying to live the lives of other people, and that's the worst thing you can do. "
" It's a myth that I received any flak from the metal community over my decision to come out. I have, in fact, received numerous positive responses from fans, as well as e-mails from people who were going through much the same thing. It's horrible to keep something like that secret, and I felt I had to make it public. "
" Don't put yourself on a pedestal. Because it's very easy for someone to knock you off. "
" Sometimes when I'm writing lyrics, it's a very loose train of thought, and wherever that takes me, I let it flow. "
" I've been a huge fan of Gaga since she first burst on the scene. I just love everything that lady represents. First and foremost, her voice is extraordinary. I love her voice. She's an accomplished musician. She plays piano really well. She's just a great songwriter. And she's a beacon of hope for a lot of people in the world. "
" I love people. I love being in a band. I love making music. "
" If you go to the gym every day, it's not really good. Your muscles get fatigued. Your vocal cords are muscles - they get burned out, they get tired, so you've got to give them the chance to recover and repair during the night. "
" Criticism, maybe cynicism, is just rampant in music, in creativity. Everybody has a perception and a set of opinions based on what that piece of music is doing to them internally. "
" I love heavy-metal music more than anything in the world, but I'm equally drawn to Michael Buble or Michael Feinstein. "
" With 'Defenders,' we had some very barebones ideas, but the bulk of it came together very quickly over in Ibiza. The main thing I like about that record, looking back on it now, is the change in the texture of the production from 'Screaming For Vengeance.' "
" Teachers should not need to have to buy books for the kids, or pencils and pens. That's absurd. "
" It's your human right to push back against something you disagree with. You do that by voting for that guy instead of that guy, or that lady instead of that lady. "
" I will always remember the first show I did clean and sober... It was in New Mexico, in Albuquerque. I literally felt elevated, as everything was coming with such clarity. "
" I think I'm still a lone wolf, internally. And I always will be. "
" When I write lyrics for Priest, I'm writing them for Priest. I'm not writing them for me. "
" When you start in any band, I don't think you have any idea as to how long your particular journey is going to last. You really don't have a clue. I think that when you come together as musicians, that's the furthest thing from your mind. "
" If I was a billionaire, I'd have a warehouse full of Ferrari and Lamborghini, but I'm not. "
" Metal fans are just as compassionate and caring and tolerant as any other form of music fans are. "
" It's a very empowering kind of music, heavy metal is. "
" As far as putting a rating on music like you do movies, I can see the common sense in that. "
" It's best to keep things as free and open as you can. It's good to have a template, but then you go back and dissect it and see where you can make improvements. That's pretty much been the case with every Priest song that's ever been written. "
" When you have the thrill and the pleasure to do something that means so much, you'll do whatever you've gotta do to get to that next gig and play that next song. "
" On their debut, Korn brought a new definition of metal that was a game changer. "
" Treating one bunch of people this way, and treating this bunch that way. You can't do that. You have to give everybody the same rights. "
" We're a rock n' roll band. We play heavy metal music. And we want to give you a great time. That's basically how it all boils down. "
" As soon as I got my driver's license, I went crazy, and I got the Ford Cosworth, which was this limited edition street racing turbo. It was like this 200-miles-an-hour monster. "