Let’s talk about your roots…
"Well, I was the guitar player and singer for all my bands in high school. I only made the switch in 2001. I do remember that I always wanted to play drums growing up, but they’re just such an expensive instrument, and they’re so loud, and my dad certainly didn’t want that in the house!
"Even at high school, it was just one of those instruments that was so hard to attain, and the one kid in the neighbourhood who had got a kit, he’d be the drummer for every band in town.
"I remember I walked into a marching band when I was seven, and just hearing the kick and feeling it in my chest… that was the first time I was really excited about drums.
"I had guitar heroes and drum heroes. Of course, all the members of Led Zeppelin. If you’re playing rock and you say Zeppelin isn’t one of your influences then you’re lying, because without Jimmy Page and John Bonham, rock would be completely different."