You’ve always been a driving force in Slipknot as far as writing is concerned - and Murderdolls is very much you and Wednesday 13 creating the songs. How do you tend to start the songwriting process?
"At home, jamming on guitar. I play all the time, so it’s not a case of waiting until we need material or getting together with a band in the studio to start coming up with ideas.
"As I’m watching TV I’ll be playing guitar and something will come up that sounds cool. Then I will switch the TV off and just work a riff for two hours until it’s really firmly cemented in my brain. It’s important to really focus on that one specific thing, to refine it and get it just right before trying to move on. Once I’m real comfortable, I’ll start on seeing where the riff takes me and bridges, choruses and other sections begin to crop up.
"That’s how everything from Wait And Bleed to Duality to The Blister Exists comes about. And like I said, as I’m coming up with guitar parts the drums are right there in my head."