“My transition in metal went from Judas Priest to Iron Maiden, and then in 1984 I heard about this band called Metal-lica. That’s what I thought they were called; I was like, ‘What is a metal-lica?’ And a friend said, ‘No, it’s Metallica, dude.’ [Laughs]
“After Metallica, I went to Slayer. Seasons In The Abyss still might be my favorite record of theirs, but Reign In Blood is the one where I went, ‘Oh, my God! What the hell did he just do with two bass drums right there?’ Hearing Dave Lombardo on Angel Of Death really put the speed bug in my ear.
“This is the album that got me into playing skank beats. I still have kids coming to me wanting to learn this stuff. A very influential record.”