“This was a huge influence on me, and it wasn’t just for the drumming. It got me into heavy rock – my whole journey, basically. It came out the year I was born, so I didn’t catch on to it until seven or eight years after the fact. It’s still one of my favorite records because it set up so many of the areas that I’m involved with.
“I remember playing the record constantly, just flipping it over and over countless times. And then there was the cassette and the CD – three CDs have been either lost or broken. I’ve had copies of it on every format.
“KISS Alive! remains my staple influence. The drum solo of 100,000 Years is an eighth-note masterpiece. The impact of that, again, was so instrumental in getting me involved in the music that I was going to play during my lifetime.”