"Fuck, he is a totally down to earth guy, not a rock star dick or nothing!" laughs Venom's legendary mainman Cronos. "We were hanging out and having beers and talking about music, typical of what I would think of as a musician, not someone like Elton John or bloody Phil Collins. You get these people like them who are always singing about love and this, that and the other, and to me they are nasty bastards in real life. They have too many issues; and you meet these people who sing about reasonably nasty things with their music - and when you meet them they are really good eggs!
"I turned up and he has a 'Welcome To Hell' T-shirt on and he is humble enough to respect what I have done without him sitting there and saying, 'You know you're not a patch on where I have been'. It doesn't mean that at the end of the day, not to someone like him. He wouldn't look down his nose at someone despite how much fame he gets. Even the likes of Metallica - I have heard some really horrible stories about people they have looked down their noses at - and it's like, 'Fucking hell, I remember dragging those crying little babies out on the road!' And that's shit at the end of the day when they get a big head about it, it's like, 'Shut the fuck up and get in the back of the van !'"
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