“I think that so many people misinterpret what I say when it comes to politics that I’d just rather stick to music,” he tells Faster Louder. “I mean, if you and I were sitting down and having a brew or a steak or something, I could say, yeah, we could talk about it, and I could explain what I mean, but it’s just so weird when people misinterpret what you say.”
Dave also had some interesting things about his reputation for having “Satanic” bands thrown off bills:
“What happened was when I first had made a decision back in 2002, I said ‘Just for now’, he stresses. “You see, people forget those three words: Just. For. Now. I said, ‘Just for now, I’m not going to play with any bands that have junkies in them, or any bands that have any black metal.’ And, you see, people forget the junkie part, but I said that because I was trying to get my life back in order. I was struggling with my past and everything. And it turned into selective journalism — people picking stuff they want to pick to make a point out of it. I’m trying to shoot straight with you, friend. I don’t know you at all, but when you try to pick stuff that’s salacious, that’s kind of sad. And what happens a lot of times, people will try to get me to say stuff, instead of saying, “‘Hey, here’s a guy with a lot of history that can tell me a lot about the genre.’ They try to fuck around and be funny.’”
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