The closing lines of this wonderful speech, this bring-you-in-around-the-fire and share the history of my life and the music that’s all of ours, this glimpse into a pure person on stage as himself in an age of this-is-who-i-am and what i’ve got is what i’ve got and here you go…

"rumble, young musicians, rumble

open your ears and open your hearts

don’t take yourself too seriously. and take yourself as seriously as death itself.

don’t worry. worry your ass off.

have iron clad confidence. but doubt. it keeps you awake and alert.

believe you are the baddest ass in town. and, you suck.

it keeps you honest

be able to keep two completely contradictory ideas alive and well inside of your heart and head at all times. {this is the point at which i was, picture me sittin’ on my bed, screamin’ Yes! Yes!! YES!}

if it doesn’t drive you crazy, it will make you strong.

and stay hard. staayyy hungry. and staayyy alive.

and when you walk on stage tonight to bring the noise.

treat it like it’s all we have. and then remember, it’s only rock n’ roll.

i think i may go out and catch a little, black death metal.

thank you.”

and stay hard


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