“For me and him, we were always fans of of music. And I still am today. In the metal world, it’s like, if you like speed metal, then people who like 80s hair metal are gay. We just liked everything as long as it had talent and heart. Dime loved everyone from Blues Saraceno to Eddie Van Halen to Mick Mars—all kinds of different guitar players and he really wasn’t afraid to speak his mind.”

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