Here’s the statement:
“I was at the Music Building in Queens where we had a rehearsal room. And we had the same manager, Jonny Z. And Metallica was coming from San Francisco in a U-Haul truck to New York. They had a rehearsal room set up at the Music Building as well.
We knew there were these like-minded dudes from San Francisco kind of doing this new thing as well. They didn’t have a place to stay. They were living in this building that only had cold water running in it. It was filthy. I mean, it was disgusting.
So we would bring them to our house [so they could] shower. We obviously became fast friends. And our history goes back to literally ground zero with those guys. The genesis of what we were all to become, that seed was planted so long ago. It’s such a trip to think we were doing just what we had this passion for, what we fell in love with. And that’s all we still do.”