I have always liked music. What really hooked me on it, and in particular metal, was the first time I heard Breaking the Law by Judas priest. After that, I couldn't get enough of any kind of metal. I had owned a guitar and taken lessons since I was 7, but fell away from it because I didn't like playing the standards. Now I had something "guitar focused" to emulate, it became fun and something I did a lot. Eventually, I met other guys that played and started putting together metal bands. After a while, I was making some money doing what I loved. Working a regular job was the furthest thing from my mind. The idea of supporting myself and my family through something I enjoyed doing was and is intoxicating.