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The ole “Ask famous guitarist stuff” concept seems to be back in the trending domain, so here’s a third one in two days, this time around featuring notable metal guitarists (and a drummer or two) naming their favorite metal t-shirts ever.
You can check out some of the highlights below, make sure to watch the whole Metal Injection video in the embedded player.
Devin Townsend: “When I was in grade 6, my mom wouldn’t let me wear any band t-shirts to school, so I took a bunch of oil pastels and I made myself a massive Weird Al Yankovic t-shirt. It was just a big gray smock that I wrote ‘Weird Al Yankovic – Eat It’ on the back. Favorite shirt ever. Until, of course, my mom decided to be nice and bring my lunch to school. She came into the room and I was wearing a greasy shirt that said ‘Eat It.’ She was really upset.”
Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan): “I have this White Lion t-shirt I wear a lot. [Laughs] The sleeves are cut off and it looks super metal. Everyone thinks I’m wearing some super-metal shirt and then they look at it and they’re like, ‘Wait a minute – White Lion?! ‘When the Children Cry’?! Yeah, they were awesome; White Lion is badass.”
Bill Kelliher (Mastodon): “I found this old KISS t-shirt from the ’80s when KISS was unmasked. It’s just Gene Simmons slouched in this kind of like a throne. He’s just sitting there with big busty chicks. It’s like a cartoon drawing, it’s pretty fucking dope. I’m trying to lose this little weight I have so I can wear it again, it’s pretty tight.”
Ola Englund (The Haunted): “An old Bolt Thrower shirt that I had for ages. It’s the only shirt that survived throughout the years, I still wear it from time to time. But I’m very careful about it, I don’t want to break it or anything. Bolt Thrower is the first band that got me into metal, that’s why it means so much to me. And I was playing Warhammer roleplaying game – the name Bolt Thrower is from that game.”
Mark Holcomb (Periphery): “I have a couple of Emperor shirts that I never take off; it’s my favorite band. They’re hard to come by these days, I wear ’em all the time.”
Matt Halpern (Periphery, drummer): “On this tour, I got a CHON hoodie, which is really, really comfortable. I made a V out of it, so it’s my own custom V-neck hoodie. Probably my favorite right now.”
Tomas Haake (Meshuggah, drummer): “I had an Anal Cunt t-shirt, it was pretty ridiculous. All sorts of colors and all sorts of graphics. [Laughs]”
You can check out the video below for more musicians.