Started playing guitar when I was 10. Pestered my parents for a drum kit when I was 13 but they hated the idea and wanted me to continue with the guitar............I was sold on the noise and release I felt on the kit though so I held 3 casual jobs until I could afford to buy my own!
What was the first concert you ever went to?
I saw the Divinyls when I was 10. Chrissy Amphlett was so totally sexy! My life changer was The Big Day Out in 94 when Soundgarden, The Ramones, Smashing Pumpkins, The Hard Ons and others played. Phenomenal.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
I was a break dancer when I was really young so I liked a lot of New York style hip hop and dance stuff. Then I discovered rock and metal, starting with GnR and then totally immersing myself in Metallica, Sepultura, Iron Maiden and others. My current collection has a bit of everything.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
Mending Melissa www.mendingmelissa.com
If you could jam with anyone, who would it be?
Thomas Pridgen of The Mars Volta. That guy is THE most ridiculous drummer!
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?