"I don't listen to music," Cold frontman Scooter Ward exclusively admits to Noisecreep via phone from a zoo in Florida. "I keep games on my iPod. I've never really told anybody that before, except for my girlfriend."

Cold fans, relax. While Ward might not be burning up his credit card on iTunes, this doesn't mean his love for music is waning. In fact, it's just the opposite. He's in a very prolific stage of his life right now, having just finished an album with his side project, the Killer and the Star, and putting the finishing touches on Cold's upcoming release, 'Epic.'

"I think the last two years, with being so busy and creating the Killer and the Star and making that record -- then starting again with Cold, then the Killer and the Star tour ..." Ward trails off, pondering the situation. "I think I locked myself out. I had so much music going around every day, I just kind of shut it off. I figure you gotta relax a minute."

Ward's relaxation time is about to come to an end. Cold hit the road next month for several weeks. If you miss them on this upcoming run, though, take heart: You'll probably get to catch them again.

"We didn't want to get back into the three months of touring and all that. I believe, all in all, it will be eight or nine weeks of a tour," Ward said. "I think that's probably the longest tour we want to do at this point. Two and a half months on tour is definitely long enough to get out there and then go home and spend a month. Then we can go back out. We're going to try and rotate it like that to split the time."

For this round of touring, Cold will head out with Nonpoint and Day of Fire. Ward finished, "With Cold, it really wasn't about money in the first place. We just have to make music and play it. I think we'll do this for the rest of our lives. I think if we look for new outlets to put our music out and keep playing shows for people, then that's really all we ever wanted in the first place."

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