Type O Negative + Silvertomb’s Kenny Hickey Plays His Favorite Riffs
As is typical of any rocker born in the '60s, Black Sabbath and KISS played a major introductory role as Hickey first learned to harness the power of megaton riffage. He recalls being struck by the KISS anthem "Rock and Roll All Nite" and Ace Frehley's smoking guitar stunt before tearing into "Detroit Rock City."
He wasn't a KISS fan at first though. "They look like idiots, they're wearing makeup, they vomit onstage," was his early criticism.
Before playing some pieces from new Silvertomb jams "Insomnia" and "Love You Without No Lies," we get part of the first song the guitarist ever wrote — "Cold Beer." It's primitive riffing and he jokes, "Not much has changed, huh?"
Okay... on to Type O Negative! Hickey reveals the secrets to Peter Steele's writing, which often involved taking his favorite pieces of music and warping them to fit his own style. One Black Sabbath riff became a huge part of "Black No. 1" and Steele even nicked the theme song from The Munsters for another Type O track.
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