Jamey Jasta is the lead singer of the hardcore band Hatebreed. When he's not onstage delivering a high-energy, blistering performance, Jamey is the host of MTV2's Headbangers Ball. While introducing videos and interviewing various bands, Jamey displays an incredible passion for music. During a recent show in Tempe, Jamey took time out of his busy schedule to become a part of the "Nine Questions" legacy.
What was the first concert you ever saw?
Big Mistake at The Moon in New Haven, Conn.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
Beck, Sea Change; Slayer, God Hates Us All; Chimaira, Impossibility of Reason; Testament, The Gathering.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
Do you download music, and if so, legally?
Yeah, I'm hooked on iTunes.
What was the first album you owned?
Michael Jackson, Thriller.
What song would you like played at your funeral?
"Island in the Sun" by Weezer.
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about? What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
No Doubt and Creed.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
Agnostic Front. I had heard about their shows, and when I finally went, it was crazy. It made me feel like I had a place where I belonged.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
It's a tie between Slayer, Reign in Blood and Metallica, Master of Puppets.