Metal and Hard Rock Musicians Reveal Their New Year's Resolutions
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It's time to rock n' roll into a new year which leads us to ask - have you made your New Year's resolutions yet? While you ponder your own, Noisecreep thought it would be fun to follow up with some of the musicians we've featured on the site over the past year to see just what their New Year's resolutions are for 2012. Kicking it off with the one and only God of Thunder himself, Gene Simmons, check out the list below.
Gene Simmons (KISS)
"To never forget the sacrifices our Military has made for us. Voluntarily."
Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
"To always try to do right by my fellow man and to remember to practice tithing, the religious act of giving back, as much as I can."
Lita Ford (solo, ex-The Runaways)
"For 2012, I want to make sure I eat healthier and work out more to get ready for the release of my next album and for a bunch of shows!"
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
"After such a dramatic year of events, I resolve to spend more time with those I cherish: family, friends and all my assorted musical gadgets."
Mike Portnoy (Adrenaline Mob, Flying Colors, ex-Dream Theater)
"To live the Serenity Prayer each and everyday."
Lzzy Hale (Halestorm)
"My fans have enabled me to be the unapologetic me. In turn for that gift I am giving them a record with all sides of me on it. So with that in mind, my resolution for twenty twelve is to not tame my inner beast, but to set her free!"
John Cooper (Skillet)
"My new year's resolutions for 2012: 1. To write a rock album that KILLS and that people cannot live without! 2. To take my wife on an amazing vacation after three years of straight touring!"
Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides)
"To stop jumping out of airplanes without a parachute [laughter]. Seriously, I don't really think about getting injuries onstage, I just sort of do what I do - but I'd like a few less broken bones next year."
Rome Ramirez (Sublime With Rome)
"My New Year's resolution is to quit smoking cigarettes and I suggest you do the same."
Phil Collen (Def Leppard, Manraze)
"I personally don't make New Year's resolutions. Nearly all resolutions folks wait a year to say don't get honored. I usually make a resolution whenever I think of it. Having said that and after enjoying all the vegan chocolate in London that I can, "I'm never going to eat again!"
Paul Cook (Manraze, Sex Pistols)
"Make one up for me."
Michael Paget (Bullet for My Valentine)
"My resolution will be to make 2012 an all round better year than 2011 -- if that's at all possible [he smiles]. We will return with a new album and want to wish all our fans a happy new year and say thank you!"
Jared Watson and Dustin Bushnell (Dirty Heads)
"To make less resolutions and just focus on doing things right each and every day of the year."
Chris Cerulli (Motionless in White)
"To make a new fu--ing record!"
Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria)
"To have a million dollars in the bank!"
Austin Carlile (Of Mice & Men)
"I never make resolutions. Instead, I just decide to try and live better each and every day no matter what."
We'd like to thank everyone for sharing their resolutions with us. And we'd like to thank YOU, as always, for reading. At Noisecreep, our resolution in 2012 is to keep bringing your the best, most exclusive stories we can about the artists you love. Thank you so much again, and have a safe, happy new year. Rock on.