It's disheartening to read the really negative stuff, but at the same time, I know who I am, and I'm comfortable with myself.
Linkin Park has been a band for such a long time, for me, in my eyes. I was 16 years old when I first heard them. I heard 'Hybrid Theory,' and I was floored at what I was listening to. It was angry yet melodic, it had hip-hop and it had - it was just different, good. Good songwriting.
I had actually hurt my neck, and because I went a while without getting it taken care of - it was pushing up against the back of my heart - and because I have heart issues, they thought it was this whole big deal. So I spent a good three days in the hospital, two nights in the ICU.
I'm actually at home when I'm not on tour, and I have a lot of downtime.
I'm not going to be like a rapper and mention the people I'm talking about in my songs by name.