Tom Araya loves Texas. The singer/bassist for metal band Slayer should, seeing that he's lived here for 18 years.
"It's a very resourceful state. We could cut ourselves off from the rest of the country and we wouldn't have to be a part of the whole government mess," Araya says speaking from his ranch in north Texas.
At home and away from the noise of amps and screaming metal maniacs, Araya raises cattle. Some people in his community know what he does for a living and don't bother him for autographs. Others don't, and he likes that just fine, too.
"I like Texas because everything is here. We grow our own," he says. "Agriculture, gas, water, it's all here."http://www.chron.com/entertainment/music/article/Slayer-keeps-metal-maniac-fans-satisfied-4964738.php?cmpid=entertainmenthcat