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- In some places I'm billed as Chet Newman, but it's still me. I was adopted when I was nine, but I took back my real last name when I reconnected with my biological family.

- I've been in more bands than God, but Road to Ruin is the only one I've ever been in that's worth remembering, 'cause it's the only one I was in that cut a record. Two, even.

- RtR still has a pretty big following...in Vegas, if someone calls themselves a 'Roadie,' it means they're a hardcore fan.

- RtR has a bar named after it...I co-own it. Big surprise, right?

- As a session player, I've actually appeared on two top twenty hits in the last four years doing rhythm.

- As a studio troll, I've ghost produced about four indie records locally in the last ten or twelve years. I can't help it, I love to hang around and pester the engineers.

- I gamble for fun, and it shows in my music. RtR's two biggest hits, "Aces Wild" and "Full House, Empty Soul" are about blackjack and poker respectively.

- When I first started out, I was sporting the hair metal look. Fortunately, few pictures exist of me during that period, but knowing my parents? Yeah...there's blackmail material out there.

- To finally answer the age-old question: yes, that is a set of handcuffs incorporated into the Road to Ruin logo. It's...kind of an inside nod to some close personal friends of mine.

Chet McCabe
Original Character
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I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.

It always fucks with them when he laughs, and Chet McCabe loves nothing more than to fuck with people, especially human servants of the Darkness.

Well...maybe he loves a decent steak and a cigarette more... )

Muse: Chet McCabe
Fandom: Original Character
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Every day’s your last day when you’re something less than human, so that’s how I roll out of bed each and every morning…like I’m not entitled to the day because in truth? I’m really not. The day belongs to the people, I’m just here to make sure they get to see it.

See, I thought I was human until I was about ten years old. That’s when I manifested my power for the first time…I was playing Go Fish with my friends and I realized that I knew the location of each and every single card. It was easy…like breathing. I could hear the scrape of every finished piece of card stock, and when my friends asked for cards I could actually see in my head where they were, where they might be. It kinda felt like being God, but I was ten so I didn’t know at the time. I was just scared, knowing things I wasn’t supposed to.

It happened more and more, and it got easier to handle every time…less scary. And that just scared me more, ‘cause it wasn’t normal. When my folks told me the truth, realized what I was and explained it all to me, everything changed. Admittedly, it’s one of the reasons I became a heavy metal musician in particular: anger issues have always been my thing.

I mean, I’m not a man, I’m not human…I’m a bonebag for a figment. All children of Pandora are. When you’re sixteen, male, and as big a horse’s ass as I know I can be, just how the hell do you deal with that? Simple: you grab a guitar and play as loud, as fast, and as hard as you fucking can.

I’m thirty two years old now, and I’ve been through the wringer. I’ve fought, I’ve killed, I’ve felt and I’ve embraced my power, my nature. I don’t buy the line that we’re more than human, that avatars are some transcendent creatures that understand everything.

People are more than we are. The humans we serve are as good as it gets, because all they can do is get better. Despite the evil, despite the darkness, they will evolve in ways we never can. And that’s why I pledged…I’m okay with being second best. I’m all right with dying for a greater good. You are the greater good.

And I don’t have a death wish, so I just treat every day like my last. I have a shelf life, I’m okay with it, and I just wanna suck the marrow out of every bone the gods toss me while I still got teeth enough to crunch those suckers open.

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1 - Caffeine...past, present, future. It's bad for me, I know it...don't preach. And I don't do that frou-frou Starbucks shit, either. You gimme the stuff cops drink, that sludge so thick it doesn't need a cup and I'm a happy man. If I absolutely can't make my own slop? I'll drink Peet's Coffee. If it's good enough for Henry Rollins, it's fucking good enough for me.

2 - Smoking, which I'm trying to quit. Seriously. The patch was shit, but the gum's actually helping.

3 - Johnny Cash, this would be an obsession. I'm on a kick right now, you know? I'm just in this place, creatively, where I wanna rip out a guy's heart and show it to him. You don't get much bloodier, metaphorically speaking, than "Folsom Prison Blues" and don't you dare try to tell me otherwise.

4 - Cards, an obsession and an addiction, I think. I'm not a compulsive gambler or anything. Shit, I don't even like to gamble very much. It's the game I love, the cards themselves. Power trip, I guess. There's a beauty to watching the scenarios unfold before you, seeing potential spread like a net and coalesce into a single point of light that is the present. Card tricks are cool, too, but the parlor tricks just ain't up my alley.

5 - Jack and coke...addiction. I hardly ever get drunk anymore, but if I'm gonna? It'll probably be too many Jack and cokes. I love the taste, and unless someone stops me? I'll just get wasted.

6 - Ibanez, past obsession. I was heavy into the brand for a while, but my dad bought me the end all and be all of guitars: an Ace Frehley edition Gibson Les Paul. I mean...first? Ace Frehley, motherfuckers! Second, I really, really dug the humbuckers. So I got stuck on Gibson, have been ever since.

7 - Music, eternal obsession. Period. It's my medium. I can make crazy things happen with a guitar and a stage, and that? That's drugs right there. Dump the coke, sell off the speed, whatever. I'll keep my nose, lose the tracks, and just play until I fucking fall down dead.

8 - Pepsi. Addiction. Wanna see how much pop I drink? Check my clothes size...I could stand to lose a pound or two, but I can't get enough of the crap.

9 - Dai Vernon. Obsession. The man fooled Houdini, for fuck's sake!!

10 - People...humans. Addiction and obsession. I can't help it, they're my stock in trade.

Chet McCabe
Original Character
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