Originally Posted by Maiden33
I think there's a pretty huge difference in the way someone is when you meet them as a fan and the way they are as a person behind closed doors and/or the person they are when you have a working relationship with them. I've heard countless stories from countless people with all kinds of relationships to Schaffer - former bandmates, members of fellow touring bands, just other industry people in general, etc... most of the stories all fit into the same frame... but yeah, that doesn't mean he's not a decent person to interview or nice to his fans.
And it's something too. The creators of these bands, the ones who ARE the band: Mustaine, Schaffer, Schuldiner, Wizcarek (Vader), Holt. They have this persistent vision that isn't always seen eye to eye. And a part of me feels they sometimes HAVE to be this way in order to make the band continue forward in the direction they wish to.