“I LOVE POP MU­SIC!”

Call Of Duty, cars and Mar­got Rob­bie – BUL­LET FOR MY VALEN­TINE front­man MATT TUCK’S world is a mixed bag…

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I WANTED TO PLAY RUGBY FOR WALES

“That was my dream. I was a big sports player un­til I was 17, and then I gave it up to con­cen­trate on mu­sic. When I was a kid, it was ei­ther be a rock star or be an in­ter­na­tional rugby player. Given the size of some of the lads play­ing rugby to­day, I think I made the right choice!”

I’M A MAS­SIVE PETROLHEAD

“It’s the only love I have apart from mu­sic, but it’s an ex­pen­sive pas­sion! I go to mo­tor shows, and I go on Au­to­trader every day and look at the mar­ket prices. I fre­quent garages to check out the new mod­els as well. I love the smell, the touch, the colours… I’m a to­tal car geek!”

JAMES HETFIELD WAS MY TEENAGE HERO

“When I was 14, my goal was to be like him. I didn’t want to be a po­lice­man, a fire­man or an as­tro­naut – I never had those typ­i­cal ‘I want to do this’ mo­ments, apart from rugby. I was very stub­born with re­gards to pur­su­ing mu­sic, but that’s the at­ti­tude you need if you want a ca­reer that’s not a run-of-the-mill job.”

I’M AD­DICTED TO CALL OF DUTY

“I’m not a huge gamer, but I have a big pas­sion for Call Of Duty. When I’m at home and the lit­tle one is in bed, I’ll switch the Xbox on, get on­line and cause some chaos! It’s a fan­tas­tic game – I love it!”

I THOUGHT I’D MADE A MIS­TAKE WITH MU­SIC

“The de­sire to be a mu­si­cian took over my life, but there was a point where I thought, ‘Fuck – I’ve done some­thing wrong here.’ I was 23, still liv­ing with my par­ents, and I didn’t have any money or an end goal in sight. The older I was get­ting, the more peo­ple slammed my de­ci­sion to con­tinue with the band. That doubt started to creep in, but then we landed a record deal!”

MAR­GOT ROB­BIE LOVES BUL­LET FOR MY VALEN­TINE

“We get mes­sages on Twit­ter from fel­low mu­si­cians, wrestlers and even politi­cians say­ing they like our mu­sic, but Mar­got is def­i­nitely our most fa­mous fan. To have some­one like that name-drop your band is phe­nom­e­nal. It’s great to know any­one likes your mu­sic, but those un­ex­pected ones like Mar­got make me smile that bit more.”

MY BIG­GEST RE­GRET IS TAK­ING THINGS TOO SE­RI­OUSLY

“I wish I’d en­joyed ev­ery­thing more in the early days. I’ve al­ways been very fo­cused, which is a pos­i­tive thing, but it can de­tract from the feel-good fac­tor of life. I’d like to have let my hair down a bit more and en­joyed the moment, rather than stress­ing about stuff.”

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