You defined my musical taste very much as a teen and remained an influence beyond then. RIP. Thanks for that voicemail.
The more I think about it, the more I realize how much TON meant to me personally. I met John on the Type O Negative livejournal fanclub, and through him more great friends. The music got me through physical therapy on my back when I was 18-19, and I still carry the torch as a fan today.