"I feel a sense of responsibility to those people," he says. "As in all places, you have to have a local scene. You have to develop it. You take the scenes that are going and try to pull the quality out of it. I'm giving people an opportunity to build their bands and go as far as they can go.
"But one thing people fail to see is that music-no matter what it is-is rock & roll. That's what it is, and I feel that people don't recognize that. Whatever it is, wherever it comes from, if it's good rock & roll, I'll book it."