Cee Lo Green was fascinated by heavy metal when he was younger and loved dressing like his heroes in spikes.
Cee Lo Green wanted to look 'heavy metal' by wearing spikes when he was younger.
The 'Forget You' soul singer said his early taste was very eclectic, and that he wanted to emulate the look of heavy metal bands by wearing spikes in his teenage years.
He said: "Rock 'n' roll always spoke to me. Judas Priest had the look that I liked- when I was young I wanted to wear spikes.
"I like things to be sincere and Black Sabbath was the most genuinely evil music that I heard."
Cee Lo also said heavy metal was his soundtrack of choice when he started taking drugs naming Black Sabbath's 1970 track 'Planet Caravan' as a particular favourite.
He added in an interview with Q magazine: "When I first started to smoke weed I fell in love with 'Planet Caravan'. But now I don't even smoke cigarettes. The only drug I enjoy, really, is ecstasy. I like it pure. Is it called MDMA? I like that."