Classic Rock Magazine posted an archived interview in which he discussed the devil horns he is now trying to trademark, saying:
"We laid down the templates. When you see bands rocking out in sync, that's us.
"When you see bands putting up that two-fingered devil horn salute, that started with KISS.
"I've heard Ronnie say that [he first started using the devil horns] to my face and I said, 'God bless you.' I mean him no ill will, but I think he's wrong.
"Mine came from Spider Man doing his hand signal, as a homage to him. If you see me in photos, I'm sticking out my thumb.
"That's the sign in sign language which means 'I love you.'"