You're gonna laugh when I tell you this, man, but I'm starting to enjoy Eminem.
That's something - you laugh about Eminem... It's funny, man, because I didn't like him when he first came out, ya know. It seemed like a big joke. But I think the guy's for real, and I like his lyrics
People said that way back in the early days I was probably one of the first rappers the reason is that I couldn't sing, so I had to talk Lou Reed was probably the one who started it all.
Marty and I are playing with the same intensity. That's the beautiful thing, man, we're actually better now than ever, probably more intense now than ever, tighter now than ever.
John Coltrane - I've been listening to the 'Trane again. It blows you away, because I know more now and I hear more now and I had a life that I've lived
It's easy for me to say that now, now I'm a father, I've got a four-and-a-half year old boy, I'm a different person. Well, I'm still the same person, but I'm different.
It was when I saw Iggy Pop, that's what did it for me. That changed my life pretty much.
I'm showing some of my sculptures in Holland in the spring, so we'll see.
I like performers who I know are for real. You can tell, man, there's an intensity about their stuff. You can tell right away they're real people, ya know
I always said I was never gonna be an entertainer, Suicide was never supposed to be entertainment.
Experience really does make you better, man.
Everybody came in to see Suicide to be entertained, and all we did was give them back the street, in all its glory, and that's what they hated us for.
But of course it's always gonna be Suicide, our fingerprints, ya know You can't ever get rid of that.
But it was great, we sit in the same dressing room where, like, Johnny Cash sat and Willie Nelson and all those guys. That was in itself something amazing - I was on the same space these guys stood on, ya know
And I'll tell you something, man, usually our sets are 45 minutes, maybe do an encore or two, maybe tops we'll play for an hour.
And when I finally got dumped from Elektra, which was pretty good, though at the time it was kinda painful, I just turned things around.
And I learned a lot from working with this kid, and I think he's gonna be a big star. Remember the name, Tim Dark, because he has something about his voice that's different from all the other rappers, even though his style is similar.
We started out in England with a couple of shows, and then in Berlin and then France. It was really amazing. The audiences have been wonderful.
We're just getting better at our trade, man. We know what we're doing, and the reason why is that we've spent 30 years doing it. There's nothing that can replace that.
Usually I'm the one who does the covers. And I just said, man, it would be nice to see what somebody else could do, outside of this thing. A fresher look. And I never, in a million years, would have come up with this. Believe me
Life is a gamble. And I took a chance, man. And here I am, talkin' to you today, thirty years later, wondering what the hell I did in the first place
Every now and then you think about your life, what you would like to be, you start at Number 1 and you go down to 100. And down at the bottom, 100, was - Stage. Go figure. That would be the last thing. It terrified me, man. But I had to do it.
That's what my music... I'm working on a solo record right now, it's gonna be more hip-hop than anything, like electronic hip-hop, futuristic hip-hop. I'm probably gonna be rapping on it.
Lately I've been listening to some classical music again, some jazz.
I probably won't be able to hear it until five years from now anyway. That's when I always hear my own music. It takes five years to sit down with it after not hearing it for a couple of years.