Of course, we wrote the songs accordingly and performed and recorded them that way. At that time, we really thought it was right, but you know, seen in retrospect, it made the album sound forced, and not really great.
When I go to karaoke, I'm still the worst guy there.
The scary thing is that this band was founded in 1988, and back then it was Guns N' Roses, L.A. Guns and , like, 'What chick am I gonna be with tonight?' - it was that mentality, you know, around a keg.
As a lead singer, all I want to do is be in my own head and think about how great I am. That's a lead singer's disease.
I'm that crazy-ass drunk uncle that nobody wants to invite to the holidays and birthdays.
I'm not a fighter, but I would love to be a boxer because I love the courage and toughness. I mean, there can be nothing more terrifying than walking into an arena and looking at Mike Tyson in the ring.
I never really thought we'd fitted into the cross-over drawer. But I think the real Sugar Ray fans did like us because we always had variety and because we experimented a lot.
I love to perform. I've never lost the urge. I've never once been on stage when I didn't want to be.
You know, I'm not real tall. I'm 6'0, 6'½, but I think people think I'm shorter than I am because I'm not the most muscular cat in the world.
I'm a huge boxing fan. I love the strategy and the combat.
I can answer anything about any American pop culture song ever.
As a performer, I want to hit the last row of the arena. I want to make big moves. I'm a spaz, naturally.
Today they're praising you sky high, place you on a pedestal and tomorrow they don't want to know you.
You know how it is with drawers and labels in the music business. They don't want anything to be complicated. They just want it simple, as simple as possible.
Whether it's five people or 50,000 people, I always love to perform and feel very blessed that I'm able to do that.
You might be feeling sick or a little down, but the second you hit the stage and hear the crowd, you're ready to perform. That's what a true performer is.
When you become a commodity to a record label because you're making them millions of dollars, you can take all of your artistic integrity and throw it out the window.
You can make low-budget film as long as there is something compelling about the characters. There is a believability in the chemistry and a likeability amongst the characters.
Acting is about listening, and that's something that took me awhile. You almost don't have to learn your lines, if you listen to what they're saying and move it along.
Acting is something where you have to completely remove yourself. So, do I find acting easy? Absolutely no! Do I want to do more of it? Do I enjoy doing it? Do I feel appreciative to get this opportunity? Absolutely!
With acting, there are a lot of subtleties and non-verbals involved. If someone is over there, getting eaten by a shark, there's a non-verbal way of how to act that. There's a certain nuance to acting that does not come intuitively to me. It's something I still have to learn.
None of the original love and feel for going on stage is gone. I'm not a true singer. I'm performer, and I need to be on stage.
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