I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about.
Take a good look around and you'll find people trying to mess with your mind.
I'm now so keenly aware that I have everything to prove and nothing to lose.
It don't mean nothing til you sign it on the dotted line.
When things are too easy I lose interest in them so I find ways to complicate them to get myself interested.
I didn't want my last chapter to be the guy who sits at the piano and sings love songs.
One time Robert Plant was set to check into the same room after I checked out, so I removed every light bulb and ordered up a bunch of stinky cheese and put it under the mattress.
I don't think it is pressure but I am aware sometimes, especially on this new album, that people were going to really pay attention.
To me, there was no better drummer than Jeff Porcaro. His musicianship and kindness to me will never be forgotten. Our loss is heaven's gain
The only thing that's a little tricky about it is sometimes people assume that if it's a new song, it's a reflection of what you're feeling or going through now.
So it was just a case of getting a bunch of songs that I had been writing for years but hadn't recorded together, and the result was My Own Best Enemy.
People take songs so literally.
I can't wait to front my band with these new songs and play for fans, but I've decided to keep my day job too.
Too caught up in me to see, I'm holding a fortune that heaven has given to me. I'll try and show you each and every way I can, now and forever, I will be your man.
I fell off stage and bruised some ribs. The worst part was that the audience didn't realize I was gone.
I think really what I'm saying is that I thrive on adversity.
My joke, which isn't really a joke, is that there will be one of two tours: the tour for the album that does well, or the tour for the album that stiffs.
I love when people get songs wrong. I love when people take something from a song that's totally not what I intended!
I think I do better when things are a little tougher.
I've never written a song that I thought was a hit.
I have complete freedom, and there's no way to get pigeonholed or bored. What could be better than that?
I've always loved groups like U2 and Coldplay.
In the past, there has always been so much pressure about carrying a show and promoting a record.
I've never, ever in my life enjoyed playing live the way I am now.
But once you have some success in one style, the business wants to lock you in that vein forever.
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