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.
I fell off stage and bruised some ribs. The worst part was that the audience didn't realize I was gone.
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.
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.
I saw your smile and my mind could not erase the beauty of your face.
I love when people get songs wrong. I love when people take something from a song that's totally not what I intended!
I've never, ever in my life enjoyed playing live the way I am now.
Take a good look around and you'll find people trying to mess with your mind.
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.
When things are too easy I lose interest in them so I find ways to complicate them to get myself interested.
But once you have some success in one style, the business wants to lock you in that vein forever.
I've always loved groups like U2 and Coldplay.
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.
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
I didn't want my last chapter to be the guy who sits at the piano and sings love songs.
I have complete freedom, and there's no way to get pigeonholed or bored. What could be better than that?
In the past, there has always been so much pressure about carrying a show and promoting a record.
The lonely heart you see tonight will not give up without a fight.
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 don't think it is pressure but I am aware sometimes, especially on this new album, that people were going to really pay attention.
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've never written a song that I thought was a hit.
I think I do better when things are a little tougher.
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