You have to keep fit being a singer - that's part of the job. You can't do it unless you have incredible stamina.
I've never wanted to be anyone other than who I am.
When I sing, I try to live the song or live the emotion of the song. The space I'm in doesn't exist. It's another world.
We lived the life with Keith Moon. It was all Spinal Tap magnified a thousand times.
Rock n' roll seems to have changed society much more than any politician, I think it really has.
We tend to think of age only in time, but I don't think it has much to do with time at all there's a whole load of other things. I've met 16-year-olds who are old and 90-year-olds who are young.
I never understood that if you sweat as much as I used to every night, you drain your body of salts. So I got very, very, seriously ill. I got to the stage where I was almost hospitalized with serious problems.
I'm surrounded by good people. That's the measure of a good life. All the rest is flotsam.
I'm realistic about my age and realistic about the fact that there's an awful lot less in front of me than there is behind me. I've always felt that music is an art form that deserves to live the life of the artist.
I think if Keith Moon was here today and you asked him to recall most of his early life or most of his life, he wouldn't be able to recall it.
Imagine if you could go watch Mozart today, even if it's the last, crappiest show he ever played. What a thrill that would be.
I've always felt that music is an art form that deserves to live the life of the artist.
You know, I was a school rebel. Whatever they said do, I didn't do. I was totally anti-everything.
I know my faults, but I'm comfortable with me.
First of all, you have to understand that I'm like anybody else. When I hear my voice on a record I absolutely loathe my voice. I cannot stand my voice.
But contrary to what some people seem to think, I was never a bully. I was just a hard man.
Every generation of rock musician will understand that we wouldn't be anywhere without the support of teenagers buying the records.
We weren't wealthy but we definitely weren't poor. We were incredibly rich because there was a wonderful community in Shepherd's Bush, where I grew up. All my friends were into villainy and crime.
I don't over-sing anymore, which I used to suffer from terribly because I couldn't hear myself.
I don't have any illusions anymore. The illusion that rock 'n' roll could change anything - I don't believe that. I've changed.
I live 50 miles from London and we've got some of the highest levels of teenage and childhood poverty in the country. It's disgusting. Just because it's a rural area, it gets forgotten.
Nikki Lamborn has the best female rock voice since Janis Joplin and I know what I’m talking about, I knew Janis.
Unless you've been touched personally, it's difficult to see, but there are millions of people who have no voice whatsoever.
All you could do was to see them. We were backstage when the Beatles were on and you could just about hear a noise. It was just literally screaming.
My love for the band is still there. It hasn't changed, maybe that's why it's so painful these days.
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