Interview in Q Magazine ..
Q: How the devil are you?
H: I'm fine thank you
Q: What was the first gig you ever went to?
H: Lets see. Aerosmith with REO Speedwagon opening. It was in Washington DC
and i was 15 or 16 years old
Q: What were you like at school?
H: A poor student, hyperactive, skinny not good at sports, and not good at
communicating with my fellow students. I worked it so i was a nonentity, one
of the invisibles who you wouldn't want to pick on, because it wouldn't give
you any credibility. I was picked on a little but then in tenth grade i
punched out a twelfth grader, and put his teeth thru his jaw. After that
everyone was cool
Q: If you weren't a musician what would you be?
H: Probably working somewhere in the industry. Carrying someone's equipment
working at a studio or for a label.
Q: Whats your most treasured possesion?
H: My life
Q: Whats the worst record you ever made?
* NOTE FROM BOB - either the previous question or answer was wrong *
Q: When did you last cry and why?
H: I had a little sniffle after it didn't work out with a girl i was going
out with. She gnawed her leg off, got out of the trap and hobbled to
freedom. And I'd had her penned up pretty good.They all escape: they're seen
hopping down sunset boulevard shouting, Freedom, you'll never take my
freedom! I was into her, she doesn't want me. I guess that's rock and roll
Q: What's your poison?
H: Ice cream. If it's Haagendazs, the flavor doesn't matter.
Q: Pick five words to describe yourself
H: Insomniac, delusional, over-reached, inept...um...cuddly. All moms like
me-they want to cuddle me.
Q: whats in your pockets right now?
H: coins from various countries and some receipts
Q: Who was the last person you punched?
well, it wasn't that guy from school, that was 1970-something and I've wooped
a whole bunch of people since then. The last one was probably a few years
ago and Dusseldorf. he got onstage during a gig, took his clothes off and
kind of attacked me. I knocked one of his teeth out, broke his nose and put
eight stitches in his eye. Oh more recently than that though there was a
stalker on my property in LA and i took him out pretty hard. It was the
fifth time he;d dome it and I'd told him that if he came back on my property
again, I would beat his ass. There was no telling this guy, though, he was
abit deranged and i just lost my temper. I could have gotten sued over that.
Q: What was the last record you bought?
H: I just bought a whole stack in Germany, including all the Roxy Music
remasters. You gotta have them
Q: What are you most likely to complain about in a hotel?
H: They always seem to be doing some kind of construction near my room. The
other day in Sweden they were putting down carpet and were using glue. The
fumes were coming under the door into my room. I was thinking I'd get high,
go blind, and loose what few IQ points i have left
Q: What characteristics do you think you;ve inherited from your parents?
H: My mothers impatience. My fathers discipline and his utter failure to
communicate with females. Whenever i feel really weak I see my father. Oh
and then there's my fathers hostility and my mothers vast and much
Q: Whats your most unpleasant characteristic?
H: My hostility, probably. There's more, but thats the leader of the pack,
Oh and my emotional unavailability is up there too and increasing with age.
Those two are running neck and neck.
Q: Whats your culinary speciality?
H: Soup or Chilli. Whatever I can open first. I can boil water and have done toast before.
Q: Whats your greatest fear?
H: That maybe someday I'll do a show and nobody will turn up. I have dreams
about that. Or that i do a show and there's just a few people, and they
watch for a while and then walk off. I bet allot of performers have that.
Q: What music would you have played at your funeral?
H: Something by Thin Lizzy. Phill Lynott was a fine Irish balladeering
rocker, with a great sense of irony and sadness.
Q: Whats the greatest film ever made?
H: I can't just choose one. Dr Strangelove, A streetcar named desire,
Q: Can you recite a line of poetry?
H: "Alone, alone, all alone, alone on the wide wide sea." That's from Samuel
Taylor Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner. D'you see the use of
Q: Have you ever been arrested?
H: Two or three times. For violence. For hitting people. No. I've never hit
Q: What turns you on?
H: Are you ready for this? Chess walks in the park, poetry, women, travel,
life, Al Green records.
Q: Happiness is?
H: A new itinerary
Q: Where are you off to now?
H: London, New York, LA, Calcutta. Really I'm on the road nine to eleven
months of the year. At this time of the year I'm just focusing on the finish
Thanks to Bob Jones