A happy wife is a happy life.
Being real is what is important.
Wherever you look there are inspirations, books, literature, paintings, landscapes, everything. Just living is an inspiration.
I love what I'm doing most of the time, but it's hard work. People only see your albums in the charts. They see us at award shows and after-show parties. They don't know about your doubts, the hard work that goes in.
I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff. I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side. Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo.
As much as we all love playing live, it's not normal to be on the road all the time, to have no home.
I always wrote about things that were important to me. I think our past success showed that it was also important for a lot of others.
The more I talk about things, the more I understand myself.
The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers. I think we made a couple of them rich.
I'm not a workaholic, but I was a bit manic, I have to confess.
Any reaction is better than none.
I think it's pretty normal that there are a lot of people out there who don't like us.
For some critics we might be uncool on account of our popularity.
It's pretty hard to make out what's going to be a commercial success and what's not.
I don't know any musician who got to the top without hard work. Take whoever you want. They all work bloody hard, harder than you think.
As an artist, you're pretty sheltered backstage. You often don't know what's going on out there.
If you just keep your head down and just try and do your thing, sometimes magic happens.
Dub and reggae... I play that a lot around the house.
I love seeing the fans of the music that I make.
When I first began to write, I was writing on bass, because I was thinking more Public Image, more dub.
I love playing live, I don't like studios all that much. I need the reaction of the audience.
Playing live, you can't survive, certainly not in England. We used to work daytime jobs and play gigs at night. It was very exhausting.
We recorded our first CD, Sixteen Stone, with a small budget and never dreamed that we would enjoy such a high success. It was simply fantastic.
The Beatles, the Small Faces and the Kinks were great bands, but that was in the '60s.