Can you tell us what your birthstone
Well...Aug 2nd...I guess its Pierdot or something...What is that?
What instrument could you play first and
how old were you then?
Accordian...My dad made me take lessons at 6 yrs old!!!
it was a very
Instrument and I soon went to guitar!!
What did your parents think of your plans
to become a professional musician?
My dad was cool...Mom made me go to college to have "something to fall
on"...I have an English lit degree...Helps with the writing!!!!...Who
What was the first car you
An old Saab!...You had to put oil and gas into the tank!!!...They thought
was crazy at the gas stations!!
What else could you have been if not a
Well...I always liked criminal law...so I guess a trial lawyer...or a
Clown!!!...I like to get the laughs!!!
What side of the bed do you sleep on?
The left...The side closest to the door...Its and old custom...something
the man protecting the woman if someone breaks into your
the alarm system on the house I doubt that could ever
happen without the whole
world knowing about it!!!
Where is your favorite place on earth?
Kaui...The most northern Hawaian island...I'll be there someday!!..driving
Taxi or singing in the small bars...
Is there a solution other than war for
protecting our liberties and how do you
explain life as it is since 911 to your
Well...War is never the answer...a man who fights runs out of
Chinese proverb!...And our liberties were never threatened by
whole thing is a major deception...Im not a bush fan!!!...It
will and is
starting to come to the attention of the American public...you'll
Do you believe in God?
Not in any religious way...a higher power ...Oh,wait a minute ...Blackmore
What is your view on the influence of
drugs in the music industry over the
Well...as they say in "Spinal Tap"...I can do without the rock and roll
long as there is sex and drugs!!
Where did you have your first paying
job as a musician?
10 years old..at a moose lodge for a bunch of younger kids...I think
played "Twist and Shout" for an hour cause we only knew 3 songs!!
What project are you working on at the
Just came back from Moscow... did a big show and lots of press ...Going
In october to do a 20 city tour!...So now I'm home and working on a
project with an amazing Japanese guitar player!
Did you save your first time on video,
recording or photo?
My folks did...I was too busy running around the world...
What is your absolute weakness when it
comes to sweets?
Licorice....red and black...
Are you a clown and joy to be around?
Most times...Otherwise I can be Satan's lap dog!
Are you a romantic and are you in love
Well...my wife is typing this for me...so the answer is yes....and yes!!!!
Were you ever too big for the room (as an
ego maniac) and be honest?
Yeah...there was a time ...Anybody who did anything substantial in
business would be lying if they said they didn't..I'm better now!
How many records have you played or sang
on...can you give us some examples?
Way too many to mention...go to my website...but make sure you have a
Who is your favorite musician or
I've had many a muse at many different times....but hendrix still blows
What would you consider your biggest
accomplishment in the business to
That I'm still alive..and still going strong....a lot of us didn't
If you could turn back the hands of
time, what would you change about your
plan to make it?
Nothing really....I was fortunate in that respect....
for the great answers!