I have no one to leave the money to. I'm a single man. I like spending my money.
I don't have to compete in the charts. I can just be myself as a musician, a songwriter and play with the musicians that I really love.
I went to a mixed school and I can't remember being bullied at school, ever. I was quite large, in those days. Usually, if you're going to be a bully, you'll pick on someone who is small. I didn't bully anybody, and I don't remember being bullied.
Well, I'm a huge fan of Ryan Adams, who's from North Carolina. And he's beginning to break really quite big.
The thing about Vegas is, I don't have to fly anywhere, and that really helps. It means I stay in one place for three weeks at a time instead of flying backwards and forwards.
I tour as many countries as possible, and I've toured every state in America, plus every province in Canada.
When people go to rehab and come out, they go through a difficult period, but I never had that.
I do work a lot. I mean, most of my income, I would say, comes from live performances. And then you've got publishing, you've got record royalties.
I love the idea of the teachings of Jesus Christ and the beautiful stories about it, which I loved in Sunday school and I collected all the little stickers and put them in my book. But the reality is that organised religion doesn't seem to work. It turns people into hateful lemmings and it's not really compassionate.
I am such a Luddite when it comes to making music. All I can do is write at the piano.
I used to get my money at the end of the week, buy my mum something, or buy a record, and that was it.
I love places that have an incredible history. I love the Italian way of life. I love the food. I love the people. I love the attitudes of Italians.
I heard Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis, and that was it. I didn't ever want to be anything else. I just started banging away and semi-studied classical music at the Royal Academy of Music but sort of half-heartedly.
Well, I've had my fair share in Britain of battling the tabloids.
When I say I don't have to write pop songs anymore, there's no way I'm going to get on the radio at 60 years of age unless I'm doing a duet with Gaga or I was on 'All of the Lights,' which was a Kanye West record that managed to get on the radio.
People with HIV are still stigmatized. The infection rates are going up. People are dying. The political response is appalling. The sadness of it, the waste.
I'm not everybody's cup of tea. But sometimes criticism can be hurtful. Be respectful. I'm a good piano player, I can sing well, I write good songs. If you don't like it, fair enough. But give me a break.
We live in an age, in an era where there is so much negativity, there is so much violence in the world, there is so much unrest and people are at war, that I wanted to promote the word love and red signifies love.
Simon Cowell and I are great friends, and we wind each other up. Rod Stewart and I do the same thing.
An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.
I never thought of myself as being handsome or good-looking or whatever. I always felt like an outsider.
I hate to say this, but I always listen to the music and the instrumentation first, and then grab on to the lyrics later.
I have a lot of money stashed away, but I do live my life from day to day.
When your persona begins to take over your music and becomes more important, you enter a dangerous place. Once you have people around you who don't question you, you're in a dangerous place.
Everything I thought I'd hate about having children - the crying, the screaming - nothing fazes me. I love it all, and it's relaxed me.
Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.
I grew up at my grandmother's house, and she had a beautiful garden. I used to hate mowing the lawn and weeding, which is what you do when you're a kid. I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens.
If I was to say what I am, I'd be a Labour man. I like Tony Blair a lot, I think he's a good man. And in America I'd definitely be a Democrat; I'd never be a Republican.
There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex. People should be very free with sex, they should draw the line at goats.
I'm very relaxed. I have a family, I have a partner of 20 years, I have a wonderful life; nothing could be better.
I just go into the studio, look at the lyrics for the first time when I put them on the piano, and go. If I haven't got it within 40 minutes, I give up. It's never changed, the thrill has never gone, because I don't know what I'm going to get next.
Once I'd heard 'Modern Times' by Bob Dylan, it really changed the way I wanted to make records.
I was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing machine than the fact that I was taking drugs.
It's just so wonderful to have someone in the house like a child to turn your attention to. It's not about you anymore, it's about this lovely little human being.
I've got to do something to make up for all those self-absorbed and selfish years when I just, you know, was taking drugs, sitting in my room, doing bad things, whatever.
I loathe gardening, but I love gardens, and I have two beautiful gardens. I can not bear gardening, but I love gardens.
As a child, as a teenager, I was kind of not allowed to wear fashionable clothes.
If you write great songs with meaning and emotion, they will last for ever because songs are the key to everything. Songs will outlast the artist and they will go on for ever if they are good.
I grew up conservative because my mum was a conservative, and when I finally realized what conservatives were, I changed my mind immediately. As children, we tend to copy our parents.
When Little Richard used to stand up and play it was just fabulous, and Liberace had the candlesticks and the rings and the gift of the gab. The piano's is the most ungainly rock' n' roll instrument of all time but those two people transcended it, as did Jerry Lee Lewis.