You can get through anything if you want it bad enough.
Through recovery, I've been able to do so much good stuff.
What's scummy about the music industry is that everybody loves you when you're dead.
The thing is that I've known the guys from Motley Crue longer than just about everybody.
Every day, I wake up, and the first thing I think of is my kids.
I do believe that when I'm writing music, I get addicted to the music of the concept of what the outcome of the song is, or the passion behind the lyrics.
I listen to NPR a lot. I love that.
Los Angeles has been my home since the days even before Motley Crue, so I am beyond excited that 'The Side Show' has found a home on 98.7 FM. This is the station I listen to - my friends listen to it, my family listens to it. It's the station I wanted to be on, and I'm psyched to get started.
I think that music is a lifestyle that you sort of intravenously plug into and unplug from when you do and don't need it. Some people live it 10 hours a day, some on weekends. It's no more important or non-important than that.
My studio, nicknamed 'Funny Farm,' is in a hidden location. It's very private. Not only do I create my photography there, but it is also where I write my books and create music.
I never understood bands saying Nirvana had anything to do with derailing their career. Maybe those bands didn't have the goods.
It's interesting. People go to an animal shelter and pick a dog that's been kicked, beaten, and has lost a leg and an eye, and they'll take that dog home and give it love and support, but they don't do that with people.
People say I have a distorted lens. I think I see things as they really are.
Some cats, Iggy Pop, they're going to always have that hunger.
In '85, I went through rehab and I wasn't ready. If you're not ready, you're not ready. You don't want to hear the truth, and you're gonna keep doing what you keep doing.
I'm not religious, but by nature I am spiritual. I'm an artist, and creativity seems to go hand in hand with spirituality. But I have a knee-jerk reaction against organized religions. Actually, I have knee-jerk reactions against anything that's organized.
When you have so many things, and you have no idea why, you think, 'Maybe I'm supposed to do things for other people.'
I don't really care what people do.
If you don't deal with your demons, they will deal with you, and it's gonna hurt.
What inspires me? I am so inspired every day. I am inspired by thinkers. I am inspired by rebellion. I am inspired by children. I have been inspired by love.
There's nothing unique about me as a parent. I am a parent. My kids are kids. We do the best we can do.