I'll hear us on classic rock radio stations, and I'll go, 'Oh, my God, we're getting old!'

Mike McCready

Mike McCready

Profession: Musician
Nationality: American

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There's a Kiss through-line to a lot of the music that came out of Seattle, and it hasn't been talked about a lot.

I like 'X-Files'-type shows with government conspiracies and extraterrestrials and all that.

Everything I know, I stole directly from Ace Frehley, Angus Young, and Keith Richards. That's how you learn.

Some people are still not into us. That makes sense. We haven't really done a lot of press. We haven't put ourselves out there in ways that a lot of people would know we are still around. Unless you tour or record, they don't know you are around.

When you're really young, dating girls, and trying to explain Kiss, they just look at you like you're kind of crazy. I think they got so big in the Seventies and were such a phenomenon - they did the 'Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park' movie, the solo records - some people only know the merchandising stuff.

Until Mad Season, I didn't have that confidence to write songs, and I really got it, playing with these guys. It meant the world to me.

It's extremely important to have a loyal fan base and be receptive to them.

We have a ridiculous amount of material.

Reason why we've lasted so long is we write music; we get very intense. We go away from each other, do our own thing, and then we get back together.

I'm born, and I die, but in between that, I can do whatever I want or have a strong opinion about something.

I'm sober now and very happy.

I feel very blessed we can still have a career making music.

I should never, ever try and grow a mustache again.

Honestly, I'd rather do regular interviews. It's more interesting to talk about whatever... anything other than guitars. I'm not into being a tech-head.