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Born: 1949-08-23
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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I think good art does come from a dark place.

Tags: Art, Dark, Good

I took that time off - I knew it was messing me up, not being connected to a spiritual plane.

Tags: Off, Spiritual, Time

I was - I've always been a bit of perpetual adolescent.

Tags: Adolescent, Bit, Perpetual

I was a happy kid up until I hit the teen years.

Tags: Happy, Teen, Until

I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry.

Tags: Dark, Kids, Poetry

I was pretty burned out in '85 and was getting - starting to get into some issues.

Tags: Getting, Issues, Pretty

I was very fortunate to be at the vanguard of music video.

Tags: Fortunate, Music, Video

I went to America and got into a band, had success, had hits in Australia.

Tags: America, Band, Success

I would have been an Egyptologist if I had had the schooling.

Tags: Schooling

I would practice while listening to records or learn from musicians who were better than I was.

Tags: Learn, Musicians, While

I write to be truthful in my songs, which is why I wrote what's painfully truthful about my life in my autobiography.

Tags: Life, Why, Write

I'll watch any show on the History Channel.

Tags: History, Show, Watch

I'm a songwriter, principally, and I was real excited that people liked my songs, but you get a bit of an ego about it.

Tags: Ego, Real, Songs

I've always liked the heavier stuff. I've always loved Tool and System of a Down, Korn and Nine Inch Nails.

Tags: Loved, Stuff, System

I've always treated women well.

Tags: Treated, Women

I've gone pretty high at times so I think the yin yang of that is going pretty low.

Tags: High, Pretty, Times

I've heard from writers and musicians and fans that they think I'm underrated.

Tags: Fans, Heard, Musicians

It would be pretty shabby to appear flippant around a documentary that's about how much I love my fans.

Tags: Fans, Love, Pretty

It's a rock 'n' roll thing to have one-night stands.

Tags: Rock, Roll, Stands

Life is good. Yes, it's great.

Tags: Good, Great, Life

Music is a 24-hour-a-day thing for me.

Tags: Music

My first crush was Hayley Mills when I was a little kid in England. I used to kiss her picture goodnight.

Tags: Her, Kiss, Used

My wife and I have built trust with our children and have always had open communication.

Tags: Children, Trust, Wife
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Once I discovered music, I knew what I wanted to do.

Tags: Music, Once, Wanted

Over all life is what it is and regretting is a pointless thing.

Tags: Life, Pointless, Regretting

Puberty hit me very hard, and I basically had no use for school once I discovered the guitar.

Tags: Guitar, Hard, School

Relationships and the stress of the world going down, it puts a lot of stress on people, you know financially.

Tags: Puts, Stress

Residuals from Australia, from the Mission Magic show, saved my butt. So there is a reason for everything.

Tags: Magic, Reason, Show

The danger in promiscuity is that it's always barking at your heels.

Tags: Barking, Danger, Heels

The first guitar I ever got was for my 13th birthday.

Tags: Birthday, Guitar

There were times when I've not wanted to be in my own skin, and that's a very scary feeling.

Tags: Feeling, Times, Wanted

There weren't a lot of girl singers around. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were the guys I looked up to.

Tags: Girl, Guys, Weren

There will always be rock stars, but I don't know how much depth and longevity they'll have.

Tags: Depth, Rock, Stars

They were marketing me as a teen idol, when the stuff on the record was not what teen idols were doing at the time.

Tags: Stuff, Teen, Time

When someone pursues music through your music, that's the greatest accolade anybody can get.

Tags: Greatest, Music, Someone

When you have a kid and people go, 'What a beautiful child,' it's the same kind of reaction when you play a song that people recognize and love.

Tags: Beautiful, Child, Love

Yes, all my songs come from personal experience and relationships.

Tags: Experience, Personal, Songs

You always want to feel you're not the only one going through something unpleasant.

Tags: Unpleasant

You can tell when someone has had a facelift and I haven't had a facelift, and I look like I haven't had a facelift.

Tags: Facelift, Someone, Tell

You know, everybody is dealing with issues.

Tags: Dealing, Everybody, Issues

Young female voices are the loudest voices of all with the fans.

Tags: Fans, Female, Young

I used to cut guitars out of a piece of cardboard to copy the Strat look. I used a backwards tennis racket for a while and graduated to the cardboard cutout.

Tags: Tennis, Used, While

I'd say that after my father passed my writing changed, it went deeper. Most would say 'matured' but I don't think I'd use that word in relation to my progress. I think 'change' is a little more accurate.

Tags: Change, Father, Writing

The whole point of me doing a Christmas record and what I centered it around was the song 'Christmas with You' from the point-of-view of the soldiers in Iraq.

Tags: Song, Whole

I'm thankful for serendipitous moments in my life, where things could've gone the other way.

Tags: Gone, Life, Thankful

Karma is not just about the troubles, but also about surmounting them.

Tags: Karma, Troubles

I'm surrounded by great guitar players.

Tags: Great, Guitar, Players

If the timing's right and the gods are with you, something special happens.

Tags: Gods, Happens, Special

I've never said, 'I'm squeaky clean.' It's always the people who project that image that are hiding something. No one's squeaky clean.

Tags: Image, Project, Said

You're always searching for the thing to heal you, and I thought therapy would give me that. But it didn't - it just helps you recognize your demons.

Tags: Demons, Give, Thought

You never really shake depression and that's a tough road you have to deal with.

Tags: Depression, Road, Tough

I don't think anyone ever feels acknowledged enough.

Tags: Anyone, Enough, Feels

I get inspired at different times and in different ways.

Tags: Inspired, Times, Ways

I was more than just a moody artist.

Tags: Artist, Moody

I've been writing songs since I was 14 years old, and that's my true love.

Tags: Love, True, Writing

Other than dying, I think puberty is probably about as rough as it gets.

Tags: Dying, Puberty, Rough

As I've gotten older, I realize how important my fans are and that I'm here because of them and not the other way around.

Tags: Here, Older, Realize

Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or other band members or a camera. I can just sit in a room and write songs.

Tags: Band, Songs, Write

Every actor wants to break out of the box that they put you in and that's where I'm heading, out of the box as fast as I can.

Tags: Actor, Put, Wants

I am a closet toy freak. I started chasing after some things as far as Star Wars toys - some very rare stuff.

Tags: After, Far, Started

I can't imagine that anybody is as screwed up as I am.

Tags: Anybody, Imagine, Screwed

I don't ever expect to be permanently happy. I don't think that's part of the human condition.

Tags: Expect, Happy, Human

I don't want to mix the identities. Noah Drake isn't Rick Springfield.

Tags: Identities, Mix, Noah

I have seen my mugshot.

Tags: Seen

I learned to read and write and socialize in school, and that's pretty much it.

Tags: Learned, Pretty, School

I like to write when I feel I'm the real me.

Tags: Real, Write

I love acting.

Tags: Acting, Love

I mean I was famous for nothing.

Tags: Famous, Mean

I meditate. Meditation helps me.

Tags: Helps, Meditate, Meditation
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