Talking about myself is difficult for me. It's anti my true nature.
The guys who spend their time brooding in their younger years either lighten up or go away.
What do I look for in a collaborator? Pretty much anyone who asks me to do something.
The Trees was four complete nuts. We didn't have a damn thing in common except insanity. So we fought a lot. And we had two brothers - who fought like brothers.
When I was a kid in the late '60s and early '70s, my parents and their friends would play the records of Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Perry Como, music with string arrangements and men singing songs that sounded sad whether they were or not.
I had a lot of jobs when I was younger. Where I grew up, there was a lot of agricultural jobs, so I worked on a lot of farms. I worked in the pea fields, harvesting peas.
I wanted 'Imitations' to be a fully realized record from start to finish, with a cohesive sound and a sequence that took you from one song to the other, just like I would with a record of original stuff.
I think when people hear your music, sometimes they get deeply attached to it and think they know something about you, that you're kindred spirits or something.
In real life, I'm far more lighthearted than I come across on the records.
Have I tried a black pudding? I'll eat anything - I'm not finicky - but that's not to say it takes any courage to eat black puddings because I find them delicious.
In 2005, I worked as a scenic painter for a while when I was taking a break from music.
Soundgarden are good friends of mine.
I'm trying to learn how to read. I have a tutor out on the road. It is great.
I grew up a Seattle Sonics fan, in Washington state.