I can't really change my life to accommodate people who are jealous. I don't see why I should.
I have been through various fitness regimes. I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
I don't understand American football at all. It looks like all-in wrestling with crash helmets.
The Super Bowl is Americana at its most kitsch and fun.
An uncle of mine emigrated to Canada and couldn't take his guitar with him. When I found it in the attic, I'd found a friend for life.
I'm very much afraid of being mad - that's my one fear.
I do my best work when I am in pain and turmoil.
I don't need to manufacture trauma in my life to be creative. I have a big enough reservoir of sadness or emotional trauma to last me.
I have a big problem with piped music. I like either silence or to listen to it properly.
I see songs not as a commodity used up when the album goes off the charts, which is often the case with pop songs. I see them as a body of work. Life should be breathed into them.
My friends are Peter Gabriel, Bruce Springsteen, and we're singing about mortality, getting older. It's an interesting time.
I've spent a bit of time with the Prince of Wales, who I respect greatly. I'd give two cheers for the Monarchy.
I try to give the media as many confusing images as I can to retain my freedom. What's real is for my children and the people I live with.
I really wanted to work with David Lynch. I was a big fan of The Elephant Man and Eraserhead.
It's never easy to write a song. It's the most difficult thing I do.
I see music as one language. If one musical form eats its own tail, it dies. So it needs to be a mongrel, it needs to be hybridised.
That sense of failure, I don't know where people put it who don't write songs and aren't able to emote physically. It must go somewhere.
It has very little to do with my work, but if your image is not sexy enough, people won't listen. It's part of the game.
I'm not much of a family man. I'm just not that into it. I love kids, I adore them, but I don't want to live my life for them.
I want to get old gracefully. I want to have good posture, I want to be healthy and be an example to my children.