I'm still that rowdy dude who has after-parties in his dressing room with a concert-sized PA system blasting away.
My father lived by the philosophy, 'Be yourself, because everyone else is taken,' and he made sure I did, too. Whatever I wanted to do, he supported me. I don't mean that I was spoilt - he didn't believe in material gifts - but he watched my back while I worked to achieve things.
I am such a gearhead. In my recording studio, I personally engineer and edit everything on computers.
I threw my son, Brandon, a rave for his birthday and I fully set it up like a crazy rave with lights and sound, me and my partner DJ'd - I got Mix Master Mike from the Beastie Boys to come DJ for a bit.
Our music will continue to have an impact in people's lives long after we finally call it quits.
I was never one for the passenger seat. I have always wanted my level of entertainment and showmanship to be the same as a frontman.