There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap.
If journalists ask you again and again about the same bands, you'll end up saying you hate them just because you're so fed up with being asked all those stupid questions.
There are always young bands playing in their garages. A lot of punk rock is not going to be in the mainstream. It's below the radar. The beauty of it is that you're not supposed to always know. It's subterranean.
We're not a political band. We don't want to tell people what to do or what to think. We just want to tell them to think.
I would definitely say the Oakland Raiders are the punk rock band of football.
The things that people do now in sports, you can't even believe. These are complete total athletes. To see what human beings can do in the highest level is amazing.
My brother David was a great athlete and I knew there was no way I could live up to that.
I don't like LA. The majority just seem to be so artificial. Look at how they worship everything they think is fashionable. Isn't it sick?
I'd love to go to art school. I'd love to learn how to draw. I'd love to be fluent in Spanish. I'd like to be a brain surgeon.
What annoys the hell out of me is the arrogance of some people. They don't even listen to our music, they decided in advance that they don't like it.
I approach playing acoustic guitar more of as a percussive instrument. It's fragile. I don't have a lot of finesse when it comes to my guitar playing.
No one's really happy anyway, it's not human.
Making mistakes is a lot better than not doing anything.
Formats are constantly changing, and there are really no rules for the way you put your records out anymore.
I think it's your own choice if you turn from an angry young man to a bitter, old bastard.
People are so damned afraid that one day they might wake up and discover that they've grown old.