I harbored a lot of resentment as a teenager and as a young adult. I still have a problem with authority, I'm trying to listen!
You can't lie to your audience. You can't lie to your fans.
It's really cool to know that there are so many people out there that are attached to me or projects that I've done to really feel that it's a personal relationship.
It's physically very, very, very trying to be onstage as a performer, not unlike an athlete, for thirty years.
When Ozzy calls and asks you to go on tour, you say, 'When do I start?'
Each guy has his own space. We all end up in one of the other guy's rooms all the time. We always end up together, as far as people getting along.
I remember opening up my first vinyl and seeing the incredible artwork it had. There's nothing like it. You also get that true gritty sound on vinyl that really makes a rock record sound great, which CDs can never achieve.
Like all artists, I go through creative spurts.
The industry needs to be run by artists, because we are the only people that care about art.
One thing I've always loved doing is hanging out and talking music with other artists.
Artists are very young, and say, Um, ok, to these industry dudes.
The industry is a menace to artists.
They say the music you listen to in your formative years stays with you and leaves an impression for the rest of your life. For me, the things that I fell in love with happened in the '70s, when artists were nurtured by record companies and it wasn't about singles.
When I go into rehearsal rooms and meet with bands, they're genuinely excited to be with me because of what I've done as an artist, not because of anything else. There's that whole celebrity rock star thing, and artists are into artists who have been able to achieve success their way.
I'm not religious, but by nature I am spiritual. I'm an artist, and creativity seems to go hand in hand with spirituality. But I have a knee-jerk reaction against organized religions. Actually, I have knee-jerk reactions against anything that's organized.
I had to find the courage to turn my life around.
How lucky can one guy get? I was a runaway, and then I was in one of the biggest bands in the world. I've sold out every arena. I've sold millions and millions of records.
I'm very interested in architecture.
I'm not bothered by my appearance.