I am trying to get closer to God.
Music is my life, it is a reflection of what I go through.
A lot of people don't listen to the lyrics, really.
If I were white, I'd get less criticism.
If you ask a hundred people, they all give you different answers.
If you listen to a lot of old funk records, the drums are really small. But you don't perceive it like that because the groove is so heavy.
It was amazing to me that, all of a sudden, I was hearing my music on the radio and coming out of cars.
It's a trip to have a Greatest Hits record. It's a trip.
It's like a dream to come to Spain and stay for a couple of years and get somebody to teach me Spanish music.
It's very important to vote. People died for this right.
A dramatic thing, the first time you stand up to your dad.
A lot of people pretty much only listen to the chorus.
Change is growth. For me it has been a very spiritual and musical rebirth.
Confusion makes people uncomfortable. They can't put their finger on me.
Every night is different, you never know what it's going to be like. I remember every night. I don't like to compare them.
For the last few years, it's been so chic for everybody to be miserable. Like if you're in with the cool crowd, you can't be happy.
God forbid you sing about love. It's a lost concept.
God gave me the gift to be able to play instruments and I have to play.
God is always in my life, and that's the most important thing to me.
I am not trying to change the world. I am just offering my gift that God gave me, and if somebody is moved by it, that's beautiful.
I am still into the people I listened to growing up, so I completely remember what is like to be a fan, I haven't changed.
My career has been a gradual climb. I think that's part of the reason why I've had longevity.
My dream is to become a farmer. Just a Bohemian guy pulling up his own sweet potatoes for dinner.
My first guitar, a Fender Jazz Master, I traded it in for a Les Paul Deluxe.
My mother gave lots of good advice and had a lot to say. As you get older, you realize everything she said was true.