No one can come and claim ownership of my work. I am the creator of it, and it lives within me.
Record contracts are just like – I’m gonna say the word – slavery. I would tell any young artist… don’t sign.
I might just stop talking again and not do interviews.
Tell me a musician who’s got rich off digital sales. Apple’s doing pretty good though, right?
Nobody sues their fans.
Every year, they ask me to play the Grammys.
Act your age, not your shoe size.
When I started playing music, people weren’t selling 5 million records. That was not the standard; that was not the focus.
I like arguments.
It gets embarrassing to say something untrue because you put it online and everyone knows about it, so it’s better to tell the truth.
If you look in the Bible there’s no birthdays.
Music is real. It affects people; it’s real.
It’s fun being in Islamic countries, to know there’s only one religion. There’s order. You wear a burqa. There’s no choice. People are happy with that.
When you don’t talk down to your audience, then they can grow with you. I give them a lot of credit to be able to hang with me this long, because I’ve gone through a lot of changes, but they’ve allowed me to grow, and thus we can tackle some serious subjects and try to just be better human beings, all of us.