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Born: 1967-08-22
Profession: Musician
Nation: American
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Every article I see is dope this, junkie that, whiskey this - that ain't my title.

Tags: Dope, Title, Whiskey

I sing like a lark.

Tags: Lark, Sing

I started out when I was about 12, playing drums. I started singing when I was about 15.

Tags: Playing, Singing, Started

When everyone goes home, you're stuck with yourself.

Tags: Everyone, Home, Yourself

I don't do much else but stay in my hotel room.

Tags: Else, Room, Stay

I found out through the Internet that I have AIDS. I learned that I was dead. Where else would I find these things?

Tags: Dead, Else, Learned

I was in a band when I was 15. We were a glam band. Then I couldn't afford to buy makeup. At the time that was the thing.

Tags: Band, Makeup, Time

Los Angeles, I don't like that town. Too decadent, and it's slimy.

Tags: Angeles, Decadent, Town

One of the first bands to break out of Seattle was Heart.

Tags: Bands, Break, Heart

There were a lot of drugs. We kinda just passed the time that way. For a couple of years we were all doin' anything we could get our hands on.

Tags: Couple, Hands, Time

We started this band as kids, and as time has gone on, we've grown and are learning to accommodate each others' differences.

Tags: Learning, Others, Time

We write about ourselves because we know about ourselves.

Tags: Ourselves, Write

I don't take part in it the way I used to-the bimbos, the free beers, free drugs, all that. That's still there if you want it, but I don't really seek that out any more.

Tags: Free, Seek, Used

We try to be real nice and friendly to people, but sometimes they take advantage of that.

Tags: Friendly, Nice, Real

Drugs are not the way to the light. They won't lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering.

Tags: Life, Light, Suffering

Being me is no different than being most anyone else, I guess.

Tags: Anyone, Else, Guess

I guess I can go anywhere I want. If only I knew where to go.

Tags: Anywhere, Guess, Knew

I've always looked for the perfect life to step into. I've taken all the paths to get where I wanted.But no matter where I go, I still come home me.

Tags: Home, Life, Perfect

My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and my talent are my title.

Tags: Bad, Habits, Talent

My bed isn't made, I'm tired, I haven't slept well for two weeks. I haven't been laid in a month. I don't have a girlfriend. I have a warrant for my arrest.

Tags: Bed, Girlfriend, Tired

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.

Tags: Drawing, Music, Writing

Kurt and I weren't the closest of friends, but I knew him well enough to be devastated by his death. For such a quiet person, he was so excited about having a child.

Tags: Death, Friends, Him

People have a right to ask questions and dig deep when you're hurting people and things around you.

Tags: Ask, Deep, Hurting

Whatever dramas are going on in my life, I always find that place inside my head where I see myself as the cleanest, tallest, strongest, wisest person that I can be.

Tags: Life, Place, Whatever

I haven't read anything but regurgitated rumors. Nothing new, and nothing true.

Tags: Read, Rumors, True

The songs are about things that we were thinking and we wrote 'em down, and when you listen to 'em, whatever you think it's about... THAT'S what it's about!

Tags: Listen, Thinking, Whatever
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I wish I could just hug you all, but I'm not gonna.

Tags: Gonna, Hug, Wish

Our perception of songs that we've written... the meaning changes from day to day... to whatever stage we're at in our life and careers.

Tags: Life, Meaning, Whatever

Drugs will have a huge effect on my work for the rest of my life, whether I'm using or not.

Tags: Life, Whether, Work

There's no huge, deep message in any of the songs. We recorded a few months of being human.

Tags: Deep, Few, Human

We survived a Slayer crowd every night for about 50 days and thought we could do about anything after that.

Tags: After, Night, Thought

A lot of power-pop comes out of LA, a lot of speed metal comes out of New York.

Tags: Metal, Speed, York

Andrew Wood's death changed things for a few weeks. I probably got even heavier into drugs after that.

Tags: After, Death, Few

It was all about music, about getting your friends to come and see you play. I don't see that same intimacy happening very much today.

Tags: Friends, Music, Today

There are lasting consequences for using drugs. I'll still be paying for my prior use.

Tags: Lasting, Paying, Using

I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available.

Tags: Brain, Pain, Suffering

Music is the career I'm lucky enough to get paid for, but I have other desires and passions.

Tags: Career, Enough, Music

At home I'm just a guy who has interests that extend far beyond music.

Tags: Far, Home, Music