What was the first concert you ever saw?
Eric Clapton and Aerosmith. ... I don't even remember what album Clapton was supporting.
What CDs are in your changer right now?
There's a lot of different stuff; it really depends on what I'm in the mood to listen to. It keeps me from worrying about what style I need to follow.
How many total albums do you own (CDs, vinyl, cassettes, 8-tracks)?
I don't have a lot of vinyl, maybe 300 albums. It's been a while since I counted my albums. I put a lot of music onto CDs and cassettes. I've got a lot of cassettes and have probably 1,000 CDs.
Do you download music, and if so, legally or illegally?
Yeah, I don't really do any of that. I like to buy music; I'm not into downloading unless it's really appropriate for that matter.
What was the first album you owned?
I would say (something by) the Beatles.
What song would you like to have played at your funeral?
(Long pause.) I couldn't tell you. That's tough.
Musically speaking, what do you love that your friends don't know about?
What's your favorite guilty pleasure?
There are a number of things that people wouldn't think I listen to, or they wouldn't even know half of the people. I listen to Seal; I think he's cool. I listen to Steely Dan, and some jazz-fusion stuff. Sade has some neat songs. I'm into wacky stuff.
What band or artist changed your life, and how?
The Beatles; they got me going to be in a band. Kansas and Yes were big influences on me as well.
Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?
That's a hard one. I can name one album, but then name another. Anything from Zeppelin, especially Led Zeppelin II. And Burn, by Deep Purple. There are too many cool albums.