Actually, I find it embarrassing being a pop star. I prefer it when people just treat me like anybody else, although occasionally there is a side of me, which is indulgent and I expect certain things because of my position. It's one of the perks.
I don't think success arrives and you're suddenly happy. It's not like that. If people think that they'll be very disappointed.
I hate it when people lose it, there's nothing left because they're not interesting, they're boring, I hate it, and especially smack, people on smack are the most boring in the world.
I turn over a lot of money for a lot of people and I'm the smallest fish in it.
I've never tried to emulate anyone. I've never idolized people, I prefer instead to get off on attitudes.
We always thought it strange that nobody was up on that stage playing soul stuff. Maybe people were playing it in their garages, like us, but they always reverted to pure rock when they got on stage.
But then, you know, I'm very happy, I've got to this stage in my life and I'm not dead. I haven't got married and divorced and done all that palimony business, you know all that mess.
I know all's fair in love and war but when you go off and try to be by yourself and it ends up on the front page of the press it's frightening, knowing your life is under such scrutiny.
I manage to scrape together a private life, despite the press.
But we got up there and decided to stick to this mix of power chords and funk and that's where it really started for us. In having the courage to take that decision. To take a gamble not just with our music but our lives.
There's something intrinsically Australian about a bunch of brothers and school friends getting together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as a band at a very young age and all pulling together as mates to make something happen.
It's just as difficult to live in a self-made hell of privacy as it is to live in a self-made hell of publicity.
I still haven't come to grips with our success.
The English press, are so nosy, and the English seem to love that eavesdropping.
Women are incredible in groups together. Terrifying. Men have nothing on them.