It doesn't matter if people perceive me as being a little strange. I think overall, even when I am on stage, when people see me, I am setting an example.
I love the life of a musician but I live the life of a bodybuilder.
But the business side of it, as with most creative things, there is no room for business. It is about art. It's not about marketing.
Yeah, I came in at the end of the Notorious album, played on about five tracks and then we went on a tour. Then we did another album, Big Thing, and then we started writing songs together in 1989.
Fortunately, I was still living in Los Angeles at the time. So I went out to World Gym and got a membership.
Plus, we spend most of our time writing music. Most of the time is spent in the studio in my house.
You know, on the road, I never miss a meal. I eat five, six, seven times a day, depending on when I wake up and when I got to sleep. I never miss a training day. I always get my four days out of my seven.
It is a career that can be enhanced or destroyed by success.
The lights go down, you hear the applause and you're up there, and then everything else is forgotten.
You can hit your legs really hard, you can get very, very sore from training and I love that, but, the one I'd feel most on stage is legs. But, the thing that happens is once the adrenalin kicks in, that's the trigger.
I would never go to a gym. How could I do it? So I tried to do it in my house and it doesn't work.
Making music is fantastic.
The health industry, the fitness industry, was really starting to pick up. This was around the mid 80's.
I thought, you know the food and the diet thing is one way to start yourself onto a healthy lifestyle, but if you don't move, if you don't start exercising you're gonna deteriorate.
I went from 118 pounds to 135 pounds in a few months. But, I still didn't know anything about food.