I’ve personally had it with these bombastic lights and staging effects. From now on, dressing up crazily on stage, is out. I don’t think a 42-year old man should be in his leotard any more. At 45, 50, if people think I’m going to be running about on that stage, they’re mistaken. It would be totally wrong. It’d be silly. I’m going up put our music across dressed more casually. The world has changed – people want something more direct.
The days of screaming fans and everything that goes with that, are over for us. There used to be a time when I loved all this teeny bop screaming. But now I think I would prefer them to listen to what we’re playing. We’ve grown up. The people who buy our records have grown up as well. It’s more sophisticated and more mature now.
A Life, In His Own Words