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“Countdown To Extinction I loved. That was one of those records where everything was firing on all 12 cylinders and you just know it.
"There we were with three hugely successful records, two of them were platinum and we were homeless. There goes the perception that people think if you’re a musician you’re rich.
"Now it’s changed and you make money from ticket sales. But a lot of bands you go see them live and they’re just boring, it’s like watching old people having sex, they just stare at the ground and bellyache about stuff.
"What happened to rock shows and crowd participation? If you leave a concert and you say, ‘Well, what do you want to do now?’, you’ve gone to the wrong concert. It’s like the dudes at a Grateful Dead concert that ran out of drugs and looked at each other and said, ‘These guys suck!’”