“It’s a dark carnival. I’m a big movie buff, and when I hear this album and look at the artwork – you got all those cool circus people doing their thing – I imagine that it’s from a film. There's a whole story going on.
“Plus, I am indeed the killer clown – I paint my face. The things that Ray Manzarek played on the keys, everything sounding so off-center and weird, it speaks to the way I am. The song Strange Days is spooky as hell, and I love it [laughs]. That’s why I remade the track with them [Strange 2013, recorded with the surviving Doors members, last year]. Talk about a trip. What an honor to have been with them.
“Not all of their music is dark, but a lot of it is, and I am the king of darkness, so there you go. All of the Doors’ albums are great. I could go on and on about everything that band did. LA Woman is phenomenal. But I have to say, Strange Days is it for me. That’s the one I always gotta listen to.”