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I used to have escape fantasies about leaving the music business, but I'm getting good support from the record company.

I was tired of touring, and a few years ago when I played in Sweden and Norway, I didn't seem very popular at the time.

Metallica-they're so demonic, they're crazy, I don't know how they do it.

The main issue was deciding what to play: Should it be old Ramones material or new material? I had about three albums worth of new material, but I knew that people would rather hear the Ramones songs.

We didn't do an American tour because it I know it wouldn't go down well.

Bands like Mudhoney, the Riverdales and White Zombie got me back into punk.

I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap. I thought it was the new punk rock. LL Cool J was my biggest idol.

I like the guitar better these days. I like the bass, too, but it's hard to fit a bass amp in a small car.

I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s. It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion, cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again.

I try to be nice. Part of the privilege of being in a band is giving something back to the young people. If you can do anything for them, you should.

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Occupation: Musician(s)