Q Magazine (November 2006)
One day I forgot to get dressed, and decided to hail a cab in the nude on the strets of Miami
How are you?
Great. Last night was our eighth show of the Confessions tour and I’m still high from it. It’s ray rewarding to have the fans appreciate and love this show… so much blood, sweat and tears went into it.
Where are you right now?
I’m in my home in LA.
What does Q mean to you?
It comes after the letter P and before the letter R.
What’s the best thing you’ve ever seen in Q?
I like many of the back stories. Ones on The Beatles, or Sex Pistols. The Clash and so on.
What were you doing 20 years ago?
Preparing for world domination.
What’s been your high point of the last 20 years?
The birth of my children.
And the low point?
Watching many of my friends die tram Aids.
What was the first album you bought on CD?
I think it may have been a Blondie greatest hits.
And the first track you downloaded?
Which song of the last 20 years do you wish you’d written?
Eliott Smith’s Between The Bars.
Who is your favourite artist of the last 20 years?
There are too many to list.
Your biggest fashion disaster?
Well, one day I forgot to get dressed, and decided to hail a cab in the nude on the strets of Miami. Oh yeah, and Steven Meisel photographed it ( for 1992’s notorious Sex book). Of course, 1 did have my shoes and a handbag.
If you could talk to youiself 20 years ago, what advice would you give?
There isn’t any. Life is to be experienced and learned from.
Your favourite drug of the last 20 years?
You recently said you no longer read magazines or newspapers. So where do you get your information about the world at large?
From friends, co-workers and people I trust and respect.
Did your riding accident change the way you looked at your life? (Madonna broke her collarbone, ribs and bones in her hand after falling off a horse last year.]
Yes! It was a wake-up call to appreciate my life, to be more grateful for what I have. It reaffirms my continued aspirations to learn and do as much as I can while I’m on this earth.
What have been your best and worst haircuts of the last 20 years?
Not sure about my best. My worst was when I made an attempt to do the Princess Leia buns. But she had hair extensions. Not fair.
We heard that Channel 4 weren’t keen on all the swearing in (the 2005 TV documentary) I’m Going To Tell You A Secret. Did you get in that position of trading swear words or did you stand your ground?
Actually. Channel 4 were great partners. I only had to lose one “motherfucker”.
What’s left on your life’s to-do list?
What’s left? I haven’t even gotten started.
Where will you be in 20 minutes?
In ihe car headed to the airport.
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