Let’s Go Back in Time: What instrument did you play at Julliard? What caused you to pick up the guitar and say to yourself “I can really do this” and make music your career?
How you met Peter Case and Jack Lee to form the Nerves?
Your 1979 self-titled debut The Beat is largely regarded as a classic of the power pop genre. But at the time it was overshadowed by the emergence of The Knack. Did you ever consider doing a double bill at the time or was it more of a competition between bands for the public’s attention?
Why didn’t you sue the Ska band “The Beat” for taking your name? You guys had it first right?
On your last album “Flying High” you sound as sharp as ever. Has it gotten easier to write and perform compared to the past?
How has the living room shows been doing with John Wicks? You’ve been getting great reviews and I am hoping you continue. Any plans for a “Living Room” album?
What made you decide to start the Beat Army? Is this an attempt to cash in on the past success of the Kiss Army? I’ve already enlisted!
Any thoughts or experiences on Alex Chilton?