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"Each gig is an hour of madness, and afterwards I'm absolutely exhausted, shaken to bits. The adrenaline charge and energy needed are shattering. "

"I spent half of the time shouting at people in the crowd anyway, so it was a natural progression from there really, getting it out from my mouth to express myself further. I don't think the lyrics are part of that expression, it's nice if they are truthful to yourself, but that's not what it's all about.  The lyrics are things that just sound good, hard and fast, it's more about the noise I make than what I am actually trying to say. The delivery is more important than the message. You can get very safe going on stage doing the same thing - I had been doing that for five years before 'Firestarter', and I was confident, comfortable. But starting vocals changed that - suddenly I was wondering what would happen. I was telling Liam it was not a problem, easy, but all the time I was shitting myself, but I went out and it went off straight away. I did a parachute jump just before that first vocals gig and in the plane getting ready to jump was a similar feeling. The countdown to both was 'My word, what am I doing here?' When those first lyrics came out is was the same as leaping out of the plane. Amazing. It's not a character, it's me, driven by adrenaline and the amazing music. I enjoy being able to totally express myself, and the band is a good excuse to do that. It's not so much singing as vocal expression. "

"I'd spent years expressing myself with my body and suddenly I had the chance to express myself with my voice. "

" I can't go out on stage and have glow sticks waved at me! That's not representative of anything!" KEITH  

"At the end of the day, if people find me scary, fuck 'em. "

"Sometimes after a few hours sleep I have a little grizzle but I very rarely bite back. "

"I enjoy being able to express myself and the band is the perfect way of doing that. "

"Look, at the end of the day, we do what we do because it suits us. Don't you think it's kind-of cool to have a band that offends MTV, that puts out a video that real fans have to dig around for, or stay up late to see? The point is to be true to yourself otherwise you may as well give up. "

When, and if, I get to 65, I'd like to say that I did everything - the lot. I'd like to think I bedded loads of babes and lived out my ultimate sex fantasies. I'd like to think I'd been through every colour with my hair and everywhere that could have been pierced on my body and been pierced. Even if all my beloved tattoos have gone saggy by then, at least I can stand up and say, I did it. Anyhow, can you think of any other job I could do? My school results were terrible and I don't know how to wallpaper or do anything else.Without this group and this job,I could be making lives a little more miserable for everyone by being the nasty one on the counter at a McDonald's somewhere. Think about it.
KEITH on himself.

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