Tragedy in life normally comes with betrayal and compromise, and trading on your integrity and not having dignity in life. That's really where failure comes.
Australia and Canada were settled by adventurers, they had to break new ground. I think that is indelibly etched on our cultural spirit.
We always thought we had to follow a certain theme but I don't agree with that anymore. I think the fans deserve a wider variety of music.
As a songwriter, if you can touch people and make them feel a little less alone in the world, then you've done your job.
Do Tasmanian devils really exist?
I make a living doing what I love doing, and it's what brings me joy.
Life is a highway. I want to ride it all night long
I don't get mad too much.
I believe a lot of disease comes from anxiety, loneliness.
I didn't really care about sales figures. I just wanted to get things off my chest.
I even got letters form kids in hospitals saying the music is what keeps them going, and that really touched my heart.
I think if you're a good songwriter, that's what you are first - not a star or celebrity.
Music is one of those things that make us feel a little less alone in the world.
Very often out of adversity that's when the best work comes.