Dad made me laugh a lot. He was a real comedian. He had a real sarcastic sense of humour, he could really make a fool out of people. I have to watch it a little bit, because I caught that habit from him. I was really fond of him. He was my idol.
I am a complete mother's boy. I try to do everything with honour, respect and grace because the last thing I would want to do is hurt her.
Anyone must remember that dad left when I was 3 years old. Mom and I lived out of the limelight. We lived a totally different life.
Music's been with me from the get-go. It was always around me as a kid. Dad got me my first guitar when I was 11 and, at school, if you wanted to be cool you had to be in a band.
I've been a philanthropist for all my life, and... I've had many involvements in humanitarian and environmental issues.
I'm one of those people who snake through the crowd, keep my head low. I'm not looking for attention.
I'm not one for flings, I can tell you that.
I have a short temper - I think it's part of the Celtic background. I used to be a lot more angry, but I was quite discreet with it.
I had always thought of starting my own record company. I haven't regretted the decision - yet!
I am not John Lennon; I never will be!
For me my work is always being compared to my heritage. It has been quite a challenge unto itself just to drop into my voice and develop my individuated sound.
Dad was a hypocrite. He could talk about peace and love to the world but he could never show it to his wife and son.
As much as I love music, in my mind, photography is what makes me the happiest - that's for sure.
Dad could talk about peace and love out loud to the world, but he could never show it to the people who supposedly meant the most to him: his wife and son. How can you talk about peace and love and have a family in bits and pieces - no communication, adultery, divorce? You can't do it, not if you're being true and honest with yourself.
Dad once said to me that should he pass away, if there was some way of letting me know he was going to be ok - that we were all going to be ok - the message would come to me in the form of a white feather. Then something happened to me about ten years ago when I was on tour in Australia. I was presented with a white feather by an Aboriginal tribal elder, which definitely took my breath away. One thing for sure is that the white feather has always represented peace to me.
Like most photographers, I try to capture a moment in my work.
I've found constancy and balance between creativity and normality.
I've done every kind of touring known to mankind. I've played the big and the small places.
I think everyone has the potential to be creative but they have to find the avenue or avenues that work for them.
I love to sit on a mountain top and gaze. I don't think of anything but the people I care about and the view.
I live in a small apartment in London, not some big house with a lot of security. I don't like too much security. There's no freedom. I'm a person, not some precious diamond that needs guarding every second.
I have always felt that I have observed life in a different way to others... Music has always been one creative outlet for me, but now I'm happy to add another one too, that being photography
I find it upsetting to see the erosion of manners. It's very scary. Where are the 'pleases' and 'thank yous?'
I don't meditate in any formal way, but I often lie in bed or find myself in nature and enter into that state of quiet where I get images, feelings, or melodies.
A lot of people think that I grew up in recording studios and knew the whole process, but that was never the case.