I grew up with another pretty darn good writer: Glenn Frey of the Eagles. We were very good friends, and we kind of studied it together.
Be original. That's my best advice. You're going to find that there's something that you do well, and try to do it with as much originality as you can, and don't skimp on the words. Work on the words.
I'm just trying to keep things simple, and just be a little more offhand and not get so deep into things. Enjoy what you got right now, because who knows what's going to happen tomorrow.
I never say never, because I don't want to be one of those guys.
I sailboat raced, I love to go out on my motorcycle alone, but I also love my family dearly. I love that aspect of my life as well.
I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.
When you have kids, you start thinking about their future and you forget about yours.
Most of the time, I'm here in Michigan and I'm taking out the garbage every Monday.
That's a good way to live, go against the wind.
If I want to work, I can. If I want to play golf, or ride my motorcycle, I can. But the rest of it is family. Sometimes you're not really needed by your family, but you're there. And my kids like to know I'm there.
Great sex is wonderful while it's happening, but who remembers great sex they had in 1983?
I can only get my drummer in the winter; he plays with Grand Funk all summer.
I really like the thing I did with Martina McBride. I had that song sitting around for a long time.
Unlike a lot of people, I don't need the affirmation or anything.
When I try to write I try to write something different every time. That's the challenge.
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