• Courtesy Karen and Pete Allen, 1995

    Q: What were the first three songs that you learned to play and why did you choose them?

    A: Apache (The Shadows), She Loves You (The Beatles) and Twist And Shout (The Beatles) - because they were all modern day hits.

    Q: What is your own musical highlight of your career? Album, single, tour or even a single show?

    A: Trapeze - 1972, Houston, Texas, Music Hall.....UNBELIEVABLE!

    Q: Which track(s) did you do guest vocals on Whitesnake's Slip Of The Tongue album?

    A: 'Slow Poke Music', 'Fool For Your Lovin' and 'Kittens Got Claws'. My vocals were mixed very low, for reasons I don't know why.

    Q: Why have you done so many other people's CDs; one track Motely Crue, two tracks George Lynch, one track Pat Travers, one track Marc Bonilla?

    A: After a long absence I thought it was necessary to show people I was back.

    Q: Who would be in your ideal supergroup?

    A: Pat Thrall (guitars), Stevie Wonder (keyboards), Narada Michael Walden (drums)and myself (bass and vocals).

    Q: Of all the albums you've appeared on and all the bands you've performed with, which is your favourite and why?

    A: Trapeze - because it was my first band and it was unique.

    Q: Who are your favourite artists?

    A: Stevie Wonder, Todd Rundgren and Prince.

    Q: What is the one album that has made a difference to your life and which artist do you most admire?

    A: Stevie Wonder, Music Of My Mind.

    Q: What are your favourite tracks by other artists?

    A: 'Danger Zone' by Wilson Pickett and 'Erotic City' by Prince.

    Q: Would you ever consider a "duel ballad" with a female singer?

    A: Yes, if the right song came along.

    Q: What do you miss most about the U.K. ?

    A: My family and the 'down to earth' British people.

    Q: What do you like about America?

    A: The weather and the availability for everything.

    Q: What is your favourite food?

    A: Curry, but not too hot!

    Q: What type of films do you enjoy watching?

    A: Dramas.

    Q: Tell us a nice story of you living in Rome in the mid-70's.

    A: Meeting a lot of highly strung Italians with a passion for football!

    Q: How did you find your faith and how has it changed you and motivated you?

    A: With 'concious contact' with God. It changed me 100%.

    Q: Life is...Love, Faith, Music and Friends, and in your view, what else?

    A: Trust.

    Q: How about an autobiography?

    A: Maybe in the next 10 years.

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