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?
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?
Q: How about an autobiography?
A: Maybe in the next 10 years.