Those same feelings of disillusionment with urban life etc. are still there—would you consider playing extreme music again?
That’s a really difficult one. As you can imagine I get asked every day. I have to be honest, it’s a mental health issue and it’s not an easy one. I live with it on a day-to-day basis; so I’d say no. John Zorn might get me on the drums one day, because we still keep in touch and he’s the only person that I ever managed to sit down with, and he fully understands my situation without judging me. I already had a lot of respect for John, and for the amount of years I’ve known and worked with him. He’s still in touch and has never judged; he’s offered me a hell of a lot, and I had to step down from it. It’s an awkward one for me because you can never say never… There’s a possibility, and that’s all there is. I don’t know.
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