Rick Savage quotes
America feels like home as much as it does here. Although it's a strange situation as I feel almost like I'm in no-man's land some of the time, because although I'm a resident, I still can't vote so I don't really have a say in what goes on where I live.
And more importantly, I wouldn't be the person I am today, I wouldn't be where I am now and I may not even have been here if it wasn't for the accident.
And really, it's my home life that my own personal foundation is based on and not necessarily the life within the band.
At the end of the day, they're happy if you do the obvious songs towards the end of the set and you've got to try and make yourself happy by doing certain songs at the front end of the set.
Before my accident I was a little too... selfish and self-absorbed and for me, to now be at the place where I can kinda give back and inspire people. I'm blessed. I'm really blessed.
But I think that the most important thing was to really stop drinking.
But it just so happens that when you're in the public eye, everything gets reported.
But it's funny that now I'm in such a happy situation, I look more objectively at my own past and see what others have seen for a long time and I'm just so glad I've been able to get to this point.
But the irony is that because the band isn't the focus any more, it allows me the chance to enjoy being a member of Def Leppard much more.
But unfortunately, in my unrelenting drive to get back on that drum stool, the major casualty in all of it was that I really forgot about me.
'Cause I felt I didn't have anything else to prove as a musician... and boy was I wrong about that one.
Chasing the sensation. Whether it was drugs or sex or whatever. Those things had become my main focus in life.
I feel so incredibly vulnerable and exposed when I have to talk into a microphone and bare my soul so to speak.
I have never been one for the over-the-top.
I honestly don't think people would necessarily be coming along to just meet me and spending all that money on aftershow passes if they weren't curious about some of the things they've seen on the Raven Drum website.