Sometimes your friends are your lovers, or have been at one time.
I could beat my mike stand into the stage, but I was still in pain. Maybe fans liked it, but sometimes people forget you're a person and they're more into the entertainment value. It's taken a long time to turn that around and give a strong show without it being a kamikaze show.
Regarding social media, I really don't understand what appears to be the general population's lack of concern over privacy issues in publicizing their entire lives on the Internet for others to see to such an extent... but hey it's them, not me, so whatever.
I like to be real private; you don't always want everyone around you - even when they like you.
We have a saying in Guns N' Roses: 'When somebody's gonna get yelled at, they're gonna get the corn.'