I got tired of the Ramones around the time I quit and I really got into rap. I thought it was the new punk rock. LL Cool J was my biggest idol.
I'd like to congratulate myself, and thank myself, and give myself a big pat on the back.
I'm really lucky I'm still around. Everybody expected me to die next... But it was always someone else instead of me.
I like the guitar better these days. I like the bass, too, but it's hard to fit a bass amp in a small car.
When I got into rap I didn't exactly win any popularity contests. I called myself Dee Dee King, after B.B. King, to the total dismay of my fellow Ramones.