You were a pretty big star in Japan when you were younger. What was that like?
It was like something out of The Doors: girls running up and banging on the windows, cops pushing them away, all of that. And the CD... I don't know why they ate that shit up, because it was horrible. It was the crappiest fucking CD in the world, and it was number one. And I was literally going like, "Hold on tight and don't let go/We got tonight/We'll make it together." It sounded like Nintendo music with my whiny little voice overtop of it.
Was it your idea to do an album?
No. They came up to me and said, "So you want to make an album? And I was like, I can't sing." And they were like, "It doesn't matter. You'll make a lot of money in Japan." And I was like, "Okay." It was a weird experience. I don't even own a copy of the album.