Do you still have your in-house pub?
Yes! The Shoe Inn. But it's been a long time since I inhabited that place. Unfortunately, it's now used more for kids' socials than by me and my friends.
What's your drink of choice?
I'm on a Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio kick. It's a light white. You can drink two bottles and wake up in the morning and go to work.
The title track of your new album is featured in Wild Hogs, a film about the male midlife crisis. How have you avoided yours?
I refuse to address it. I'm running away from mine, still running around with a rock'n'roll band and wearing sunglasses at night. I should grow up: I'm 45 years old. That movie sucks, by the way
Who is the most famous person you've had in your house?
There have been quite a few. Al Gore? He's the smartest man I've ever met and I've stayed close with him over the past eight years. I was holding out that he's run in the next election, but I don't think he's interested.
Are hybrid cars too girly for rock stars?
No, I have one. It's a Toyota truck. It's pretty good
When was the last time you fired a gun?
There were two incidents in the Eighties. One time we flew to Cabo San Lucas in Mexico for a vacation. All we were about back then was killing things and seeing things be killed. Cockfights, bullfights, quail shooting...whatever it was, we were out there doing it. And then in 1984-85, we had this bus driver who used to carry a lot of firearms. He would stop over on the side of the road and we would, you know, just shoot things. Pretty Crazy
What was your worst drug experience?
Some laced pot. I think it had some PCP on it. That was bad. And that was pretty much the end of me ever doing drugs. I don't have the mental capacity to do them.
What would you give Pete and Kate as a wedding present?
A day without paparazzi.
Who would play you in "Bon Jovi: The Musical"?
Richie and I figured that out. Matt Damon would be me and Ben Affleck would be Richie.
Were You really on a 1980 Star Wars novelty record?
That was really me. I was a boy singing to R2D2 "I wish you a merry Christmas". I wouldn't call it a homage: it was more like a spoof. You've just reminded me of something- my five year old is really into Star Wars. I've got to go dig that record out.
What's the strangest rumor you've heard about yourself?
Man, you Brits started them all! You're a creative country.
Would you ever consider cosmetic surgery?
I hope not. I really do. It would be pretty sad.
Your wife's a karate teacher. Could she be your bodyguard?
Yeah. She's a fourth-dan black belt and has been studying for 25years. But it's not like she jumps out of high-rises and does Spider-man rolls. She's a serious martial artist.
After you slated the Darkness in GQ the band imploded and the singer went into rehab. Care to slag off another UK act?
I would never wish ill will on anybody. Its too hard to make a record in the first place. But I still don't get that whole sock in the your pants/Spinal Tap stuff. I don't get it. I don't like it. I don't want to know anything about it.
What would you miss most if you weren't famous?
Which band would you like to see reform?
Wow. I would like to see the Beatles. Or Queen with Freddie still alive. I don't know what would have happened to the Doors but I'm curious. I'm trying to think of bands that hate each other, they're the fun ones. Guns N' Roses! It would be cool to see Axl and Slash get together again.
Who would you rather be adopted by: Madonna or Angelina?
Angelina. I just want to suck up to the bosom and call her mama!
What's the stupidest thing you've ever bought?
I remember in my youth being with my father in Chicago and thinking I was a little too cool, walking into a store and trying a coat on. It had fringed sleeves and was made of some kind of deerskin. I paid for it, signed the Amex bill and never took my shades off. We walked out. My father looked at me out on the sidewalk and said, "Do you know how much that jacket cost?" I said $150. Then he smacked me upside the back of my head and goes, "No, you asshole, it's $1,500! Look at your Amex, rock star!"
Have you ever been arrested?
There's a very famous celebrity/Mafia restaurant in Harlem, New York. Twenty years ago I was in there and ordered a lot of Italian wines and even took six bottles out the door with me. It was one in the morning and my wife said she wanted to go ice skating. So we walked into Central Park and hopped the fence into Wollman Ring, owned at the time by Donald Trump. We started sharing our wine with the bums. Then cops came. And they arrest both of us. They call Donald Trump and he says "Ah. let them go. He's playing the Arena"
Describe how you dance
My rap name, which would also describe my dancing, is DWT. Dry, white, toast.
On a scale of one to ten, how good looking are you?
Eleven. If you ask me, I'll tell you. But I'm still too short and too old.
What's the strangest gift you've received?
Once a girl dropped off an antique clock. We gave it back to her, it must have been worth a lot of money. Maybe she stole it from Grandma's house. In interviews it runs the gamut- if you say you like a certain candy bar you get a lot of candy bars sent to your house
Do you want to mention any snacks now?
Shall i mention Cartier instead? We can split the loot!