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OF LEATHER I'M THINKING OF BUYING A PAIR TROUsERs, ANY AOVICE?
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his 1996 OF YOUR' EYES DID YOUR LIFE FLASH IN FRONT

Yes. First,

find someone to make them for fits ;;;, il;;t" you'li never find a pair.*ratare oth"t*it"' Make sure they yo"'ptop.Ay
black, too.
RABBIT DOLI' IS IT TRUE T}IAT YOU HAD A WEIRF WI4EN YSI! WERF A JU}!KIE?
BLCKCELEBMf ION, LIVINGSTON, NJ

YO1.'R CHILI}HOOD' DESCR|BE THE WGRST DAY OF
6EE5U5, 'RVINE,
CA

I can think of trvo' When I was tr' I came t.t-tool and was confronted with ir"*" who a man sitting next to mY mom' Up explained thit this man was my fath-er-'

wilEN iou tN 1995?

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FASHIONCHIK1, CAF.SON

CIT{' NV

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I'd thought that my stepfaiher' ""'rif who'd died when I was 9, was my biological us father. Tums out my father had left when I was very Your:g' God bless mY *o-, ,tt" *". doing the best she could' but way I was broughtup i-n thatvery English therl's something that might hut that if that' I uour kid, vou don't tell them' After frick offto everythilg and i got was tike, i.to toi oftrouble, for stealing cars andother " rot tinn and thieving, which led to my

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veah. I saw Jennifer, who is my wife -"a she was calling me back' I had this in ieellne that she was a light, a good thing a voice rea-lIy loud that itfZ. t aiso heard is wrong! You don't get to

""*, -" was saying'This J;il"i' I lould see myself

surrounded by

Oh ves. The iast couPle ofYears in California, I was iiving in a ljttle apartme-nt rtr""i.a and ihad-welf it's really rlal.*Aiy_-,ttis huge Bugs Bunny.clnll' rrecome-quite animated when iviliJ

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the oaramedics and i was screaming down: i;#n.t", t'm here!' I felt like, oh my God' t wantmade a bis mistakel This is not what I I felt that surge comed! And a[ of a sudden irg back to 1ife. I found out later that if"t, who was in NewYork' felt atthe

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Man ont of my mind' I also had a Tin uott. The Tin Man used to speak to "nJ"It was basicaliy psychotic behavior' me. at the *hiJ of.o"t*. ,,o* I't"tt see' Buthave everyone i*. r ttto"gttt, "Doesn't these things?"

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worst day. When I was about 15 I was,senj weeks' It away to a d"tention center for six march down the was a kid's prison-you get U"U, g"t yo* Ulankei and new clothes' ;;;"4 at and beat uP' Joining DePeche
Mode saved mY dngNcr,

"I STILL WAKE UP IN THE MORNING
fime" A.v., an overwhelming feeling that something terrible had happened to me'
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&IT} YGU GIVE HO1V LONG ATTER YOU FLATLINED

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YOU BRCUGIIT HBW OUT OF IT WERE YOU WFIEN oN rouR wlrl'l rHE BAND?

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STRNGLVE sAN FRANCISCO

WITH AT THE HEIGHT OF YOUR lNFATUATION DtD You RocK A FLANNEL sHIRT?
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HEIGH|S, OH

I don,t think I "rocked" a llennel shirt, but I
definitely had my fair share of flanneJ. shirts. TLere are some pictures of me being *5em more so that I arrested in one. I *'ore get noticed so I could blend in' wouliln't
RING? DO VOU STILLWEAR A sCROTUI'{
SHOVAK, JENKINTOWN' PA

It still took me about two years after that to ask for help. At that point I was finally

to stay sober' It was either that or go to jail' So I went to live at a sober livins h-ouse and they wouid pull us in ranlootiu to be urine-tested' It was really humI bling, but at the same time I felt the best 1ife. had ever felt in mY

leut--rtdated

qas a geishIt wasn't a scotum ring' i'r the part between your that's a piercing in

AUDITION WHAT SONG DID YCU SING I${ YOUR FOR THE AAND?
KSWAGGER.

yo* ass' It s *pposedly the. . ,.roto"ttdpi"ce to be pierced' but I would -ort "roti. &ar I don't lcrow if any
beg io

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pie"rcing is that erotic, rea-lb-' For me' it was probabiy about the p"in- I knew it was time io set rid of it when rne of my kids noticed it Jnd *as like, "Why do sou have an earri:rg irr Yoi-r ass?"

diffe;with

"Heroes" by David Bowie-it was an accident though. One night I was messing at"rehearsals with this oiher band "-""a started playing that song and ":eJt*"orl" Martin and Andy and t started to sing' doot and tlrey heard me' A Vilce were t "*t later, Vince calied me and couole of weeks f f wanted to rehearse with lhem' "rked

Ionathan Kessler actually handled as ine stufffor us, but we reflerred to him as a ioke' What he did t"lti*A advisor ""? *", *J as a mediator between us since we *"r. l" u"ty different places' We did ^tt help us take a psychiakst on the road' to but we never ever sat down communicate, ;;;;rh"r. The idea though was sort of like thZ uetallica film, Some Kind of Monster' I never but before that came out, ofcourse' psychiatrist and I'm pretty went to see the ,lrr" to one else in the band did either' So*. .t"* *"mbers did though' and after p.tiod of time, the doctot left' saying'You " irrt"tt. and need to be committed''

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,TCIDE FROM OVING, WT{AT I5 THE DUMBEST

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rnir,lE o.ou'vs EvER DoNE oN DRUGs?
K ARMAKID, TALLAHASSEE' FL

Ha! Take them in the first Place' Moderation was never mY M'O'

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WHAT DO YOU R.EMEMSER AAOUT GETTI}'IG MAR.RtED tN t-,AE \rEGAg?
REALEIVIS, RENO, NV

another spoonful'

VEADC?
IPEBBLE, BAYONNE, NJ

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SO YOU I.iAVE ANY NiEKNAMg3?
PE6GY5UF99,
FORT COLLINS' CO

A oaramedic who. well, I wouldn't say I b"i"rr," lriendly with him, but he treated me a few times for overdoses, was like' this quv is a cal. He's got nine lives So some
'Cat ieopl" h"ue called me
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\riell I dnn't oo there anvmore witl'r Lhe booze and the drugs, and I haven't for I about eight years. That might be part,of it' stl1l wak"e up ln the morning fu11 of gloom and doom. i do not jump out of bed going i'Wooo hooo! Let's gol" To get myself out of
thai funk, I get moltng. I run three' four times a weei-oniy for 3o minutes-but I run prettY fast.

F{AS? W}IAT WA5 T[.{E WORST "!Og YOU EVER
CRUMBSBE, NEW YORK

I've worked so many jobs at construction up sites and in factories, paperboy, washing but I would never last in hoteis and stuff, lnns. Sometimes I would go to lunch and .r"u""r.o*. back. one iob I really liked'

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though, was landscaping' We'd all get in

L=A=T a3.Y0Rltg?
PR]NCEODARKNEsS, FORT LEE' NJ

Atros,asm,v least favorite to make' That $as a bit of a mess' But n1'least favorite q'as Broiet Frame' record ir terms oi sound
rvas our second one. That rl'as s'hen \fa-run -le thrown into the deep end to rr rire all \\ : sonss lafter Vince Clarke Ieft rhe bar: sttu"ggled for a few albums to tr-v to Arci something, our sound'

WAS NEVER MY M.0,"
NEV'IARE YSU s'trILI. T}iE WORLD'S FOREMOST

RGivi;\F{TlC 6STH FI5}lgRMAN?
FUNKYDANCER, GERMANTOWN, PA

Yesl I just went actually with my brother Pete' k rvas coo1, iust sitting next to each other' \.ter al1 the strffthat's happened, I still have

the back of the truck and the boss would droo us offat a bare field and we'd rotovate the ia nd, then come back tire next week' ,hro- rorn. seeds around and plant sma11 trees. Months later, it would be grass with trees and we'd dance on it and then mow'
tN ALL, HOw tu1uf H 'l\40NE'/ D0

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EOSS TF{E BFsT CO"IER &F "PSRSCNAL r=et iqil?
MEMPHIs,TN

r::i' lshmg po1es. I think the biggest flsh that t ca'-d' tias probably a ro-pound carp' That mrgi-:'re araggerating a bit.

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STUCI( !}i YOUR ARM?
KHARR|',

VIRG]NIA BEACH' VA

DUFFBEER,

pared it down to its |ohnny Cash, by far. He tarest for:rn. Martin originally got the idea from reading Priscilla Presley's biography on Elvis. She sard that Elvis n'as her personal iesus.

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I've go: cre oiihose chests like the guy {roi 4-1-,ar-old' Vtrgtn-hairy and kind of ne16l1-;--a l :n rery vain' I don't really Y'----1 iike boot i a- ro be honest. I like to be strean'rlir:ed. ure a dolphin' I don't rea11y do

it anlmore -,,lough.
+IAVE YCU

One of the {irst things you have to do when out' to \ ou so to a rehab is try to work that iake"an invenlory, so that you see the value of what you've wasted. The answer, espeis a cia11y ifyou include all the rehabs, of money, a shamefrrl ridiculous amount amount. For a few years, I was spendinga lot $z,ooo to $3,ooo a week' I'm sure it's more than ti.at, if you figure in all the damage

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thing thar has come out of all of this' it's that *" op.t-t ro ialk about those things' Drugs "i. aren't thilgs ',hat oru kids are going to be able to hide ftom us. We know all about it' It's not goiag to be 1ike, "Oh, hmm, I wonder if he's smoking pot." But if they chooseto go

Oh veah. q e -ail about

Tl4E L,qsT sui MONTI4S WtSH Y0U i-i,\D WR.ITTENF
PERS, AMHERSI , NY

'Hidine All Awav," fiom the new Nick

Cave

album."Abanoir Blues.Theltne "t was hidden' in my dear, hiding all away" particularly rings an absolute genius, a poet' ears. I *rinkhe's
W!{AT ARE VOURVifgs NOW?
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*"y -ot" ecluipped to down that path, be supportive arrd to give advice'

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Dark c-hocolate' I prefer it to be fiom Belgium. I don'i think there is a day that-goes. ["o'o'o1 r don't eat some. It's my teward'

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