“I get homesick – that’s a lowlight. And when you phone home, Sharon would go, ‘Oh, Jack walked for the first time today,’ or, ‘Kelly won a prize at school.’ And you’re sitting in some fucking hotel room somewhere, going, ‘Why am I here?’
“‘Cause I’d do a show, then a day off, show, then a day off, so for me, I’m sitting in a room for 20 hours, you know, and for four hours, you get to a gig and you do a show… you do a great gig, and you go back on your own to a hotel room.
“I don’t care who you are. Then you phone your wife home, and she goes, ‘So and so happened today, and guess what, this and that.’
“It was so nice to be at school and see the kids do their Christmas play, and Jack was a fairy or something like that. You know how kids are.”
As for the good sides of rocking out on tour, Oz said:
“Well, there’s nothing like a great gig. When you do a great gig, it’s the best feeling in the world. Same as when you do a bad gig. You go, ‘Fuck!’ you know.”