"The funny thing was our band was beer drinkers. It was very weird that the bands with all the bad reputations were beer drinkers, and then the Mamas and the Papas, Jackson Browne, everybody else was doing heroin. It was just the opposite of what you thought it would be. The Monkees were always on acid. We drank Budweiser." [Laughs]
"I totally got what the Sex Pistols were doing. The Sex Pistols were as close to The Monkees as anything else. They auditioned to be in that band, the way Monkees did. And Johnny got that. He says, 'Hey, we're put together. We're not just a band that got together in an alley somewhere. Malcolm [McLaren] put us together as the new Monkees, only we're the punk Monkees.' I got that. Then when I heard their album, I said, 'Great album.' And The Monkees did good albums, too."
Live in 2021