George: I couldn’t hit, run or throw — that took care of my baseball career in a hurry (laughs).
Me: Many consider “Bad to the Bone” the definitive George Thorogood track. What are your thoughts on it nearly 30 years after its release?
George: It’s better than being a no-hit wonder.
Me: You, Jeff (Simon) and Billy (Blough) have played alongside each other for more than 30 years. What is it about the three of you that clicks?
George: I pay good (laughs). Loyalty is usually based on finance, Nikki. I always figured it this way: The worse the jokes are, the better the music sounds.
Before discovering The Beatles and The Stones, Thorogood wanted to be a poet or a comic.
Me: Who do you listen to these days?
George: I listened to The Cheetah Girls for a while … I’ve got a 13 year old, I have no say in this!
Me: Bourbon, scotch or beer – what do you pick?
George: At this point, none. I’d rather have a glass of orange juice.
Read the full Thorogood story here.