Gary Numan Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


10th May 2016

Fact: Synth-pop pioneer Gary Numan is to be honoured with the 2016 Moog Innovation Award. The Cars singer will join past recipients Brian Eno and Thomas Dolby as he's handed the prize at Moogfest in Durham, North Carolina on 21 May (16).


12th September 2013

Fact: Electro pop pioneer Gary Numan's upcoming October (13) gig in a Hollywood cemetery has sold out in 10 minutes. The Cars hitmaker has been forced to add a second date at The Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever thanks to unprecedented demand.


8th March 2012

Fact: Cars hitmaker Gary Numan has launched a new contest for budding filmmakers. The British electro-pop pioneer has invited young directors to shoot visuals for his upcoming U.K. tour and contestants have until 31 March (12) to submit entries via Numan's website.


1st November 2010

Quote: "It was a horrible experience. I woke up on a Thursday morning, and the last thing I expected to see on the news was that a bloody volcano had erupted. I live in England. Things like that just don’t happen." Gary Numan on the Icelandic volcano blast that cost him a date at the Coachella Festival in California.


2nd August 2010

Quote: "I became successful because I couldn't write songs very well. And I can't play very well. My success is based on not being able to finish songs properly and playing badly. That's going to keep you down to earth, isn't it. People say I'm pretentious? F**k off!" New wave pop icon Gary Numan refuses to listen to his critics.


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