The singer now makes music on his own and he admits he misses the creative input of equals - as well as the camaraderie that comes with a band.
He says, "I miss company. I miss having a bunch of people around to tell jokes to and to hear jokes from. You do get a little bit like an absent-minded professor on your own.
"It's actually not a bad thing, but it's more marked when you're in the studio yourself, without a producer. You get stir crazy."