Quote: "My advice to kids today is you may be 20 now but you'll wake up next week and you'll be f**king 52, mate, so go and enjoy it. It's that f**king quick." Rocker Shaun Ryder marvels at how quickly life passes.
Fact: Happy Mondays rocker Shaun Ryder will test his culinary skills during a one-off Christmas edition of reality cooking series Come Dine With Me. The frontman will compete against British celebrities including former soap star Helen Flanagan and Tv presenter Kirsten O'Brien to win the money prize, which will be donated to charity. A broadcast date has not yet been set.
Quote: "I haven't a clue who the Home Secretary is or what's going on. I'm immersed in children's telly at the moment. It's the four-year-old who loves it." British rocker Shaun Ryder blames his kids for his ignorance when it comes to current affairs.
Quote: "I would like to see The Smiths reunite, but I can't see that happening - the word on the grapevine is Morrissey's not keen at all and neither's Johnny (Marr)." British rocker Shaun Ryder is convinced 1980s legends The Smiths will never reform.
Quote: "I won't say which members of the original line-up I've spoken to but there is a lot to look forward to next year." British rocker Shaun Ryder teases fans about plans to reunite the original line-up of his band, The Happy Mondays.
Quote: "I should have been left-handed. But at Catholic schools in the Sixties, if you picked up your pen with your left hand, you got a smack with a ruler. I ended up writing backwards, writing in circles." British rocker Shaun Ryder was forced to be right-handed as a schoolboy.
Quote: "She invited him home but Bez actually got on more with Evil, her bodyguard. Bez was just... Evil was just so cool. He didn't know who Julia Roberts was." Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder reveals his bandmate Bez unwittingly snubbed the Hollywood actress in the early days of her career.
Quote: "It has its place and it makes good TV. There's no way that someone like me would have got through and got a break on a show like The X Factor in a million years." Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder is pleased he found fame before the rise of singing reality TV shows.
Quote: "I've seen a few strange things, one of them was even before I was taking drugs. I've seen stuff flying about incredibly fast, doing mental things that aircraft can't do. If you were to say that there is no life form on any other planet you'd be just as ridiculous as when people thought the world was flat and you sailed off the end of it." British rocker Shaun Ryder is convinced we're not alone in the universe.
Quote: Gorillaz have announced their first U.K. gigs in five years. The British band, led by former Blur frontman Damon Albarn, will play at London's Roundhouse on 29 and 30 April (30), with guest spots from De La Soul and Shaun Ryder.
Quote: "My songs are f**king comic books, you know what I mean? We're not far removed from Spinal Tap, except we wear trainers instead of Cuban heels." Happy Mondays frontman Shaun Ryder compares the British band to mainly fictitious rockers SPINAL TAP.
Quote: "There's all sort of stories about me. I've stopped listening to them. You've got to laugh at them really." Happy Mondays hellraiser and recovering heroin addict Shaun Ryder ponders his notorious past.
Quote: "(I) won't be using crack or heroin or whatever... It's f**king terrifying." Happy Mondays star Shaun Ryder's upcoming Coachella Festival show on Sunday (29Apr07) will be his first sober performance.