The Brick gig (Sunday, December 15) won't be the first time he's been back to his home town, though. "My girlfriend's from Indiana. We've had a couple of vacations in San Diego. We stayed at hotels near the beach — P.B., I think. She didn't believe me about being late for everything, so I showed her the house I grew up in, and the school I went to. It was right around the corner, maybe a one minute walk away, and I was never on time once," he says. "I don't have any idea why. I never meant to be late."
So maybe there's some truth to the old story that he was late for the audition with Ozzy? "Oh yeah — I was 45 minutes late. The irony is that I love watches. I collect them, sort of. And they don't seem to help."