Gary Numan – Before breaking into music, I…

Before breaking into music, I had various jobs: forklift driver, driving a courier. But I…


“Before breaking into music, I had various jobs: forklift driver, driving a courier. But I was forced into working rather than doing it off my own bat because that was my dad’s way: you got a job and paid your way.”
-Gary Numan

Gary Numan – Strangely enough, when the Sugababes…

Strangely enough, when the Sugababes’ ‘Freak Like Me’ went to number 1, which was built…


“Strangely enough, when the Sugababes’ ‘Freak Like Me’ went to number 1, which was built around my ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric’ song, I had another song called ‘Rip’ go to number 1 in the Kerrang TV chart, so I was pulling new people in from very different areas of musical interest. That was quite an amazing week.”
-Gary Numan

Gary Numan – I have one brother, John…

I have one brother, John, an airline pilot, who is seven years younger. He’s adopted…


“I have one brother, John, an airline pilot, who is seven years younger. He’s adopted, though we’re still blood related – he’s my cousin. My parents couldn’t have any more children after me, so when Dad’s brother died, they adopted John, then just a baby.”
-Gary Numan

Gary Numan – I was a loner as…

I was a loner as a child and happiest at home, launching toy rockets and…


“I was a loner as a child and happiest at home, launching toy rockets and aeroplanes. When I started causing trouble in my third year at grammar school, Mum was really surprised. My parents sent me to a child psychologist, who suggested I might have Asperger’s syndrome.”
-Gary Numan

Gary Numan – If I thought that any…

If I thought that any of this was pre ordained, then it takes away any…


“If I thought that any of this was pre ordained, then it takes away any kind of incentive to struggle, or to put up with things, to reach for those impossible dreams, all those dramatic things.”
-Gary Numan

Gary Numan – I met Gemma, my wife…

I met Gemma, my wife, when she was 12. She had a schoolgirl crush on…


“I met Gemma, my wife, when she was 12. She had a schoolgirl crush on me and her dad had arranged for her to meet me. Later, she started coming to my concerts, but I only got to know her well after her mother died. I rang to see how she was, and that’s how it started.”
-Gary Numan