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

Gary Numan – I want to start my…

I want to start my own airplane business. I’m going to buy two Dakotas, paint…


“I want to start my own airplane business. I’m going to buy two Dakotas, paint them up in war colours and do, er, nostalgia trips to Arnhem – you know, where the old paratroopers used to go – and charge them about 20 quid a time.”
-Gary Numan

Gary Numan – I became famous so quickly…

I became famous so quickly and so young – it was daunting. I was immature and…


“I became famous so quickly and so young – it was daunting. I was immature and I used to say some really stupid things in interviews. I never smiled on stage so I looked really serious, but it was because I hated my teeth and was incredibly nervous.”
-Gary Numan