By 16, he was through with his band, period. Spent a lot of time sitting on a bluff beside the Illnois River singing Gordon Lightfoot tunes. He was more interested in painting and did some theater in high school.
Started composing songs and was in his first band, "The Clan", at the age of 14.
An avid downhill skier and sailor.
Has a house on an island of the coast of Maine which he uses during the summer months.
Battled prostate cancer since May 2004.