Every day this week we’ll post some exclusive words of wisdom from one of the wackiest men in rock.
Here’s Gene on education: “Your only job as a kid is to do well at school. That was something that my mother instilled in me.
“She told me that if you’re lucky enough to be alive and not feel pain – or not have somebody try to kill you – then you have no excuse not to do well. If you’re living in England or America, rather than Iran or Iraq, then you have no excuses. You have all the options open to you.”