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Daniel Johns

Daniel Johns performing at the Big Day Out 2008
Background information
Birth name Daniel Paul Johns
Also known as Young Modern
Born (1979-04-22) 22 April 1979 (age 37)
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
Origin Newcastle, New South Wales

Alternative rock
art rock





Years active 1992–present


Associated acts

The Dissociatives
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Rock



Notable instruments

Fender Telecaster Deluxe
Rickenbacker 330
PRS Custom 24
Gibson Les Paul Custom
Gibson SG

So I went and visited a doctor and he diagnosed me with reactive arthritis.
Daniel Johns
I have not really experienced any significant conflict with anyone in regard to my choice to be vegan, although going out to eat is hard sometimes.
Daniel Johns
There are no big groupie fans or anything.
We were perceived as a post-grunge band.
I think I definitely got scared by the second or third time a doctor told me I was dying.
Daniel Johns
It makes it hard to get over a certain period of your life when you are constantly revisiting it every night.
Daniel Johns
We were really motivated to do something with this record overseas, even though I hate touring.
Daniel Johns
Touring doesn't kill me and I can handle it.
So I went and visited a doctor and he diagnosed me with reactive arthritis.
Daniel Johns
Reactive arthritis is something I've been dealing with for nearly a year.
Daniel Johns
The touring for this album was definitely going to be the most intense touring we've done.
Daniel Johns
I am doing everything humanly possible to try and get well, but lately things have just kept getting worse.
Daniel Johns
With our first two records we backed ourselves into a hole musically.
When we first began and I was 14, my influences were the stuff that was in my parent's record collection like Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.
Daniel Johns
We met The Cult and were talking to them for a while. We went a few places with Offspring.
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I know if I don't tour people will forget the record and you run a high risk of the record failing.
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I am very scared of being outside my home for long periods of time.
I never really paid attention to sales until the second record.
There's an inherent thing in me where, if things are going too smooth, I'll sabotage the hell out of them, just to make the music more of a sanctuary.
Daniel Johns
I wrote… Neon Ballroom in that time where I hated music, really everything about it, I hated it.
Daniel Johns
I have never had a social life, don't ever want one because it's boring. I'm just not very good with people, and you meet people every night who expect you to be this rock star with these developed social skills, which I don't have.
Daniel Johns
It just makes everything more pleasurable when you've got someone that emotionally is there to rely on.
Daniel Johns
I have a theory because I was being beaten up a lot by people outside of school, it was almost like if I could make myself sick enough they'd take sympathy on me.
Daniel Johns
I'm lucky the arthritis happened at the time that it did because of the record.
Daniel Johns
Kinda when I stopped eating was on our second album, just as it felt like everything was so out of control.
Daniel Johns
None of us are really dumb and none of us are really smart. We're in the middle.
Daniel Johns
I'm always active in trying to educate people when it comes to eating animal products, testing on animals, and the health benefits of being vegan, although I'm probably not the best person to be talking about the latter at the moment.
Daniel Johns
We never considered ourselves to be a good band or anything, we just thought we were playing for fun and we wanted to play music that sounded like Black Sabbath or Soundgarden or the music we were into at that time.
Daniel Johns
I try to stay positive by focusing on how much I'll appreciate my health if I get better.
Daniel Johns
Basically, the reason I'm vegan is because when I was about 16 or 17 years old, I began to understand that we don't need to contribute to the killing and exploitation of animals to feed our bodies correctly.
Daniel Johns
I start sweating and shaking and having panic attacks if I am not at home.
Though, since the first record, I've dramatically changed my expectations for our records.
Daniel Johns
There was three or four years of my life where I hated myself and you know, would have quite happily ended it.
Daniel Johns
I had to try and find a way to express happiness without sounding corny.
I get very anxious and am scared in crowds and things like that.