Don't invite people, especially groupies, on to your bus: that's like shitting in your living room. Do all your socialising in the dressing rooms and when your driver comes and says, `Time to go,' get on the bus alone. Don't play the big pop star and mess the road manager, the driver and the rest of the crew around - they're looking after you.
Get as many riders [the free stuff that bands demand] as you can. They'll say, `We'll give you the five crates of beer but not the brandy.' You've got to say, `The band in the dressing room next door's got brandy, why can't we?' They'll get the brandy. Put boxer shorts on your rider as well, because it saves you from having to wash any, although I'm sure Liam and Noel don't have to worry about that." Interview by Fiona McClymont
Richard McNevin-Duff is lead singer of The Space Monkeys, who have just finished a US tour. Their single `Brave New World' (Factory Records) is out in July.