Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick Fri 9pm 112.50 061-314483; Cyprus Avenue Cork Sat 9pm 112.50 021-4276165; Róisín Dubh, Galway Sun 9pm 112.50/110 091-586540; Whelan’s, Dublin Thurs 9pm 117 01-4780766/ 1890-200078 What’s on your rider? Beer, Jack Daniel’s, chips (crisps) and salsa, water. What would be on your fantasy rider? Same as number 1 minus the chips and salsa and the water. What’s your pre-gig ritual? Couple of drinks, couple of smokes, yelling loudly to warm up. When is stage-diving a good idea? When you are drunk and under 30. What’s the best gig you’ve been to? It’s hard to say, but the 9:30 Club in Washington DC is always nice. The place sounds excellent. And the worst? The Nick in Birmingham, Alabama. A true American shithole. Arena or pub gig? Arena. Gotta pay the bills. Who is the most famous person to have shown up at one of your gigs? Gene Simmons (from Kiss). Most embarrassing on-stage moment? I fell off the stage in Philadelphia once. Tripped over some cables and landed on my back on a table in front of the stage. What’s your crowd-pleasing number? Probably Try. It’s loud and rocking. Chatting between songs – good or bad? Good if you’re funny, even if you’re accidentally funny. Paul Stanley (from Kiss) comes off as a complete idiot on stage, but it’s great. Groupies – would you? Sure. Touring: blessing or curse? Both, really. A necessary thing, though, like a body part that doesn’t work correctly. Do you like to meet and greet fans after the gig? If I’m not completely exhausted, I’ll do it. They’re good people, for the most part. What’s the worst thing ever thrown at you? A bottle of Jack Daniel’s.