If you were writing your book today, is there anything you would do differently?

Yes, there are several things I'd do differently. I won't discuss most of them here, but I will mention that I wouldn't be so "politically correct" nowadays. Back in the early 1990s, when I wrote Rock on the Wild Side, I was heavily into political correctness. Oh, I was painfully politically correct! One might attribute it to the lingering effects of my having been something of a gay activist in the preceding decade. My attitudes have changed somewhat in the intervening years—the mellowing or even wisening effects of age, perhaps—and a number of artists whom I lambasted for the apparent attitudes expressed in certain songs probably wouldn't receive such harsh criticism from me today. The songs haven't changed, but the rest of the world, myself included, has.