Independently, you released a collection of rock material a few years ago called Blame Yourself.
Yes, those are songs that I did on my own or collaborated on, but didn't get placed. People wanted them, but wanted all of my ownership. I was tired of giving that up; so I decided to release them myself and give them to charity. I'm a huge advocate for children in distress, as well as animals and the elderly. My dad was in a nursing home. Even though he was the man he was, there was still a heart in there. I saw the kind of abuse and the lack of compassion that the elderly get. If I can make a little difference, I will.
What can fans expect from you in the near future?
I have a few tracks that were set for the Twilight films. But there was a political situation in which a new label took over, and the songs weren't allowed to be touched. But they're mine, so I can release them. I plan to do that soon via my MySpace page.
Over the years, I can't believe how many amazing people I've gotten to meet. The fans have been fabulous. They've written some of the nicest things that touch my heart. In the beginning, I thought I was dead because of my traumatic upbringing. So, I turned to an art—music. It revived me; but the business killed my spirits. But I've gotten resuscitated because of the positive things that the wonderful fans have written. They've made me realize that it's not over. There is life after death.