Nick Cave, 58, Says Just Get To Work And Stop Looking For Inspiration

Photo by Steve Double

Photo by Steve Double

The Onion: You didn't put out a Bad Seeds record between 1997 and 2001, and now this is your third album in three years, and it's a double. Is it safe to say that inspiration isn't a problem these days?

Nick Cave: I don't bother with inspiration. That's why I write a lot. I don't rely on inspiration. It's unreliable. I just get up in the morning and go to work. Inspiration has very little to do with it.

-Keith Phipps via A.V. Club