Stereophonics frontman Kelly Jones insists he has become a master at songwriting - because he has learned how to live with his imperfections.
The singer admits writing his first record while high on marijuana - but he is now finding it easier to find inspiration for the band's new material.
He says, "The thing is knowing when to stop. you have to love the flaws or there's no point.
"The first record I produced, I thought I was Phil f**king Spector and put about 50 million overdubs in it.
"It was great fun - we were all stoned at the time and it all felt very relevant."