Ronson reveals whiskey binges

Mark Ronson used to drink a bottle of Jack Daniels a night.

The music producer – famed for his collaborations with Amy Winehouse and Lily Allen – admits he "regrets" his past heavy drinking because his memories of shows he has performed at went by too quickly.

He said: "I'd take a bottle of Jack Daniel's on stage. A few weeks into the tour I was drinking a whole bottle a night during the shows.

"I do regret that now, because all of it seemed to go by so fast, and I'm not sure if that was down to the adrenaline or the Jack Daniel's."

The 34-year-old musician claims he wants to cut down on drinking when promoting his upcoming album 'Record Collection' because he is not that kind of person.

He said: "I'm going to try not to do that when I tour this album.

"I mean, I love Slash, he's one of my heroes, but I don't want to be him. That's not who I am."

Ronson also reveals he is not a fan of the celebrity lifestyle, and is perplexed why his famous friends court attention.

He told Live: "I don't know how Amy and Lily do it. I've been with them, seen it first-hand, and it's not something I would want to go near. I couldn't stand the idea of photographers standing outside my house, following me around. I can't understand who on earth could really want that."

More in this Section

Love Island’s Ollie Williams reunites with ex-girlfriendLove Island’s Ollie Williams reunites with ex-girlfriend

‘Revolutionary’ Andy Serkis to receive one of Bafta’s top honours‘Revolutionary’ Andy Serkis to receive one of Bafta’s top honours

Question Time episode featuring Laurence Fox receives more than 250 complaintsQuestion Time episode featuring Laurence Fox receives more than 250 complaints

Harry ‘desperate for Archie to have childhood free of pomp and royalty’Harry ‘desperate for Archie to have childhood free of pomp and royalty’


Lifestyle

Cork teenager Jessie Griffin is launching a new comic-book series about her own life. She tells Donal O’Keeffe about her work as a comic artist, living with Asperger’s, and her life-changing time with the Cork Life CentrePicture perfect way of sharing Jessie’s story

Sorting out Cork people for agesAsk Audrey: The only way to improve air quality in Douglas is to move it upwind from Passage West

The Lighthouse is being hailed as one of the best — and strangest — films of the year. Its director tells Esther McCarthy about casting Robert Pattinson, and why he used 100-year-old lensesGoing against the grain: Robert Eggers talks about making his latest film The Lighthouse

It turns out 40 is no longer the new 30 – a new study says 47 is the age of peak unhappiness. The mid-life crisis is all too real, writes Antoinette Tyrrell.A midlife revolution: A new study says 47 is the age of peak unhappiness

More From The Irish Examiner