What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic? 

Some of my greatest challenges include writing my first book that covers my life in rock music within the entertainment business and my spiritual transformation on an extraordinary journey. 

One of my greatest attributes is my God-given gift to write songs that people remember and that have given me a couple of Top 100 Billboard hits. My work ethic has been good because my father was very disciplined and taught me that as well. I can work 8-10 hours straight without stopping at times. 

Are you the best at what you do in your opinion? 

I think considering yourself the best at what you do, is kind of conceded. I like to think that I am extremely gifted by God and give Him all the glory! Everyone likes something a little different, so being the best is very subjective. I don’t think I can think of any one artist that I would say is the best over all others, though I do have my favorites. 

What are your plans for the near future? 

My plans this year are to release my new book, about my life in the entertainment business and the transformation that took place during my fast ride. And also to release my upcoming album, Phenomenon. 

Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs? 

Yes, I would like to thank Almighty GOD and my parents, who all had an incredible influence on me. 

How can fans find you? 

Yeah, you can find me at my website: 

Also, on YouTube: I’ve Gotta’ Get My Freedom Back / MICHAEL-JOHN 

What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself? 

Advise to other artists…never give up in yourself, because you’re an original and that is what makes you– signature and special. 

Also, make sure you do music videos as people love to watch when they listen to music…it makes it come alive for them. Also, learn how to produce music and write songs….it will give you a lot more control of your final product and its excellence