[When] I come out in a fringe Nudie rhinestone suit, I'm doing it as a tribute to the late-Fifties George Jones of Webb Pierce. I've always loved the Nudie suit. I've always thought of it as one of the greatest clothing styles in any kind of music. But when I come out, people immediately say, "Oh, he's doing an Elvis." I mean, how simple-minded can you be? The reference is a little more interesting than just "doing an Elvis." It's like you pick up a harmonica, and you're "doing a Dylan."
Rolling Stone magazine, 1997