The NME's 'Does Rock'N'Roll Kill Braincells?' Feature With Tom Jones

QUESTION 1                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Name three boxing matches before which you have sung either the British or Welsh national Anthem...                                                                                                                                                       "I've sung the Welsh National Anthem once at a boxing match, at the Calazaghe fight (below). I've sung 'God Save The Queen' twice for Ricky Hatton. They know I like boxing and I know Ricky and Joe, so there was a connection."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Correct. Before Hatton Vs Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2007, Calazaghe Vs Bernard Hopkins in 2008 and Hatton Vs Manny Pacquiao in 2009.

QUESTION 2                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The three-coloured 7-incg vinyl edition (right) of your collaboration with Jack White, 'Evil', was only available from one record shop this year. In which city was it?                             "Cardiff. Am I supposed to remember the shop?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Correct. Spoilers in Cardiff                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       "I used to go there a lot. I've bought quite a few records from there. Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley."

QUESTION 3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Why is Carlton surprised you are his guardian angel when you turn up in an episode of 'The Fresh Prince Of Bel Air?'                                                                                                                           "Cos I'm white."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Correct. He says he always thought his guardian angel would be black.                                                                                                                                                                                                               "And I say, 'I knew Otis Redding.'"

QUESTION 4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   What is the basic plot to the 2009 indie film, 'A Bit Of Tom Jones'?                                                                                                                                                                                                                       "Um... the characters think that they have my private part. But in actual fact, it's a donkey's dangler."                                                                                                                                                      Correct. It's a Welsh film about a prostitute who claims she has Tom Jones' severed penis to sell.

QUESTION 5                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Who sings these lyrics? "I owe my life to "What's New Pussycat'/ 'Delilah' stopped me hating you/I used to call you Satan/And you were Cruella De'Ville/Now you call me your Delilah/I'm not your Lucifer/I'm just your pussycat"?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "I've never heard that."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Wrong. 'The Ballard Of Tom Jones'. You did know that!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      "Ah, shit, of course. With Cerys [Matthews] and Tommy Scott [from Space]. They both went on to feature on my album 'Reload'."

QUESTION 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  How much money was it rumoured you had your chest hair insured for?                                                                                                                                                                                                                    "It wasn't true. I don't know."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Wrong. $7million                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            "I'd shave my own bloody chest hair off for seven million dollars."

QUESTION 7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   How fast did you complete the Star In A Reasonably Priced Car track in Top Gear?                                                                                                                                                                                             "Oh, I can't remember."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Wrong. 1:32.2. Not bad                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              "I knew I didn't do bad, I like cars, I don't have many. I have a Porsche and a Rolls. They're easy to drive because they're automatic. When I did Top Gear, I told them I hadn't driven a bloody gear car with a stick shift since 1966."

QUESTION 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 What song did Elvis annoy you with by constantly singing when you were in Las Vegas with him in 1968?                                                                                                                                                        "I don't know if annoyed me with it, but he kept singing, 'Why Me, Lord?'. He just wouldn't let me get out of the room. He liked to sing all night. I had two shows to do the following day and I was trying to get out of the door... then he'd start singing it all over again."                                                                                                                                                                                                           Correct. Kris Kristofferson's 1973 hit 'Why Me', titled by Elvis as 'Why Me, Lord?'

QUESTION 9                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Why does Mr Burns have you kidnapped when you guest star in The Simpsons?                                                                                                                                                                                               "Because he wants to grab hold of Marge Simpson."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Correct. To impress Marge, who has started working in Springfield's nuclear power plant.                                                                                                                                                                             "The only thing that I asked them was, I wanted to see my cartoon before. They sent it over and I said, 'Great'."

QUESTION 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               How long, according to the shows website, does it take the chair on 'The Voice' to rotate 180 degrees?                                                                                                                                                         "Oh my god, I've never counted. I know it does it pretty quick."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Wrong. 3-5 seconds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   "Oh."                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Do you get to keep the chair after the series has finished?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           "Not as far as I know!"


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"Oh great. I should have remembered the words to 'The Ballard Of Tom Jones'."