George Thorogood…now that’s an American. You may remember his music from Married with Children, any number of commercials, and that awesome scene in Terminator 2 where Schwarzenegger walks into the bar, steals that dude’s leather-on-leather clothes and dons the black sunglasses. The song unifying all of those visions of our wayward youths, of course, was “Bad to the Bone,” and that T2 scene owes a little bit to the original video for the song, a pool hall piece that came out nearly a decade before the movie. But that tune is not all Thorogood’s done, as he’s also put his familiar Delaware stamp on a slew of great numbers, including covers of John Lee Hooker’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” and Bo Diddley’s “Who Do You Love?.” In recognition of his latest album, an award-nominated tribute to famed blues label Chess, we rang up the legend to talk being a working man, what he would have done differently, women, and the song that made him famous.

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