No matter how you look at it, Paul Kelly is an Australian icon. From his formative years on the Aussie pub-rock scene to being a chart-topping living legend, the man has done it all. However, it seems as though his recent appearance on The Weekly With Charlie Pickering might go down as one of the most notable interviews from his storied career.

Yes, appearing on The Weekly last night, Paul Kelly was featured as the guest for Tom Gleeson’s notorious interview segment, Hard Chat.

Gleeson immediately jumped into the satirical questions, asking Kelly if the fact he’d released 37 albums in 40 years was a “quantity over quality” approach, and whether or not he’d write a prequel to ‘How To Make Gravy’, ostensibly titled ‘How To Make Meth’.

“I know how to make gravy, but I don’t know how to make meth,” Paul Kelly answered in a jovial fashion. “You’ve got to stick to what you know.”

Of course, the questions just came think and fact, with Tom Gleeson asking why Paul Kelly doesn’t just release popular songs all the time, if he’s Australia’s (“more annoying”) version of Bob Dylan, or what it was like to tour with Neil Finn, someone whose songs are “more popular” than Kelly’s.

Despite these hard-hitting questions, the whole thing was obviously done in jest, and Paul Kelly was a good sport throughout the entire thing, which only makes us love him a whole lot more.

Paul Kelly is set to hit the road in a few months for his 2018 Making Gravy tour, which will see him hit up Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, accompanied by Angus & Julia Stone, Alex Lahey, and much more.

No word yet as to whether there’ll be an intensive Q&A session involved so fans can grill him like Tom Gleeson, but we can only hope.

Check out Paul Kelly’s appearance on Hard Chat:

Paul Kelly’s Making Gravy 2018 tour

Friday, December 14th
Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne, VIC (All Ages)
With special guests Angus & Julia Stone, Alex Lahey and Mojo Juju
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Saturday, December 15th
The Domain, Sydney, NSW (18+)
With special guests Angus & Julia Stone, Alex Lahey, D.D Dumbo & Angie McMahon
Tickets: Ticketmaster

Friday, December 21st
Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD (All Ages)
With special guests Angus & Julia Stone, Alex Lahey and Mojo Juju
Tickets: Ticketmaster