In part one of the Dreadlocked Dude’s official Idolatry interview, he discusses whether or not he received an apology regarding Paulagate, if he treated dress rehearsals as seriously as his televised Idol performances, and why he seemed to lose some of his spark during Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Week. (More Jason footage coming Wednesday and Thursday, but I thought you all might prefer to get these answers sooner, rather than later.)

Update: Here’s part 2 of the interview (focusing on song selection), for those of you who can’t get enough Castro!