The answer to the question, it seems, is YES. Unless, that is, he sent one of his androids to talk to Steve Lamacq today.
And the event? Tubeway Army's Replicas is the 6music 'ClassicalbumoftheDay'. This means that tracks from the record have been peppered throughout today's schedule, and that Lammo got to grill the Numan all about the making of the album. He was quite candid for an android: talking about getting used sexually by older women and banging out prototype versions of his tunes on an out-of-tune pub piano, plus, his rather ham-fisted first forays into analogue synthesis.
You can listen again via the BBC iPlayer until around 3.59pm next Wednesday 4th April >>>