I think he was just trying to be sincere in the interview, and I respect that. He didn't seem bitter or vindictive like so many ex-members of bands often are. As much as we want to think that everyone in our favorite band are friends and hang out together, that's rarely the case. Like a marriage, or any long term relationship, there are good and happy times, along with angry and scornful times. Because The Monkees were not an organically formed band, I think to Tork, and maybe some or all of the others, it was primarily a job. A role that he returned to when it was available.