Live are a really good band. I like Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead I love. Even Oasis.
Having a baby is one of the most wonderful things in your life, as well as the hardest thing in your life.
My current project is my band, Population 1. We are writing, rehearsing and playing in Los Angeles.
I wanted to do the whole album in black and white, and it really killed me that when you see it in the light it's got green in it. I don't know what the hell that was about.
If you play music for no other reason than actually just because you love it, the skills just kinda creep up on you.
Who needs fan mail when you have the Internet?
There's two facets to writing a song. There's you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there's the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it.
Even with Extreme, I don't think you have a choice but to sort of have somewhat of an influence of the times.
The touring part is really mixed. You love to play and you can't wait to go, but you don't want to leave.
It's just a bunch of songs. I'm not trying to cure any major disease.
I never record anything like a demo, I just go for it.
As opposed to touring for three years and then going into the studio and writing an album, I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people.
I always imagine later on these songs I could've played with a band, but it never worked out that way.
As much as you put into it is as much as you get out of it.
Great vocal track on "You can't cheat fate."
I am affected by what is around. I don't think many people would admit that.
I definitely get affected by new stuff. There's a lot of older influences, but there's also newer stuff too.
I think I'm a music fan before anything else.