If you play music for no other reason than actually just because you love it, the skills just kinda creep up on you.
As much as you put into it is as much as you get out of it.
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.
I think I'm a music fan before anything else.
I never record anything like a demo, I just go for it.
I definitely get affected by new stuff. There's a lot of older influences, but there's also newer stuff too.
Even with Extreme, I don't think you have a choice but to sort of have somewhat of an influence of the times.
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.
Having a baby is one of the most wonderful things in your life, as well as the hardest thing in your life.
Who needs fan mail when you have the Internet?
I always imagine later on these songs I could've played with a band, but it never worked out that way.
My current project is my band, Population 1. We are writing, rehearsing and playing in Los Angeles.
Live are a really good band. I like Stone Temple Pilots, Radiohead I love. Even Oasis.
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