I had resigned myself to producing because it was something I enjoyed and I could stay at home. I have a child and it was allowing me some sort of normalcy being at home. My wife one day in the car asked me, "Are you ever going to play, sing, write songs or perform anymore?" I told her, "it would take pretty specific group of guys for me to want to do that." It just so happens I named off everybody that's in my band now. Two weeks later, [drummer] Will Hunt called me and said, "Hey, guess who I am playing with?" They had already had this thing brewing. They didn't know if I was interested as far as singing again because they had heard I was producing. So he called me just to see how I felt about it. When he told me who was involved that was the deciding factor, the members of the band made it worth it.
I think we all know what to expect out of the music business in general. We understand it truly is about numbers to a record company. It's about does this make sense? You can't go to a bank and get loan to make a houses out of popsicle sticks
"When you put together a real band," Hunt says, "that's what it is, three, four or five people, however many it is, coming together and bringing their own thing to the table, and making it work. Led Zeppelin, prime example. Each guy in that band was his own entity, but brought in these amazing ideas, and each person gave it his own flavor. And without one of them, they wouldn't have been that. I'm not comparing us to them at all, but that's the idea of a band, there's no ego involved in it. We're all old...well, not old...well versed in this business to know that ego doesn't get you anywhere."
"If you came to each guy and said, 'Hey, if you can put your own band together outside of your current band, who would you grab,' we were the guys that always said that we'd like to play with that guy,"
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