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“Convince yourself that everything is alright. Cause it already is.”

I don’t think we sound alike, but he was always into singing about love and heartache in a way that was kind of tough. When I do those kinds of songs, I try to keep it that way. When songs get really sappy, it turns me off.
(About Bruce Springsteen)

That’s the way I came up, writing and recording at home. I developed by playing everything myself. I was a drummer first and that’s my favorite instrument to play. Once I get the drums done, everything else comes real quick. Also, we track in my friends’ garage, which is really small ... there’s not really room to record live with a band.

I can’t play any horns. Every time I tried to take saxophone lessons as a kid ... I can’t whistle. I don’t know if that has anything to do with ...

I got a call and they said they wanted an all-star jam, with the guys from the Strokes and Hives. I said that sounded amazing, as long as I get to play drums. Then I suggested they get Mike Watt on bass, because I knew he’s played with the Asheton brothers. We went to a rehearsal space and Iggy was coming the next day, so we learned five songs. Iggy shows up the next night and he was super cool.

I got shocked really bad at a show once. We do this big intro to a cover of the Smiths’ "Panic on the Streets of London" and I got a huge shock and went, ‘Ohhhh!’ We had to stop the show for 15 minutes.

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