I'm totally addicted to the Playstation Tiger Woods game. That's a big must on the back of the bus right now. I've gotten [Puddle of Mudd's guitarist] Paul [Phillips] into it. He can't stand golf, but once he started playing this Tiger Woods game, he's like a junkie. Last night, I'm in my hotel room, and he calls me and tells me to come to the bus because he's playing video golf. We've got a day off in a hotel room and he's in the bus playing video games.
No more than anything else. You just put it out and make sure you did the best you can. So we wanted to make sure the album was as good as we could make it, and try not to come off like we were trying to recreate "Blurry" or "She Hates Me." We wanted to make an album we would all be proud of. I think we were, and I think that takes off a lot of the pressure.
After the first record, we toured for almost two years straight. When you play so much together, it makes things real easy to gel. [Bassist] Doug [Ardito] knows exactly what I'm going to play 9 times out of 10, and vice versa. So we kind of feed off of each other now a lot more. Everybody that's seen us live in the past sees us now and says we are so much tighter. I think that's because we never stopped playing with each other. As soon as we got off the tour, maybe two weeks later, we got right back into the studio.
I get treated more like Ringo in the press, just because I'm the drummer. I'm kind of like Rodney Dangerfield, so I get no respect. I'll be backstage, and nobody knows who the hell I am. I've got pretty long hair, so I put it in a ponytail and under a hat, and I wear glasses. But people don't even believe I'm the drummer.
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