It might sound funny, but I think we've got a very solid foundation, maybe the most solid foundation we ever had. Even Anthony seems to be far more relaxed and confident.
We also found out that we work a lot better if we know what we want before we enter the studio. It took us only three weeks to record the album.
We were never a band that promoted a clean and healthy lifestyle (laughs). I had drug problems. Anthony was a junkie. We were all battling with our addictions. It is easy to get sucked into this lifestyle, and I guess that's what happened to John. He was too young and inexperienced to deal with it all. We were older and knew the game and had a hard time dealing with it. But drugs weren't just a part of the band, somehow we grew up in Hollywood and drugs were part of the whole rock culture. They just suck you in.
It was too high, too far, too soon. Everything happened or better everything seemed to be happening at once and I just couldn't cope with it.
It's pretty simple. The old magic is back. Everything is possible and that's a great feeling. We've grown as people and musicians. So, the music is different. It's a different time, but it's still great, even better than it was.
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