We've got our friends in the world of sports.
New York actually took notice of us and it wasn't in a hokey, hay-bale kind of way.
I know every time I turn the corner he's working on something. I think it would probably be easier if I was by myself to head for the Caribbean for a month and just tell everybody to leave me alone. But when I know he's sitting over here working, it doesn't allow me to do that.
He gave us a lot of freedom, and he has a lot of respect for what we do.
That's just a part of your soul. I couldn't be complacent about that no matter how much I wanted to. Sometimes thinking I have to write songs for an album feels like I have to study for an exam. Then as soon as I start writing I remember how much I love the process. We both do.
They haven't come up with the force of nature that can stop us. Because we live to play, and no matter what it takes, we WILL find a way to make it happen. It may not be according to the original plan, but we don't care... we just wanna get out there and shake it up.
We were influenced by classic country acts like Merle Haggard and George Jones and Hank Williams but also by Clapton and the Stones and all the rock acts like that. I mean, what guitar player didn't start out with 'Satisfaction'?
John recently had his 32nd birthday party with six Playboy bunnies and a naked fruit lady.
It's a doggone Tucson choir out here on 'Neon Moon.' Y'all are good.
When they said they wanted to experience it, I thought, 'Come on.... We're gonna show you a real good time!' And they gave me almost a whole day, so they sure did get a lot of ground covered...I don't know how often they have to go 4-wheeling or climb trees to do what they do, but that day, they did. Thank heavens those guys are athletic and have a sense of humor, 'cause we tore it up.
And you know, ... it is pretty much a rallying cry for everything we do. I mean, we may turn those guitars up -- and play hard and loud -- but in the end, we're all about taking country music and setting it on stun. That's what we do, and that's what this song is about.
I knew doing a rap-country song like 'Whiskey Do My Talkin'' was a good move, ... It totally opened the urban side of honky tonk up to us, not to mention there being plenty of good old fashioned amped up country on this one.
Today was absolutely as good as I can play. And I was scared to death. I played a couple practice rounds leading up to this event and hacked it all over the place. I didn't even break 90 in my practice rounds. This is a dream come true for a hacker like me.
We don't want our fans to think we're just stupid goofballs.