The record companies and management want you to write on the road. Like, OK, when are you supposed to write the fucking album? Between the catering and soundcheck, or between the interviews and catering? I mean, we’re always throwing riffs around and jamming, but the thing is we’d only write songs about tour buses and catering, so we’ve gotta go home, experience life and reconnect with our families. I have a wonderful wife. I walk in the door and she hands me a dog-shit shovel and says, ‘The dog yard is over there, rockstar. Get to work.’
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