Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.
No matter how much success you're having, you can't continue working together if you can't communicate.
I think every band is a little cautious when the drummer starts to write tunes.
But I've always liked to be the kind of drummer and musician who likes to go outside of what's expected of me, and I've always been able to do more than you necessarily hear with every band I've ever played in.
I've talked to some drummers who seem to have a very hard time staying in shape on the road, including some drummers touring with high-profile acts that don't have to live on fast food every night.
Whenever Elvin Jones comes to Seattle I try to go catch him.
I show up ready to play, so I normally try and fit the situation.
When I first went on tour with PJ in '98, I was still in shock having gone through the Soundgarden break up.
Little things can make such a big difference during recording.
In my last band, Soundgarden, I had a couple of different drummers sit in on some stuff and it was fun for me to kind of take a break and watch the band.
I'm always going to get more of a charge playing Chicago than I will Duluth or some place like that. Just because of the history and the people there are way more knowledgeable than a lot of other cities. It's an amazing music scene with some great bands and great musicians.
Joining another big time rock band was the last thing I was looking for, but as the tour went on, I really dug playing to a lot of people, the band sounded great, and just being out there again, got me over my depression and so I decided to hop on board.
Like I'm in San Diego today and this is my hometown so I've got a lot of my friends coming and I definitely want to put on the best show that I can.
A lot of times, when a band finds success with a certain style or sound, they have a really hard time breaking away from that to grow as artists.
If PJ Harvey ever came to town I'd definitely go try to go see her.
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