I guess I'll just slip into the studio after the next time with the Muses, and then just keel over and die.
Oftentimes, when you have a huge studio film and you have big names attached, they like to keep attaching big names.
The studios don't seem to foster good writing. They're not so interested in that, but they're more interested in what worked most recently. They're definitely very serious about making money, and that's not a wrong thing, but you don't have to make money the same way all the time.
I lived in an area where there were a lot of rock musicians, and we got together regularly in our studios.
I usually do my writing in a very nice room, my studio, which is in the attic of our house in Wisconsin. But the nice thing about writing is that I can do it in many places. So sometimes I'll write in coffee shops.
I've watched the demise of the Hollywood orchestra, the house orchestras of the big studios.
I started off as a studio pianist in Hollywood.
When I am having my picture taken, I channel Beyonce. In the studio, my inspiration is Adele.
Even in China. Children there, next to the Great Wall, who had never seen Mickey Mouse responded. So the studio did have that skill to communicate with images.
By the time The Band did The Last Waltz, the chemistry had changed, and it wasn't a thrill anymore to live that studio kind of life.
It's different playing in a studio than it is playing live, of course.
I'm never gonna go into a studio and work for a whole year non-stop. Just every day on my own in the studio working, it's just too damn hard.
Once I actually get in the studio and I start working, I'm fine, but it's just getting there and these hours of torment with myself and self doubt, thinking 'I'm useless' and 'Who am I, conning myself into thinking I can do it again.'
I get so fed up with the making of an album taking over my life - it's all I can think about or talk about. You find yourself in a rut and lacking inspiration and it's hard to get out of that because I'm working alone in the studio.
I love, love, love just being hands on at all times in the studio.
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