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Mom's dad was in the army, stormed the beach at Normandy, fought through the French hedgerows, the Battle of the Ardennes, the Battle of the Bulge, and liberated concentration camps at the end of the war.
I grew up the biggest fan of the Cure. Knew every lyric, had every album, B-side, single, poster, everything. Then cut to fifteen years later, and we're working on songs together. Ridiculous.
The thing you realize as you get older is that parents don't know what the Hell they're doing and neither will you when you get to be a parent.
I did mostly good things, except light things on fire.
I don't want to spend a month and a half in a studio with music I don't like, and fortunately I don't have to.
'The White Album' is a record I can go back to time and time again, and always find something different that I never noticed or appreciated before.
I miss the experience of walking into a record store and find old stuff without expecting to.
It's a real challenge to complete a story arc and end up with a cool punchline in 120 characters.
There's no doubt that the ready availability of music online has created a thousand more opportunities than it's destroyed.
I lived in small town out in the desert and my friend used to steal his mom's car in the middle of the night. He'd drive over to my house, I'd sneak out and we'd go out to the desert and just burn things down.
The naked thing was short-lived. It was only around for about six months because we thought it was shocking. Once people expected us to do it we kind of never did it again.
During the downtime on tour, I simply walk from room to room, staring into my computer.
I dated the same girl all through high school.
I firmly believe artists should be paid for what they create.
Ideas are really what interest me in producing a band, if I can bring something productive to the project.
It's so easy to put music out that it's difficult to sift through stuff that I don't like to find stuff I do like.
Parents don't understand kids and kids don't understand parents. My parents were divorced when I was really young and I went to live with my dad.
I don't have a problem being on 'MTV,' and I don't have a problem being on the radio. I actually like it. So there. And anyone that calls me a sell out is just jealous.
I like the beaches in Orange County the best. I think Orange County has great beaches. Everything from Dana Point to Newport to Laguna; all over the place.
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