My guitars are my umbilical cord. They're directly wired into my head.
Guitar players in the nineties seem to be reacting against the technique oriented eighties.
We wanted to offer something new to our audience. I hate it when bands stop taking chances.
I'm death obsessed. You know, I have death all over my house. I have a stuffed two headed sheep!
Just because you know umpteen billion scales, it doesn't mean you have to use them all in a solo.
I love this pedal to death. The only way you could keep me from playing one is by chopping off my legs!
I didn't want to fall into the trap of competing with all these other great guitar players. I just want to sidestep the whole thing and get out of the race.
I don't think success has changed us as people at all. We are the same lunatics that we were when this band first got going. We never see ourselves as being on a higher level than our fans.
I would have to say I'm bored with the standard rock, guitar solos, but I've done it for five albums now, and this time I wanted to go in a completely different direction. I wasn't interested in showing off any more.