My favorite is when somebody says we need a disco piece like something from the seventies. Man, I'm all over that! Disco was great - overblown strings, horns, guitars. It was this big bloated machine that sounds really great when I hear it now.
[on leading The Basic Cable Band on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien] We are here to entertain and we don't stop. Energy is the most important thing to keep the audience warmed up. You have to know how to read the audience. It's not about how great you play; it's the energy you give off and people understanding what you are playing. It's a process, and the hour goes by so quickly because we have so much fun.
Walking into the Warner Brothers lot every day is like a dream come true. In our very studio they shot "Casablanca" and "The Goonies", and that's what I feel my life is like too - everything between "Casablanca" and "The Goonies"!