Is there a particular area of your playing that you want to develop?
"I get to a place on tour where I can do it and then when I’m home I’m more in a creative environment and it’s more making music instead of playing music or practising.
"So, when I’m on tour, I like to be in the mind frame where anything I think of in my head while I’m playing I can pull off. I’m not like, ‘Oh s**t, I’m going to try this for the first time tonight and I don’t know how it’s going to work out.’
"I change my fills every night. I don’t play the same thing. I improvise. But I’m not going to confuse Mark [Hoppus] or Tom [Delonge] or throw anyone off. I just try to get to a place where I can pull off whatever idea I have in my head.
"I think that’s the win-win. That’s the ultimate goal, to be able to pull off what you want to play without really thinking about it."
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