“The Billy Gibbons blues is a good door-opener. There’s a lot of great blues in Chicago, obviously, but sometimes that feels like a club you can’t enter at times. To a kid from the suburbs, what Billy does is a nice gateway; it can let you into the blues because it’s all being played in the context of kick-ass songs that you just can’t deny.
“When I heard Just Got Paid, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s a nasty song.’ The riff is something that so many people have used. Later on, you heard everybody doing it – it's all over the place. The influence he’s had is pretty massive. Pantera, Mastodon – they’ve all taken from Billy Gibbons.
“And he’s so tasteful, too, very understated. He knows what to play, when to play and when not to play. You can learn a lot from listening to his choices on the guitar. This record is a really great example of how you can inform the sound of the band – his tone is so fat and wide – but also have a lot of restraint.”