“[Jaded] was the first Number One in America that I had. That was my first experience of a mega band. A lot of the bands at this high level have a similar vibe and approach. They are really comfortable with themselves; everybody has a proven track record, and they want to make music that excites them and their fans.
"That was a ProTools album; we had all these fresh new possibilities of editing. We recorded in a lot of different locations because everything was now so portable. We even did some recording in Joe Perry’s bathroom!
"Joe would always come in the studio and say, ‘Hey, boys.' As soon as you heard that, you went, ‘Uh-oh, here it comes.’ He said, ‘Hey, boys, I was in the shower, and I really like the way it sounds when I sing in the shower.’
"He had a handyman on site, and he had this gentleman cut a hole in the floor. Joe’s studio was on the bottom floor beneath the bathroom. He had the handyman cut through all of this insulation and floorboards, and we ran all of the cables up the floor and into the bathroom, set up some amps in the bathroom – a full rig – and off we went. It turned out great and had a real ambient type of sound.”