“My dad used to listen to this tune all the time when I was a kid, so it got into my head. I love the drum groove and the way that Tony made his guitar sound a bit like a harmonica in the verses. You should check out the original version on Muddy’s Hard Again album. If any metal people don’t understand why blues is so cool, this performance from Muddy could open the door for them. And, of course, I’m happy if they listen to my version, too.
“One of the reasons that I asked Tony to play in my band on that tour was so I could jam blues with him. He is the real thing, and I wanted to experience his phrasing and groove. As for my solo at the end, it was a live show, so I just went crazy!”