“I’ve always had a thing for Journey. Some of the older records are total fucking blues jams all the way. I have to say, I didn’t like the latter part of their career – they just got too much with the ballads, and the sound and vibe that they had was missing.
“When Steve Perry joined the band, they went to a whole new level. I love the Escape record. One of my favorite songs on it has always been Keep On Runnin’. I just told Joey, ‘I’m going to record it.’ He got pretty excited about it, and he nailed it on the vocals.
“Neal Schon is an incredibly tasteful guitarist. Every time he plays a solo, it’s like he’s composing a song within a song. He’s got such a cool style, the way he draws you in with the melody, and then he just goes off and lets loose. I love him.”