Richie Kotzen: “We were working on another song, and I went to go buy some cigarettes while the other guys were recording. When I came back, I picked up an acoustic and started jamming on a riff; it wrote itself in that moment. Mike came out into the dining room and said, ‘Man, that’s fucking awesome. We gotta develop that. Let’s do it!’
“The next day, we got going on it. I had the chorus and verse written, and we jammed on the middle section. We did things like that a lot on this record, putting pieces together. Billy did a really cool bass line, almost like a solo, but I doubled it. It sounds pretty amazing, the two of us playing in unison.
“I didn’t want to not do certain things like that, playing certain passages that show off our abilities; when you have such awesome players, you should take advantage of it. But we’re still musical, and we’re never losing the songs.”