“I love this song. Funnily enough, Joe Pizza wrote it for me 30 years ago. What’s really special about the song is that it’s about me – I’m the guy singing it. It’s Joe’s idea of my story, me talking about fans changing over the years and players who aren’t here anymore. It's very moving.
“There was a line that bothered me, though: ‘You can call me legend.’ I told Joe I couldn’t sing that. I wasn’t going to refer to myself as a legend. So I changed the line to 'Don’t call me legend. I just came here to play.’ It sounds much better that way. Nobody should ever call himself a legend.
“I cut the solo in New Jersey during pre-production, and it turned out so good that I didn’t even want to mess around with trying to top it. We kept what I had. Actually, the chord changes are very important to this solo; they kind of help add drama to it. It’s like how the chords serve the solo in Theme From An Imaginary Western – same thing.”