“American Bang might be kind of off the wall to most people. I’ve listened to these guys for a while now. I don’t think they’re even together anymore, but they’re really great. This record was produced by Bob Rock, and it’s basically AC/DC meets Southern rock.
“It’s such a cool combination – this singer with a Southern accent alongside a guitar sound that’s Angus Young. Jaren [Johnston] is such a gifted songwriter that he saves this from being ‘cheesy-bad’ rock songs.
“We would crank this album on the bus for a year to get us ready to do a show. It pumps you up. Funnily enough, when we were gearing up for our new album, we were looking for some songs. We found out that a girl who works in our management office was dating Jaren, and he wanted to pitch us some songs. Our song The Countdown is one of his. The guy's so talented. I think Keith Urban’s cut some of his songs, too.”