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“This song started out on an acoustic. I wrote it with Kevin Griffin here in LA, and we had a rapper on it. Then, when we went to record it, I thought it should be heavier, so I brought out my electric. I went to Dave’s studio and cranked it out.
“I played the bass on it, as well. It’s got a rocking Hendrix vibe to it. It sounds great when we play it live; we did it as a three piece not too long ago with Mike Campbell at NAMM.
“I grew up listening to Santana, Steve Vai and George Benson. There’s that bit where I sort of play along to the vocal – George Benson did that quite a bit.
“The song has Jimmy Z playing harmonica. Dave played me a video of him when he played with the Eurythmics. Jimmy would be so intense on stage that he sometimes needed oxygen after his performance. I told Dave that I wanted him to play on the record. I thought he would be this crazy, hyper guy like he was in the video, but he’s calmed down a lot now. It was something like 15 years since he and Dave saw each other. It was a blast having Jimmy on the song.”