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“I mixed the debut album, and when it was time to do the follow-up, I came back to do the whole thing.
"The guys in Chickenfoot are fantastic. They’re all very accomplished in their own right, and then to have them come together to work on the same record, it’s pretty remarkable. And they do it with no egos, too.
“Sammy [Hagar] is a great energy guy. He’s probably the most positive person I’ve ever met. Sometimes I did have to push him a bit, though, because he’d come in, sing a vocal and go, ‘All right, that sounded terrific!’
"And I’d have to say, ‘Yeah…but I think it can be better. How about you do it again tomorrow?’ He’d look at me kind of funny, but then he'd realize that he probably did have a better take in him.
“I’m pretty proud of the finished record. You can hear that there’s more depth to the lyrics, and because the band did so much touring, they sound tighter.
"Sonically, it punches more, it’s more polished, but the live feel is definitely there – nothing’s edited together with these guys.
“Joe is marvelous when it comes to guitar sounds and textures. He had an amazing Marshall amp. It might have been a prototype, I'm not sure. From clean to mid-crunchy and then to complete overdrive, it did it all.”