“I co-produced this album with Rick Rubin, which was interesting. Rick’s definitely one of the most unique people going.
"He knows music, knows what an artist should do. He doesn’t always say a lot, but whenever he does, he’s right on the money.
“We started the record in New York, but we didn’t like the sound of the studio. No matter what we tried, nothing felt right. So we all wound up in LA at Ocean Way Studios – things sounded a lot better there.
“Rick is a pretty hands-off guy. He doesn’t like to interfere with a band’s creativity, so what he does is, he’ll come in later in the day and listen to something that’s been recorded.
"If something isn’t to his liking, he’ll say, ‘Mmm…that’s not right. We need to fix that.’ He won’t always say what isn’t right – he just knows when it’s not there yet.”