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“I might have been influenced by Led Zeppelin on this song. I just love the simple, chugging riff with those syncopations – that’s something Jimmy Page might have come up with.
“The nice thing about the tune is that it has a really nice pre-chorus and a chorus. I like that kind of setup a lot. Sometimes when you do a pre-chorus, it feels like forever till you get to the hook. Here it works. They blend well together.
“The solo was comped; half of it is the original take. Basically, I’m trying to not get yelled at by Roger. [Laughs] He’s there telling me to relax and play. Some parts got cut out – me playing fast. When I listened to the comp the first time, it sounded like too many parts stuck together, so I was able to go in and smooth some things out.
“It’s a bit bluesy, the solo. In that regard, I was influenced by the British guys – Clapton and Jeff Beck and Page. They interpreted the blues, which started out in America. When I was younger, I didn’t get straight-up blues. As you grow older, you can understand it more and where it all came from.”