“One of my favorite bands. We’ve recorded Cheap Trick before – we did Auf Wiedersehen. Big Eyes was recorded long ago, and we just kept it. I’m so glad we saved it for this release. I ended up playing lead guitar on it, too. Actually, I play guitar on a lot of this record.
“One of the things I’ve always appreciated about Cheap Trick is the way they incorporated the British sound into something that was very American. They took The Beatles and Slade and The Move and made it Cheap Trick.
“I don’t want to get goofy, but certain Cheap Trick songs almost bring a tear to my eye. They can be so heavy – songs like Downed – but they can have this pop feel at the same time. They’re a great, great rock ‘n’ roll band.”