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"We try not to think about [winning a Grammy in 2013] too much. We just chase after what gets us excited and I think that has been a good compass so far.
"The Grammys, it’s kind of like receiving an engagement ring as a band. You don’t need it to know that you’re going to be a band forever and make great music. We didn’t need it but having that gesture and that people have recognised what we’ve done for the past 17 years was pretty amazing. We’re not thinking, ‘Oh, we have to win another Grammy,’ We probably won’t because that was a long shot. We’re not thinking that on this album we need to win a Grammy, a Tony, an Oscar and an Emmy, we just want to be able to go on tour for the rest of our lives.
"We were freaking out at being nominated for the Grammy. We didn’t know what it meant, we didn’t even know if it meant that we got to go to the ceremony. I said to the guys, ‘We get to go but don’t get your hopes up because we’re not going to win.’
"We won and it was surreal. I remember them saying, ‘The Grammy goes to…Love Bites,’ and we were thinking, ‘Love Bites? Oh my God, that’s us!’ We had nothing prepared because we didn’t think we’d win. If we ever get nominated again we’ll write a list of people to thank. I have the award next to a trophy that my brother and I got for finishing third in a fair talent show.