There's no time for regrets. You've just got to keep moving forward.
We try to keep everything as in-house and small and as punk rock and do-it-yourself as we can. That's part of our way of doing business.
That's a fantasy of mine. We could do every record in a residency. It would be so cool. We could play the B-sides along with the album and get really creative with it.
I still believe guitars will be around as long as there's rock music.
Sometimes with Polaroids, the shot you want to get in your head doesn't happen. What it makes me do is be patient, I guess, or let go of that presumption of what the shot's going to be.
In the early days of Pearl Jam, we were caught up in such a whirlwind that I was just trying to keep my head on straight and play music. I didn't have the kind of confidence that other guys in the band did.
I think, as an artist, you want to keep going - you want to keep taking challenges; you want to be pushed, in a way - and I think Sonic Evolution does that, it makes me feel a little uncomfortable and get out of my comfort zone.
My life would have been different without Paul Stanley or Ace Frehley. They would have to be the greatest on my list as an influence to my life at 11 years old.
Whether it's Neil Young or Johnny Rotten, a band has to have someone like that: someone who you listen to and know that he believes what he says.
We came out of a very provincial city that was not very supportive of music, and we had to do our own thing and flyer everywhere.
I hold Mad Season very fondly to my heart, and there's a lot of sadness in that, too.
I wanted to start doing more music, doing more things than just playing guitar. I started taking singing lessons and piano lessons. I need to learn more things, to be an artist or whatever, and then transfer that back into writing songs.
We were accused of sounding like a couple of bands when we started out. Aerosmith was one.
Other bands gave us lip service, but when it came down to it they kind of backed off. That was a little disheartening. But I respect them. That's their business.
I'm born, and I die, but in between that, I can do whatever I want or have a strong opinion about something.
And watching Ed, he's really coming into his own doing some new things onstage I've never seen him do. He's really getting into it, putting 120 percent into the show. We feel comfortable and excited.
At some shows, the set list gets changed while we are on stage. I know Ed thinks about the set very hard throughout the day in order to make the best show possible for the fans and for us.
At this point, because we have stayed the same course for so many years, I feel like we are freer to make choices that are motivated by what feels right creatively at a given point in time.
But KISS inspired me personally to pick up a guitar and go for it.
I am constantly amazed at their support over the years.
I feel very blessed we can still have a career making music.
I have had Crohn's for about 19 years. It is a debilitating disease that affects my colon.
I have lived most my life with chronic inflammation and constant pain with immediate diarrhea.
I have to eat in a way that's good for me.