Mutineer is the first album of mine without a demo stage.
My first album is like a terrible John Hammond album, with drums.
It was quite a shot in the head to do the album and then have it shot down by nonmusical idiots.
If you had a record company believing in you enough to cut an album then you had better have the ability to work the album on the road.
Having a successful first album is one thing, but a successful third is another.
There's no point that an album should sound like a watered down version of another album.
I thought it was time to get a group together and the first person I thought of was Wayne Shorter. I called Wayne and in the meantime, Wayne called me to make an album with him, which was Super Nova.
I produced the Buckcherry album and I just finished a band called American Pearl on Wind-Up Records. That's Creed's label. They're pretty rocking. Now I'm looking for another band to produce.
I didn't ever want to make a rap album. I considered it too limiting. Now that's exactly what I've gone and done.
The first album was 99 percent hard core to show you I was the best rhymer in the world.
But when you hear the complete album, it gets dark, really straight-up rock, with some really intimate moments with just me and the piano. It's not completely me because there are parts of me that aren't on that song, that are on the album.
I know as a consumer I want a story. I want a defining - I don't want just an album full of singles. I want to get to know the artist beyond what everyone else can hear on the radio.