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A lot of times, when a band finds success with a certain style or sound, they have a really hard time breaking away from that to grow as artists.
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Ben was more improvisational, and relied less on methodology, and basically is a guitarist who switched to bass, whereas Jeff has a more traditional approach to playing bass in a band, and has a great sense of what his band sounds like, and we lock up nicely.
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But I've always liked to be the kind of drummer and musician who likes to go outside of what's expected of me, and I've always been able to do more than you necessarily hear with every band I've ever played in.
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Creatively, I thought we were still viable and could do more records. But our working relationship just wasn't happening at all, and our chemistry as people broke down because of that.
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For me, I just try to make sure I eat enough and drink enough water and that's about it.
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I ain't 27 anymore, and boy, does my body let me know it occasionally, but it is something I have been able to manage over time.
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I always loose a little weight on the road, so I constantly have to be on top of my nutrition and hydration.
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I do consider it a good thing that the Soundgarden catalogue was recorded in analog, pre Pro Tools.
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I eat lots of red meat on the road.
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I guess by taking lessons early on, and really trying to play all the rudimentary stuff, and try to have it sound as good as my teacher. It took a lot of practice, which I enjoyed, and still do.
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I love the way Pharell is laying down great drum tracks. He is a great drummer.
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I show up ready to play, so I normally try and fit the situation.
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I still felt we had some really good music on that record, but it's a shame that we couldn't make it better. And the tour was a total mess. We just had no life, no energy, and I felt we were going through the motions.
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I think every band is a little cautious when the drummer starts to write tunes.
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I think Soundgarden did a good job of reinventing itself somewhat with each record.
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I try and stay limber, swim, run, ride motorcycles.
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I would never want to live in L.A., and I made that decision years ago, so I never chose that path for myself, although I have much respect for those that do it at a high level.
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I'm always going to get more of a charge playing Chicago than I will Duluth or some place like that. Just because of the history and the people there are way more knowledgeable than a lot of other cities. It's an amazing music scene with some great bands and great musicians.
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I'm always up for people sitting in and, you know, it's just kind of a big party. If people are into it then, hey, I'm into it.
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I've talked to some drummers who seem to have a very hard time staying in shape on the road, including some drummers touring with high-profile acts that don't have to live on fast food every night.
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If PJ Harvey ever came to town I'd definitely go try to go see her.
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In my last band, Soundgarden, I had a couple of different drummers sit in on some stuff and it was fun for me to kind of take a break and watch the band.
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It's always kind of different when you come into a situation where the band's established and their music was written before you arrived. So, you have to play according to that framework and sometimes it's more pleasurable to know you were a part of the whole process to get that song started.
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Joining another big time rock band was the last thing I was looking for, but as the tour went on, I really dug playing to a lot of people, the band sounded great, and just being out there again, got me over my depression and so I decided to hop on board.
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Like I'm in San Diego today and this is my hometown so I've got a lot of my friends coming and I definitely want to put on the best show that I can.
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Little things can make such a big difference during recording.
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Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.
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Many drummers who get into that style of playing and writing often end up being known for only their technique and not their feel.
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Most of the time we've had some interesting opening bands, like Cheap Trick opened for us a few times and that was a total thrill.
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My recording career has luckily run the gamut of recording environments.
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No matter how much success you're having, you can't continue working together if you can't communicate.
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So, I just kind of played the way I played and then eventually we kind of figured out what worked best for the band. So, I definitely changed my stuff up and I think we're playing really tight now.
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Sometimes when you hear recordings of live shows it just doesn't even capture what you're experiencing. So, I think that's more for the fans.
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The fact that Eddie Vedder likes to play 3 hour plus shows a night, I have to be ready for that.
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Well, I always try to catch Sleater-Kinney because I play tambourine on one of the songs, so I have to be there.
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When I first went on tour with PJ in '98, I was still in shock having gone through the Soundgarden break up.
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Whenever Elvin Jones comes to Seattle I try to go catch him.
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You know, whatever. I mean, with Soundgarden I'm sure everyone said we were a Led Zeppelin rip-off so, it doesn't really matter.
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