I don't like to hold back, because that's how you hurt yourself.
When I'm writing, I'm constantly thinking about myself, because it's the only experience I have to draw on. And I don't see an exact reflection of myself in every face in the audience, but I know that my songs have validity to them, and that's why the fans are there.
Asking someone to describe what something sounds like is like telling a blind person to guess what I look like.
I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That's what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up.
All of our songs take these really big creative turns and twists throughout the process, so sometimes songs will start out as a melody or some musical chord progressions.