She’s a label mate and good friends, and I hit her with the idea ... She said, ‘Oh my God, Tom Petty is one of my favorite artists.’ It was cool to breathe new life into a classic song. We wanted to make it a little slower and sexy with more of a blues angle.
I'd rather people heard the record before we perform the songs ... But I also like the songs and want to play them. If they're sounding really good and I get the okay from the head office, I'll do it.
Recordings have become definitive for songs over the decades ... so we really associate a song with whether Tom Petty did it, or Black Sabbath. I thought there was something interesting about the period before recorded music where there was nobody telling you how to play it, how to hear it or how to feel it.More quotes »
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