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.
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.
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.
I show up ready to play, so I normally try and fit the situation.
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.
When I first went on tour with PJ in '98, I was still in shock having gone through the Soundgarden break up.
I try and stay limber, swim, run, ride motorcycles.
My recording career has luckily run the gamut of recording environments.
I always loose a little weight on the road, so I constantly have to be on top of my nutrition and hydration.
Matt Cameron — quotes and aphorisms
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.
I think every band is a little cautious when the drummer starts to write tunes.
No matter how much success you're having, you can't continue working together if you can't communicate.
Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.