On the band's new album, "Damned If You Do": Mike: "I'm very happy with it. Kurdt [Vanderhoof, guitar] and I go into the studio in his house and write and record albums like we have from the very beginning. We approach it just trying to have as much fun as we possibly can and not overthink it. If it feels to good to us, then we carry on with it. If it doesn't, we move on. Having said that, we went in the studio and had a really good time, and [now] we just hope for the best.
On the new album XI and reconnecting with Mike Howe after 20 years... Kurdt: Everything is just going better than we could have ever hoped. The response to the album has been phenomenal, the vibe in the band is great, we just did our first 'little' two week run. Just got back from that on Sunday and it just went better than we could've hoped. It feels like it's 1983 again! We actually charted on the billboards for the first time, it's just crazy! I can't believe it. When did