I wanted to actually start off a little bit by asking you, because, you have such actually have quite a bit of history with rock music with American Idiot and everything like that. Is there something about rock music that draws you to this, or what was it about the Beatles story that made you want to do this?
Well, I grew up in Manhattan, and virtually since my mother allowed me out of the house on my own, I was going downtown to places like CBGB’s and the old Ritz and it was a great time to grow up in the city. At that time, it was 16 and up to get in, 21 to drink, so if you didn’t care about drinking (which I almost often didn’t), you could see anything. And it was New York City, so every band passed through New York City, so it was a really really wonderful time to be exposed to music.
Source: Bleeding Cool