KROQ has shared more of Adrian’s interview (with video!) with Stryker golfing together and chatting about the new album. He says that he can’t wait to start playing “real No Doubt shows” incorporating their new material with the classics. Adrian also says that the band has quit predicting the future and will take things one album at a time.
You can check out the video on KROQ.com (sorry, it won’t embed).
KROQ — During a casual afternoon on the links hitting some golf balls, No Doubt drummer Adrian Young chatted with Stryker about his bandâ€™s long-awaited return to the rock spotlight with their first new album in a decade, Push and Shove, due to drop on September 25.
â€œI really canâ€™t wait to play a real No Doubt show,â€ Young told Stryker when asked how it felt to play recent single â€œSettle Downâ€ live on TV shows like Good Morning America and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. â€œMixing the new songs with the old songs â€” thatâ€™s the ultimate.â€
Quizzed about the bandâ€™s process in the studio, Young had a most interesting and unexpected metaphor about where the place where the musical magic happens.
â€œOnce in youâ€™re in the studio, itâ€™s like the rest of the world shuts off. You donâ€™t know whether itâ€™s day or night outside. Itâ€™s kind of like being in a strip club,â€ he explained. â€œYou could go in during the day, and all of a sudden itâ€™s night.
â€œWeâ€™ve given up on predicting what the future will hold,â€ Young mused when questioned about how many more No Doubt albums he thinks the band will produce. â€œWeâ€™ve been wrong so many times. Weâ€™re just going to take it one record at a time. It would be awesome to do this as we become old people. As long as we donâ€™t suck. Iâ€™ve seen old people suck at rock music.â€
An avid golfer (which heâ€™s played longer than music), Young was quick to answer when Stryker asked him who was the most fun celebrity heâ€™s ever played with.
â€œProbably Jim McMahon,â€ Young said, referencing the famed NFL quarterback who helped the 1985 Chicago Bears win Super Bowl XX. â€œWe were playing in a tournament, and he hit it short of the ladiesâ€™ tee (marker). Thereâ€™s this unspoken rule that weâ€™ll speak about now that if you donâ€™t hit it past the ladiesâ€™ tee, you have to play the rest of the hole with your d*** outâ€¦ He played an entire par 5 with his (genitals) out.â€
Speaking of football, Young and No Doubt can next be seen performing at this yearâ€™s NFL Kickoff game on September 5 when the Dallas Cowboys visit MetLife Stadium in New Jersey to take on the Super Bowl champion New York Giants.