There is a lot of melody and things that sound familiar in hundreds of songs.
Our publicist at Warner Brothers is a young guy who has worked so hard for seven years with us and when we saw him backstage he broke down and cried. He couldn't believe it happened. It was seeing him so overcome when we realised how much it really meant.
When we started there was this element of these experiments we were doing where we weren't really sure how the music would play out because the music was all on different players.
It really is no different in the way that we make records and shoot music videos. I don't think of the movie as being a great leap out of my current profession.
It was endlessly entertaining, watching people beat each other up. All the little kids in the neighborhood would come and watch... and then we'd beat them up as well.
We hear so many records these days that are done with click tracks, as opposed to a drummer.
We never thought it would be something everyone would listen to. We never thought people who listen to Britney Spears would run to listen to it. It was intended for people on the fanatical side of production and hi-fi.
People have given me the freedom and believe in me enough to say if I want to do these things that I will find a way to make it work. I don't know if they think I'm crazy, drug damaged or just an old weirdo.
Even in the beginning, when we knew there was a legal argument about how much our song sounds like his song, as one songwriter to another, I wasn't sure that Cat Stevens would take that as bad.
When we went to cover it I thought we would change it to a song of loving and longing instead of the sex machine song Kylie turned it into. I've met Kylie and told her we were covering her song and she was pleased.
Sometimes the song title comes with the songs, other times you just sorta make something up afterwards.
We love it when we make mistakes that are better than something you could think up.
I want people to be ecstatic but to cry at the same time.
I embrace the idea that I'm an entertainer.
I stopped caring so much about what people might think if I sung about love and humanity.
Music is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone... truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else.
With out art, without communicating, we wouldn't live beyond 30 because we'd be so sad and depressed.
We love playing music but we're too weird to play music.
Anyway, Cat Stevens is never going to make much money out of us.
I can see that if this was an album done 10 or 15 years ago we could see we were moving on to some place else.