Now he’s back in the public’s eye after retreating, and this time around, he’s not looking for the spotlight or grandeur, but rather to write great songs and tour the world with his own tunes and as a member of Dead & Company.
It’s like, you remove a flavor that you’re used to, so that when you reintroduce it, you can enjoy it more.
I have access to playing with the greatest musicians in the world.
I have more interests than I’m able to embody with the music that I make, and I think I’ve learned how to keep it separate.
I tell myself I’ve got to spend a lot of time in the pool this year, so I can’t necessarily go raging, so when you remember that what you’re doing is sort of Olympian, at least in the effort of doing two bands over a year, you’re like, you gotta treat yourself like you’re an athlete, and athletes have to rest.