He explains, "Bands are more preppy nowadays. That's why I think of Aldous Snow as a man out of time. He would've fit in better in the '60s or '70s. Rock stars didn't have to care back then. Early rock 'n' roll was about hedonism and escape.
"Now it's all about being conscientious. Bono from U2 is a statesman; Chris Martin does yoga. Do you think (Led) Zeppelin or Guns N' Roses had any interest in that? We could use a little bit more of their attitude."