With regards to the slower tempos on the album:
Check out the interview here.
We would just play the songs in the control room of the studio and he would listen, he would set a tempo for it and we would agree. I think it was kind of his choice to do all that stuff, it wasn’t a conscious thing. Just that maybe we should settle down and that was one of the things I listened to Bill about.
In the initial round of demos that I sent to Brett Gurewitz, he was like ‘I don’t know man, I don’t think these are good, they’re not going to fit in with what you do.’ But Bill really liked them, he was like ‘It separates it, it makes it a little different’ and I liked that aspect of it too.
The album in question - Home - is out today.