'Crossroads' Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Jam – 2013
"This was awesome. This was my favorite part of the whole night, I have to tell you. I was so chilled out by then, and it was so fun to play with all these guys. I could have played that song for 25 minutes. It was great. I can't say enough good things about it. I love that I was just a bass player for most of it. Pratt and I were just holding down the backbeat. Taylor [Hawkins] is on the side. And to meet all these guys and hang with them a little was great. Tom Morello is awesome. The Heart girls are so nice. Dave [Grohl], of course, and Taylor are amazing musicians.
"John Fogerty didn't show up for any of the rehearsals, but he just showed up that night and it was like, 'Oh, hey man.' Chucky D was awesome. You don't expect these guys to be good guys. You don't really know them, but there were no ego trips. Everyone was totally chill. I was talking about it with Alice Cooper last night. He was talking about when he was inducted. We were talking about it on the air and he said it feels like you're in this little club now. Being inducted breaks down all sorts of preconceived notions about each other and you just kind of relax into it. I just kind of felt totally relaxed with this group of people.
"There were all kinds of songs suggested for the song at the end. For a while, it was going to be a Zeppelin song. And then they asked me my opinion and I said, 'We should do 'Crossroads' since all these blues artists are being inducted.' 'Crossroads' is kind of the transition point from blues into rock and it was instrumental in my career. That's why we put it on our Feedback album, too. I think it was Robbie Robertson who made the call. At the meeting, he stood up and said, 'That's the way to go. 'Crossroads' is a cool song.' It's a great jam song, let's face it."