"Not to take anything away from Christine, because she has her own legacy, and we all miss her. But in a way, her not participating in this album was a way to redefine the band.

"It allowed John and Mick to unleash their chops in a slightly more assertive way, which is even more apparent onstage. And it allows Stevie and me to face off - have our styles, which are somewhat on opposite ends of the spectrum, somehow work together.”

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