Cris Cohen: You mentioned you have incorporated the keyboard player into part of the drum solo. There are also a lot of really cool videos of you and Kenneth "Spider" Sinnaeve, the bass player, doing stuff as part of a solo. How do you guys write something like that?
Matt Frenette of Loverboy: When I saw Jimmy Hendrix in ‘67, the opening band was the Vanilla Fudge. Carmine Appice was the drummer. Tim Bogert (the bass player) and Carmine did a solo like that.
It was not a conscious thing that I said to Spider, “We have to do this thing like Vanilla Fudge did.” This stuff just kind of happens. We have been doing this a long time. We don't plan it or plot it. It just kind of comes. It is kind of like “Follow the Leader.” With Loverboy, we take a break out of “Hot Girls In Love” and I do my little break first. Then I count Spider in, kind of like Buddy bringing the band back in. All of these influences stick with you through the years.
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