Nate and I picked up Duff and the band at the Pullman Plaze Hotel, which is barely a block away from the station. I told the manager that we could walk them over, but he insisted we drive over, which I completely understand. So we pull up to the bus, wait for everyone to get out, load up the guitars, and get everyone in the cars, and then make the long one block drive over. We are sitting at the stop light in front of the station, and I point and show Duff where we are going, and he goes, "That's it?! Why didn't we just F@#&ing walk over?!" I said I told his manager that, and Duff just laughed.
So we got everyone into the studio, and it was a tight fit (check out the pictures -- it's a small studio!). Then they did a sound check, and worked on getting all their harmonies together. To all of us who were in the studio -- that was freaking awesome. They were doing a little mini-performance just for us, yeah I know they were tuning up, but they were jamming the single "Flatline" out and even did a cool cover of the Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses," and we were the only ones that were hearing it!
Then it was time for the interview, and if you watch the video, you'll see Duff still strumming his guitar and singing when I crack the mic to start the interview -- I told them 30 seconds and all of that stuff, but they were all into it! It was cool. I thought the interview went pretty well, you can be the judge of that. Then they did the song "Flatline." I really do like that song -- it's catchy, it has a great intro, and great harmonies. While they were doing it, you'll see this in the video, the drummer was playing a shaker and a tambourine, and he was rocking up against one of our CD racks, and it is not the sturdiest thing to begin with! As he was playing, the rack kept rocking, and rocking, I was just waiting for it to fall and all 400 or 500 CDs to fall as well! Luckily it didn't! Then they did another tune, "Wasted Heart," it wasn't as fast, so there wasn't as much shaking on the rack!