The Simple Radicals more or less came out of the way John Griffin and I look at life and music. We’re both non-conformists and non-conventional. We like to look at things differently. Stay simple. But think radical. Hence The Simple Radicals. Eddie Vedder is my musical hero. I’m mesmerized with his writing and try to capture the messaging, passion and energy that he does in his songs. If I can even come within a million miles of that I’d consider it a success. There are so many bands that have influenced me over the years including Zeppelin, Foo Fighters, Cheap Trick, Pink Floyd, and Pearl Jam.