"I got a text from Mike at FAT while in Milan with Scorpios. It said “I need you to do a country type song. With band.” Well, I was in Europe and my country band Drag The River was in Colorado. Then the next message said, “Do, On the Outside, for sure It will make a perfect country song.” He was right. So, ok. I had an idea. I sent a Hail Mary pass to Chris Shiflett. He had a country band, a studio and was a super bud that actually played on the No Use For A Name original. He and his band tracked the music in California and I tracked the vox w/ Nessie in Berlin. She happened to be a mutual friend of mine, Tony, and all the Scorpios, so it was perfect. Joey helped. I’m glad he was there. I was nervous. He said it sounded like “country Leonard Cohen.” I like country and Leonard Cohen. So, good. I hope we did the song well."
"Before I was in Foo Fighters, I used to be in this band called No Use for a Name, and the singer, Tony [Sly], turned me on to a lot of alt-country stuff that was happening back then. It was immediately after Son Volt and Wilco and Whiskeytown were making their first records."