Hoobastank singer Doug Robb has told MTV.com that the band's brand-new song "If I Were You...", which may end up being the title track of the group's next album, was written from a couple of seemingly unrelated experiences: watching ESPN and touring with Velvet Revolver.
"'If I Were You...' was really inspired by, um, the NHL strike. Not like 'Oh, I'm going to write a song about hockey!' but watching all that ? and going on tour with Velvet Revolver ? you see all these guys who have so much and don't appreciate it," he said. "They seem to have forgotten where they came from. Actually, let me rephrase that: Four of those guys were the coolest ever, one of them is just in his own world. And I'll leave it at that."
Hoobastank's last album, 2003's "The Reason", sold more than 2.3 million copies in the U.S. alone, and the title track was the second-most-played song on radio last year.
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