Indy: Where the hell have the Counting Crows been?
DV: I think we just needed a breather. After 10 years straight of touring record after touring record, I think it was just a much-needed break.
Indy: Over the past few years, you guys have released a greatest-hits compilation, a soundtrack tune, and now a live concert. Would it kill you to release a new studio album?
DV: We're working on that. We just went in May to start recording the first half of it. We're going to work on more of it during the tour [with the Goo Goo Dolls].
Indy: How does it sound?
DV: It's a little more rocking. It sounds pretty damn good to me, and I'm a pretty harsh judge.
Indy: Who in the music world do you think is underrated?
DV: Radiohead is underrated, even though they are a darling band. I just think what they are doing is tremendous.
Indy: Anyone you think is overrated?
DV: I've always thought that Pink Floyd was overrated. Is that OK to say?
Indy: Sure, if you're a freak! Then again, you are touring this summer with the Goo Goo Dolls. What's your favorite schmaltzy Goo track?
DV: What's that song, "Name"? It brought back The Replacements thing to me.