As frontman Rivers Cuomo explained in an interview with Consequence of Sound, “the inspiration came from our live shows, where, in the middle of ‘Beverly Hills’, unlike on the album, everything stops and I just break out with this crazy guitar solo. We noticed that, recently, the crowd just goes crazy when I do that. So it feels like maybe the audience is ready for some shredding again.”
The new song is certainly heavy with a riff that wouldn’t sound out of place in Black Sabbath song at the centre of it.
The band says that along with the Sabbath nod fans can expect other songs to take influences from KISS, Metallica and of course Van Halen.