This homage to New Year's Eve is a reworking of a song that was originally recorded by John Eddie. Rock previously covered the Jersey folk rock singer's "Low Life" for his 2007 Rock N Roll Jesus album. "John's a great guy and a good songwriter and a fun songwriter," said Rock, "and he had that idea and I'm like, 'Wow, I can't believe no one's written a New Year's song like that. He had written the song but we flipped it around; I was like, "I want to make this about getting laid.' It seems to me New Year's, a wedding, things like that seem like opportunity. Something's in the air in those situations…so we just put it in that mind set and went with it." (Source: Billboard magazine.)
"It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)" was inspired by a dream where Michael Stipe conjured up images of people with the initials L.B.: Lester Bangs, Leonid Breshnev, Lenny Bruce and Leonard Bernstein.
His keyboard work helped define the Muscle Shoals sound and make him an integral part of many Neil Young recordings. Spooner is also an accomplished songwriter, whose hits include "I'm Your Puppet" and "Cry Like A Baby."