DJ Ashba told Artist Direct
this ragtime-themed closing track is one of his favorites on Modern Vintage
as he is a lover of the early 20th century genre with a syncopated, or "ragged," rhythm. The Sixx: A.M. guitarist told Artist Direct
: "A lot of the young kids today haven't even heard ragtime because it's a genre that's been lost and forgotten. You don't hear many ragtime songs these days, especially for a rock band to write a song in that vein. To me, that was a challenge."
"It was about going back to studying that style of playing and wanting to bring to the table a cool authentic solo," DJ Ashba continued. "I did research on all the ragtime piano riffs. It's really cool. We were able to do it and still make it sound like Sixx:A.M. I used to love listening to Van Halen records as a kid because they would throw in those surprises like 'Ice Cream Man
.' 'I'm super proud of this and happy we put it last."