"I've been playing since I was 12 years old, but nothing serious. I was a five-minute-per-week hobby drummer. I'd only played to my iPod with headphones on. It was always a dream to be in a band, but with acting going on, I never really considered it being something that could actually happen. And if I could get in a band, I wanted it to be something that was completely serious, with good music.
"But it felt like one of those jobs when you're a kid and you want to be an astronaut or something. I've been very fortunate in my life to have three of those jobs — being an actor, a race car driver and now a musician."
On how he ended up in a band from Arizona:
"My girlfriend was contacted by the lead singer, Aaron, just kind of saying, 'We have mutual friends, check out our music.' So we listened to You Hang Up, and I really, really liked it — it's the type of music I listen to.
"Then Aaron said he saw a video of me drumming on my Myspace profile. He asked if I've ever been interested in playing in a band, and literally that day we got lunch and talked about the band and the music and I said I'd love to be a part of it. That was Dec. 20; we had our first practice Jan. 1."
On how the band is coming along:
"We've progressed insanely. We've been trying to keep everything completely under the radar as long as possible, playing small shows under different band names. Now we're ready to go out and show everyone what we're made of. We had rehearsal last night — the new stuff we're coming out with is exciting. So far it's been an amazingly fun experience, and that's what's important."
On his future in all three careers:
"I want to go racing, for sure, but I'm really excited about the band. I've also got some acting things going, a show I'm developing. I'm busy! Acting was on the back burner for a few years, but now I've got the option of heading back that way. The problem is that all three jobs are full-time."
How Hollywood of him to be trying everything — is a cologne or fashion line next?