In an interview in 2004, Jay talked about how he thought the band was coming to a close before Brett came back. He was asked if they would have made another record if it hadn't happened:
"No. I can only preface it by saying that I wouldn't have made another record. I don't think I would've been in the band. I was done. We got dropped off of both of our labels, Sony and Warner Brothers, Bobby (Schayer) quit, no-one was really that happy. I was done. I was like, 'Fuck it, whatever, I'm finished with this, it's just not working.'"
Brian: "You know, when you’re talking about what is the longevity of a punk band, it’s never been tested. I’m (now) using the metal model: I look at bands who are 10 years older than us, who are still relevant to their fans, or still seemingly seem to really enjoy what they’re doing. And I do realize that it’s possible to continue just along those lines. To me, I can tell you that we’re not interested in becoming a heritage act, and if it comes to the point where we’re not able to continually, you know, expand on what we’re doing… if the art is dead, and it’s just a reenactment, no one’s gonna want to do it. Also, if it’s not fun anymore. I mean, it sounds kind of, you know, level one, but this has to be a good time, and we just love playing. And if it ever feels like work, then you know what? It probably is. And it might be time to get a better job."
Brett: "I think that I would rather see the band go into a different mode rather than just saying 'We quit.' I don't think they ever have to stop. I think at some point what they should probably do and look at touring as a sustainable resource. In the interest of keeping it going forever, instead of doing world tours, start playing special shows and fewer shows. Hitting the major markets fewer times. And when you do it, make an event out of it." 
|cleaned up, added Brian and Brett quotes - By Stinger66