Q: So, come here often?
Ed: Ted Turner is one of my heroes, since I grew up here. I finally got to meet him at a Hawks game. (Ed's wife, Michaeline, gets him books for Christmas each year. A signed copy of "Call Me Ted" is a prized volume in his library.)
Q: What is it with you guys and Twitter?
Dean: I sort of got addicted to it. We try to be interactive. We do hear from an assortment of nuts. That's just part of the territory.
Ed: We always make ourselves accessible to fans. You just want to thank everybody.
Q: Talk about the new album.
Dean: The process was the most fun we've had in years. We sequestered ourselves.
Ed: It's organic. It sort of gets back to playing in our parents' basement. This album isn't even out yet and I still have the same fulfillment with it as one of our biggest selling records. The song I'm most proud of is "Understanding." We wrote it together.
Q: When do you know a song is finally finished?
Ed: When Dean says, please, don't play that anymore.
Dean: We have to put ourselves on deadlines. You have to have discipline, and just call it.
Q: What does it mean to you to be inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame?
Ed: It takes you back for a second. It's unbelievably flattering. There's a lot of people to thank. We need to start making that list. There's so much history in Georgia music. It's fun to say I'm from Atlanta. We have the Indigo Girls, T-Pain, Usher, Jermaine Dupri. It's inspiring.
Q: Has being on the "Twilight" soundtrack attracted a new fan base?
Ed: Our audience has gotten a little bit younger, but we're always willing to play the music from when fans discovered us. We're not one of those bands that's too cool for the songs.
Q: What do you listen to?
Ed: My 11-year-old son just got an iPod for his birthday. Daddy loaded some songs onto it: U2, The Cure, REM, Bob Marley, Roxy Music.
Q: So Dean, what was the deal with the Myrtle Beach fisticuffs?
Dean: Some guy thought I was messing with his girlfriend.
Q: Were you?
31st annual Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards Show
6:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Tickets $75. Tables $750, $1,000. Georgia World Congress Center, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd. N.W. 770-491-9494, Ext. 15; www.georgiamusic.org .