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I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That's what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up.
All of our songs take these really big creative turns and twists throughout the process, so sometimes songs will start out as a melody or some musical chord progressions.
I don't like to hold back, because that's how you hurt yourself.
It's not cool to be an alcoholic.
When I'm writing, I'm constantly thinking about myself, because it's the only experience I have to draw on. And I don't see an exact reflection of myself in every face in the audience, but I know that my songs have validity to them, and that's why the fans are there.
I don't drink. I choose to be sober now. I have drunk over the last six years, but I just don't want to be that person anymore.
You're constantly trying to prove yourself, even after you've made it.
The fans are the biggest reason we do what we do.
Asking someone to describe what something sounds like is like telling a blind person to guess what I look like.
It's cool to be a part of recovery. This is just who I am, this is what I write about, what I do, and most of my work has been a reflection of what I've been going through in one way or another.
As an artist, I want a reaction.
My favorite jellybean is the pink one with the flavor inside.
This is a business of love and labor.
We'd like to think that our music will always be bigger than any one of our individual personalities.
There are always going to be encounters that you kind of wish went differently. But the average fan really isn't fanatical.
I have been able to tap into all the negative things that can happen to me throughout my life by numbing myself to the pain so to speak and kind of being able to vent it through my music.
For me, you say the words 'concept record,' and the first thing I think of is theater or the opera or something.
Once we start hitting lyrical themes that can whack you from all these different perspectives, we know we're onto something special.
We're shooting for the title of hardest-working band in America.
We like playing smaller venues, but we know how many people want to come and see us so we don't ever want to stop anyone who wants to come to a show from coming.
We're not a political band, we're a socially-minded band.
If fans come up to me, I talk to them.
I don't go out and pick fights.
We don't sit down and go, 'People are uneasy about the economy. Let's write about that.'
Touring for two years is excruciating.
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