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To be a great band it's like you have that telepathy. You know when the bass player's in back of you without even looking. You know when your guitar player's coming up to you to lean up to you and sing into your microphone. You just know these things. You feel it. You feel the energy of it.
Who you are as a performer is one thing, but when you're making records, you're dealing with musicians' tastes, their goals, their wants, their needs, everyone's individual pride.
I'm going to take care of myself because that's what I need to take care of.
I had a period in my life in the '90s where I was definitely young, dumb, and full of even more dumb.
Bowie's obviously my biggest influence.
Eventually I want to subsidize my income with other creative outlets that are going to not keep me tied to the road so much.
I can't read sheet music, I have to just listen to it, and then just go for it.
As I've gotten older, I've found that I'm not afraid anymore to throw my influences into making a record.
I sang in choir as a kid.
You know, you've got to be careful with how you educate your kids in rock'n'roll fashion.
But at this phase of my life, I want to write and not have to think about whether a song is going to be a hit. I want to explore the music that inspires me, and I don't want to ape myself.
To be appreciated by a whole 'nother generation of fans, all of a sudden discovering you, it's kind of what I did with the classic bands I love - the ones that influenced me.
When I put out a record or single I don't allow myself to set up expectations like, 'This song must be a number one hit. Its got to sell X amount of records.'
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