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There's poetry in being the band that can sell out Wembley but also makes a record in a garage. I don't like doing what people expect me to do.
If you were to ask me about a mistake I have made, it's calling my fourth album, 'New Jersey', because for the first time in my life, we were compared to the E Street Band.
Jon Bon Jovi
Military dictatorship, you can focus on it, you can fight it directly. It's a band of power-driven people.
I however don't go to clubs to show off and to be seen, and certainly not to make statements. I just want to be able to quietly watch a band.
When we started the band, it was because we were waiting for a sound that never happened. We got tired of waiting, and we decided to just do it ourselves.
The great thing about rock-n-roll is you realize the top of the mountain is big enough for more than one band.
Every day you wake up is an opportunity to go beyond, and that 's why I let my band go right now. For the first time in my life I'm just roaming around, vagabonding.
I'd make a White Stripes record right now. I'd be in the White Stripes for the rest of my life. That band is the most challenging, important, fulfilling thing ever to happen to me. I wish it was still here. It's something I really, really miss.
The audiences are there as a result of my history with the band but also as a result of my being able to reach people with a tune.
Stand-up don't get no respect - it's the hardest thing to do in show business. You don't have no band and there's no music.
I'll come in with a string of riffs and direct the musical ideas. But you still need a band and their input to make the ideas come alive. You can't underestimate band chemistry.
I do a lot of curiosity buying; I buy it if I like the album cover, I buy it if I like the name of the band, anything that sparks my imagination.
You know why Foo Fighters have been a band for 20 years? Because I've never really told anybody what I think of them. The last thing you ever want to do is go to therapy with your band.
A band's only unique thing is its chemistry, especially if none of you are prodigious players or particularly handsome. The one thing you have is your uniqueness, so we hold on to that.
It was very difficult for me to be the only lyricist in the band.
Music expresses what cannot be put into words I like to think, and I think the band makes a good go at it.
Being in a band turns you into a child and keeps you there.
Being in a band you can wear whatever you want - it's like an excuse for Halloween every day.
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys are simply the best band that ever was.
The band's never taken a year off. Last August we decided to take one, and three months in I was bored to tears.
I quit my band in New York City in 1969 and I got really angry at them. I got angry at one of my guitar players and I dove over the drum set and we got into a fight.
I know a lot of people who wouldn't be comfortable with everything that comes with being in a band as big as Nirvana. The thing that I don't understand is not appreciating that simple gift of being able to play music.
And then there's all these other creeps that surround your band and suck off you like leeches and try to manipulate you and your business. You have to watch like a hawk. I'm always ready to fight. I see it very much as a battle.
If I wasn't bound to Brooklyn, due to my own personal reasons like taking care of my mother and the fact that this is where the band is based, I would probably move to Iceland.
I'm kind of claustrophobic... It's not even like enclosed spaces. It's like I hate being stuck in one band, you know? Just being stuck is the biggest drag, for fear that, you know, just that you can't get out.
John F. Kennedy
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