Rock is about finding who you are. You don't necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all. You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band.
We're not a political band. We don't want to tell people what to do or what to think. We just want to tell them to think.
It was a great thrill just to know Roy Orbison, so to play, sing, write hit songs with him and have him in The Traveling Wilburys was beyond my wildest dreams!
Yeah, I was with Jethro Tull for three weeks, so what?
A good band is like a team. You want to have the right balance. It's not always the best people you need, but the right ones for the job.
By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum
I played in rhumba bands, mickey mouse bands; all kinds of bands.
My roots and Victor's are jazz, basically, but these two young fellows that we have with us come out of rock bands. And they're tremendously exciting players.
In S Club I played a role in a band, but now I can go off and be me - My horizon's wide open now. It's scary and it's daunting, but it's an absolute thrill. I feel brand new!
When I left HEEP I didn't know what I wanted! It took me a long time to adjust to life away from the band and the only thing I knew was that I didn't want to repeat my mistakes!
I was brought up with psychics and tarot cards. My mum was always told I was going to be in a boy band and be famous as a singer.
There's fifty bands doing my riffs for ever and ever.
The north of the Central African Republic is now a war zone, with rival armed bands burning villages, kidnapping children, robbing travelers and killing people with impunity.
This is funny because I just had a job over the summer for VH1, a project I did called Strange Frequency where I got to play a Goth rock band singer.
I don't think I get the respect as a singer. With this record, I wanted to bring respect to my band.
Well, a sort of epiphany: I was in a great band. And it's very cool to be at 53 and realise that when you were a kid you were in a great band.
Shoe Suede Blues is ten years old this year. The Band consists of four members.
See, I never wrote arrangements for the band for Judy Garland; I did strictly special material, special lyrics, put together all of her medleys.
One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'.
When Ronald Reagan was elected I was on a bus traveling with a band in France. I wrote a little arrangement of The Star Spangled Banner in a minor key.
If I could be in any band, I think it would have to be The Beatles. That would have been a lot of fun.
I used to play the piano in the band, and so there's some horrendous scenes of me playing the keyboards.
We've worked very hard as a band and would like to think we've got this far on the strength of our music.
As soon as it was understood that we could handle things in our own way, it was the thrill of my life to walk out on that stage with people just hemming the band in.
There's always some promoter having an '80s night, saying, We'll supply the band. All you can drink.
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