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.
What you hear about the band is always going to be more disturbing than any particular song.
I started going to Madame Louise's, the lesbian club where all the punk bands used to go - the Sex Pistols, the Clash. I remember seeing Billy Idol walk in there; he was gorgeous.
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.
A rock'n'roll band needs to be able to get under people's skin. You should be able to clear the room at the drop of a hat.
By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum
I don't think anyone has exhausted the range of sound possible in a conventional rock band, but people do become slaves to their own easiest techniques
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.
Finding a good band is Iike finding a good wife. You got to keep trying till you find the right one.
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.
And there was no money in Chicago for a band.
There's fifty bands doing my riffs for ever and ever.
I played the tuba in high school. I wanted to be a member of the marching band. I thought, what can I play that has the most effect? What can I play to get people to laugh?
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.
Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
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.
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