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.
The band I've played with for 10 or 12 years now, we've been all over, but we mostly play in LA
I have no skanky guys in my band nor on my bus. If they are they get the boot real quick
I'm just really happy, because I think we're a great band, and I really like great bands.
The history of all big jazz bands shows was, first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing.
I had previously been in the band the Modern Lovers with Jonathan Richman.
Yeah, yeah I think that's one of the biggest misconceptions towards the band. The biggest one is that we're Satan worshippers, but next to that just the fact that we're normal
Every band needs it's own special chemistry. And Bez was a very good chemist.
After about a year or so, I was in L.A.; I'd decided to try to get a band together out there
I always saw being in a band a full time job.
By the time I did that third solo album, I'd finally learned how to do it, but I'd also learned that I liked being in a band
I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a musician and a big band leader and made records.
A good bassist determines the direction of any band.
You can never rely on musicians. I quit high school at one point to make a go of it with this band and we kept breaking up. So I went back to school.
My older brother and myself always played together in bands, but we never knew we would be professional musicians.
I was a really crazy kid. I'm still a crazy kid. That's the nice thing about being in a rock band. You can feel 14 forever.
Other bands gave us lip service, but when it came down to it they kind of backed off. That was a little disheartening. But I respect them. That's their business.
I need the money. People don't understand how little money you make in a band.
Paul Butterfield and I had a band together at one point.
I suppose subconsciously I was thinking in terms of having the scale of it matching the scale of the images. Hence the sort of string quartet, jazz band and electronic stuff.
Yes, but don't forget I also have the luxury of the worlds finest band when it gets lonely.
I still think the best metal bands have a blues feel. The first Black Sabbath album is kind of a bludgeoning of blues. Deep Purple also started out as a blues band.
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
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