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.
What you hear about the band is always going to be more disturbing than any particular song.
That a man can take pleasure in marching in formation to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed.
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.
We're not arrogant, we just believe we're the best band in the world.
Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the hard work in that we did when we were young performers.
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.
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.
We are different people - you get a different take on the band whoever you speak to. Somehow, at the end of it, it goes through the filtering process and out comes the Radiohead thing.
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