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The band has always stayed close to its fans and not sold out.
by Adrian Smith

The band has always stayed close to its fans and not sold out.
That's a very rare thing.
I can see how rare that is having been outside of the band for eight years.
Maiden has integrity.
I think people appreciate that.
- Adrian Smith

A band is sort of like a star.
It reaches a peak and burns out.
To have five guys working in perfect harmony longer
than a couple years is difficult.
- Adrian Smith

We are one of the last heavy metal bands.
Iron Maiden has always been unique.
- Adrian Smith

We try and stay out of the corporate side of it.
The band has never compromised.
At some point in our career we could have made a certain
type of record and sold millions of units,
as they are called.
- Adrian Smith

 

Just start dancing and the band will find you.
- Tama Kieves

The man who can't dance thinks the band is no good.
- Polish Proverb

All we are is dust in the wind.
- the band Kansas

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It was very difficult for me to be the only lyricist in the band.
- Steven Tyler

But primarily, the drummer's supposed to sit back there and swing the band.
- Buddy Rich

Our fans make the band.
What they give we give right back.
They're an integral part of us.
They ARE us.
- Jonathan Davis

But my favorite band is Curbside Life,
out of Chicago.
- Augusten Burroughs

If you are a pop band, don't say you're a metal band.
Poison and Warrant were about as metal as the Backstreet Boys.
- Geezer Butler

With my little band, I did everything they did with a big band.
I made the blues jump.
- Louis Jordan

If Beethoven and Bach hooked up with Mozart and made a band,
they could be a distant runner up to The D. - Jack Black

Our studio is kind of built into our home,
so it's a place you can ramble, and we can do a pretty good recording here.
The band is really comfortable her.
- Chris Frantz

It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way,
rather than a band way.
- Gerry Mulligan

The biggest misconception about us is that we're just a rock band.
We think our music is a cross-section of many genres;
a hybrid of what the six of us have grown up on.
- Brad Delson

That was the whole point in forming a band.
Girls.
Absolutely gorgeous girls.
- Simon Le Bon

It's a 360-degree sound experience.
Like you're in the middle of the band.
A lot of people have the technology to play the format,
so why not put it out there.
It sounds great.
- Aaron Neville

We thought that's the way you were supposed to be if
you were in a rock 'n' roll band.
Flamboyant.
- David Johansen

The chances of a reunion now are less likely.
I was thinking of having a 40th anniversary of the band,
but now they are really another band,
so it's all a bit weird.
- Alvin Lee

Yes, we are fortunate because as a band we've always been on the up,
always getting more successful.
- Glenn Tipton

Nothing is ever a barometer.
Nothing is ever for sure except that this band has been around forever.
- Steven Tyler

I refuse to dance.
And I can't dance anyway.
I'm not in a band for that.
- Liam Gallagher

The Band is sounding real good.
We've been doing some dates together and they've been going well.
- Rick Danko

The band couldn't have happened anywhere else in the world but New York.
That was the catalyst.
- Jan Hammer

Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band -
we wanted to play rock and roll only.
- Ritchie Blackmore

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.
- Paul Westerberg

So, practice, particularly after you've attained a job,
any kind of job, like playing with a four piece band,
that's...
an opportunity to develop.
- Buddy Rich

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.
- Charisma Carpenter

In a lot of aspects it's cooler that we don't have
a lot of really overly famous people in the band.
- Neil Schon

I was trying to take the band in a direction that I thought was appropriate,
and Roth was trying to take the band in more of a Las Vegas direction.
And there he is.
- Eddie Van Halen

The reason I don't tour is that I don't know how to front a band.
What would I do? I can't really play anything well
enough to deal with that situation.
- Brian Eno

I think that the climate within the band has changed,
it's now in a more functional situation.
- Billy Sherwood

Willie Nelson, out there 200 days a year,
calls his band family.
And it is.
- Brad Paisley

The only thing that's really riled me up in the last
ten years has been the White Stripes.
That's the one band that's gotten me competitive,
and that's good.
- Courtney Love

Some people even went off to form another band,
Power Station.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

I think there's nothing better than seeing a three-chord
straight up rock 'n' roll band in your face with sweaty
music and three minute good songs.
- Joan Jett

Sometimes the band can't fully hear your fill,
so they come in differently.
So I've also learned not to really step out too much,
because you sacrifice the band when you do that.
- John Otto

Nikki lives around the corner from me and I see him all the time.
We talk a lot, and of course we're still friends.
That was our baby, Motley Crue, we put that band together.
- Tommy Lee

It creates a conflict of interest - what songs would I use for me,
and what would I use for the band.
- Martin Gore

I haven't a great jazz band, and I don't want one.
- Glenn Miller

I wanted to be in a band that shared ideas and were in it together.
- Roger Daltrey

I mean, I'm in a band, we're reasonably successful,
I've got a very nice suit - I'm not even a bad person-
so why can't I get a shag?
- Colin Greenwood

In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band,
we were called Feeble.
We were just playing locally.
- Travis Barker

People just don't laugh when their family is violated,
and you don't shrug it off.
You band together and you defend together.
It's a funny, primitive instinct.
- Phillip Noyce

It's nice to finally have a CD out which reflects my songwriting,
my singing and the band that I have.
- Mick Taylor

I would say that longtime fans of the Rolling Stones
will be thrilled with these results,
and new fans will understand why they're the greatest
rock'n'roll band in the world.
- Don Was

I was in a band called the valentines and they broke up last week.
- Bon Scott

Over all our happy country - over all our Nation spread,
Is a band of noble heroes - is our Army of the Dead.
- Will Carleton

If you're the band leader you ask more of yourself than anyone else,
so they tend to raise the bar for me.
- Kristin Hersh

After about a year or so, I was in L.A.;
I'd decided to try to get a band together out there.
- Stephen Stills

I love horns, and the bigger the band,
the better it sounds to my ear.
- Levon Helm

There'll be no oiling up with this band.
The oil has been there for years and it only gets better.
- Clarence Clemons

We've always been a band that stood up for what we thought was right.
- Jeff Ament

The Millennium Stadium thing was for the Tsunami concert.
It was a thing that I think every band in the country
would have liked to be a part of at the time that it happened.
- Kelly Jones

When I go to a concert, I can't believe that people
pay lots of money to see a band that they obviously
like and then they dance the whole time.
- John Hughes

The band has a liberal philosophy - that's sort of a given.
- Thurston Moore

Age 10.
I joined the school marching band as a drummer.
- Adrian Belew

I only went a year to high school.
I should have been in high school, but I was in a band,
and when you're successful doing that -
well,
you aren't too likely to go back.
- Peter Noone

One of the main things we learned as a band in those
days was not to be the headliner.
- Paul Kantner

I got the whole band set up in the basement and we are jamming.
- Sebastian Bach

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.
- Ed O'Brien

Instead of going out and shooting people,
why don't you go start a band.
- Joel Madden

I got fed up with being in bands.
I spent a couple of years touring the country in a smoked filled band,
doing lots of drugs and being really unhealthy.
- Cliff Martinez

I had the first integrated Army band in World War II.
- Dave Brubeck

There's sort of an open offer to work with a guy in
Los Angeles who does big band and orchestra arrangements
who was at least an acquaintance to Les Baxter before he passed away.
- Jello Biafra

While I was into many different types of music,
and played with many different local groups,
I really didn't have a band to call my own until Dire
Straits was formed in 1977.
- Mark Knopfler

After all these years, I'm finally into soccer.
The World Cup is on, and my band is an international group -
they're all around me,
cheering in the hotel bars.
- Art Garfunkel

We were a country band with a social conscience.
- Kinky Friedman

No band is special, no player royalty.
- Krist Novoselic


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