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In a band that works out well, everybody has a certain role to fulfill. ...
by Gavin Rossdale

In a band that works out well, everybody has a certain role to fulfill.
- Gavin Rossdale

The only people who benefit from lawsuits are lawyers.
I think we made a couple of them rich.
- Gavin Rossdale

For the sound we produce, everybody is equally important.
Each of us has a very different personality and that
is what keeps Bush alive.
- Gavin Rossdale

Being real is what is important.
- Gavin Rossdale

 

I think it's pretty normal that there are a lot of
people out there who don't like us.
- Gavin Rossdale

Lyrics are really important for me.
- Gavin Rossdale

I think people are too hard on the Pistols.
The Pistols started the whole punk thing and never saw much money.
- Gavin Rossdale

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I am really addicted to music.
- Gavin Rossdale

For some critics we might be uncool on account of our popularity.
- Gavin Rossdale

It's pretty hard to make out what's going to be a commercial success and what's not.
- Gavin Rossdale

Any reaction is better than none.
- Gavin Rossdale

I don't see myself as the boss.
I sing and write the songs, and it would feel strange
if somebody else wrote the lyrics I sang.
- Gavin Rossdale

Wherever you look there are inspirations,
books, literature, paintings, landscapes,
everything.
Just living is an inspiration.
- Gavin Rossdale

Playing live, you can't survive, certainly not in England.
We used to work daytime jobs and play gigs at night.
It was very exhausting.
- Gavin Rossdale

I don't know any musician who got to the top without hard work.
Take whoever you want.
They all work bloody hard, harder than you think.
- Gavin Rossdale

When I first began to write, I was writing on bass,
because I was thinking more Public Image,
more dub.
- Gavin Rossdale

I have always been fascinated by dark and mysterious stuff.
I guess I have a pretty dark and gloomy side.
Writing songs saves me from going completely gonzo.
- Gavin Rossdale

I'm not a workaholic, but I was a bit manic,
I have to confess.
- Gavin Rossdale

Dub and reggae...
I play that a lot around the house.
- Gavin Rossdale

A happy wife is a happy life.
- Gavin Rossdale

As much as we all love playing live,
it's not normal to be on the road all the time,
to have no home.
- Gavin Rossdale

I quite like Low, the band from Minnesota.
They're absolutely mesmerizing.
I get much the same feeling from anything that Will Oldham does.
- Gavin Rossdale

As an artist, you're pretty sheltered backstage.
You often don't know what's going on out there.
- Gavin Rossdale

I love playing live, I don't like studios all that much.
I need the reaction of the audience.
- Gavin Rossdale

I always wrote about things that were important to me.
I think our past success showed that it was also important for a lot of others.
- Gavin Rossdale

The Beatles, the Small Faces and the Kinks were great bands,
but that was in the '60s.
- Gavin Rossdale

If you just keep your head down and just try and do your thing,
sometimes magic happens.
- Gavin Rossdale

Only the guys who never made it and will never make it in the U.S.
need to put up the front that they don't care about America.
- Gavin Rossdale

We recorded our first CD, Sixteen Stone,
with a small budget and never dreamed that we would
enjoy such a high success.
It was simply fantastic.
- Gavin Rossdale

I pretty much grew up when punk was big in the UK.
The Sex Pistols were heroes for me.
I used to run around like Johnny Rotten.
I had a jacket like his.
- Gavin Rossdale

I was pretty taken with Patti Smith,
she was my heroine.
- Gavin Rossdale

The more I talk about things, the more I understand myself.
- Gavin Rossdale

Bob Dylan has a way with words that simply blows me away.
When he forgets his lyrics he just makes up new ones on the spot,
that is what I called talented!
- Gavin Rossdale

I love seeing the fans of the music that I make.
- Gavin Rossdale

I love what I'm doing most of the time,
but it's hard work.
People only see your albums in the charts.
They see us at award shows and after-show parties.
They don't know about your doubts, the hard work that goes in.
- Gavin Rossdale

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

I played trombone for 10 minutes, and then I was in
an accordion band in school for even less.
- Colm Meaney

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

After wrestling with myself for six months,
I began medical treatment.
During that time I started a band with some friends
of mine called Jack's Car,
but that didn't last.
- Jack Irons

I wanted to be in a band that gave bang for the buck.
I wanted to be in the band who didn't look like a bunch of guys who,
you know, should be in a library studying for their finals.
- Gene Simmons

In a strange kind of way I know were really popular
and probably the biggest band in the country at the moment,
but at the same time there is this real cult thing going on.
- Dan Hawkins

Everything is a battle with this band.
- Kenny Hickey

The most important thing is that it's much more fun
to play in a band than to be in an audience in a club.
That's the main thing I think, that you can do it.
- Ikue Mori

Ella can work nightclubs that Duke might not be able to work,
because of having the big band.
Where they go now is strictly a matter of their own names and talents.
- Norman Granz

My other family is Fleetwood Mac.
I don't need the money, but there's an emotional need
for me to go on the road again.
There's a love there; we're a band of brothers.
- Stevie Nicks

We are not a Zappa cover band.
We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the
Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex.
- Jimmy Carl Black

It comes down to building your own world out here on the road.
It's who you surround yourself with.
My band and crew are really positive guys.
- Brad Paisley

I learned the songs and played the gigs,
and then they called me about a month later.
They told me they were like super stoked on me and
asked me to join their band.
- Travis Barker

I think anyone would want to see their favorite band
in a small club over a large stadium.
- Bill Wyman

I'm just really happy, because I think we're a great band,
and I really like great bands.
- Krist Novoselic

Nothing could ever stop Kiss.
I've seen the band in down times where critics were
like vultures circling overhead saying things like,
'Well, you know it's the end of your career.'
- Paul Stanley

My first band, Kid Wicked, we did half covers and half originals.
- Sebastian Bach

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

As I said to Ringo, I was in a successful Rock N Roll band.
He was in a band that changed the world.
That's the difference.
- Greg Lake

To me, Sabbath was always JUSt a really heavy blues band.
That s all we were.
We just took those blues roots and made them heavier.
- Geezer Butler

I love being in a band.
I love that collaborative spirit, although some would
suggest that I don't get involved in the collaborative spirit,
but it's not true.
- Trevor Rabin

I think we all appreciate it now just how lucky we
are to be in a band like Judas Priest.
- Glenn Tipton

I have always had a tremendous amount of energy and
any band I was ever in from the age of fourteen,
I would always be the one who would describe the future and vibe everyone up.
- Jim Capaldi

Being a songwriter does not rely on an audience or
other band members or a camera.
I can just sit in a room and write songs.
- Rick Springfield

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

You know, in the 1970's, when I was in high school,
I belonged to a band called the Happy Funk Band.
Until an unfortunate typo caused us to be expelled from school.
- Colin Mochrie

I sang opera, I sang show tunes.
I got into a rock band for a while.
I've sung a lot of different things.
- Tom Wopat

Coming back to Yes is like never having left.
Even when I have not been in the band,
I have always felt part of it.
- Rick Wakeman

I think we are looked upon as a veteran band.
- Lou Gramm

My current project is my band, Population 1.
We are writing, rehearsing and playing in Los Angeles.
- Nuno Bettencourt

I quit the tax job then and decided that I was going to play in a band.
I answered ads in the Village Voice and went through
two days of auditioning for bands.
- Robert Quine

I think every band is a little cautious when the drummer starts to write tunes.
- Matt Cameron

Hopefully people can look at our band and see that we're a heavy rock band.
We're definitely not a metal band, but we're a band
that focuses on meaningful lyrics and melody.
- Adam Rich

The band cannot sign to another label or even put out
its own material unless they are released from their agreement,
which never happens.
- Steve Albini


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