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Musicians don't respect a lot of the stuff that is
by Adam Rich

Musicians don't respect a lot of the stuff that is
on TRL and a lot of musicians think that stuff on the
radio is not good musically so when musicians say that
they like us it obviously feels good.
- Adam Rich

You don't want the biggest record deal as far as money goes,
you just want to make sure that the people at the label
really support your band and the music and stuff.
- Adam Rich

I really didn't think about song writing.
- Adam Rich

Everything is completely democratic in this band so
far and that is the way that we would like to keep it.
- Adam Rich

 

As far as I can see there are no problems with people
in our band as far as the relationships go anyway.
- Adam Rich

We knew that we wanted to play heavy music but I hadn't
gotten into melody and things like that.
- Adam Rich

Lyrically we tried to just not be the same as a lot
of the other crap that is out there right now.
- Adam Rich

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Being on Ozzfest has been a great way for us to break
out and show metal fans that we have a heavy side.
- Adam Rich

Being a new band, I just can't think of a better way
to get your name out to all of the Hard-Rock crowd
than playing with twenty of the biggest Hard-Rock bands in the world.
- Adam Rich

A lot of big labels will just sign bands like a write off.
- Adam Rich

You have to make sure that your assets and your back
is protected before you make any big decisions.
- Adam Rich

It is, we wanted to make a record that reflected our
love of Hard-Rock music and it is sort of Metal though
we don't really describe ourselves as Metal.
- Adam Rich

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

I wanted to write some lyrics that had some meaning to them,
lyrics that were meaningful to me and hopefully people
can take something from that.
- Adam Rich

We really try to make sure that the band writes the songs,
not just one person.
- Adam Rich

I think that every band tries to mature their sound through their existence,
you know?
- Adam Rich

Well, our songwriting process is pretty collective.
- Adam Rich

So you have to just be really careful and make sure
that when a deal comes along,
that it's like the right deal for you...
not necessarily the most money, because you have to
pay the record label that back in like record sales and stuff.
- Adam Rich

Whether you like another band's music or not you never
know who is going to take you out on tour or who you
are going to be friends with and that is just something that is important to us.
- Adam Rich

Actually, we got signed in November of 2000 with Dreamworks
which is the most amazing label.
We have friends on other labels and though we are not
selling millions of records,
yet, they treat us with tons of respect and give us some very good guidance.
- Adam Rich

That was our first major tour and we got a chance to
play in front of like 5000 people every day so it was
like a Rock and Roll boot camp for us really,
we learned a lot and made a lot of good friends.
- Adam Rich

Those little nimble musicians of the air,
that warble forth their curious ditties,
with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
- Izaak Walton

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
- Duke Ellington

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

I feel really different from other musicians.
- Mary Timony

My training as an engineer has enabled me to design the stuff,
but the reason I do it is not to make music but for
the opportunity to work with musicians.
- Robert Moog

The world is full of musicians who can play great,
and you wouldn't cross the road to see them.
It's people who have this indefinable attitude that are the good ones.
- Nick Lowe

I am constantly being told that I have been a big influence for many people,
including other musicians.
- Joan Armatrading

In January of 1995, my family and I moved to Seattle.
Pearl Jam did the first of their live radio broadcasts,
Monkey Wrench Radio, along with many other Seattle musicians.
- Jack Irons

Don't get me wrong, I've seen some very excellent women musicians.
- Lita Ford

In theory, I'd like to work in a group.
But the group I'd like to work in, all the musicians
in them are long since dead.
- Robert Wyatt

I was able to work with the best musicians in Kansas
City starting when I was really young.
- Pat Metheny

There are a lot better musicians than me out there
that just haven't had the luck to fall into everything like I have.
- Glenn Tipton

Whenever I felt happy about having discovered something,
the first encounter, not only with the public,
with other musicians, with specialists,
etc, was that they rejected it.
- Karlheinz Stockhausen

A lot of musicians have a tough time hearing what we're doing in a trio format.
- Branford Marsalis

These people are artists.
These people are musicians.
They're taking it out and trying to express it that way.
- Marilyn Manson

The great musicians are those who can reach people,
who can make people feel something.
- Sam Rivers

We were brash young fellows'.
I was always hanging with the older crowd anyway.
The musicians were the Hip Cats, and I was hanging with them anyway.
I Just started out real early.
- Bootsy Collins

I think that my past stands me in good stead in that
it does have a certain strength for musicians.
- John Sebastian

Musicians own music because music owns them.
- Virgil Thomson

You know, musicians aren't very stable,
in case you hadn't noticed.
- Josh Silver

I've been around jazz and jazz musicians most of my life.
- Kenneth Rexroth

Working with Benny was important for me and for black musicians in general.
- Lionel Hampton

I'd seen musicians act, and it scares me.
And they make more money than me.
- Tim Roth

I came together with younger musicians and tried to
pass on my own experiences.
In the process, I always tried to maintain my curiosity and spontaneity.
- Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

The kind of music or the kind of arrangements that I do,
the kind of musicians I choose, is just what I like to hear.
- Erykah Badu

Groups are corporations now.
They have pension plans.
Musicians have saw the daylight.
- John Lee Hooker

The musicians I respected were much older than me.
I expected them to cut my head, and they did.
- Wynton Marsalis

It was by listening to Goodman's band,
that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian,
who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up.
- Alvin Lee

I don't take compliments very easily.
I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.
- James Taylor

It's my fault in many cases because I don't initiate
the contact to talk with a lot of other musicians.
- Frank Morgan

When we started making electronic music I imagined
that the reaction we got from the rock musicians must
have been similar to the one the beat groups got from people like my dad.
- Trevor Horn

I think the future looks great for music,
musicians, bass players, and all we love about music.
- Billy Sheehan

Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due.
- James Cook

When I was recording from '70 to '82,
I always played piano and laid the tracks down.
But I used to talk to the other musicians while the track was playing.
- Roy Ayers

A lot of people think that punk rock musicians don't know what they're doing.
- Travis Barker

One of the things that's clear to me from interviews
that I've read is that the more popular successful
jazz musicians had audiences above and beyond the music community.
- Branford Marsalis

I've always thought that actors wanted to be pop musicians
and pop musicians wanted to be actors.
- Gary Kemp

In other words, musicians know that going back to the Spoonful,
what we were doing was not copying.
- John Sebastian

We're not like pop musicians who have to perform the
same top ten tunes every night of a tour.
- Oscar Peterson

Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.
- Louis Armstrong

Why do musicians give so much time to charitable causes?
The most humanitarian cause that we can give our time
to is the creation and performance of music itself.
- Billy Joel

When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra,
I get 30.
- Les Baxter

Success breeds volume, and it's just amazing how many young writers,
artists, and musicians there are in town.
- Steven Curtis Chapman

I realized pretty soon that I have to do more than
just play bass in the background way.
So, I developed a kind of playing which only a handful of musicians accepted.
- Eberhard Weber

Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.
- Billy Joel

I lived in an area where there were a lot of rock musicians,
and we got together regularly in our studios.
- Ken Hensley

A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will
on unsuspecting air molecules,
often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.
- Frank Zappa

The people in Japan know more about the history of
jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.
- Billy Higgins

You can read all the textbooks and listen to all the records,
but you have to play with musicians that are better than you.
- Stan Getz

Regardless of who originally made it popular,
any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and
imagination of other musicians and performers.
- Les Baxter


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