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Adrian Smith Quotes and Sayings

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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

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

 

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

To me, there is nothing better than me going into the
studio with a live band and hearing those violins and
that echo and that sound.
I mean I loved it.
- Bobby Vinton

I couldn't put my finger on one reason why we broke up.
It was time, and we were spreading out.
They were spreading out more than I was.
I would've stayed with the band.
- Ringo Starr

I however don't go to clubs to show off and to be seen,
and certainly not to make statements.
I just want to be able to quietly watch a band.
- Ritchie Blackmore

And I look forward to the time when I can become more
indulgent with my songwriting.
But this band is a family, and it's a process that
we have to grow with together.
- Stone Gossard

My high-school dream was to be in a band,
pay my rent and eat - and I've been able to do that for 20 years.
So I'm completely content.
- Evan Dando

We played some gigs in Switzerland a couple of weeks
ago and it was the first time I really felt the group
was really a band in the sense of something I could write for.
- Fred Frith

We have people in the band who don't drink or do drugs...
some of us like to go sightseeing.
- Mike Shinoda

Lawyer acted without authority from our band.
He had no right to sell the Wallowa country.
- Chief Joseph

Pity speaks to grief More sweetly than a band of instruments.
- Barry Cornwall

It's been such a group effort.
When you're a new band and you have limited resources,
you end up getting people that are there because they love what you do,
and that's great.
- Balthazar Getty

I joined a band to hit things.
- Larry Mullen

The band's filter, but playing live is a lot of fun.
- Elliott Smith

With four perfectionists in the band,
we have a hard time reaching perfection.
- Adam Jones

I played Big Band jazz music.
I wasn't into rock and roll.
I was just there because it was a living.
I surprised everyone.
I'm still surprising people.
- Bobby Vinton

There's no substitute for live work to keep a band together.
- Keith Richards

Then I left that school and I went to Cerritos College,
which was in southern California; they had one of the
best big band programs in the country at the time.
- Bobby McFerrin

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

The Band never really played big concert tours.
We never sold millions and millions of albums.
- Levon Helm

I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to
join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit.
- Travis Barker

The band we have now on stage is the band I always wanted to be in.
- James Young

Paul persuaded me to join the band.
I would never have had the courage otherwise.
It was fun at the beginning.
We were playing just for fun, with Paul's group.
- Linda McCartney

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

I have a really good band, and just returned from a
short tour in California.
It hasn't always gone that well.
- Mick Taylor

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

I don't see us as a big media gimmick band.
We don't have a cultivated appearance or anything like Kiss.
- Tom Verlaine

Christ: I dislike him very much.
Still, I can stand him.
What I cannot stand is the wretched band of people
whose profession is to hoodwink us about him.
- Samuel Butler

I listen to Helmet - and I love Helmet,
they're a great band - but every song sounds the same.
- Adam Jones

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

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

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.
- Bob Geldof

I'll come in with a string of riffs and direct the musical ideas.
But you still need a band and their input to make the ideas come alive.
You can't underestimate band chemistry.
- Billy Corgan

I hope to find the perfect band as well,
I really do, and I'm working very hard to find that band.
- Vinnie Vincent

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

A lot of times, when a band finds success with a certain style or sound,
they have a really hard time breaking away from that to grow as artists.
- Matt Cameron

If a band is really good and the chemistry is unique,
it should continue.
But I guess David is just very happy doing his solo career.
He's got a different band every time he goes out.
- Chris Frantz

As good as I am, I'm nothing without my band.
- Steven Tyler

I see myself as the buffer between the band and the record company.
- Jerry Harrison

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

I always saw being in a band a full time job.
- Holly Johnson

If your album sells, that's cool, more people find out about you,
more people get turned on to what we're really about-which
is a live rock and roll band.
- Nikki Sixx

It isn't a band.
It's bigger than a band.
It's a lifestyle.
- Zakk Wylde

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

I had previously been in the band the Modern Lovers with Jonathan Richman.
- Jerry Harrison

I think Andy Kaufman is to comedy what the Velvet Underground was to music -
it's like,
80 thousand records sold, but everybody who bought one started a band.
- Courtney Love

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.
- Greg Ginn

Marc Bolan had inspired so many people to pick up a guitar and join a band.
- Tony Visconti

My brother had a big band in high school;
after that we continued to play together,
eventually forming a group called the Jazz Brothers,
that recorded for Riverside Records.
- Chuck Mangione

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

I love the idea of stepping out of the band situation
into a solo world with no boundaries,
no expectations, where nothing is out of bounds.
- Tommy Shaw

The guys in my band are good friends on and off the stage.
The band members that I have now is probably the best
band that I have ever had.
- Ace Frehley

Paul Butterfield and I had a band together at one point.
- Rick Danko

The Jug Band was exactly what I wanted to do,
and it wasn't my idea.
- John Sebastian

It was mind-blowing.
It was a small place with 2,000 standing-up tickets.
It's great to have your band back and working and playing again,
people have been so generous.
- Andy Taylor

I was so anxious to succeed that I made a practice
of appearing on all the disc jockey shows I could,
in order to publicize the band.
- Lawrence Welk

It was very interesting, and we went to Germany and
we toured Germany like we were a German band in 1985.
- Ruben Blades

It's a big shame, because 'Trixter' in my mind were
what a real rock n' roll band is all about.
- Steve Brown

THE GODS was my first professional band and I learned a lot during that time.
It was very cool playing with so many great musicians
as it helped me to learn.
- Ken Hensley

The band I've played with for 10 or 12 years now,
we've been all over, but we mostly play in LA.
- Harry Dean Stanton

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

We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops.
- Simon Le Bon

I ain't heard anyone play like I do in my band and
I am very happy about that.
- John Entwistle

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.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

I really believe that we're a studio-based band,
and I have always thought that.
- Josh Silver


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