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I'm a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar
player and we've been in many bands.
- Adam Jones

For me, naming bands was the forerunner to really writing lyrics,
because I work off titles.
- Jim Capaldi

We didn't go for music that sounded like blues,
or jazz, or rock, or Led Zeppelin, or Rolling Stones.
We didn't want to be like any of the other bands.
- Michael Giles

If journalists ask you again and again about the same bands,
you'll end up saying you hate them just because you're
so fed up with being asked all those stupid questions.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

 

My overnight success was really 15 years in the making.
I'd been writing songs since I was 6 and playing in
bands and performing since I was 14.
- Lisa Loeb

It's a bummer sometimes but I always believe that great
bands and great music always prevail.
- Steve Brown

I love Les Beaux Peeps.
Everyone in that band works together really well.
I used to go out to see bands a lot;
now it seems there just aren't any I like.
- Clea Duvall

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Insurrection by means of guerrilla bands is the true
method of warfare for all nations desirous of emancipating
themselves from a foreign yoke.
It is invincible, indestructible.
- Giuseppe Mazzini

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

When it comes to girl bands, we're all rivals.
- Jenny Frost

We have an electronic vein we have tapped and applied
it to a rock setting like tons of bands out there.
- Mike Lowry

It seems like the older bands are bigger than ever.
We get a mixed crowd where you have kids and old blokes like me.
- Geezer Butler

It was really fun.
Well, Bobby was just basically a folk singer.
He didn't play with any bands or anything,
like all the rest of us.
Just played his guitar and sang his songs.
- Barry McGuire

We were lumped into the Lite Metal radio bands.
- Kip Winger

Bands always call me when they are in need of a boost
and I come in and put them back on top.
- Nile Rodgers

If you put this in the context of Detroit in '64 or '65,
the economy was booming.
Everybody had jobs and there was a whole nightclub
culture where bands could work.
- Wayne Kramer

There's a focus that hasn't been there for ages and
ages and some American bands are sounding quite English
like they did in the late 70s and early 80s.
- Graham Coxon

I can understand why those bands do it.
It can be a hell of a lot of bloody fun.
People are allowed to have a bit of fun after the age of 40,
and a lot of them do need the money.
- Nik Kershaw

It's the faster bands that made me want to play guitar,
bands like The Jam.
- Graham Coxon

There's fifty bands doing my riffs for ever and ever.
- Santiago Durango

It takes 300 years, it seems, for the great bands to get their due.
- Clea Duvall

When we started, a lot of bands sounded really different from one another.
- David Byrne

Now I'm having the time of my life being on the road
with one of the world's all-time great big bands,
and performing with symphonies.
I wouldn't trade it for anything.
- Doc Severinsen

A lot of bands that reunite do it for the wrong reasons.
They do it for the bucks and everybody can sense it.
- Glenn Tipton

I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s.
It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion,
cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again.
- Dee Dee Ramone

So when bands work with me and it's 10 o'clock,
usually you'd have to be getting out of the studio,
we could go on until 2 in the morning cause it's my place!
- Billy Sherwood

We wanted to offer something new to our audience.
I hate it when bands stop taking chances.
- Kirk Hammett

Brass bands are all very well in their place -
outdoors and several miles away.
- Thomas Beecham

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.
- Nicholas D. Kristof

Maybe if they start playing new rock bands videos,
then maybe but there is no point in a guy like me spending
250 grand for a video that no one is ever going to see.
- Sebastian Bach

I think that the old Mothers started that trend of rehearsing long hours.
We went as long as the later bands did except we didn't
get paid for it like they did.
- Jimmy Carl Black

I was playing in other rock bands.
Any of those bands didn't last long.
- Ikue Mori

I have never done any other job.
I have sung in bands since I was 15.
I left school completely unqualified.
I have no other training.
- Alison Moyet

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

He's a million rubber bands in his resilience.
- Alan K. Simpson

You have to keep the business side together as well as the creative side.
We have constantly surprised people and stayed with
bands until they have grown on people.
- Greg Ginn

I've played in pipe bands in Scotland,
and I've always played guitars and drums and stuff.
- Ewan McGregor

The history of all big jazz bands shows was,
first they played for dancing, and then they played for singing.
- Norman Granz

Metallica is going to be one of those bands you look
back on in the year 2008,
that people will still listen to the way I still listen
to Zeppelin and Sabbath albums.
- Jason Newsted

I also have a recording studio that I use to produce bands.
- Steve Brown

I love doing stuff with Todd Barry and Jon Benjamin.
We give the stage to good bands and funny people.
- David Cross

We've been gone five years and the best they could
come up with was boy bands?
- Jon Bon Jovi

By now all rock bands are wise enough to be suspicious of music industry scum.
- Steve Albini

The '80s were the worst period.
You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair
and calling themselves metal.
- Geezer Butler

Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the
hard work in that we did when we were young performers.
- Elton John

When you see all of these bands citing you as influences,
it makes you feel relevant.
- Geezer Butler

Most of the people I know in bands, all they are concerned
about is getting to do the next record.
- Bruce McCulloch

We were watching bands like the Ramones and Blondie
and other bands beginning to ignite.
- Jerry Only

A lot of bands were doing remotes from ballrooms around the country.
- Lee Konitz

There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there - good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory... Now look. You built a factory and it turned into something terrific or a great idea - God bless! Keep a hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along."
- Elizabeth Warren

Money changes all the iron rules into rubber bands.
- Ryszard Kapuscinski

Big companies are like marching bands.
Even if half the band is playing random notes,
it still sounds kind of like music.
The concealment of failure is built into them.
- Doug Coupland

I like all music.
Well, I don't like music that was created to make money.
I don't really like bands that don't write their own music.
- James Marsters

It was a scene in the sense that we were all close
and we all knew each other before the different bands had really formed.
We used to rehearse in the same place.
- Arto Lindsay

I listened to a lot of bands that were happening at the time,
but no one in particular.
- Caroline Corr

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

We used to play the Savoy Ballroom, and we always had
a boogie tune in the set.
Bands like Tommy Dorsey used to do a little boogie woogie.
The big bands.
- Jay McShann

When I was a kid I never learned to play.
I actually got in bands through watching people play and copying them.
- Charlie Watts

I do a cover of a Velvet Underground song,
and they were one of the most important bands,
for me.
- Martin Gore

In postscript let's just say that I am very fortunate
cause I've gotten to work with a lot of great bands!
- Jim Diamond

The English scene got more media attention with their emphasis on fashion,
with the safety pins and all.
There were some really good bands over there.
The Sex Pistols were great.
- Greg Ginn

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

Punk rock really influenced me, the basic metal bands,
Zeppelin, Stones and Floyd, and Southern rock bands.
I think I was pretty well-rounded.
- Al Jourgensen

A lot of rock bands are truly a legend in their own minds.
- David Lee Roth

I feel sorry for these kids in bands.
Everything is so disposable nowadays.
These kids don't even get 15 minutes of fame,
it's like a minute and a half.
- Zakk Wylde

Frank's bands could play the hardest stuff and make
it seem like no big deal.
- Dweezil Zappa

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

Other bands gave us lip service, but when it came down
to it they kind of backed off.
That was a little disheartening.
But I respect them.
That's their business.
- Mike McCready

My roots and Victor's are jazz, basically,
but these two young fellows that we have with us come out of rock bands.
And they're tremendously exciting players.
- Chico Hamilton

I've always been very image prone, along the lines
of bands like Black Sabbath and even Devo.
- Peter Steele

This man is freed from servile bands,
Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself,
though not of lands, And leaving nothing,
yet hath all.
- Lord Byron


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