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Bands

Total Quotes : 78
Boy Lot

We didn't realize there were that many boy bands until we started touring in Europe. I don't think we were ever affected by it since a lot of the groups in Europe didn't really sing live, but we did and would perform a cappella as well.

- A. J. McLean

Father Queen

I got a lot of influence from my father, honestly. He'd take me in his car. I'd hear Carlos Santana. I'd hear Queen. I'd hear all these Turkish people, like, bands that he grew up listening to. He was in a band as well.

- Action Bronson

Three Grunge

As far as the grunge thing, there are three bands from Seattle that I would call true grunge.

- Adam Jones

College Doing

Bands like R.E.M. and even The Replacements, during that initial wave of college rock, would sell 40, 50, 100,000 copies of a record, and that would be seen as extremely successful - and definitely enough to keep doing more.

- Adam Schlesinger

Best Always

When I was in bands, I always liked the demo best.

- Agnes Obel

Pink Had

I got my influences from '70s bands - Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, blah blah blah. When I was growing up, we had all these crazy bands on the Top 40. Today, if Pink Floyd released 'Money,' it wouldn't even get played.

- Al Jourgensen

Art Graphics

I actually got into music because of art and because of skateboarding: All those graphics and punk bands and fanzines - they were glued together in my brain.

- Alison Mosshart

Training Other

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

Play Kid

Growing up, I went to the Warped Tour a lot, and I got to see bands like Rancid and AFI and Dropkick Murphys and these bands that meant so much to me when I was a kid - all in succession on these stages, so to get to play that same stage that I watched those bands play is a huge thing for me.

- Andy Biersack

Opening Big

A big problem for me was opening for Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park, two bands that wouldn't exist if it weren't for me, straight up!

- Chino Moreno

Horrible Very

I was in two very horrible bands.

- Colin Hanks

Had Full-On

I had gone full-on folkie; I'd had it with bands.

- Dan Fogelberg

Like Hang

I hate bands that hang around, like, 10 years too long - they're like the drunk at a party you can't get rid of.

- Al Jourgensen

Love Loads

There are loads of bands I'd love to produce.

- Alex Kapranos

Special Your

I'm no fan of jam bands. You can take your Gov't Mule, your Phish, your Rusted Root. But Derek Trucks is a special musician - perhaps the greatest slide guitarist who ever lived.

- Darin Strauss

Down Ever

I don't ever put down bands.

- Daron Malakian

Kid Roll

I never went to rock concerts when I was a kid. I didn't see any rock & roll bands.

- Dave Grohl

Big Very

With pop music, the format dictates the form to a big degree. Just think of the pop single. It has endured as a form even in the download age because bands conform to a strict format, and work, often very productively, within the parameters.

- David Byrne

Good Very

Whitesnake more than most rock bands would get a very significant percentage of women in the audience and those were the ones I'd hear the voices because from where I am on stage is a pretty good spot.

- David Coverdale

Commercial Most

Most bands are commercial enterprises. But I'm not in one of those bands.

- David Johansen

Privilege Held

Wrought upon at length, you may say, by an enthusiasm and frenzy that could brook no control - I burst the tyrant bands, which held my sex in awe, and clandestinely, or by stealth, grasped an opportunity, which custom and the world seemed to deny, as a natural privilege.

- Deborah Sampson

Some Forsaken

Hey bands, you're all welcome to fly me to some exotic location and I'll record you there, Y'know that right? You don't have to come to this God forsaken place. Hope I can visit you all in Australia one of these days that would be hot! We'll talk again soon.

- Jim Diamond

Help Video

I'm trying to help Apple Music be an overall movement in popular culture, everything from unsigned bands to video.

- Jimmy Iovine

Over Had

So I've had lots of different bands over the years who have stayed with me for certain tours.

- Joan Armatrading

Great Nothing

I've seen bands split up for five years and do nothing. That sounds great to me, but it just hasn't worked out that way.

- Joe Perry

Capable Hard Rock

Not a lot of hard rock bands are just letting it all be - they're adding a lot of samples on things, or effects or whatever - and we just wanted the drums to be raw so you could really hear what Brooks Wackerman is capable of.

- Johnny Christ

Been Had

Kerrang asked us to do a heavy metal tribute to one of our favorite heavy metal bands. We had already been jamming out on 'Walk,' so we're like, 'OK. We'll record it for you guys.'

- Johnny Christ

Cherry Southern

Two of my favorite bands, Blackberry Smoke and Black Stone Cherry, I just think both of those bands are a good new progressive kind of Southern Rock that's a little different than us but still has a rootsy thing going on.

- Johnny Van Zant

Wear Had

Well... I had braces and I had to wear headgear! I loved my braces, actually. For me, they were like a piece of jewelry! Instead of the silver or pewter I had gold braces. It was so much fun, I loved them. I got to change the colors and stuff and I had the rubber bands.

- Jordin Sparks

Music Business Put

Obviously, as the music business has suffered tremendously, with being able to illegally download everything, it's also become amazingly easy to find new bands, because everyone can put their stuff online. Even if you can't find a record label, you can find these awesome bands, all over the world.

- Jorma Taccone

Sure Lot

No, I'm sure that there's a lot of L.A. bands out there.

- Josh Silver

Think Country

I definitely listened to country music. I don't think I listened to hair bands as much as I did Bruce Springsteen and U2 and Aerosmith.

- Julianne Hough

Life Cutting Edge

If it wasn't for John Peel, there would be no Joy Division and no New Order. He was one of the few people to give bands that played alternative music a chance to get heard, and he continued to be a champion of cutting-edge music throughout his life.

- Bernard Sumner

Play About

There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap.

- Billie Joe Armstrong

Jazz Been

I'd actually been making my living as an organist with bands since I was probably 15 or 16 years old, and then as a senior in high school I put together a jazz quintet called The Bobby Mack Jazz Quintet.

- Bobby McFerrin

Bus Own

We want to stay on this tour bus together as long as we possibly can. I'm sure a lot of bands are like, 'I need my own space.' But we don't. I want to be with these guys forever.

- Hillary Scott

Advertising Records

This hype word bothers me though It always sounds like an accusation, what does it mean, advertising, column inches in the press? Bands themselves are never really responsible for all of that. That is something that happens to you when you sell millions of records.

- Holly Johnson

Him Broke

We loved Andy, so we wanted to keep him. He was in both bands, but Nerve Agents broke up.

- Brody Armstrong

World Some

I don't think anyone ever plans to change line-ups, but it's something that comes with being in bands. I was in a band once and there were always problems - members come and go - and some of the world's biggest bands have changed line-ups loads!

- Bruno Mars

Best Albums

The Rolling Stones were one of the best bands ever, and 'Sticky Fingers' is one of the best rock albums I've ever heard.

- Buzz Osborne

Sell Albums

The Who is one of my favorite bands of all time. 'The Who Sell Out' is one of the greatest art-project albums of all time.

- Buzz Osborne

Maybe Show

Maybe it's because One Direction was just on 'SNL,' or because I'm playing The Wanted on my Top 40 show, but in terms of boy bands, we're seeing this resurgence, and it's happening, whether you like it or not!

- Carson Daly

Country Became

When I was around 13 years old, I started playing in bands and became obsessed with Blink-182 and Newfound Glory. I didn't pay attention to country music anymore; I wanted to do more pop rock stuff.

- Cassadee Pope

Influenced Many

So many of the bands that influenced me growing up were English, even if I didn't realise it. English pop ruled the world in the '80s!

- CeeLo Green

Play About

I just essentially stayed at home for three years and just learned to play as many instruments as I could and listened to as many singers as I could. Like, when I got to about 19/20, I started listening to singers. I normally just listened to bands. Now I listen to a lot of old singers, not a lot of new stuff.

- James Vincent McMorrow

Kid Rural

When I was a kid growing up, I lived in a little rural village called Woolton Hill, and the nearest town was Newbury. No bands played anywhere near us, so as much as I wanted to be on the grid and in the loop, I never was.

- Jamie Hince

Title Had

Hawkwind are one of those bands that people introduce you to because you don't see them on the covers of magazines. I'd heard 'Silver Machine' but Russell Senior, who was in Pulp, got me into them. They had a song called 'Master Of The Universe' and we nicked the title in 1985 for one of our songs.

- Jarvis Cocker

Girl Rivals

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

- Jenny Frost

Forever Last

Bands don't last. Bands don't last forever - it's a rarity when they do.

- Jerry Cantrell

Back Your

It's now taken for granted that women are in bands and you can say feminist things in your songs. But back in the early '90s, there was a lot of violence at Bikini Kill shows that people don't realize happened.

- Kathleen Hanna

Young Sound

I know that starting out as a young band, it's really easy to get lost with bands that sound the same or with the plethora of music that's out there.

- Kellin Quinn

Sometimes Going

It's kinda weird sometimes going on tour with bands because you never really know what to expect.

- Kellin Quinn

Important Thing

A huge thing for me growing up was going to see my favorite bands and feeling like, 'Okay, cool, they proved themselves and did things in a special way.' That's the most important thing.

- Kellin Quinn

Love Hop

When the band begins to get a name for themselves, and the writers get assigned to bands, they'll hit somebody who just doesn't like that kind of music, or they love hip hop but hate guitar rock.

- Kim Deal

New Taking Chances

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

- Kirk Hammett

Weekend Paul Simon

Growing up, I listened to a lot of American singer/songwriters, so a lot of Tom Waits, Paul Simon - also Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan. And bands like Vampire Weekend.

- George Ezra

Thought Eventually

Sadly, I've seen a lot of bands hit that sort of peak and then eventually start supporting again, you know, which we will never do. We always put a lot of thought into the way that we are going to go, and we always change.

- Glenn Tipton

Honor Year

Not many artists or bands go platinum every year, from what people have told me, so it's an honor to have so many fans. A million people, that's a lot of people! Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, and Justin Timberlake sell a few million, and so hopefully I'll make my way up to that.

- Phillip Phillips

Drums Played

I've played drums in bands since I was 16.

- Miles Teller

I Think Became

I started playing the drums when I was 10 years old, I think because it was fun. And then when I hit adolescence around 14, I sorta liked girls, so drums became more of a passion, and I started playing in bands.

- Mitchell Joachim

I Think Arizona

I think it's really cool, but Jimmy Eat World and Gin Blossoms did it better than anyone. People don't realize just how awesome the Arizona history is, especially for alternative music. Growing up, that's all I ever wanted to be was those two bands.

- Nate Ruess

People Going

I'm not one of those people who sits around knowing all bands and going to gigs all the time.

- Nicholas Hoult

Matter Very

Richard Branson once said: 'Tony's very good at selling bands and he's very good at making television programmes. But he'll never be great at either, until he decides which one he wants to do.' I entirely accept that. That doesn't matter to me very much. I like the irony of the two lives.

- Tony Wilson

Type Songwriters

There are a few songwriters in bands I really relate to that write a certain type of joy, because a lot of artists don't really write joy. It's a thing only a few people do.

- Mark Foster

Play I Think

There were a lot of gifted amateurs in my day. Most of the kids now play fantastically well. I think there are so many bands around now who might get there, but it's a tougher journey.

- Nick Mason

Industry Video

I hate the industry even more now, no bands get nurtured anymore. Labels only spend money promoting acts they know will be Top Ten. I find it offensive spending $2 million on a video.

- Siouxsie Sioux

Enjoy Radio

In hip-hop, what you have is you have a lot of formulaic-type bands or rappers that come up. They saw something on the radio, and they want to mimic that formula. And that's just boring. I don't wanna record something just to make money; I want to record something to enjoy it and have fun because I'm a music lover.

- Sir Mix-a-Lot

Big Anthem

Every band wants to be have a song that is that big, that will pretty much live on forever. I don't know too many new bands that will have a 'Free Bird' that will be around 30 years later. It's become a national anthem of sorts.

- Rickey Medlocke

Constantly Out

I once wrote on my MySpace profile that music is never authentic. It was a reaction to constantly reading the word 'authentic' in connection with bands. But what does that mean? A baby crying after being pushed out of its mother's womb, now that's what I'd call authentic.

- Sophie Hunger

Career Movie

Just getting movies made is difficult because it takes a lot of money; I mean, it costs more money to make one movie than most bands will spend on every single record of their entire career; it's a huge undertaking.

- Rob Zombie

Weird Thing Aware

We started playing music from an early age and so we wasn't really aware of that side of it, the weird thing is the more successful you get the more free booze and drugs you get, they should be given to the bands who don't have the money.

- Ville Valo

Used Couple

I used to go and see bands like the Orb and Orbital every time they came down, and I've seen Aphex Twin a couple of times. I was really into all that stuff, but it didn't speak to me.

- Matt Bellamy

Achievement Night

I know that bands that haven't put out a record for 10 years are playing to 20,000 people a night. But that's not the achievement.

- Robert Plant

Before Saved

When I first started playing in a band, before the Beatles, working bands played standards and they saved their rock material til the end of the night when they were really stretched out. It could be pretty lame.

- Wayne Kramer

Attract Enigmatic

I have this theory, bands with enigmatic lyrics attract crazies.

- Michael Azerrad

Soul Back

The only time I ever really got into rap was back in the early '90s, and bands like A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Gang Starr. Musically, they were really interesting. But when hip-hop acts start sampling Sting or Phil Collins, then I just don't get it at all.

- Paul Weller

Understand Venue

I've asked these guys in rock bands with all the 18-wheelers driving to the venue how they make money. I just don't understand it. But I don't understand a lot of things.

- Ron White

Think Enterprises

Let's point out the elephant in the room: Actor bands are not notoriously successful enterprises. I can't think of any.

- Michael Shannon