Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band.
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
When we started the band, it was because we were waiting for a sound that never happened. We got tired of waiting, and we decided to just do it ourselves.
Most bands out there are basically pretty boring. I try to affect people inside their bodies.
We've been gone five years and the best they could come up with was boy bands?
What we used to say was whoever had the bow tie got to lead the band. There was never any jealousy.
There was one point in high school actually when I was on the chess team, marching band, model United Nations and debate club all at the same time. And I would spend time with the computer club after school. And I had just quit pottery club, which I was in junior high, but I let that go.
I would have wanted to be a rock star, a lead singer, if I wasn't a model.
I'd go touring in a bus with my band. In my next life, that's the plan.
I was in two very horrible bands.
I was extreme... from skateboarder to hip-hopper to rave child to lead singer of a rock band - I did it all, and all at the same time.
For new bands, I think a major label is the safest place to be.
Independent labels are the ones getting away with murder. A lot of them are hobbyists who rip-off young bands, taking advantage of people who would never get signed to a major.
The music industry is a strange combination of having real and intangible assets: pop bands are brand names in themselves, and at a given stage in their careers their name alone can practically gaurantee hit records.
I haven't a great jazz band, and I don't want one.
After all these years, I'm finally into soccer.
The World Cup is on, and my band is an international group - they're all around me, cheering in the hotel bars.
Best two rock voices I've heard in a last few years both have been from grunge bands: it's Eddie Vedder and the other one is Chris Cornell from Soundgarden.
Life is a series of pulls back and forth.
.. A tension of opposites, like a pull on a rubber band. Most of us live somewhere in the middle. A wrestling match...Which side win? Love wins. Love always wins
We all enjoy the band and what we're doing, but we know this isn't gonna last forever.
I only went a year to high school. I should have been in high school, but I was in a band, and when you're successful doing that - well, you aren't too likely to go back.
A lot of bands would be aching to be in the position we are.
One of the things I've always personally tried to stress with this band was to have some kind of visual aspect and to be consistent with it - like, not to change.
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.
I've been through this fame thing before, when the band was big in '80, '81.
It was about this time that I began experiencing the beginnings of my battles with an anxiety disorder. We were touring a lot and there were some developing personal problems within the band.
I could not finish the rest of the tours the band had planned.
I was replaced by Matt Cameron. The next years of my life were about recovery, healing, and right living. I never lost the need to create.
Nikki lives around the corner from me and I see him all the time.
We talk a lot, and of course we're still friends. That was our baby, Motley Crue, we put that band together.