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.
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.
If you want to cut your own throat, don't come to me for a bandage.
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.
Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band.
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.
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.
All the bands get along really well. That's one of the biggest things on a tour. It's great to get all these cool bands together, but if they don't get along it sucks.
Aesthetically, we were enormously successful.
Economically... there was no success. It was all about music of the future and unfortunately it was a band that didn't have any future.
As I say, the Animals had a particular concept of themselves as a band.
There was an anarchic spirit in it, which was being flattened by commercial designs, attitudes, and needs.
It's really exciting and kind of special, especially having our own band.
It's just completely different.
Oh, its Tommy this, an Tommy that, an Tommy, go away;
But its Thank you, Mister Atkins, when the band begins to playThe band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,Oh, its Thank you, Mister Atkins, when the band begins to play.
He had found the band of jackals he needed.
But as Jack McCall rode through the center of town, he experienced the terrifying certainty that a man faces when he's about to make his own name famous. He lacked both a hero's calm and a coward's resolve to survive at any price.
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
For he today that sheds his blood with me shall be my brother; be never so vile. This day shall gentle his condition. And gentlemen in England now abed shall think themselves accursed they were not here, and hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks that fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band.
It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric, really. It's that question of trying to be immortal.
As the band got more successful, it was increasingly difficult to get people to take a risk with something that might jeopardize their livelihood. On Genesis
The blunting effects of slavery upon the slaveholder's moral perceptions are known and conceded the world over; and a priveleged class, an aristocracy, is but a band of slaveholders under another name.
The only mistake is if I'm not aware, if each individual musician is not aware and accepting enough of his fellow band members to incorporate the idea and we don't allow for creativity.
Nothing makes a man feel older than to hear a band coming up the street and not to have the impulse to rush downstairs and out on to the sidewalk.
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.
We've been gone five years and the best they could come up with was boy bands?
We're a pop art band. Not a pop band.
Rock is about finding who you are. You don't necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all. You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band.
There are three things we need to do for a band.
We need to make a great record; we need to get the record played; and we need to find an audience for the live shows.
I just got a call one day from Ringo asking me if I wanted to go out on the tour. It was as simple as that. He was putting together this band and he heard of me in the context of doing this and he gave me a call. I jumped at the chance.
When you are in a band for a number of years you loose your identity in a way.
You become a part of that band and then all of a sudden you are not part of that band. You are still the band without the other two members.
One of the reasons we survive as a band is that we are seen as a band of today.
We don't want to be seen as a band that tours and plays old songs. We feel that we are making the best music of our careers.
You know, in the 1970's, when I was in high school, I belonged to a band called the Happy Funk Band. Until an unfortunate typo caused us to be expelled from school.