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It's hard to find five musicians who know what the other is going to do before they do it. And that's what we had in GN'R.

Tags: Five, Hard  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

The kind of music or the kind of arrangements that I do, the kind of musicians I choose, is just what I like to hear.

Tags: Choose, Music  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

The Internet has definitely opened doors and leveled the playing field for musicians.

Tags: Internet, Playing  ✍ Author: Vivian Campbell

The best rock musicians are the most exciting people in the world.

Tags: Best, Rock  ✍ Author: James Daly

My whole career I have worked with non-Western musicians and different orchestras and ensembles and choirs.

Tags: Career, Whole  ✍ Author: Mychael Danna

Musicians tend to get bored playing the same thing over and over, so I think it's natural to experiment.

Tags: Bored, Playing  ✍ Author: Dimebag Darrell

I played with so many musicians and some of the musicians would have something I want. I steal a lot of them, and I mash it up, I mash it up into my chords.

Tags: Played, Steal  ✍ Author: David Edwards

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.

Tags: Music, Wise  ✍ Author: Duke Ellington

Since music has never had a Rembrandt, we have remained nothing more than musicians.

Tags: Music, Since  ✍ Author: Morton Feldman

When a lot of musicians change styles, their songwriting suffers because they want to be different.

Tags: Change, Styles  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

I've never understood musicians who don't enjoy doing promotional interviews. I just can't believe it. I always think, 'Your life must have been so brilliant before you were in a band.'

Tags: Enjoy, Life  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

As long as there are musicians who have a passion for spontaneity, for creating something that's never been before, the art form of jazz will flourish.

Tags: Art, Passion  ✍ Author: Charlie Haden

When I left Van Halen, I went in the studio and made a CD called Marching to Mars with all studio musicians. I did it immediately. With the disappointment riding on my shoulders of the breakup of the band.

Tags: Band, Left  ✍ Author: Sammy Hagar

Working with Benny was important for me and for black musicians in general.

Tags: Black, Working  ✍ Author: Lionel Hampton

Publishing the lyric books, poetry or comics of other musicians I know. That's the thing I really want to break into!

Tags: Books, Poetry  ✍ Author: Frank Iero

I think most musicians do like to have a laugh.

Tags: Laugh  ✍ Author: Neil Innes

In January of 1995, my family and I moved to Seattle. Pearl Jam did the first of their live radio broadcasts, Monkey Wrench Radio, along with many other Seattle musicians.

Tags: Along, Family  ✍ Author: Jack Irons

The best musicians or sound-artists are people who never considered themselves to be artists or musicians.

Tags: Best, Themselves  ✍ Author: Richard D. James

Well, remember that we were all members of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians.

Tags: Creative, Remember  ✍ Author: Joseph Jarman

Musicians are always gigging and never have a chance to stop for a minute.

Tags: Chance, Stop  ✍ Author: Keith Jarrett

Ideally, musicians belong outside the Establishment. When they cross that line, it's like something in them has died.

Tags: Died, Line  ✍ Author: Alex Kapranos

I mean, I could just go round and use session musicians for every song, but I don't find that helps when it comes to setting up a band for live. Derrick has been with me for donkey's years.

Tags: Mean, Song  ✍ Author: Jay Kay

We spent a month in LA using a pool of musicians, a string arranger called Benjamin Wright, some great backing singers, and it gave tracks like Dynamite, which was written there, that kind of flavour.

Tags: Great, Written  ✍ Author: Jay Kay

I've always considered music stores to be the graveyards of musicians.

Tags: Music, Stores  ✍ Author: Gary Larson

I guess the majority of people who want to ban certain musicians are the ones who are so proud of everything America stands for.

Tags: America, Proud  ✍ Author: Stephen Malkmus
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These people are artists. These people are musicians. They're taking it out and trying to express it that way.

Tags: Artists, Trying  ✍ Author: Marilyn Manson

We're not spokespeople, we're musicians.

 ✍ Author: Ed O\'Brien

I think it was that we were really seasoned musicians. We had serious roots that spanned different cultures, obviously the blues.

Tags: Blues, Serious  ✍ Author: Jimmy Page

I think the musicians I play with solo do a certain thing that the musicians we play with with the Indigo Girls don't do. It's just a different thing. And it sort of steers my writing in some ways.

Tags: Ways, Writing  ✍ Author: Amy Ray

There have always been huge musicians and poets in Uruguay, but Uruguay is a well-kept secret.

Tags: Poets, Secret  ✍ Author: David Satcher

I don't take compliments very easily. I think most musicians suffer from low self-esteem to some extent.

Tags: Low, Suffer  ✍ Author: James Taylor

The Blues scene now is international. In the '50s it was purely something that you would hear in black clubs, played by black musicians, especially in America. But from the '60s onwards it changed.

Tags: America, Black  ✍ Author: Mick Taylor

All of these people kept on being professional musicians and composers in the strictest sense.

Tags: Kept, Sense  ✍ Author: James Tenney

I always wish I'd had more mentors, better mentors, wiser mentors, people who were proper professional working musicians to guide me as I was coming up.

Tags: Wish, Working  ✍ Author: Keith Urban

Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.

Tags: Art, Nature  ✍ Author: Izaak Walton

Musicians exist independent of any of the marketing terms or the categorization.

Tags: Exist, Marketing  ✍ Author: Dwight Yoakam

A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians.

Tags: Guy, Often  ✍ Author: Frank Zappa

I mean, look how many musicians have come through and played beside me, and I'm workin' and they're not.

Tags: Mean, Played  ✍ Author: Luther Allison

I am constantly being told that I have been a big influence for many people, including other musicians.

Tags: Big, Influence  ✍ Author: Joan Armatrading

Yes, but the great thing about all the people - and I don't think there is any exception - who I've worked with is they've all been very, very talented musicians.

Tags: Great, Worked  ✍ Author: Joan Armatrading

Musicians don't retire; they stop when there's no more music in them.

Tags: Music, Stop  ✍ Author: Louis Armstrong

A lot of people think that punk rock musicians don't know what they're doing.

Tags: Punk, Rock  ✍ Author: Travis Barker

Royalties are not how most writers or musicians make their living. Musicians by and large make a living with a relationship with an audience that is economically harnessed through performance and ticket sales.

Tags: Audience, Living  ✍ Author: John Perry Barlow

I did a concert... in September with the Berlin Philharmonic... They're great musicians, and there's always something to learn from them.

Tags: Great, Learn  ✍ Author: Cecilia Bartoli

I don't try to make 15 musicians sound like two each.

Tags: Sound, Try  ✍ Author: Les Baxter

Regardless of who originally made it popular, any hit song becomes a challenge to the ingenuity and imagination of other musicians and performers.

Tags: Challenge, Song  ✍ Author: Les Baxter

When I want 30 musicians in the orchestra, I get 30.

Tags: Orchestra  ✍ Author: Les Baxter

My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians.

Tags: Best, Time  ✍ Author: Walter Becker

A lot of what inspired many musicians is celebrating differences, and people relate to that - more people feel like the unpopular, freaky one than the one in the in-crowd.

Tags: Freaky, Inspired  ✍ Author: Sophie Ellis Bextor

You should never rely on interviews with musicians as being factual. Most of them are mangled and even have made up stuff in them, that is to say, made up stuff by the writer or editor.

Tags: Stuff, Writer  ✍ Author: Frank Black

All rock musicians are deaf... Or insensitive to mellow sounds.

Tags: Rock, Sounds  ✍ Author: Sissela Bok

I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright, intelligent, virtuosic players.

Tags: Life, Players  ✍ Author: David Bowie

Jazz stands for freedom. It's supposed to be the voice of freedom: Get out there and improvise, and take chances, and don't be a perfectionist - leave that to the classical musicians.

Tags: Freedom, Leave  ✍ Author: Dave Brubeck

Some musicians I know are incredible fathers. Like Keith Richards. A fantastic dad.

Tags: Dad, Fantastic  ✍ Author: David K. E. Bruce

My parents were opera singers and voice teachers, so growing up, I admired musicians and dancers.

Tags: Growing, Parents  ✍ Author: Sandra Bullock

I grew up in a farm town in Indiana. In the early years I played by myself, because there were no other musicians around.

Tags: Early, Played  ✍ Author: Gary Burton

I know of musicians who have played together for decades who hate each other. The Modern Jazz Quartet for one.

Tags: Hate, Together  ✍ Author: Gary Burton

I don't like that, because there are a lot of people whose works I admire as actors or actresses, or musicians. And you know, I've been a big fan of different musicians or actors.

Tags: Big, Works  ✍ Author: Laura Bush

The wage for most musicians is a modest amount, and that includes me some of the time.

Tags: Modest, Time  ✍ Author: David Byrne

I have daughters who are writers and actors but no musicians.

Tags: Daughters, Writers  ✍ Author: Rosanne Cash

Musicians are at the bottom of the creative pyramid and authors are at the top, and many people think it's unacceptable for someone to attempt to jump from the bottom to the top of the pyramid.

Tags: Creative, Someone  ✍ Author: Nick Cave

The point is, technology has empowered so many musicians, you know?

Tags: Point, Technology  ✍ Author: Stanley Clarke

For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people. We practically starved to death.

Tags: Death, Hip  ✍ Author: Nat King Cole

I sat in at every club in New York City, jamming with musicians, because it felt right - and because it felt right and we were having fun - the people dancing and sipping their drinks in the clubs felt it too and it made them smile.

Tags: Fun, Smile  ✍ Author: Ray Conniff

Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due.

Tags: Rarely, Women  ✍ Author: James Cook

Our parents were musicians.

Tags: Parents  ✍ Author: Caroline Corr

Um, musicians are funnier you know, than actors on the whole.

Tags: Funnier, Whole  ✍ Author: Tim Curry

I came together with younger musicians and tried to pass on my own experiences. In the process, I always tried to maintain my curiosity and spontaneity.

Tags: Process, Together  ✍ Author: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

We wanted to guide the musicians, so we could create our own sound. We would never let the band just go in and play the chord sheets. We were very focused on what we had in mind for these productions.

Tags: Mind, Wanted  ✍ Author: Lamont Dozier

There's a reason I moved to NYC, and if I listed all the musicians on my list you'd grow weary.

Tags: Grow, Reason  ✍ Author: Trevor Dunn

As musicians, and as people who sell material for people to hear and absorb, it's important that we use that voice wisely.

Tags: Hear, Voice  ✍ Author: Roberta Flack

It seems like bluegrass people have more great stories to tell than other musicians.

Tags: Great, Tell  ✍ Author: Dan Fogelberg

On Eye of the Zombie, I had so-called studio musicians.

Tags: Eye, Studio  ✍ Author: John Fogerty

Don't get me wrong, I've seen some very excellent women musicians.

Tags: Women, Wrong  ✍ Author: Lita Ford

And I think musicians can better run this state than politicians. And, hell, beauticians can better run the state than politicians.

Tags: Hell, State  ✍ Author: Kinky Friedman

You could say that everything the musicians have learned and known over the years, all of their technical resources, are in a dialogue with the things they are discovering every time, as if it was the first time.

Tags: Learned, Time  ✍ Author: Fred Frith

A lot of my friends are struggling musicians. Being a struggling actor, it's just frustrating because you're not allowed to do what you want to do.

Tags: Actor, Friends  ✍ Author: Gina Gershon

You can read all the textbooks and listen to all the records, but you have to play with musicians that are better than you.

Tags: Listen, Read  ✍ Author: Stan Getz

I always loved the look of musicians. I've always admired them because they have a look - when I was growing up, it seemed that the ones I liked didn't need to have a stylist.

Tags: Growing, Loved  ✍ Author: Jason Giambi

The public is usually slow to catch on to new things, and it's important that musicians stick to their guns and not look for that instant gratification.

Tags: Guns, Public  ✍ Author: Newt Gingrich

Coltrane would do what you'd get a Roland Pro Tools module to do but with a group of jazz musicians.

Tags: Group, Jazz  ✍ Author: Colin Greenwood

If you look at the way people behave at shows, icons are now musicians; they are the people that we worship.

Tags: Shows, Worship  ✍ Author: Grimes

There are a lot of musicians I've met on Twitter where it was like, 'Hey, I like your music' - and then I ended up meeting them and it turned into a friendship.

Tags: Friendship, Music  ✍ Author: Grimes

Hanson has rapid female fans, which I'm completely proud of, but a lot of fans are a contingent that have grown up with us really - our peers. There's younger fans. More and more guys are Hanson fans, musicians or kind of guys who were into a Beatles record.

Tags: Guys, Proud  ✍ Author: Taylor Hanson

I think musicians are always very generous in promoting anything good they hear. It's just kind of in our nature.

Tags: Good, Nature  ✍ Author: Emmylou Harris

All the people I hung out with were musicians.

Tags: Hung  ✍ Author: Hunter Hayes

I lived in an area where there were a lot of rock musicians, and we got together regularly in our studios.

Tags: Rock, Together  ✍ Author: Ken Hensley

The people in Japan know more about the history of jazz and the musicians than the people in the United States do.

Tags: History, United  ✍ Author: Billy Higgins

Groups are corporations now. They have pension plans. Musicians have saw the daylight.

Tags: Daylight, Plans  ✍ Author: John Lee Hooker

The musicians that didn't know music could play the best blues. I know that I don't want no musicians who know all about music playin' for me.

Tags: Best, Music  ✍ Author: Alberta Hunter

Musicians now find themselves in the unlikely position of being legitimate. At least the IRS thinks so.

Tags: Position, Themselves  ✍ Author: Billy Joel

Artist - musicians, painters, writers, poets, always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.

Tags: Artist, Life  ✍ Author: Billy Joel

Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm - walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.

Tags: Experience, High  ✍ Author: Billy Joel

Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.

Tags: Quiet, Voice  ✍ Author: Billy Joel

I don't have to compete in the charts. I can just be myself as a musician, a songwriter and play with the musicians that I really love.

Tags: Love, Musician  ✍ Author: Elton John

'Tis the common disease of all your musicians that they know no mean, to be entreated, either to begin or end.

Tags: End, Mean  ✍ Author: Ben Jonson

I've always thought that actors wanted to be pop musicians and pop musicians wanted to be actors.

Tags: Thought, Wanted  ✍ Author: Gary Kemp

MTV in general is involved with so many artists - musicians, actors, people in the fashion industry, and art world.

Tags: Art, Fashion  ✍ Author: Karlie Kloss

In The Doors we have both musicians and poets, and both know of each other's art, so we can effect a synthesis.

Tags: Art, Both  ✍ Author: Robby Krieger

It was by listening to Goodman's band, that I began to notice the guitarist Charlie Christian, who was one of the first musicians to play solos in a big band set-up.

Tags: Big, Christian  ✍ Author: Alvin Lee

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