John Lennon is the model for what I’m trying to do; that he grew and changed, … It’s been hard because you left your friends and I don’t see them very much anymore, but look what happened with 1/8 Lennon) and those albums. They were struggling to progress beyond the greatest band that ever existed.
I’ve always loved musical theater. It’s a bit of a family tradition.
Ficus dream’s are the dream’s for me, it cost me nothing it was free.
Musicians from the beginning of time have been there to express the mood and the musical feelings in the air for whatever’s going on in that particular culture. It’s the greatest joy as a musician to be able to translate that, be part of something and watch the scenery around you.
It was just such a sense of discovery happening that night, … We did a tour in the spring — this is God’s honest truth — and it wasn’t really together yet. At 10,000 Lakes Festival, every time we played a song, the chemistry was there. I knew the next phase had begun. Since then,...
I cannot spend my entire life going around the country playing ‘You Enjoy Myself ‘.
Swing will never sound as good as it did in the ’40s.
It’s a thrill to be on Columbia Records. Columbia has been home to a lot of my favorite artists — like Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, and Bruce Springsteen — and it feels great to be working with people who really understand what I’m trying to do and allow me the freedom to go in new...
We were always a party band and we used to play outside a lot.
My life was a complete catatrophe. I was very, very sick from drugs and alcohol.
We’re never going to stop! Three hundred shows a year forever!
My life had become a catastrophe. I had no idea how to turn it around. My band had broken up. I had almost lost my family. My whole life had devolved into a disaster. I believe that the police officer who stopped me at three a.m. that morning saved my life.
I absolutely love the Philharmonic. I also love rock guitar.