A lot of power-pop comes out of LA, a lot of speed metal comes out of New York.
Alice in Chains has taken a break from the strict, stressful, busy routine. We're going to relax a little more.
I kinda attract people I don't want to attract-drug fiends, scenesters, and it freaks me out.
I saw all the suffering that Kurt Cobain went through. I saw this real vibrant person turn into a real shy, timid, withdrawn person.
I sing like a lark.
I started out when I was about 12, playing drums. I started singing when I was about 15.
I was in a band when I was 15. We were a glam band. Then I couldn't afford to buy makeup. At the time that was the thing.
I wish I could just hug you all, but I'm not gonna.
I'm dumbfounded by me all the time. Wow! What a thrill and a joy!
I'm more concerned with writing and putting out good music.
I've always looked for the perfect life to step into.
I've always looked for the perfect life to step into. I've taken all the paths to get where I wanted.But no matter where I go, I still come home me.
In Seattle there are not as many bands as there are in LA or New York. There's a big difference.
It just seems like these kids are dying at younger and younger ages and getting involved ingang activity.
It was all about music, about getting your friends to come and see you play. I don't see that same intimacy happening very much today.
It's just writing about things, feelings, not that we're dark or depressed... just as much as anyone else is.
Kurt and I weren't the closest of friends, but I knew him well enough to be devastated by his death. For such a quiet person, he was so excited about having a child.
Los Angeles, I don't like that town. Too decadent, and it's slimy.
Most of the bands I listen to are Ministry, Lords of the New Church, Skinny Puppy.
Music is the career I'm lucky enough to get paid for, but I have other desires and passions.
Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.
My bad habits aren't my title. My strengths and my talent are my title.
My bed isn't made, I'm tired, I haven't slept well for two weeks. I haven't been laid in a month. I don't have a girlfriend. I have a warrant for my arrest.
One of the first bands to break out of Seattle was Heart.
Our perception of songs that we've written... the meaning changes from day to day... to whatever stage we're at in our life and careers.
People have a right to ask questions and dig deep when you're hurting people and things around you.
The road's very grueling. It's not what I thought it was.
The songs are about things that we were thinking and we wrote 'em down, and when you listen to 'em, whatever you think it's about... THAT'S what it's about!
There are lasting consequences for using drugs. I'll still be paying for my prior use.
There were a lot of drugs. We kinda just passed the time that way. For a couple of years we were all doin' anything we could get our hands on.
There's no huge, deep message in any of the songs. We recorded a few months of being human.
This is really personal stuff!
We decided that we needed some time to grow individually. We were all tired.
We did Extreme, Iggy Pop, Van Halen, Clash of the Titans. We survived a Slayer crowd every night for about 50 days and thought we could do about anything after that.
We started this band as kids, and as time has gone on, we've grown and are learning to accommodate each others' differences.
We survived a Slayer crowd every night for about 50 days and thought we could do about anything after that.
We try to be real nice and friendly to people, but sometimes they take advantage of that.
We write about ourselves because we know about ourselves.
We've been successful because people are starting to accept this style of music. It's not grunge, it's just not your typical band.
What do you mean, I'm a wild front man! I'm jumping all over, I do the dance moves.
Whatever dramas are going on in my life, I always find that place inside my head where I see myself as the cleanest, tallest, strongest, wisest person that I can be.
When everyone goes home, you're stuck with yourself.
When somebody starts asking me if I'm an addict or how messed up I am or just some stupid stuff like that, it's like, Man do you have a brain at all?
All the bands come out to see all the other bands. We're all friends, so there's really no need for competition. Everyone has their own sound and their own style.
Andrew Wood's death changed things for a few weeks. I probably got even heavier into drugs after that.
As far as the Seattle scene, there's always been great bands-great metal bands, great alternative bands-as long as I can remember.
At home I'm just a guy who has interests that extend far beyond music.
Being me is no different than being most anyone else, I guess.
Drugs are not the way to the light. They won't lead to a fairy-tale life, they lead to suffering.
Drugs will have a huge effect on my work for the rest of my life, whether I'm using or not.
Every article I see is dope this, junkie that, whiskey this-that ain't my title.
Everyone in the band listens to different things. We're influenced by different bands... so all that comes together.
Gang violence..was happening in Seattle. Things were getting out of hand. Kids were getting shot and getting their tennis shoes ripped off their dead bodies.
I do have a lot to say about preventing people from making stupid decisions.
I don't do much else but stay in my hotel room.
I don't really like doing videos, but you kind of have to today. We just don't like the making of the video-singing the same song over and over and over for 24 hours.
I don't see a doctor regularly.
I don't take part in it the way I used to-the bimbos, the free beers, free drugs, all that. That's still there if you want it, but I don't really seek that out any more.
I don't think any drug that can cause brain damage, failing kidneys, hardening arteries, pain, and suffering should be made available.
I found out through the Internet that I have AIDS. I learned that I was dead. Where else would I find these things?
I guess I can go anywhere I want. If only I knew where to go.
I haven't read anything but regurgitated rumors. Nothing new, and nothing true.
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