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Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the
by Elton John

Bands today have to learn their craft by putting the
hard work in that we did when we were young performers.
- Elton John

I'm very generous.
- Elton John

An agent is a person who is sore because an actor gets 90% of what they make.
- Elton John

I've only been interested in the artistic side of life.
- Elton John

 

I'm a very wealthy man.
- Elton John

And I'm afraid, in this day and age,
trust,
which I count so, you know, I love loyalty.
I love trust.
- Elton John

I have a much better relationship with the press than I did,
I think because I stood my ground.
- Elton John

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I've got to do something to make up for all those self-absorbed
and selfish years when I just,
you know, was taking drugs, sitting in my room,
doing bad things, whatever.
- Elton John

I've got a great collection of photography.
- Elton John

I mean, Sting is one of my great buddies and I love him to death.
- Elton John

And the danger is - and it's happening -
is we're seeing an incredibly big rise amongst young gay people,
young heterosexual people as far as catching HIV,
which is, you know, in an educated country like this or in Britain,
it's frightening.
- Elton John

I love places that have an incredible history.
I love the Italian way of life.
I love the food.
I love the people.
I love the attitudes of Italians.
- Elton John

And I talked to my doctor, and I must admit,
you know, I'm sometimes quite renowned for my outbursts
and I was just very frustrated,
maybe a little frightened.
- Elton John

And there's no guarantee that if you get HIV and you
take these triple therapies,
or whatever comes along next, that they're going to be successful for you.
- Elton John

Because, I figured that, because I was a successful man,
I was wealthy, I was, you know, seemingly intelligent -
even that I am not intelligent enough to ask for help.
- Elton John

We were both very much the same.
We were both very impulsive.
We both loved life.
We both loved shopping.
We both had a love of clothes, obviously,
because he was the designer that I kind of wore forever and ever.
- Elton John

Who really needs a new album from me?
- Elton John

Well, I'm a huge fan of Ryan Adams, who's from North Carolina.
And he's beginning to break really quite big.
- Elton John

And I trusted someone to look after me on the business side of life.
- Elton John

I have a lot of money stashed away, but I do live my life from day to day.
- Elton John

I mean, in some cases with libel laws,
you know, they can write things about people who have no course of action,
because they can't afford to take legal action against them.
- Elton John

I do like Britney Spears.
I think she's cute.
I think she's fun.
And I like her records.
You know, I'm not a pop snob whatsoever.
I think she makes great pop records.
- Elton John

The whole point of being in this business and being
blessed and being successful is that you're able to
do things for your friends or your family,
which means that they can have something special in their lives,
too.
- Elton John

The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.
- Elton John

Yeah.
I have been with David Furnish for eight years,
now.
- Elton John

Well, as I was saying...
everyone's so nice to me, usually.
- Elton John

Well, I was making a record, and I had to choose a name,
because they said, you know, you can't make a record
under the name of Reg Dwight,
because it's never going to - you know,
it's not attractive enough.
- Elton John

I am the most well-known homosexual in the world.
- Elton John

I think people should be free to engage in any sexual practices they choose;
they should draw the line at goats though.
- Elton John

I never really made a full album in Los Angeles before.
- Elton John

There is nothing wrong with going to bed with someone of your own sex.
People should be very free with sex,
they should draw the line at goats.
- Elton John

Well, I've had my fair share in Britain of battling the tabloids.
- Elton John

But actually, my drug addiction thing,
I was so stubborn.
- Elton John

I was more ashamed that I couldn't work the washing
machine than the fact that I was taking drugs.
- Elton John

I used to get my money at the end of the week,
buy my mum something, or buy a record,
and that was it.
- Elton John

And I agreed with that, and I couldn't wait to change my name anyway,
because I'm not too fond of the name of Reginald.
It's a very kind of '50s English name.
- Elton John

Brass bands are all very well in their place -
outdoors and several miles away.
- Thomas Beecham

A lot of big labels will just sign bands like a write off.
- Adam Rich

My roots and Victor's are jazz, basically,
but these two young fellows that we have with us come out of rock bands.
And they're tremendously exciting players.
- Chico Hamilton

The bands that wrote the big, heroic rock songs -
I really wanted to make a record like that.
- Sheryl Crow

The English scene got more media attention with their emphasis on fashion,
with the safety pins and all.
There were some really good bands over there.
The Sex Pistols were great.
- Greg Ginn

This man is freed from servile bands,
Of hope to rise, or fear to fall; Lord of himself,
though not of lands, And leaving nothing,
yet hath all.
- Lord Byron

To me, the 90's signaled the end of glam rock,
the beginning of gangsta rap, and hopefully the beginning and end of boy bands.
- Shane West

At the time, we thought it was a nice way to say something
unique about the group to make us different from all
the other bands kicking around in London.
- Gerry Beckley

I had glow in the dark bands made up and I've given away a ton of them.
- April Winchell

But, then again, I wouldn't call myself an indie-rock
supporter even if there are some really good bands
out there and there will always be some real good new bands.
- Stephen Malkmus

Big companies are like marching bands.
Even if half the band is playing random notes,
it still sounds kind of like music.
The concealment of failure is built into them.
- Doug Coupland

We were into Hendrix and Cream, who were like the heaviest
bands around at that time.
We just wanted to be heavier than everybody else!
- Geezer Butler

When I was in top 40 bands, I always had to learn new material and new styles.
- Kenneth Edmonds

I also have a recording studio that I use to produce bands.
- Steve Brown

Good records - from my point of view,
where I grew up which was Led Zeppelin and Jethro Tull...
bands that were pushing the envelope a little -
musically and in production.
- Kip Winger

It seems like the older bands are bigger than ever.
We get a mixed crowd where you have kids and old blokes like me.
- Geezer Butler

Being a new band, I just can't think of a better way
to get your name out to all of the Hard-Rock crowd
than playing with twenty of the biggest Hard-Rock bands in the world.
- Adam Rich

It is veneer, rouge, aestheticism, art museums,
new theaters, etc.
that make America impotent.
The good things are football, kindness,
and jazz bands.
- George Santayana

The Beatles, the Small Faces and the Kinks were great bands,
but that was in the '60s.
- Gavin Rossdale

The '80s were the worst period.
You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair
and calling themselves metal.
- Geezer Butler

There I met Gordon Jackson and Dave Meredith who were playing in local bands.
- Jim Capaldi

A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively
trust someone they think is a peer,
and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences.
- Steve Albini

I've always been very image prone, along the lines
of bands like Black Sabbath and even Devo.
- Peter Steele

It's hard for bands to stick it out because people grow up,
and it never really pays off.
If you're looking for some sort of payoff,
it's not gonna happen.
- Thurston Moore

I quit the tax job then and decided that I was going to play in a band.
I answered ads in the Village Voice and went through
two days of auditioning for bands.
- Robert Quine

We are one of the last heavy metal bands.
Iron Maiden has always been unique.
- Adrian Smith

Every now and then, a lot of bands doing the same kind
of music will organically sprout up at once.
- Kathy Valentine

I started listening to and playing other music in the '90s.
It was after hearing other bands, like Bad Religion,
cover Ramones songs that I started to like our songs again.
- Dee Dee Ramone

It was a scene in the sense that we were all close
and we all knew each other before the different bands had really formed.
We used to rehearse in the same place.
- Arto Lindsay

If journalists ask you again and again about the same bands,
you'll end up saying you hate them just because you're
so fed up with being asked all those stupid questions.
- Billie Joe Armstrong

Being in several, disparate bands is what I thrive on.
- Trevor Dunn

We were watching bands like the Ramones and Blondie
and other bands beginning to ignite.
- Jerry Only

There's a focus that hasn't been there for ages and
ages and some American bands are sounding quite English
like they did in the late 70s and early 80s.
- Graham Coxon

I have had success throughout the years.
Some of the hard rock bands today don't have the history that I have.
- Gary Cherone

We wanted to offer something new to our audience.
I hate it when bands stop taking chances.
- Kirk Hammett


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