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Starting a band is the easy part. Once you’ve formed the band, you have to tell a story, and that story requires songs. And not…
Running my hands really fast up and down the fretboard… I mean, anybody can do that. It’s the Guitar Olympics, and I can’t think of…
Bono is chairman and founding member of Over-Achievers Anonymous. He has an irrepressible drive to be great. He wants to achieve it all, which actually…
A trumpet sounds pretty much like a trumpet, and that’s true of a lot instruments; pianos sound like pianos, but there’s something about the guitar…
What a song is is a subjective thing. There’s no one real definition for it.
U2 albums never get finished. They just get released.
Jamming is really the most awful, excruciating experience for me; I really don’t enjoy it.
I have a curiosity that compels me to find ways to make music that are fresh and new.
For me, looking back is akin to being on a tightrope and looking down. It doesn’t help you in the present moment to deal with…
For me, my awkward phase corresponded to an interest in rock n’ roll. From experience, I’m guessing an insecure childhood is probably quite a common…
One of the good things about globalization is it has created a single international music community, and I feel very much part of it.
I might have to take the 12 steps to Workaholics Anonymous.
Jazz came out of New Orleans, and that was the forerunner of everything. You mix jazz with European rhythms, and that’s rock n’ roll, really.…
Weirdly enough, if I’m having trouble with a guitar part – not the playing of it but the writing – I’ll mess around with echo…
Music is such a great communicator. It breaks down linguistic barriers, cultural barriers, it basically reaches out. That’s when rock n’ roll succeeds, and that’s…
The big cop-out would be to accept popularity rather than opting to try to create potent work. It’s so easy to do the popular thing,…
You see, rock and roll isn’t a career or hobby – it’s a life force. It’s something very essential.
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