"Being in a rock band is about touring. It's about writing songs and it's about making records but it's also about taking a wonderful smile onto that stage and making the people feel good about themselves."
"The Band was always famous for its retirements we'd go and play and get a little petty cash together, and then not see each other till it was time to fill our pockets up again."
"One day when I was like 9, I heard the Beatles on the radio, and I asked my dad who they were. He told me they were the best band in the world, and I became obsessed. He started giving me their albums in sequential order, and I listened to them - and only them - until I was probably in high school."
"We became friends as we became a band. Our friendship evolved as the band evolved. It had its ups and downs, but it was mostly ups for the four of us. We got along well almost all of the time. Hey! We liked each other and we still do."
"I was into all kinds of music as a teen - country music, because my dad was in a band that played country, and whatever my sister and brother were into."
"So I was always around music and my dad was in his own way a progressive jazzer, a big band jazzer guy."
"The band feels loose in all the right ways, and it's just so cool looking out and seeing all of these people that I haven't seen in a while."
"I try to devote my afternoons to making music in my home studio, but it's a lot more fun hanging out with musicians and friends, and trying subtly to influence a band than making your own stuff."
"There was never going to be a right time for a band that was still recording and had health in its environment, had made a very good record and was playing well."
"We started this band as kids, and as time has gone on, we've grown and are learning to accommodate each others' differences."