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A man with a briefcase can steal millions more than any man with a gun.
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Actually, my mother and father were both musical people, not in a professional sense, by my mother played gospel piano and my father could sing pretty well.
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After the Eagles got successful I stopped playing drums on other people's records unless they were really good friends of mine.
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And I think I made a pretty respectable first album. I don't think it did as well as it should have, because I think the people at Elektra records saw me as a dinosaur, and really didn't have much faith in my future.
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At one point during the making of your first solo album, I considered chucking the whole thing, selling my house in LA, moving to Colorado, and buying some head of cattle and retiring.
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Because I had already played so many clubs an gigs that by the time I got to California, I knew that I could probably play with the best of them at least with the kind of people who did the music I liked.
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Because, to tell you the truth, what I care about is the song as a while. I care about the drum sound. I'm very critical when it comes to the sound of the drums that will go into a song.
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Between each album I try to gain a new insight that I didn't have before and perhaps write a song about something that I've written about before, but from a fresh viewpoint.
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I always take a long time to make a record.
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I come from the school of thinking that believes that the customer is always right.
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I could have played more complex stuff. I could have been a busier player. But that's not what I wanted to do. I played what I wanted to play.
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I could stand out front and sing Eagles songs that I sing in my set, but I think people enjoy watching me sing and play the drums. It seems to fascinate people. I don't know why.
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I don't care what anybody says about Ringo. I cut my rock-n-roll teeth listening to him.
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I don't mind doing two or three Eagles songs and playing the drums. I'm not one of those artists who's going to sit here and deny the past.
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I even learned to read drum music pretty well for a while, although I don't know if I could now.
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I felt like I had paid my dies in Texas and that I really didn't owe any dues in California.
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I generally like to call an album by one of the song's titles, one that's probably going to be the single.
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I have a bad back partially from playing the drums and singing. I used to have to hold my body in such a position that my spine got out of alignment.
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I have a certain pool of subject matter that I like to write about, things that interest me: politics, religion, ecology, and relationships between men and women. And that's usually what I focus on.
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I have things that I am interested in, and that's usually what comes out on the album.
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I picked up licks from all the records I ever heard, as I guess all drummers do.
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I played drums on Keith Carradine's first record.
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I started looking around for another partner, because I'm a collaborator. I can't do it all by myself; I need that other half.
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I still find it more difficult to sing and play guitar at the same time than I do to sing and play the drums.
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I think my first instrument was a ukulele that they gave me. I used to know how to play that pretty well.
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I try to write conversationally; I try to write like people speak and put the emphasis on the right syllable.
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I was either standing in your shadow, or blocking your light; Though I kept on trying I could not get it right; For you, girl There's just not enough love in the world.
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I would rather take a long time and make a record with eight or ten good songs on it than to rush one out with only one or two good songs on it, which is what I find to be the case most of the time.
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I'm always jotting things down on pieces of paper. I've got pieces of paper all over my house.
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I'm blessed with a pretty good voice. So just sitting back there banging on the tubs wasn't enough.
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I'm certainly not thrilled with everything the Eagles did, but there are some things I'm quite proud of.
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I'm fortunate that I've been in this business long enough that I've earned the right to be left alone by my record company.
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I'm not on any crusade.
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I've got a college education. I was an English literature major.
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In the spring of '85 I put together a band to go out on the road. I toured that whole summer and got home in October. So that whole year was shot.
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It was pretty frightening because as we all know, when large, famous groups breakup, a lot of the members don't survive in solo careers.
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Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and independent distribution system. The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
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Let hope inspire you, but let not idealism blind you. Don't look back, you can never look back.
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Mick Jagger can't even make a successful solo album, and the Stones are the biggest rock group that ever was.
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My first band was an instrumental band. This was in the early '60s.
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Playing the drums hurts my back.
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Playing the drums is not my first love anymore and hasn't been for a long time.
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Selling eight million copies of your first album will mess you up.
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So it works both ways. I will have a concept or a song title that I want to write a song about, and I'll go to Danny and tell him I want to do this kind of song.
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Some records with drum machines on them sound phony and plastic. It all depends on how you use the tools.
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Sometimes songwriters and singers forget that. They get a melody in their head and the notes will take precedence, so that they wind up forcing a word onto a melody. It doesn't ring true.
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Sometimes you get the best light from a burning bridge.
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Sometimes, though, Danny will give me a track, and I'll either come up with a whole new set of lyrics to graft onto that track, or it will fit some idea that I already had for a song, and I'll graft that on and then fill in the blanks.
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The Eagles and the critics were not the best of friends.
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The Eagles ended on a rather abrupt note, although in retrospect I realize now that it had been ending for quite some time.
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The only thing it means in the context of the album is that the song is kind of like an umbrella that you could apply to a lot of the other songs. A lot of the songs are about an end of an innocence, the loss of innocence, and about fallen heroes.
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We have tried several times to replace drum machines with real drums.
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We used Ian in the studio for my first solo album. That's the first time I met him. He's a hell of a nice guy and a hell of a drummer. That's why I wanted him in my touring band.
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When a group gets successful, people are more hesitant to ask you to come and play sessions.
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