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At some point in their career, most people do an album of great hits of other performers - a tribute album that shows their influences.
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I couldn't begin to name names... in general I have found racers to be some of the most competitive people on the planet... and some of the nicest as well.
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I do a lot of things behind the scenes. I do a lot of things that don't hit the headlines.
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I don't require what Daryl requires. He likes the performance a lot more than I do. I enjoy playing with a great band. I don't need to tour.
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I grew up in Pennsylvania, only fifteen miles away from Daryl where all the local kids with a German background looked like he did.
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I have a great family, I live an amazing life.
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I just like playing with the band and doing what I do.
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I like playing on stage, don't get me wrong.
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I like when people have a different take on what you do. That's quite a compliment.
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I live in the middle of the mountains in Aspen Colorado, I have the tractor on my ranch. Right out my door is thousands of acres of national forest.
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I read and fantasized about the European racing scene by pouring over my old collection of Road and Track that goes back to the late 40's.
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I remember seeing Mario and Aldo Andretti sharing a car... people were talking about them even way back then.
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I think people were just starving for good material because they just weren't getting it on the radio.
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I think we realized this is a good time now because people really do want to hear some realistic songs, something that has some substance to it.
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I was just glad to meet somebody outside of my group of small town friends who was into music. Somebody else who had aspirations to do something more than sing at a record hop.
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I wish I could see over crowds and small groups of people.
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I'm like two different people. I strap on the guitar, and I'm that person, and the minute I go home, I'm somebody else.
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If Daryl stopped touring it would be a big part of him missing.
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If I stopped touring tomorrow, it wouldn't change my life.
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If it wasn't for music, I doubt whether we'd be friends.
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If something that needs to be done that we don't feel confronting, we do it through the manager.
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If you look over the years, the styles have changed - the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it's really the same.
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In our relationship, we don't have that situation. I don't require what he needs, and he doesn't require what I need. I know what I do; I have an amazing life that nobody knows about.
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It's amazing for me to be part of something that's greater than the whole, whereas I don't need to be the whole.
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It's the music that brings us together.
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Most relationships where two people have the same motivation, needs, desires and requirements... there's usually a butting of heads at one point.
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Sex has spoiled Daryl but not success.
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Sometimes, it's just great to bring new people into the mix.
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Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do.
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Take the early '90s, for instance, when grunge ruled the airwaves. To me, that was kind of like anti-music. It wasn't our period of time. It wasn't the period of time for songwriters and things like that.
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The thing is that we travel so much together that it wouldn't be a vacation. You get off the road and you're going to turn around and travel again?
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The thing is, we've changed our style but we've never changed the actual roots of what we've done.
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To me, when a great band is playing together, it's amazing for me.
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We collaborate together. We work with other people. We work by ourselves.
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We should have an easier name to pronounce.
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We're two individuals, we have our own families, we live in different parts of the country, and we have our own interests.
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We've been together since we've been teenagers. I can go away and disappear for two years, and when we get back together, it's like nothing ever has changed.
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We've done that over the years, each of us releasing solos. I think that's why we're still together. That freedom doesn't keep us too restricted.
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Well, because we're so different as people. And it's that difference that probably also makes it easy to stay together, because we don't get in each others way.
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Well, before we met I had heard and seen him sing so I knew he was good.
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You have to know when to strike and when to retreat.
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