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At the Isle of Wight, the sound went out and kind of kept on going. And I wasn't... when I came off stage I was kind of unhappy about how we had played. But now, I listen back to those recordings and it's not bad.
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Find a good teacher, as I found for my sons. I feel the worst thing you can do is to try and teach your own children yourself, because there is a natural rebellion that occurs.
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I consider everything I compose a gift.
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I don't care who I play to, as long as they enjoy listening to what I play.
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I don't regard myself as a great classical or jazz pianist. I like country music, but I'm not a great player. I just like music. Drums 'n' bass is pretty exciting and I'd love to explore it.
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I guess when Rick is finished with his Journey to the Centre of the Earth, then we might have a go at something. We'd like to, we're open to it, and we've been talking about it.
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I had written movie scores, television series, played with other people. Carl had done the same with Asia, with other bands, everything. We weren't about to entrust Greg automatically with a production credit.
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I love England and look forward to playing and having a damn good time. Lots of happy memories and lots of good surprises.
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I love my mother dearly, but it wouldn't be suitable for me to live with her all the time.
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I remember that I used to mix with my friends who had brothers and sisters. I was an only child.
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I was about 3 years old-I used to run around the house, making up songs. I couldn't play an instrument, but I sang.
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I was always playing the Hammond Organ back to front even during the days of the Nice, going back to 1968. Really what I was doing there, was choosing notes at random and trying to make some sense of them, improvising back to front.
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I'd certainly like to go on, as out of all the bands I've ever played in this is certainly one of the happiest bands.
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I'm not a rich man, and Greg Lake is certainly not. I don't know how he can survive. I don't know how he can be that suicidal. But having said that, I'd love to be there to help Greg.
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I'm probably too forgiving sometimes. You have to understand that when you have a commitment to do a tour, you have to keep everything on an up level.
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I'm proud of my kids, they are doing what they want to do.
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I've broken my nose, I've broken ribs. You name it. In fact, we just got back from South America, and I fell over a monitor speaker on the stage and almost ended up in the front row of the audience. I managed to sprain my wrist on that one but luckily nothing was broken.
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I've gone through hell and back.
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I've never written a book before.
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If it wasn't good, I wouldn't be going back out on tour.
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If they want a photograph, then just take it.
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If we didn't do the tour, it would have been disastrous.
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If you're a good parent, see the changes that are happening in your kids.
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Londoners tend to get on with their life. They express their grief in different ways. For example, I just saw a cab driver, a London taxi cab, and on his aerial he had black ribbons. It's just expressed in different ways.
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My mother had all these scrap books she kept and the reviews, I was also fortunate to have a list of every gig I've ever played in my life.
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My parents were not wealthy people. My father struggled just to maintain the family.
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My sons are into German music, but they are into all kinds of music.
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My youngest son loves to do animation-I mean, violent animation. But that's okay, you keep a check on that. But, he's doing it from an artist's level.
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Next year I'm going to be a guesting soloist with orchestras all over Europe, to start off with.
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Since this our first show, I think they'll see us sweat a lot.
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The annoying thing is that both Carl Palmer and I have gone through grueling surgery. I can't tell you how traumatizing it is for a doctor to be tell you that you will never be able to play again.
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The best thing about this band is I'm the leader!
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The spinning piano, I don't know what is going to be happening with that. I've got to make a call to my keyboard tech and see what's happening about that. It's not a thing that you can do at every venue because it does require a very high ceiling or a very low floor, you need room.
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There's a clip where he had someone miming me running around from keyboard to keyboard. Oh dear, I am sure a lot of people didn't know what he was going on about.
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They were keen for me still to play the piano, which I was going to, but 45 minutes of piano would be extremely boring. I like a bit of light and shade.
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We can all put weight on or lose weight.
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We manage to bounce ideas off one another. Every band fights, but at the end of the day, we're very positive about the way we fight. At least we come out with a result.
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We set the stage worldwide to go into the new millenium. I have all the music. Carl Palmer loves the music, he wants to play it.
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We'll be presenting a broad spectrum of the music and looking at how the younger guys can carry it on.
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What can you do? You've gotta move on.
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What we're doing is a retrospective, a refined look at how far we've come in what's known as progressive music and investigate and explore that.
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You don't want to lose that moment. You've got to do it, or you'll lose that moment.
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You've got to keep things flying.
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