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At first, when Michael Anthony and Sammy Hagar went to do Van Halen, I was angry because we had plans and I had done a lot of work.
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Beyond the Thunder is the closest I've recorded to an acoustic thing.
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During the 1970s and 1980s Gibson did use my likeness, but we never signed anything. This new Signature model is the first time we struck a formal written deal for a guitar with my name on it.
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Eric Clapton asked me to join his band, Derek and the Dominos. That was the day before Carlos asked me to join him, and I went with Carlos.
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Focus on melody, tone and vibrato. I've never been a guitarist that practices scales. I couldn't tell you what scale I'm playing.
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I am not a pop musician; I don't want to play bubble-gummy pop stuff.
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I don't pay much attention to how a guitar's made, really. I just pick 'em up and if I like the way they sound, I want them!
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I have been in Journey since the beginning. I am the only guy that's actually been on every single record they've made, and I'm not done with that.
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I have to figure that Steve Perry's retired unless he comes out with something soon.
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I haven't stopped playing. If you play all the time, then your chops are up and you tend to grow.
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I keep on calling them records because they will always be records to me.
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I know what I want and expect out of a guitar. This Signature model can really turn corners when when you get to the high notes.
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I met the Santana band when I was 14. By the time I was 15, I was a member of the band.
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I never got into sports at all until I was in my early 20s, after my music career got going.
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I'm just getting older and better.
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I'm not a guy to go in the studio and spend months, let alone years, like some people do. I cannot even be in the studio for a month, it will drive me nuts.
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I've been faceless all these years.
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I've got the recording process down, and I can knock it out very quickly.
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I've never done a solo tour. I feel like getting out there and doing that.
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In a lot of aspects it's cooler that we don't have a lot of really overly famous people in the band.
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It doesn't matter what guitar I start with, I always end up removing the guts from it and putting in the guts that I like!
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It has progressively gotten worse, especially for bands like us, that have a large following. We have decided to take it into our own hands.
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It was a lot of fun to be that successful. We reached a very high level of musicality,and for me that's the best part of being in any band.
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Journey for so many years has been based around the song, which is fine, but at some time in my career I want to be a household name.
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Nobody's perfect. Everyone slides here and there, and they have their ups and downs. When they are down, that is not the time to step all over them.
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Soul SirkUS is a real band; it is not a side project for me. It just means I've got a lot of work in front of me.
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The best part was watching Journey grow into this monster. The band was huge, playing these enormous gigs.
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The heavy guitars are the ones that sound good. They are not that comfortable, but they do sound great.
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The world now knows that Steve Perry is welcome to come and sing with us anytime he wants.
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There has been the biggest black cloud following me around. People believe it's all my fault that Steve is not here. He has always had an open door, and he doesn't choose to do this any more.
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There is only so much money to go around. It is pretty hard to live right now, and we don't want to rip anybody off.
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We are doing what Prince did. Everyone that comes to a show billed as An Evening with Journey will get our new CD. We figured that is our best store because they are our biggest fans.
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We are taking close to $10 a CD the way we are doing it, and I think that is a fair amount to split up between five guys. Each of us makes like two bucks a record.
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What I have is a bunch of really hungry, amazingly talented guys that can kick anybody's rear end.
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When I go out with Journey, it is a complete cakewalk. I can afford my own bus.
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With soloing, I think it's best to really start strong and end strong, and in the middle, let things fly and throw in some string bending.
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World Play is very '70s arena rock, very raw and in your face, and that's what we wanted. We recorded it in a very off-the-cuff manner and didn't really plan out how we were going to play. My solos are first takes.
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You learn at a certain point that you have to focus on the business side of music. After getting ripped off a couple of times, you figure out that you need to get a grip on it.
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