“I have my ideas, I have my music and I also just enjoy showing off, so that’s a big part of it. Also, I like to get up onstage and behave insanely or express myself physically, and the band can get pretty silly.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The audiences are there as a result of my history with the band but also as a result of my being able to reach people with a tune.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I hadn’t performed by myself in a while. It feels very natural to me, and I assume people come for the very same reasons as they do when I’m with the band: to be moved, for something to happen to them.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I was the only person I’d ever met who had a record contract. None of the E Street Band, as far as I know, had been on an airplane until Columbia sent us to Los Angeles.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“For me, once I count the band in, and I delve deep into my song, I feel a certain sort of integrity and integration that I rarely find in my daily life.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Most bands don’t work out. A small unit democracy is very, very difficult.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The Clash were a major influence on my own music. They were the best rock ‘n’ roll band. Thanks, Joe.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I told a story with the E Street Band that was bigger and better than I could have done on my own.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“You ask for your audience’s investment in your music; you’re in a relationship with them. And their relationship with the E Street Band is separate from whatever else I might do. I like the idea of us being something that people rely on.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The hungry and the haunted explode in a rock’n’roll band.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“You can’t be afraid of getting old. Old is good, if you’re gathering in life. Our band is good at understanding that equation.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Most of the people I know in bands, all they are concerned about is getting to do the next record.”

 

Bruce McCulloch

“Major labels blow all their money massively and blame it on the band.”

 

Bruce Dickinson

“With the Internet, bands can come and go every five minutes and the music looks disposable.”

 

Bruce Dickinson

“If heavy metal bands ruled the world, we’d be a lot better off.”

 

Bruce Dickinson

“When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band.”

Brooke Burke

“I dropped out of college when I was 18 to be in a band.”

 

Brody Jenner

“Every band I’ve worked with also wants to be countercultural in the sense that they want to feel that they’ve gone somewhere that nobody else has been.”

 

Brian Eno

“The reason I don’t tour is that I don’t know how to front a band. What would I do? I can’t really play anything well enough to deal with that situation.”

 

Brian Eno

“The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band”

 

Brian Eno