Sometimes I just hit the keyboard in a way I'd like the rhythm of the tracks to sound.
Listening to the tracks, you can hear that I don't mess around with real intricate runs and stuff like that, basically because it isn't necessary. When you start doing that sort of thing with heavy metal music, I think it can start to detract from everything else that's going on. If I started going off in a tangent, instead of having a nice solid underlying base that K.K. and Glenn can build on, the whole thing would probably lose its strength...
America is new to instrumental dance tracks on the radio, we were all so surprised "Animals" did so well on the radio.
I have some tracks and songs written for future collaboration, and I'm happy to work with artists who have the right voice and taste.
Bernard insisted on having ‘just one more go’, and in doing so used up mine and Steve’s tracks, wiping them, so by the time Martin finally threw up his hands and told us to fuck off, Barney’s was the only vocal left on tape. Which is pretty much how he became our singer.
I don't tend to have a favorite album; I tend to have favorite tracks. There are flaws in every album that spoil it for me.
If I were to speak of war, it would not be to show you the glories of conquering armies but the mischief and misery they strew in their tracks; and how, while they marched on with tread of iron and plumes proudly tossing in the breeze, some one must follow closely in their steps, crouching to the earth, toiling in the rain and darkness, shelterless themselves, with no thought of pride or glory, fame or praise, or reward; hearts breaking with pity, faces bathed in tears and hands in blood. This is the side which history never shows.
It is natural for a train to run on its tracks.
You can only exist as far as your mind will allow you to exist, and I think chronic pain will stop time dead in its tracks. You feel like you're the only one, and how unfair it is, and a million different feel-sorry-for-yourself type feelings.
Who tracks the steps of glory to the grave?
Reworking other tracks is also quite cool.
When you shoot a musical, you're shooting to lipsynch tracks, so we had to figure out our choreography and work out what we wanted to do with each number before we did it.