Digital music delivery is the future and it represents a general paradigm shift, ... The record companies don't know how to sell music in the digital age and that scares the hell out of them.
I think when it comes down to actually, who's actually going to win on Wednesday, I think Alicia Keys will win probably three or four awards or so.
These kind of festivals can be massive for an economy, ... You don't need to build new stadiums, pass tax levies to fund development. You utilize existing facilities, the stuff that's there. Once you get a routine down, it's healthy for everyone involved and people know it's a destination city
You don't need a major label and they sure don't need you
I think the single thing that George brought was his interest in and introduction of Indian music into rock and roll
And though people think about Lennon and McCartney as sort of the A-list of Beatles and George as filling in a spot, he was remarkable guitar player, tremendous songwriter, and he really shaped a lot of the direction of where the band went
To 18-year-olds who control what gets played on the radio, Michael is someone their parents listen to.
The level of engagement wouldn't have gone away. If he was going to be an activist, he would have been all the way an activist. If he was going to be a father, he would have been all the way a father.
He just digs himself deeper into a hole no matter when he does it.
The easy pick is to say U2 is going to win, but I would say keep your eye on the 'O Brother' soundtrack, because I think they've got a shot at that award
A rock band is a mysterious thing. Somehow, every once in a while, a few individuals bump into one another, and they look exactly right together and share a focus and an aspiration and the right balance of musical similarities and differences.