When I started playing music, people weren't selling 5 million records. That was not the standard; that was not the focus.
From its conception and that one and only meeting, 'HITNRUN' took about 90 days to prepare its release. If that's what freedom feels like, 'HITNRUN' is what it sounds like.
In the tech-savvy, real-time world we all live in today, everything is faster.
The music industry is a matrix that is counter to what is natural and right.
I learned from Jehovah's Witnesses that a fatalistic view is counterproductive.
Most bands out there are basically pretty boring. I try to affect people inside their bodies.
Young people have decided they like to listen to music in a certain way, through ear buds, and that's fine with me as long as it doesn't bother them that they're not hearing 90 percent of the music that way.
I don't know who was the one that came up with the notion that you have to play the same songs every concert.
I became merely a pawn used to produce more money for Warner Bros.
The music, for me, doesn't come on a schedule. I don't know when it's going to come, and when it does, I want it out.
Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.
I learned from Jimi Hendrix. They all wanted him to do the tricks, and at the end of his career, he just wanted to play. I lived longer than he did, and I can see how those pressures can really play with your head.
I used to have seizures when I was young. My mother and father didn't know what to do or how to handle it but they did the best they could with what little they had.
I think you'll always be able to do what your ear tells you.
YouTube is the hippest network, and they abuse copyright right and left.
It gets embarrassing to say something untrue because you put it online and everyone knows about it, so it's better to tell the truth.
There's not a lot of pop music in the mainstream that makes you feel scared, that makes you wonder what's happening.
The key to longevity is to learn every aspect of music that you can.
To create something from nothing is one of the greatest feelings, and I would - I don't know, I wish it upon everybody. It's heaven.
I really believe in finding new ways to distribute my music.
I don't live in the past. I don't play my old records for that reason. I make a statement, then move on to the next.
No one can come and claim ownership of my work. I am the creator of it, and it lives within me.
There's this thing called compulsory licensing law that allows artists through the record companies to take your music at will without your permission.
People say I'm wearing heels because I'm short. I wear heels because the women like 'em.
I have friends that are gay, and we study the Bible together.
Music is music, ultimately. If it makes you feel good, cool.
'When Doves Cry' came out - it sounded like nothing that was on the radio. 'Let's Go Crazy' was number one on R&B stations, and there's nothing that's been like that on radio since.
I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it.
I always knew I had a relationship with God. But I wasn't sure God had a relationship with me.
Being a Jehovah's Witness, I don't celebrate birthdays or holidays. I don't vote.