Adam Jones Quotes

  • That's what I love about our music - it'll never be a hit because you can't dance to it.

  • As long as I can remember, growing up we had a guitar around our house, and I was always plucking on it.

  • I think people like Steve Vai are so boring.

  • I mean, Tool has a style, but we try to make all our songs sound different from each other.

  • I've always been involved in the visual arts and music.

  • I never thought 'Stairway to Heaven' was a long song. I loved how there was this part and then there was another part that was completely different.

  • But if you want to be in a band and write music, then you should just be in a band and write music.

  • All the art for Tool is done by the me and the band.

  • I'm a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar player and we've been in many bands.

  • I haven't listened to much music lately; I've been out of it.

  • I personally don't like to use as many effects because when you play live, something always goes wrong.

  • We could have gone with much bigger labels and more money, but we wanted to go with a company that is LA based, all in the same building, and really understands what the artists want.

  • Many of the songs on Undertow were written at the time Opiate came out.

  • When you don't know what the band looks like, it puts the emphasis on thinking and taking the music and message more seriously.

  • In the time between records, I always have lots of stuff going on. I shoot photography, make little sculptures, play video games.

  • I played violin and got into that Suzuki program in the second grade.

  • When we played with the Rollins Band, we'd keep songs going until we felt like ending it.

  • If you're making music for all the right reasons, people are going to be receptive to that and appreciate it the same way you did when your were writing it.

  • If I play anything that sounds like a solo, it's gonna sound like a lyric.

  • As far as the grunge thing, there are three bands from Seattle that I would call true grunge.

  • We're more into expressing ourselves than making radio hits.

  • I really like stuff that is collectible that you can hold and go, 'There's only a few people that have this.' I like to see that someone's put a lot of labor into making something.

  • Different people get different things out of the images. It doesn't matter what it's about, all that matters is how it makes you feel.

  • We wanted to take as much time and effort making the video as we did the song.

  • I'm a self-taught guitarist, but I have a classical music background.

  • I think putting labels on people is just an easy way of marketing something you don't understand.

  • My approach is to be part of a band that makes music, not hit songs.

  • I've never worried about how long the song is.

  • I like soundtracks and I like film.

  • There's always the influence of music, film, art and the other things that drive me. I'm usually inspired by my environment and whatever is making me happy or mad.

  • I'm not a good guitar player.

  • I've always dabbled on guitar, but never took lessons.

  • With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection.

  • Doing the stereotypical solo bores me.

  • We have meetings with our record label to tell them how to market us.

  • I'm not into solos, I'm into lyrics.

  • Fine art is really something I want to get into.

  • I seriously do not think Nirvana is grunge.

  • That's the thing I like about my sound. It's real raw and very unsafe compared to a solid state kind of sound.

  • Everyone in Tool is interested in how we present our music. We write a group of songs that have a vibe, energy and feeling, and then we try to pick an image to capture that and communicate a feeling. We want something that adds to the connection with the audience.

  • I use Gibson guitars; I prefer the Les Paul custom.

  • I listen to Helmet - and I love Helmet, they're a great band - but every song sounds the same.

  • I'm my own worst critic and I think everyone in the band is a perfectionist.

  • The Melvins are grunge.

  • I'm not a geek about equipment, I just know what I like.