Facts about Tommy Shaw

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Tommy Shaw is a famous Musician from USA, he/she is still alive and was born September 11, 1953.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 33 quotes who is written / told by Tommy.

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Famous quotes by Tommy Shaw (33)


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"We were playing popular music, but we were doing our own arrangements because we were too lazy to sit down and figure out the originals"
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"I like being on the road, living in hotels. While I've got a real nice house, I go crazy when I'm there"
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"Make sure you know what you are signing when you sign a recording contract"
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"It is all about being open and paying attention to the music in your head. I think most people have original music playing in their heads from time to time"
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"I soon gave up instruction for self-teaching"
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"I have always been a sucker for the big, upbeat chorus"
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"I feel like I have the greatest life an artist could dream of"
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"You can have fun, but you also have to put on your thinking cap every day"
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"On acoustic guitar I tend to stay in the key of D for some reason. On electric guitar I keep basic: C, G, D, and A. The key of D minor is also real good for me"
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"As a solo artist, I just felt cemented in front of the mike stand. There was very little time to play with the audience and be a band member"
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"When it stops being fun, stop"
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"There were some older guitarists on my side of town, and I got to know many of them"
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"It was more fun trying to figure out I Want To Hold Your Hand than to take lessons. By this time I knew basic chords"
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"If I have an idea, I write it down, although I usually carry a little dictation machine with me because I'm too lazy to write"
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"I've always stuck with Gibsons. I've had Guilds and Fenders, too, but I always wind up going back to Gibsons"
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"I wrote songs all my life, where anyone wanted to hear them or not"
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"By the time I did that third solo album, I'd finally learned how to do it, but I'd also learned that I liked being in a band"
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"When I became 16 I started thinking seriously about singing"
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"We're kind of defined by our mistakes"
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"Timing is everything"
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"Success is fickle, but creativity is a gift"
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"I'm not the kind of guy who deserves to play a vintage guitar because I'm too rough on instruments"
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"I'd better be on the road, or I'll be going nuts. I'm not the kind of guy who sits around with a pipe and slippers watching soap operas"
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"Songwriting is the other weight on the opposite side of the scale from touring. They balance me out creatively"
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"Once you start thinking about it in a mercenary frame of mind, then you're finished. You're a joke, because there are too many mercenaries out there already"
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"If music became extinct now, I don't know what I'd be good for"
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"I love the idea of stepping out of the band situation into a solo world with no boundaries, no expectations, where nothing is out of bounds"
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"Les Pauls work out real well for me because I'll beat the hell out of them and they'll still work. The only trouble with them is finding good ones"
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"I wish I had a nickel for every song that I've left in the bathroom, written down on a matchbox, or just totally forgotten about"
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"I was born in Alabama and my first live music experiences were in church. Every Sunday we watched regional gospel groups on television singing their hearts out"
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"I don't write on tour. There is so much to do day in and day out when you are on the road"
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"I don't like looking back"
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"Around '75 when the recession hit, club owners started going to disco because it was cheaper for them to just buy a sound system than it was to hire a band"


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