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    I personally don't like to use as many effects because when you play live, something always goes wrong.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: live  wrong 
     
    I played violin and got into that Suzuki program in the second grade.
    — Adam Jones
    I think people like Steve Vai are so boring.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: people 
     
    I use Gibson guitars; I prefer the Les Paul custom.
    — Adam Jones
    I'm not a geek about equipment, I just know what I like.
    — Adam Jones
    I'm not into solos, I'm into lyrics.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: lyrics 
     
    I've always dabbled on guitar, but never took lessons.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: lessons 
     
    I've never worried about how long the song is.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: song 
     
    If I play anything that sounds like a solo, it's gonna sound like a lyric.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: lyrics 
     
    Many of the songs on Undertow were written at the time Opiate came out.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: time  song 
     
    My approach is to be part of a band that makes music, not hit songs.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: song  music 
     
    That's the thing I like about my sound. It's real raw and very unsafe compared to a solid state kind of sound.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: real 
     
    That's what I love about our music - it'll never be a hit because you can't dance to it.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: music  dance 
     
    The Melvins are grunge.
    — Adam Jones
    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.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: gone  artist  money  company 
     
    We have meetings with our record label to tell them how to market us.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: meeting 
     
    We wanted to take as much time and effort making the video as we did the song.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: time  song 
     
    We're more into expressing ourselves than making radio hits.
    — Adam Jones
    When we played with the Rollins Band, we'd keep songs going until we felt like ending it.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: song 
     
    With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: time  perfection 
     
    I seriously do not think Nirvana is grunge.
    — Adam Jones
    Fine art is really something I want to get into.
    — Adam Jones
    I've always been involved in the visual arts and music.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: music 
     
    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.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: people 
     
    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.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: present  energy  song  music  write 
     
    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.
    — Adam Jones
    I like soundtracks and I like film.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: film 
     
    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.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: thoughts  song  heaven 
     
    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.
    — Adam Jones
    When you don't know what the band looks like, it puts the emphasis on thinking and taking the music and message more seriously.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: music  thinking 
     
    In the time between records, I always have lots of stuff going on. I shoot photography, make little sculptures, play video games.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: time  photography  games 
     
    As long as I can remember, growing up we had a guitar around our house, and I was always plucking on it.
    — Adam Jones
    All the art for Tool is done by the me and the band.
    — Adam Jones
    But if you want to be in a band and write music, then you should just be in a band and write music.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: music  write 
     
    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.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: people 
     
    Doing the stereotypical solo bores me.
    — Adam Jones
    I haven't listened to much music lately; I've been out of it.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: music 
     
    I listen to Helmet - and I love Helmet, they're a great band - but every song sounds the same.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: song 
     
    I mean, Tool has a style, but we try to make all our songs sound different from each other.
    — Adam Jones
    tags: song 
     
    I'm not a good guitar player.
    — Adam Jones
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