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    I love getting into a studio with a bunch of friends. When the day's done, we've made something. We recognize that we're from different walks of the music industry, and there's no reason we shouldn't be collaborating. That's what I'm trying to create with thenewno2 - a sense of community.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: friends  community  music 
     
    My job description is... being enthusiastic.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: job 
     
    Live a Lie' is inspired by recent combinations found in dubstep.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: live  lies 
     
    Websites are kind of useless. There's so much great web content and design out there, but the ways in which they are being experienced are not being maximized.
    — Dhani Harrison
    Once I started to get older, my father would say, 'You look more like George Harrison than I do'
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: father 
     
    My dad was my hero, my best friend.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: friends  hero 
     
    It's funny, because music is one of those things it is natural to go into. You hear it so much growing up, it kind of permeates you and eventually you spew out some music of your own.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: funny  music 
     
    Keep your head down at school.' Those are sage words from my dad. They kept me in check for years.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: sage  school  year 
     
    I did Albert Hall, I got to play the Hall of Fame with Prince. So I've done that kind of stuff for ages. It wasn't until after we finished working on Brainwash, my dad's album after he died, then it was like 'That phase is over in my life now, now we can get on with our music, with our band.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: age  fame  music 
     
    The music I want to hear in my head sounds somewhere between Jimi Hendrix and Massive Attack. It's not really like my dad, but there will always be similarities because we have the same vocal cords, and I learnt the guitar the way he taught me.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: music 
     
    I think guitar-wise, Eric Clapton was a big influence on me. I got to spend time around him. He's kind of strange, mysterious, serious and he always has played such hot guitar.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: time  influence 
     
    I suddenly realized that in order to do what I wanted to do, I had to become that which I hated - which is the head of a record company or a digital media conglomerate - and just do whatever you want.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: media  company 
     
    If you were the first person ever to design an application for the iPhone and you patented it, you would be very, very better off than we are right now, you know? But you've got to be the first one to do it. So I figured that Led Zeppelin or the Stones were going to do it unless we just got on to it. So I got cracking with the guys from Apple.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: people  right 
     
    I did everything I could to not be a musician
    — Dhani Harrison
    I was recording stuff with my dad when I was like five, six years old. I played with him on tour. I'd gone with him to Japan in '91, played some gigs, did a couple shows at the Albert Hall.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: gone  year 
     
    You can' t help being a musician because you've grown up with music, yet being one means being compared to your dad and being slated for it. But I really don't have the ambitions of most people going into the industry.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: people  ambition  help  music 
     
    In almost any profession, even if you're the kid of an actor, people are very supportive and want to see the next generation.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: people  kids  profession 
     
    Playing music has always felt very natural. You know, you do try to do other things, and you do learn lessons that way, but, eventually - well... if your dad is a plumber, you become a plumber. It's the family business, and I felt like I was taking over the family business.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: lessons  music  learn  business 
     
    I could never just play in a pub in front of four people because I would have had all the press turn up. That way, you don't get to build up naturally. It makes the work feel unnatural, and puts a lot of unnatural pressure on you.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: people  work 
     
    You don't have to burn books, you don't have to rebel against teachers to rebel; to rebel is to truly own your own self.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: self  book 
     
    My dad used to say to me, 'You look more like me than I do.
    — Dhani Harrison
    I'm a huge Wu-Tang fan.
    — Dhani Harrison
    I only discovered electronic music as a teenager and I still love the Prodigy and Massive Attack.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: teenager  music 
     
    When my dad toured in '91, I think my first gig properly was the Tokyo Dome, 50,000 people indoors. That was pretty scary. I was 12, or 13.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: people 
     
    I've grown up around cinema. Michael Kamen was a very, very close friend of mine, sort of my godfather. So I know how much work goes into it. You have to know what you're doing.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: work  friends 
     
    I think I learned a lot about not buying into a lot of hype. I wanted to be a kind of faceless entity; I didn't want to be Dhani Harrison and the Muppets or something like that.
    — Dhani Harrison
    To come out in the music business, you only really get one shot. A lot of people get to play small gigs first, and build up that way, without anyone really seeing them.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: people  seeing  music  business 
     
    It was a relief to be able to do my own band, because I was very responsible for all this amazing music I didn't want to mess up before.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: music 
     
    I did rebel. I was the rebel in my family, because my dad wanted me to go and just travel with him.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: travel 
     
    I never really saw my dad around when the Iron Maiden and the AC/DC were playing. But he knew what I was doing. I was just absorbing music. So he just kind of left me to my own devices.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: music 
     
    I don't really plan to be a pop star; I just want to be able to make music without the whole My Dad thing hanging over me, which everyone in my position goes through.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: music 
     
    Thenewno2 is sort of my little prototype band, really.
    — Dhani Harrison
    I did the first backwards guitar solo on "I'm Only Sleeping'
    — Dhani Harrison
    Im still getting used to being called a composer. A poseur, maybe.
    — Dhani Harrison
    I went to university (Brown), I worked as a designer, I competed in Olympic sport (rowing) ... and I ended up being a musician. It's in the DNA, I guess.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: designer  dna  university 
     
    One interviewer asked me: 'How do you feel that you've betrayed your father?' That wasn't really very cool.
    — Dhani Harrison
    Someone recently played me 'Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell' by Das Racist. That should be my theme song.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: song 
     
    I don't ever use my name for anything in terms of getting the music heard.
    — Dhani Harrison
    tags: music 
     
    Everyone's seen the Beatles.
    — Dhani Harrison
    I have two mini huskies called Woody Guthrie and Edison Guthrie.
    — Dhani Harrison
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