Bryan Adams

Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer and guitarist

Lived from: 1959-

Category: Music | Movie | Writers (Contemporary)

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    A songwriter writes songs all the time, whereas just writing a song can be done by anyone, anytime.
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    I always just wanted to be the singer or the bass player in the band. I'd love to have a band, where I was obviously the singer, but where it wasn't me, it wasn't my name.
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    I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.
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    I bring out an engineer, everything fits into a suitcase and we just record. I have so much spare time during that day that it makes sense to utilize it to do something creative like that, as opposed to just sitting around the hotel and sightseeing or something.
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    I do 100 shows a year, but I do it in fits and starts, as opposed to going on a long run.
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    I don't like long tours. I find it much easier to go out for a short spurt every month.
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    I feel quite sad for the young musicians coming up because they may never get to pay their rent properly. It doesn't matter what the genre; nowadays, it's so much harder than it ever was.
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    I got in trouble with the police, and that was a rude awakening. That was it. I'd seen the bottom of the pit, and it was time to scrape myself out of it.
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    I like to be able to present myself in two or three different ways because I've never really wanted to rest on my laurels and be something that people expected.
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    I never took a grant or borrowed a penny from anybody. It was partially because I didn't really know how to do that, but secondly, my pride would never have allowed me to.
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    I remember being in Hollywood at the age of 16 and marveling at the stars. The idea of being part of it never entered my mind. It was too far-fetched.
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    I think a lot of people want to be remembered the way they were, as opposed to the way they are now.
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    I watch everybody every night, from sitting down to being on their feet at the end, and I feel a sense of reinvention, of caring, presenting these songs in their purest form.
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    I'd been round the world a hundred times and had started to forget where I'd been. I knew I'd been there: it said it on the tour map. I could remember the name of the city but I couldn't remember what it was like - it was a massive blur.
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    I'm amazed every time I come back to Vancouver at how much it's changed. You go away for a month and there's three more skyscrapers.
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