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If you look over the years, the styles have changed - the clothes, the hair, the production, the approach to the songs. The icing to the cake has changed flavors. But if you really look at the cake itself, it's really the same.

We've been together since we've been teenagers. I can go away and disappear for two years, and when we get back together, it's like nothing ever has changed.

Well, because we're so different as people. And it's that difference that probably also makes it easy to stay together, because we don't get in each others way.

It's the music that brings us together.

You have to know when to strike and when to retreat.

I do a lot of things behind the scenes. I do a lot of things that don't hit the headlines.

I have a great family, I live an amazing life.

I just like playing with the band and doing what I do.

I like playing on stage, don't get me wrong.

I think people were just starving for good material because they just weren't getting it on the radio.

I wish I could see over crowds and small groups of people.

If Daryl stopped touring it would be a big part of him missing.

If I stopped touring tomorrow, it wouldn't change my life.

If it wasn't for music, I doubt whether we'd be friends.

If something that needs to be done that we don't feel confronting, we do it through the manager.

Sometimes, it's just great to bring new people into the mix.

Swimming upstream in the music business is a hard thing to do.

The thing is, we've changed our style but we've never changed the actual roots of what we've done.

To me, when a great band is playing together, it's amazing for me.

We collaborate together. We work with other people. We work by ourselves.