For us there’s U2 music, and then there’s everything else.
I don’t think rock ‘n roll is necessarily a young man’s game. I think Neil Young is just as rock’n’roll now as he was in his 20s. I’d like to think we can still be edgy and challenging.
If you believe in a cause, you must be willing to put yourself on the line for that cause.
The art market was very different before the mid-1980s: then, art was all about passion, whereas now it’s become a commodity.
I’ve never necessarily chosen to be a bachelor. I’ve had girlfriends throughout the last 20 or 30 years. It’s just that there were times when I met people that fascinated me and times I didn’t.
I was drawn to things I thought were either sexy or aggressive – or both.
I definitely got to a point where I realize how unusual it is to be able to play large, sold-out shows 30 years into a rock and roll career. I don’t take it for granted.
I don’t think rock ‘n’ roll is necessarily a young man’s game.
You can’t make assumptions when you’re dealing with health issues.
I think rock ‘n’ roll would become exponentially, considerably more difficult to perform past about 65.
Men should not be forced to wear pants when it’s not cold.
A man’s respect for law and order exists in precise relationship to the size of his paycheck.
It’s very confusing when fame comes early on in your career. You get a little bit bent out of shape in terms of what’s important. Fame is like the dessert that comes with your achievements – it’s not an achievement in itself, but sometimes it can overpower the work.
There are two types of collector, I think. There are those who are quite academic, and get into the archaeology of finding the earliest example of a particular idea. Then there are those interested in what’s new.
The drums tell me everything. Everything else registers a millisecond later.