We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Nuno Bettencourt Quotes. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
It’s just a bunch of songs. I’m not trying to cure any major disease.
It’s hard to know exactly what it sounds like to me. I’m in the studio and I write it. and that’s it.
We’d tour for a year and a half and do an album and then tour for another year and a half and do another album. We thought we were invincible, but someone should have said, ‘You guys need to take a little time off.’
I’m sad for younger bands that don’t have a home that they know they can go to, like the twenty-five labels that used to be around that they know they can hang their hat and know that they’ll give ’em three, four, five albums to develop.
Even with Extreme, I don’t think you have a choice but to sort of have somewhat of an influence of the times.
As opposed to touring for three years and then going into the studio and writing an album, I think this record is representative of a lot of everyday people.
When you are in this business and this career, it’s hard for any one thing to engulf you.
I come from a big family of musicians, so I was lucky enough to grow up with guitars all around the house. Even though I didn’t really know much at the time, my brother had a Les Paul Goldtop, and my dad always had this Fender or some bizarre Pedulla-Orsini guitar.
I think I’m a music fan before anything else.
We had a nightmare on our first album, and went through two producers. I decided, on the second album, to take the money that we were supposed to use for pre-production, and we went into a studio and cut the album with no producer. We finished the whole thing without telling the record company.
It’s hard being in a band. It’s hard being in a relationship like that. But at the end of the day, when you have great fans, as corny as that sounds, if the fans show up and the passion that they have, they’re the ones that make us want to keep going.
I never record anything like a demo, I just go for it.
With ‘More Than Words,’ we wrote that, so we are that. I’m just happy people can connect with any of our songs. If that song opened the floodgates for us to be able to tour the world over and over, how could I be unhappy with that?
Obviously the biggest change is that it’s me by myself. When you don’t have another band interpreting your songs or playing them the way that they have, it’s bound to sound different.
A band is like a marriage – you don’t know why it works, but when it does, everything feels right.
Half the bands I guarantee wouldn’t at this point want Nuno to open for them.
You’ve got to love someone enough to hate them.
If you spend long enough with a bunch of guys, things will inevitably start to rankle. You’re going to hate the way the singer comes into the room and opens the curtains ‘cos he’s done it too fast or whatever.
I definitely get affected by new stuff. There’s a lot of older influences, but there’s also newer stuff too.
What motivates us is always new music.
As for the first guitar I actually bought, I believe it was a Cherry Red Kramer! I think I bought it because Eddie Van Halen played Kramer, and I remember it had a Rockinger tremolo on it.
My current project is my band, Population 1. We are writing, rehearsing and playing in Los Angeles.
The touring part is really mixed. You love to play and you can’t wait to go, but you don’t want to leave.
With any success, there will always be a little bit of a negative.
Who needs fan mail when you have the Internet?
In the U.K., we always had a special relationship with the audiences because it wasn’t ‘More Than Words’ that broke us: it was ‘Get The Funk Out’ that broke first. That was what we had always dreamed of.
We can play all we want, but if nobody’s there, if nobody feels anything with what we’re playing, then what’s the purpose?
There’s two facets to writing a song. There’s you sitting in your room writing the sentiments of the song; the lyrics, the melody and the changes, and then there’s the part where you go into the studio and you put clothing on it.
You believe that you’re going to be forever young.
I am affected by what is around. I don’t think many people would admit that.
I always imagine later on these songs I could’ve played with a band, but it never worked out that way.
I live in L.A., and whenever I get together with anybody to write, everybody is obsessed and fearful and wants to write a hit for everyone else. They wanna write a hit for Rihanna; they wanna write a hit for Katy Perry.
Nobody ever knows how big a song is going to be.
I wanted to do the whole album in black and white, and it really killed me that when you see it in the light it’s got green in it. I don’t know what the hell that was about.
We were never the cool band to like. They tried to put us into a hair-metal thing, but we weren’t really Warrant or Poison. We were always outside the box. I think we had a little niche that nobody had – maybe the funkiness had something to do with it.