Adam Jones, American Musician ( January 15, 1965 - )

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As far as the grunge thing, there are three bands from Seattle that I would call true grunge.~Adam Jones

Three True Far

That's what I love about our music - it'll never be a hit because you can't dance to it.~Adam Jones

Love Music Dance

I seriously do not think Nirvana is grunge.~Adam Jones

Think Seriously Nirvana

I've always been involved in the visual arts and music.~Adam Jones

Music Arts Always

I'm not into solos, I'm into lyrics.~Adam Jones

Lyrics Solos

I'm not a good guitar player.~Adam Jones

Good Guitar Player

I'm my own worst critic and I think everyone in the band is a perfectionist.~Adam Jones

Think Worst Band

With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection.~Adam Jones

Time Perfection Band

When we played with the Rollins Band, we'd keep songs going until we felt like ending it.~Adam Jones

Ending Band Like

We're more into expressing ourselves than making radio hits.~Adam Jones

Radio More Expressing

We wanted to take as much time and effort making the video as we did the song.~Adam Jones

Time Effort Song

We have meetings with our record label to tell them how to market us.~Adam Jones

Meetings Tell Market

We could have gone with much bigger labels and more money, but we wanted to go with a company that is LA based, all in the same building, and really understands what the artists want.~Adam Jones

Money Building Want

The Melvins are grunge.~Adam Jones


That's the thing I like about my sound. It's real raw and very unsafe compared to a solid state kind of sound.~Adam Jones

Real Kind Sound

My approach is to be part of a band that makes music, not hit songs.~Adam Jones

Music Band Approach

Many of the songs on Undertow were written at the time Opiate came out.~Adam Jones

Time Many Were

If I play anything that sounds like a solo, it's gonna sound like a lyric.~Adam Jones

Play Sound Solo

I've never worried about how long the song is.~Adam Jones

Long Song Never

I've always dabbled on guitar, but never took lessons.~Adam Jones

Guitar Lessons Never

I'm not a geek about equipment, I just know what I like.~Adam Jones

Know Like Equipment

I'm a bass player from way back and Paul is a guitar player and we've been in many bands.~Adam Jones

Guitar Way Back

I use Gibson guitars; I prefer the Les Paul custom.~Adam Jones

Use Custom Paul

I think putting labels on people is just an easy way of marketing something you don't understand.~Adam Jones

People Marketing You

I think people like Steve Vai are so boring.~Adam Jones

People Think Boring

I played violin and got into that Suzuki program in the second grade.~Adam Jones

Violin Got Grade