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Billy Sherwood, American Musician ( March 14, 1965 - )

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So for my studio purposes, I know that I'm in my studio with technicians who've done amazing things to my board and to my power amps and I know what I can deliver out of my studio.~Billy Sherwood


Power Amazing Know

I've had the luxury of owning my own studio, 24 analogue, 48 digital, endless effects, endless hardcore gear, that I don't have to rent, I don't get stuck with the bills, it's all mine.~Billy Sherwood


Luxury Digital My Own

Sometimes I hear a drum groove in my head and I rush down to my studio.~Billy Sherwood


Down Head Sometimes

I mean, Beatles songs were two and a half minutes long, and they're fantastic.~Billy Sherwood


Long Mean Two

I don't have any assistants, I do it all myself, I don't have any secretaries.~Billy Sherwood


Myself Assistants Any

I love the feeling of creating pictures in someone's mind just by spelling out the right lyrical combination.~Billy Sherwood


Love Mind Feeling

So in one sense you don't have the classic keyboard player in Yes.~Billy Sherwood


You Classic Sense

When you're a songwriter and you click with someone, you tend to want to keep writing with that person.~Billy Sherwood


Writing Want You

I'd written songs with lots of people, from one spectrum to the other.~Billy Sherwood


People Other Spectrum

I wrote songs with the guys from Air Supply for their record... So I was just writing songs.~Billy Sherwood


Writing Air Guys

And I found that when I built my own place and just shut the door, the creativity was endless.~Billy Sherwood


Creativity Door Place

So that studio served its purpose, and still is working very well for other people right now.~Billy Sherwood


Purpose People Working

I know that if I went to other studios, like in Vancouver, that those are set up to be as professional and as true, so it's just a different flavour, it's a different sound, but I think both have their place.~Billy Sherwood


Think Professional Place

So when bands work with me and it's 10 o'clock, usually you'd have to be getting out of the studio, we could go on until 2 in the morning cause it's my place!~Billy Sherwood


Work Morning Me

And as you said, everyone contributed; certain areas of material came from certain individuals.~Billy Sherwood


You Said Everyone

We came off the road of the last tour very inspired to just keep playing, so we went to Canada.~Billy Sherwood


Road Canada Inspired

I'm very proud of it as a Yes record amongst many of the other Yes records.~Billy Sherwood


Proud Yes Records

You know, I am just a musician and I have no idea these days what good and bad is in terms of labels.~Billy Sherwood


Good I Am You

It's an album that is a little bit different and probably isn't easy to get out. It's not likely that a major label would have picked it up and said that they had a smash hit record.~Billy Sherwood


Easy Said Different

I wasn't really writing with anything commercial in mind I just wanted to create some new music.~Billy Sherwood


Music Writing Mind

So whenever I had some in-between producing time down in my studio I popped a tape in and started working on it. Working a little bit at a time, it actually took almost four years.~Billy Sherwood


Time Down Working

I write on all instruments.~Billy Sherwood


Write I Write Instruments

So one can say that I write all the time, that goes for the lyrics as well.~Billy Sherwood


Time Say Well

I also write poems, so that is something that I really enjoy.~Billy Sherwood


Enjoy Something Write

I grew up in a very musical family, my father was a musician and a big band leader and made records.~Billy Sherwood


Family Father Leader

So I was always around music and my dad was in his own way a progressive jazzer, a big band jazzer guy.~Billy Sherwood


Music Dad Band