Quotes by: Gary Cherone

Gary Cherone
Extreme - Live in Birmingham 2008
Background information
Birth name Gary Francis Caine Cherone
Born (1961-07-26) July 26, 1961 (age 55)
Malden, Massachusetts
Genres hard rock, Rock
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1975–present
Labels A&M
Associated acts Extreme
Van Halen
Tribe of Judah
Website cherone.com

There is no substitute for jamming and getting to know each other on the road.
Gary Cherone
I sing in a higher register, and you haven't heard that on the radio in years.
Gary Cherone
The voices on the record, that was trying to treat my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones.
Gary Cherone
I did some research and tried to pull out some old, classic Van Halen that they had not played in 10 or 15 years. I think that was Sammy's mistake. I he didn't want to do the Dave stuff.
Gary Cherone
You have Extreme and Van Halen and the history that I have with other people I played with. There are some effects that will hopefully break that stereotype.
Gary Cherone
I am a big Pink Floyd fan. That is where a lot of the concept lyrics come from.
Gary Cherone
There is nothing like singing a song that 20,000 people know and are singing back to you.
Gary Cherone
When I was singing Jamie's Cryin', people were going out of their mind because it was the first time they got to see Eddie, Michael and Alex play those songs. That was a thrill.
Gary Cherone
When 5150 came out rock was king. Post Nirvana and Pearl Jam 1996 is a different story.
Gary Cherone
Whether I sound like Sammy or not is purely coincidence. You have got to hand it to him, he sings his ass off. There is no moss on that stone.
Gary Cherone
I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.
Gary Cherone
Dave thought he was bigger than Van Halen the band. So there was this catfight going on for 10 years.
Gary Cherone
You can tell the difference between songs that were created in a garage and songs that were created in the studio.
Gary Cherone
I have had success throughout the years. Some of the hard rock bands today don't have the history that I have.
Gary Cherone
It was fun while it lasted, but it never seemed real to me. I could not believe I was in Van Halen.
Gary Cherone
We didn't gel with Poison and the Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi was the best of the pop metal bands, but we never fit in with the hair metal stuff. We were never as hip as the Chili Peppers. We were in the middle.
Gary Cherone
If I had had a chance to tour with Van Halen before the record, I think it would have been a different record.
Gary Cherone
In my writing with Extreme, there are heavy themes. The cover photo has me with a gun to my neck. I am not advocating suicide. I am taking the philosophy that man is the measure of his own fate.
Gary Cherone
My favorite Extreme records were the last two. I can't listen to the first one.
Gary Cherone
The voices on the record, that was trying to treat my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones.
Gary Cherone

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