Gary Cherone Quotes

Gary Francis Caine Cherone (/???ro?n/ sh?-ROHN; born July 26, 1961) is an American rock singer and songwriter. He is best known for his work as the lead vocalist of the Boston rock group Extreme, as well as his short stint as the lead vocalist for Van Halen on their 11th album Van Halen III and subsequent tour. In recent years he has released solo recordings. In 2007, he reunited with Extreme. The band's latest album Saudades de Rock was released on August 12, 2008.

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Gary Cherone


When 5150 came out rock was king. Post Nirvana and Pearl Jam 1996 is a different story.

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


Dave thought he was bigger than Van Halen the band. So there was this catfight going on for 10 years.

Gary Cherone


When I was in Van Halen I was hitting notes that were out of my range. I never went for those registers before until Eddie pulled it out of me.

Gary Cherone


The voices on the record, that was trying to treat my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones.

Gary Cherone


When people don't get enough information, they make it up.

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 am a big Pink Floyd fan. That is where a lot of the concept lyrics come from.

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


There is no substitute for jamming and getting to know each other on the road.

Gary Cherone


We weren't One Hit Wonders. We had a few hits.

Gary Cherone


I think there are some good players coming up. I think we are at a point where people can swallow a guitar solo in a pop rock record again.

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


My favorite Extreme records were the last two. I can't listen to the first one.

Gary Cherone


Michael Anthony is the Diplomat of Rock N Roll. He is the regular guy.

Gary Cherone