A true musician, like Johnny Cash, should be able to walk into a room with nothing but an instrument and capture people's attention for two hours.
To a degree, rock fans like to live vicariously and they like that, music fans in general, but when indie music sort of came into prominence in the early '90s, a lot of it was TV-driven, too, where if you saw the first Nirvana video, you're looking at three guys that look like people you go to school with.
The reason there's no modern-day Shakespeare is because he didn't have anything to do except sit in a room with a candle and think.
I've had a long career and I want to continue to have a long career. The way to do that is not to go away.
John Paul Stevens