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- Posted on Mar 17th 2010 1:00PM by David Chiu
"I think you start out as rivals, but you end up being friends because they're so few of you," Robin Gibb told Spinner, "You can say that about the Beatles or anybody else that's out there at the time. Then you got to have somebody to compete with."
"Actually, we were more competitive with each other than we were with any other group," added his brother Barry. "It comes from the fact that every group is like us -- everybody wants attention and everybody wants to be the lead singer. It's just the nature of every group."
Inside the press room area at New York's Waldorf Astoria hotel, where the ceremony took place, the Gibb brothers answered questions from reporters about what was going on with them currently and their musical legacy. Last year, the Bee Gees celebrated their 50th anniversary making music.
"We look back and think 'what an incredible journey,'" said Barry in response to a journalist's question. "What's shocking to us is how many different styles and different forms of popular music there have actually been. We feel really blessed."
"Our music is on the radio all over the world today and it is one of the successful catalogs of all time," Robin later said. "That is something as songwriters and as artists we're very proud of. Very few [could] achieve that. It's in the song. If that song is on the radio all the time, we achieved our goal."
Answering a question from another journalist about their late younger brother, Barry mentioned that there will be an upcoming Bee Gees box set called 'Mythology,' which will also consist of songs recorded by Andy Gibb.
"That will be the first time that all four brothers will be on one set," he said. "What we all did was choose our own favorites, so there's like 20 to 21 favorites from each brother, and that includes all the stuff that Andy did. That's really nice. And not only that, Andy's daughter was involved in choosing the favorites of [her father's songs]."
As for the possibility of the other Bee Gees members collaborating musically since the death of brother Maurice Gibb in 2003, Barry said, "We sort of look at each other and go 'We should get back into making an album or doing some live shows.' But it's like we all have families and both of us live in different countries. It's a little bit of a real effort to do it, but we'll get there and we understand each other very well. And we miss Mo and it's not really the same type of thing if we're really not all together."