164 Rock Band Quotes To Inspire You

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Top 10 Rock Band Quotes (BEST)

  1. Led Zeppelin is the greatest. Robert Plant is one of the most original vocalists of our time. As a rock band they deserve the kind of success they're getting. — Freddie Mercury
  2. To me, the 90's signaled the end of glam rock, the beginning of gangsta rap, and hopefully the beginning and end of boy bands. — Shane West
  3. Rock is about finding who you are. You don't necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all. You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band. — Gene Simmons
  4. A rock'n'roll band needs to be able to get under people's skin. You should be able to clear the room at the drop of a hat. — Paul Westerberg
  5. When people come to the show they think we are a legendary band because they hear us on Classic Rock radio all the time. It is psychological. That's okay - I'm down with that. — George Thorogood
  6. It was a great thrill just to know Roy Orbison, so to play, sing, write hit songs with him and have him in The Traveling Wilburys was beyond my wildest dreams! — Jeff Lynne
  7. I don't have no favorite rock bands. I'm a fan of rock music though. — DJ Khaled
  8. Best two rock voices I've heard in a last few years both have been from grunge bands: it's Eddie Vedder and the other one is Chris Cornell from Soundgarden. — Bruce Dickinson
  9. People told me I can't dress like a fairy. I say, I'm in a rock band and I cand do whatever the hell I want! — Amy Lee
  10. Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band - we wanted to play rock and roll only. — Ritchie Blackmore

Short Rock Band Quotes

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  • I'm just a guitarist in a kick-ass rock and roll band. What more could I ask for? — Eddie Van Halen
  • I wasn't in a lot of rock and roll bands. I was in jug bands and things when I was in school. — Loudon Wainwright III
  • When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band. — Brooke Burke
  • Rock Band never got anybody a date. Never. — Brad Paisley
  • Had I joined a straight rock band, I'm sure my drumming would be a little bit different right now. — Jimmy Chamberlin
  • It was harder to break into comics than it was to become a singer in a rock band. — Gerard Way
  • A lot of rock bands are truly a legend in their own minds. — David Lee Roth
  • I was in a vintage pub rock band called Clover in the 1970s. — Huey Lewis
  • Def Leppard is a rock band that can sing. — Vivian Campbell
  • Fleetwood Mac are more like a folk-rock band. — Ann Wilson
Rock band quote Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but get you nowhere
Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but get you nowhere.

Punk Rock Band Quotes

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DEVO was like the punk band that non Punk America saw as Punk and so when people who were really into Punk rock would be walking around on the streets the jocks who learned about Punk through Devo would roll down their windows and yell at the Punks: 'HEY, DEVO!!' — Thurston Moore

I’m in a band. I don’t go to church every Sunday. I love punk rock music. Sometimes I use swear words a lot. I respect and admire gay men and women. I’m obsessed with horror films. I know what shame feels like. And guess what old man? Jesus is still my Savior. — Hayley Williams

I listen to all kinds of bands. I like rock music, like, male rock bands. I'm more into that instead of female singers. I like Nirvana, Green Day, System Of A Down. I also like punk rock, and I love bands like Coldplay. — Avril Lavigne

Rock band quote Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.

I was in lots of dodgy bands growing up and I always fancied myself in a band. But, you know, I was rubbish at writing music. So maybe one day I'll play a rock star, or punk rocker. — Gemma Arterton

Me personally, I side more with punk rock bands. I grew up with The Misfits, The Dead Boys, The Damned, Dropkick Murphys, and early AFI. That was the stuff that really got me into music. Song writing wise, bands like Alkaline Trio were very important to me for beginning to write songs. — Andy Biersack

I was in punk rock bands, heavy metal bands, world music bands, jazz groups, any type of music that would take me. I just love music. — Reggie Watts

Rock band quote Excuses are the rocks where our dreams are crushed.
Excuses are the rocks where our dreams are crushed.

When I was in college in Philly, there was a lot of post-punks hardcore like, rock. Sixties, retro, proto-Strokes kind of bands. — Tim Heidecker

I'd always wanted to make a record with Jim Dickinson, and I'd known about his boys for years, ... He reminded me that when they were 13 or 14 years old they had a punk rock band and I'd called him and wanted to make a record with them then. — John Hiatt

Even though we're not the most punk rock band, the way we've done things is pretty punk rock. Just kinda say it with a big middle finger to the record labels and do it ourselves. — Brandon Thomas

One overlooked great 1980s rock n' roll band, maybe punk rock - they were on SST Records, same label as Black Flag - is this band called the Leaving Trains. — Beto O'Rourke

Classic Rock Band Quotes

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I'd say that my musical influences are anywhere from pop-rock electronica, new age and classical. But I think that specifically, bands - I love Jem, I love Sigur Ross, I love David Gray, I love Elliot Smith... a lot of different people. But I don't find lyrical inspiration from anybody. — Emmy Rossum

I grew up mostly with classical, big band, and a lot of Irish music - I really didn't start listening to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen. — Moira Kelly

I like all like classic rock bands like The Beatles and The Who and stuff and Led Zeppelin so I kinda dress like that. Kinda retro I guess. Well not retro but, like tight. I don't know. Like just jeans and shirts. I don't know. Kinda rock and roll I guess. — Drake Bell

Critics and fans use the music of their youth as reference points. For years, people seriously wondered who "the next Beatles" were going to be, and classic rock bands were the de facto yardstick for rock quality. — Michael Azerrad

When I was very young, I played in a punk-rock band, but I also studied music theory and classical music. — Moby

I was trained at classical piano as a youngster back in PA. To rebel, I bought a drum set and played in some rock & roll bands. In college I picked up a guitar and became obsessed with practicing which led to playing guitar in indie rock bands in the mid 90's. Which led me to Los Angeles. — Jeff Cardoni

Kansas has always considered itself a "rock band" - some people might say "symphonic rock band," others might say a "classical rock band," but we've kind've prided ourselves on being a rock band. Kansas rocks. — Phil Ehart

I listened to classic rock and roll, and punk rock. 'Goon Squad' provides a pretty accurate playlist of my teenage years, though it leaves out 'The Who,' which was my absolute favorite band. — Jennifer Egan

I had 12 years of classical music as a child, playing piano competitions as a teenager, playing in blues bands and rock 'n' roll bands, country and jazz bands. I played in about any situation. — Ronnie Milsap

Rock Music Quotes

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Religion is for people who fear hell, spirituality is for people who have been there. — David Bowie

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People don't run out of dreams - people just run out of time. — Glenn Frey

Don’t you love the Oxford Dictionary? When I first read it, I thought it was a really really long poem about everything. — David Bowie

A kid once said to me "Do you get hangovers?" I said, "To get hangovers you have to stop drinking. — Lemmy Kilmister

But life is just a party, and parties weren't meant to last. — Prince

When you talk like an asshole and look like an asshole, you're an asshole — John Lydon

Everybody started calling my music rock and roll, but it wasn't anything but the same rhythm and blues I'd been playing down in New Orleans. — Fats Domino

Rock and roll is about having a good time, so no matter where you are right now blast some music and forget about lifes problems. — Andy Biersack

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It's gotta be rock and roll music, if you wanna dance with me. — Chuck Berry

Trying to explain music is like trying to dance architecture. — Thelonious Monk

Music Band Quotes

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In string theory, all particles are vibrations on a tiny rubber band; physics is the harmonies on the string; chemistry is the melodies we play on vibrating strings; the universe is a symphony of strings, and the "Mind of God" is cosmic music resonating in 11 dimensional hyperspace. — Michio Kaku

If I don’t practice for a day, I know it. If I don’t practice for two days, the critics know it. And if I don’t practice for three days, the public knows it. — Louis Armstrong

Mainly I was able to perform with music - I played the French horn, I would sing, and I was a drummer in the pipe band. So I think it was a way to show off. — Ewan McGregor

It was about working with other musicians, but more than that it's about exploring musical areas that you could never do with the band you're in, in my case Judas Priest. You could tackle musical areas and lyrical areas that wouldn't be appropriate for Priest. — Glenn Tipton

Yeah, after making Pablo Honey, we started experimenting with cloning myself in order to double the band's creative energy. However, the experiment was a failure, and the defective Thom Yorke clone escaped. And formed a band called Muse. — Thom Yorke

The first Decline I did was out of sheer love and appreciation for the music. In 1977, it was more about bands, because punk was a new form of music. It was groundbreaking and political. — Penelope Spheeris

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A band ought to have a sound all of its own. It ought to have a personality. — Glenn Miller

Music is an essential part of everything we do. Like puppetry, music has an abstract quality which speaks to a worldwide audience in a wonderful way that nourishes the soul. — Jim Henson

Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them. — Doug Coupland

I was in every band class I could get in, like after school jazz band and marching band, and that's where I really learned to read music from elementary all the way through junior high and high school. — Chad Smith

Rock Song Quotes

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If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music. — Keith Richards

You're singing a song about making love to your drummer, well gay guitar pickers don't turn me on. — Hank Williams, Jr.

Writing songs is cheaper than going to therapy. — Brent Smith

I see friends who are in different genres of music, and they say they're so burnt playing the same stuff every night. That's why you see a country act wanting to go out and play an old classic rock song. But what cracks me up is that they all want to be Jimmy Buffett. I can't figure that out. — Kid Rock

The truth is, I initially became a singer-songwriter while still in my teens because it was the only way to guarantee that somebody on earth would sing the songs I was writing. Since then, I've performed just about everywhere: rock clubs, concerts halls, arenas, TV. — Rupert Holmes

If it weren't for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song. — Carl Perkins

Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock 'n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there's always a new generation with new music. — Bobby Vinton

Nowadays, people are so jeezled up. If they took some chamomile tea and spent more time rocking on the porch in the evening listening to the liquid song of the hermit thrush, they might enjoy life more. — Tasha Tudor

'The Beatles' did whatever they wanted. They were a collection of influences adapted to songs they wanted to write. George Harrison was instrumental in bringing in Indian music. Paul McCartney was a huge Little Richard fan. John Lennon was into minimalist aggressive rock. — Chris Cornell

In pop or rock you can make a fast song or a slow one, but in disco there is really just the one rhythm. — Giorgio Moroder

Rock Musicians Quotes

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God may allow us at times to hit rock bottom, to show us He's the rock-at the bottom. — Kirk Franklin

Live with your memories and keep them as memories and that’s great. Forget the bad times just remember the good ones and you know and hope tomorrow is a good day — Roger Meddows Taylor

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Rock stars come and go. Musicians play until they die. — Eddie Van Halen

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All I want for my birthday is another birthday. — Ian Dury

If a man can tell if he's been successful in his life by having great friends, then I have been very successful. — Johnny Ramone

Art is my God, Music is my religion. — Sayings

If you put a Mars bar in one of Glenn Hughes’ hands and a bass in the other, he’ll choose the Mars bar. — Gary Moore

The feeling you get from playing to a good audience is hard to describe without sounding as though you are talking silly. But reaction is important. You might feel in yourself that you're doing it ok but it's when you get the live reaction that you know you're doing it right. — Tony Iommi

If you were to ask me, “What the hell does a musician have in common with a restaurant?” I would say a huge amount. It’s showtime every day, it’s a team of people, like, running a circus, which is running a rock-and-roll band. — Mick Fleetwood

I have a problem with capitalism, in it's extreme sense. At the same time communism, I have a problem with that, because every man must feel like a lord in his own manor. — Jaz Coleman

Hard Rock Quotes

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Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong. — Lao Tzu

Don't be a hard rock when you really are a gem! — Lauryn Hill

May your character not be a writing upon the sand, but an inscription upon the rock! — Charles Spurgeon

Don't be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams. — Dwayne Johnson

At 15, I started listening to hard rock and heavy metal, but I would say it was more hard rock because I liked Kiss, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, and eventually AC/DC. — Rick Rubin

The music I like to play is Rock 'N Roll. I like to rock like a wild animal. I like to rock it well enough to whip a yak's ass. I love to rock it good on a horse's ass. I like to rock it real hard. I love to rock it all the way to Russia. I like to kick out the Jazz and kick it out all the way. — Wesley Willis

It's gonna be okay, no matter how hard your rock bottom is, you can rise above it and you can come back. — Demi Lovato

Valhalla on the right. Paradise regained on the left. Stuck between a Godiva truffle and a chocolate eclair. Between a rock and a very hard place. Two very hard places from the looks of it. — Karen Marie Moning

I forever felt that I've fallen right between the crack of way too young for the first generation of classic rock 'n' roll and too old to be brand-new. It's hard. — Paul Westerberg

Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow. — Plutarch

Metal Band Quotes

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This band is metal in that we have a lot of metal in our instruments, and there's quite a lot of metal on my belt buckle as well. — Mikey Way

At the time of starting this band I was listening to tons of death metal. However, the bands that made me want to be in a band to begin with were groups like Korn, Deftones, Slayer, Sepultura... everything that my dad would buy and bring home to me and my brother saying 'Hey, listen to this'. — Mitch Lucker

I just want to be considered a heavy metal band, because metal has always been around and will always be around. We're just a heavier version of metal. Heavy metal will never go away. It's like a cockroach. It's the best title, because we play metal that's heavy. — Mitch Lucker

So many bands write about the same s - -. It gets real boring after a while. I want to keep it fresh and sign about things like the birth of my daughter, about seeing the world- things that aren't always said in metal. — Mitch Lucker

I still think the best metal bands have a blues feel. The first Black Sabbath album is kind of a bludgeoning of blues. Deep Purple also started out as a blues band. — Greg Ginn

We're just some little metal band. — Mitch Lucker

All I've got on my iPod is every single Queen song and every single Judas Priest song. Queen were an incredible heavy metal band. I saw them on their first ever tour, at Birmingham Town Hall. They just blew me away. — Rob Halford

It's lifestyle music. It's not like some secretary who likes some pop song, but can't name who the band is; whereas a heavy metal fan is into every aspect of it. We'll see if rap holds up to that. Run-DMC seemed to be the Led Zeppelin of rap. — Rob Zombie

It kills me when I see some metal band trying to pass themselves off as an 'alternative band. — Sayings

I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five. The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto. I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain, I am white, feel my pain. — Ben Folds

Rock Concerts Quotes

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I have very eclectic taste in music, but when it comes to going to concerts, I like going to rock concerts. — Fran Drescher

Compared to what they were, rock concerts now are like business meetings. — Paul Kantner

That's what Kiss is all about - not just music, but entertainment, y'know? We're there to take you away from your problems, and rock and roll all night and party every day for those two hours you're at the concert. — Ace Frehley

Rock concerts are the churches of today. — Craig Chaquico

You know, kids come to see me in the same way that their parents would go to see a rock concert. — David Guetta

I actually don't go to shows anymore. Rock concerts have lost their appeal for me. — Matt Berninger

I see the crowd singing 'Rock 'N Roll' or 'Back Road' at my concerts... they are anthems and they lift up your life. — Rodney Atkins

I was lucky enough to get to perform on stage in front of 20 million people on TV, and 150 thousand in concerts. For 15 minutes I got to be a rock star, the 15 minutes is great! It turns into Spinal Tap after 20 minutes. — Mark Mothersbaugh

People like to let loose at rock concerts and it gives them an excuse to do it in a way that is not destructive to others and not really destructive to the band. — James Young

The rock concert experience for people was really pretty stupid, you know, at the time. People would go to concerts not with the idea of listening at all. — Robbie Robertson

Rock N Roll Quotes

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Well, I wouldn't want to say that I started it (rock 'n' roll), but I don't remember anyone else before me playing that kind of stuff. — Fats Domino

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Life sucks, but in a beautiful kind of way. — Axl Rose

I'm not God but if I were God, ¾ of you would be girls, and the rest would be pizza and beer. — Axl Rose

The only negative thing about murder is that when you kills someone they can no longer suffer — Varg Vikernes

Life is beautiful. Be thankful for everything. Destroy your ego. Free hugs. Sing your hearts out in the street. Rock ‘n roll. — Ariana Grande

My driving philosophy about making music is that you can reduce it all down to one note if that note is played with the right kind of sincerity. — Eric Clapton

One time we saw some hookers but when we got closer we realized it was Motley Crue. — James Hetfield

When I was a kid, I was told rock n' roll wasn't music. It wasn't art. Queen was my proof, my evidence, that these people were wrong - and they meant everything to me. — Axl Rose

Rock and roll music - the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms. — Salman Rushdie

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I am like the little rock n' roll backseat driver. — Nina Blackwood

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I don't think there are too many rock bands in history that can look at the beginning and middle and ending of themselves and see what I see when I think of Soundgarden. I think from the beginning through the middle and the end it was such a perfect ride and such a perfect legacy to leave. — Chris Cornell

For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries. — Robert Jastrow

Scary rock n' roll bands had all the devilish imagery. But at the same time, it's not because they were devil worshippers, they were saying that society is run by devils. It was human society that created these things, they become the devils. This is what you worship. This money is what you worship. This idea is what you worship. — Immortal Technique

And rock being a male-dominated, testosterone-driven place that I've been in the eye of the hurricane now for several years, I realized that it can be a place that can perpetuate homophobic behavior unless it's addressed by bands like us. — Tim McIlrath

I sang in a rock band when I was training as a lawyer. You know, not professional, we just did it for fun. We just did gigs all over Edinburgh and some in Glasgow and some at festivals. — Gerard Butler

I used to enjoy all the white bands when I was a kid listening to the radio. But the record companies, they take music and label it - like, they say "rock". Because the white singers can't sound like James Brown, they call him "soul". They've been doing that for years. That's the prejudice crap. — Miles Davis

I wanted to make the kind of records that I heard in the discos that I danced in at that time. Funky, electronic sounds, while the musicians in the band were more rock oriented. This I suppose created the sound we know as Frankie Goes To Hollywood. — Holly Johnson

Being a new band, I just can't think of a better way to get your name out to all of the Hard-Rock crowd than playing with twenty of the biggest Hard-Rock bands in the world. — Adam Rich

Don’t ask me why I obsessively look to rock ’n’ roll bands for some kind of model for a better society. I guess it’s just that I glimpsed something beautiful in a flashbulb moment once, and perhaps mistaking it for prophecy have been seeking its fulfillment ever since. — Lester Bangs

I really like LIMP BIZKIT. I mean, I've said it for years - I don't know if anyone actually hears it - but I think LIMP BIZKIT are an awesome band. In terms of the rap-rock bands, or ANY bands out there, I think they really are truly among the best. — Lars Ulrich

The ability for a woman to orally satisfy somebody in a rock band, that's important to a rock 'n' roll musician. — Chad Kroeger

With rock music, it usually revolves around the band. You go in as a band and probably take about a year to record an album. But for a hip-hop song, you can create a track and an idea with verses and choruses in a day, and get three different people on it. It seems like you're able to do more with hip-hop. — Travis Barker

You can't criticize Bob Dylan's singing. You have to respect Billy Joel as a brilliant poet. You can't tell me there's a better rock band ever than Led Zeppelin. And if you speak during the Eagles' "Last Resort," we're done. I'm just asking for seven minutes. This stuff really matters, you know. — Charlie Sheen

The fact that you can't base a coffeehouse on any other rock band is the other rock bands' problem, not mine. — Paul Stanley

We know what we are doing by now.We seem to make an album every 18 months or so and I think every band should do that. We're not writing "Sgt. Pepper" every time; we are writing straight ahead rock n' roll. — Lemmy Kilmister

Rock n' roll is over, don't you get it? It lasted 25 years and now gets wiped out. The Sex Pistols were the bullet in the brain. They were the last rock and roll band. — John Lydon

Any time you play your horn, it helps you. If you get down, you can help yourself even in a rock 'n' roll band. — John Coltrane

I would have wanted to be a rock star, a lead singer, if I wasn't a model. I'd go touring in a bus with my band. In my next life, that's the plan. — Kate Moss

Oasis were the last great, traditional rock 'n' roll band. We came along before the Internet so, if you wanted to see us, you had to be there. It makes me feel like a righteous old man. — Noel Gallagher

All I really wanted to do was make an album that was going to be just back to what I like to do... And it was a coincidence that these new bands, this new wave of bands, were doing Alice and Iggy rock. — Alice Cooper

Hanoi Rocks was our baby and we were the core and we started the band. All those years that went to waste because of that accident, it's only right that we have some kind of advantage because it's our history. The name 'Hanoi Rocks' I think is one of the very best names, if not the best name of all rock n' roll bands. — Michael Monroe

I don't need a Rolls-Royce, I don't need a house in the country, I don't need to live in the south of France. I'm quite happy as I am. — John Lydon

Just the other day I pulled out this old cassette of Ragged Glory and I popped it into my cassette player and I was digging it. They were just a great rock and roll band, one that presents the song ahead of everything else - there's no grand idea or concept behind it. — Krist Novoselic

This is funny because I just had a job over the summer for VH1, a project I did called Strange Frequency where I got to play a Goth rock band singer. — Charisma Carpenter

You know, being in a rock band, you can't overdo the costume changes too much because everyone thinks, oh, that's not a real rock band. Look how many times he changes costumes. That's not rock. Rock's about going on in a T-shirt and staying in it and getting it all dirty. But that's not really my approach. — Mick Jagger

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