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
Seductive Rock Band quotations
Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat.
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.
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.
Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but get you nowhere.
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.
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.
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.
Excuses are the rocks where our dreams are crushed.
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.
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!
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!!'
Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.
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.
I don't have no favorite rock bands. I'm a fan of rock music though.
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.
A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence
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.
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!
Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band - we wanted to play rock and roll only.
Worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but doesn't get you anywhere.
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.
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.
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.
Civilization began the first time an angry person cast a word instead of a rock.
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.
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.
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.
Excuses are rocks where our dreams are crushed.
I'm just a guitarist in a kick-ass rock and roll band. What more could I ask for?
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.
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.
A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but its persistence.
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.
The ability for a woman to orally satisfy somebody in a rock band, that's important to a rock 'n' roll musician.
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.
In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
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.
The fact that you can't base a coffeehouse on any other rock band is the other rock bands' problem, not mine.
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.
A river cuts though a rock, not because of its power, but its persistence
I wasn't in a lot of rock and roll bands. I was in jug bands and things when I was in school.
When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band.
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.
Rock Band never got anybody a date. Never.
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.