Top 201 Rock And Roll Quotes

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“Anyone who’s got a guitar, you like to pick it up. I can play a couple of songs, some ’50s rock and roll, a bit of Elvis. That’s it, really – I’m not a musician, I’m not a singer.”

― Aaron Taylor-Johnson

“The ’60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.”

― Abbie Hoffman

“My existence is about making movies, so I’ve just got to rock and roll with the punches. You want to make movies on telephones, I’m there.”

― Abel Ferrara

“Part of me feels it’s better we’re not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

― Ad-Rock

“I’m a rock and roll singer.”

― Adam Ant

“I definitely got to a point where I realize how unusual it is to be able to play large, sold-out shows 30 years into a rock and roll career. I don’t take it for granted.”

― Adam Clayton

“Teachers want to teach you theory, and that’s fine, but when it comes to rock and roll, you only need three chords. There’s something comforting about that.”

― Alice Ripley

“My all-time favorite rock and roll players were Scotty Moore, Chuck Berry and Franny Beecher, and I listened to the country playing of Merle Travis.”

― Alvin Lee

“The stage show is, in some sense, highly theatrical. It’s definitely not just a band in jeans playing rock and roll.”

― Amanda Palmer

“Blues is a big part of rock and roll. The best rock and roll got its birth in the blues. You hear it in Little Richard and Chuck Berry.”

― Angus Young

“I always felt rock and roll was very, very wholesome music.”

― Aretha Franklin

“When Paul and I were first friends, starting in the sixth grade and seventh grade, we would sing a little together and we would make up radio shows and become disc jockeys on our home wire recorder. And then came rock and roll.”

― Art Garfunkel

“To some extent at that time, we injected rock and roll into that scene- we played loud and that was a huge turning point for that scene. We were involved in playing with all those people.”

― Arto Lindsay

“Rock and roll is – and should be – a kid’s place.”

― Ben Folds

“Prince presented us at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

― Bernie Worrell

“Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America.”

― Bill Griffith

“I’ve been playing rock and roll since I was 16 years old, and now I have a 16-year-old.”

― Billie Joe Armstrong

“Most people are living lives of sort of survival. And constantly posing an existential crisis, either through fantasy or oblivion, really has been pretty much explored in rock and roll. At least in the western version of rock n’ roll.”

― Billy Corgan

“Where is this great love for rock and roll that existed for 50 or 60 years?”

― Billy Corgan

“Well, all rock and roll is based in artifice.”

― Billy Corgan

“Rock and Roll is still asking people like me to live up to the old guard’s concept of what success is but it doesn’t mean anything.”

― Billy Corgan

“I think God is the most unexplored territory in rock and roll music.”

― Billy Corgan

“I grew up on the precursors to rock and roll, rhythm and blues.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“I played Big Band jazz music. I wasn’t into rock and roll. I was just there because it was a living. I surprised everyone. I’m still surprising people.”

― Bobby Vinton

“I listened to classical guitar and Spanish guitar, as well as jazz guitar players, rock and roll and blues. All of it. I did the same thing with my voice.”

― Boz Scaggs

“I always felt that I was one of the women who helped lay the foundation for rock and roll. But I’d always been overlooked by the Hall of Fame.”

― Brenda Lee

“There’s a hell of a lot of freedom in this rock and roll circus… it’s where all the freaks go – it’s the environment for me.”

― Brian Molko

“Rock and roll and swing never quite mixed. Rock and roll came in and just blew everything out of the water. Big bands were dead.”

― Brian Setzer

“People hear a powerful female singer in a rock and roll band, and they say, ‘Janis Joplin.’ I think people just make that comparison because it’s easy. But I don’t think I sound like her at all.”

― Brittany Howard

“That whole Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame thing – at least half the people in there don’t have a place in any kind of hall of fame anywhere, in my opinion.”

― Butch Trucks

“As long as all four of my limbs keep moving and I can still sit up straight and play hard rock and roll for 2 and a half to 3 hours, I’m gonna keep doing it, and I’m gonna do it the way I do it.”

― Butch Trucks

“I usually listen to classic rock and roll.”

― Caleb Landry Jones

“Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.”

― Captain Beefheart

“If you truly dig what you are doing, if you lay it out that way, nobody can not respond. That’s what rock and roll is; it’s relentless.”

― Cass Elliot

“In my opinion, hip-hop has a lot to do with rock and roll, because at one point it was considered an alternative – edgy, independent. Hip-hop is pots and pans the way that punk is garage. You make something out of nothing.”

― CeeLo Green

“Rock and roll has probably given more than it’s taken.”

― Charlie Watts

“I’m from Italy, but when I’m in L.A., I dress a little bit rock and roll.”

― Chiara Ferragni

“If you want to release your aggression, get up and dance. That’s what rock and roll is all about.”

― Chuck Berry

“The biggest problem in rock journalism is that often the writer’s main motivation is to become friends with the band. They’re not really journalists; they’re people who want to be involved in rock and roll.”

― Chuck Klosterman

“So I will go as far as I can into rock and roll carrying my Christian banner.”

― Cliff Richard

“Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn’t eligible for another fifteen years.”

― Conan O’Brien

“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke – the fact that Madonna is in before Rush and Kiss. Those two bands have influenced so many groups and people other than in metal.”

― Corey Taylor

“When the fearsome foursome of rock music, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis, decided to show up in Toronto for a rock and roll festival, I knew we had to go there to try to get them all on film.”

― D. A. Pennebaker

“In the early ’70s, I started to feel like Philadelphia soul was the black-sheep brother of rock and roll. I decided to try to get away from it.”

― Daryl Hall

“If you’re trying to get to the underworld of Berlin, it’s not suits and ties; it’s rock and roll.”

― David Leitch

“I’m in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the One-Hit Wonder Wall. I’m still very troubled by the fact that I’m in the hall and my dad isn’t.”

― Debby Boone

“Man, don’t get me started on Pat Travers. That dude writes killer blues rock and roll riffs.”

― Dimebag Darrell

“A lot of my friends, they think I grew up to rock and roll, but I didn’t. I grew up to Hank Williams, Jimmy Reid, Howlin’ Wolf, listening to a race record, blues.”

― Dion DiMucci

“I want to rock till I drop. I love rock and roll music. It keeps you young.”

― Dion DiMucci

“I love old school rock and roll.”

― Don Lemon

“I’m in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Jimmy Page gave me the MOJO Maverick award. I got an Ivor Novella Award for my very first song.”

― Donovan

“Is the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that important to me? No. Is it something I’ve aspired towards? No.”

― Duff McKagan

“It’s something I’ve always been passionate about – which is the power of rock and roll itself. I’m a walking example of its power, ’cause I was totally altered in the seminal years of Live by bands like U2 and R.E.M., U2 in particular.”

― Ed Kowalczyk

“I believe that rock and roll can really make a huge impact on people’s lives.”

― Ed Kowalczyk

“I never hated hip-hop. It became the new rock and roll. It became the biggest thing that Africans have ever done in the history of the Americas. Hip-hop put more black Americans on than anything before it. It fed more people. It allowed them to diversify into clothing lines and billion-dollar headphone companies.”

― Eddie Murphy

“I’ve always wanted to do a movie that takes place in the 70’s and was about rock and roll and getting high, like Dazed and Confused or Fast Times at Ridgemont High.”

― Edward Furlong

“I love to sing big rock and roll songs; I love to sing country-pop stuff, and then I love to sing soft, sadder beautiful songs.”

― Elle King

“There’s no way I can compete with someone who can write rap or rock and roll. Nor do I wish to. But I’ve always kept up to date with music changes. I worked very hard not to type myself.”

― Elmer Bernstein

“The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.”

― Elton John

“Liverpool are known for this ‘rock and roll’ football. I think I’ve adapted well to this even if, as a player, I like to hold onto the ball longer.”

― Fabinho

“So yeah, I play the piano for most of the show, but I like rock and roll.”

― Gavin DeGraw

“I’d rather play jazz, I hate rock and roll.”

― Ginger Baker

“It’s funny: when I was a kid, my mom would reorganize the record collection all the time. She’d have classical, she’d have Celtic, she’d have rock and roll, and then she’d have female singers. And I don’t like it that female singers are their own genre.”

― Grace Potter

“I think that being precious and rock and roll should never go together.”

― Grace Potter

“I don’t want to see old people doing rap or rock and roll. It makes me cringe.”

― Grace Slick

“I love classic rock, rock and roll, that’s the top notch. I love soul – bluesy music as well.”

― Haley Reinhart

“I was always drawn to gospel music and the roots of African-American music. It’s the foundation of rock and roll.”

― Hozier

“I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, first of all, has got to be put into the context of being an American cultural showcase. It’s there to be a museum showcase of all that’s great about American music.”

― Ian Anderson

“Sex and drugs and rock and roll.”

― Ian Dury

“The Hall Of Fame thing, it’s an American thing. We don’t have that in England or Germany or Australia or Russia or anywhere in the world apart from America. And it’s an institution. What’s that got to do with rock and roll?”

― Ian Gillan

“I think, describing Elvis for me would be a very generous king. He was the king of rock and roll, will always be. He’s whats made it possible for everyone to be performers and to do the things they do now.”

― Jackie DeShannon

“But there are rock and roll fans all over this continent and all over the globe, really, and we’re just set at marking the planet with Styx music until the day we die.”

― James Young

“All of a sudden, someone threw me in front of this rock and roll band. And I decided then and there that was it. I never wanted to do anything else.”

― Janis Joplin

“I grew up listening to everything. And rock and roll has always been a big, big part of it – as big a part of what I do as any other type of music.”

― Jason Aldean

“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

“Even in film, books, and music, there’s always action – there’s always rock and roll. Young people appreciate that kind of experience.”

― Jenova Chen

“The new album is a childhood dream come true. Got to sing with Ronnie Spector, got to cover a bunch of songs that were influential in drawing a line between the punk form and original rock and roll.”

― Jerry Only

“Rock and roll kind of screwed up my voice poetically. I found myself having this ‘Beat’ voice in my poems. It was like this self-fulfilled prophecy because everybody was calling me this rock poet, this Beat poet.”

― Jim Carroll

“I listen to everything while I train. From old school reggae, to classical stuff like Bach, to hip-hop, to rock and roll.”

― Jimmy Chin

“Who’s to say a blues man can’t play rock and roll?”

― Joe Bonamassa

“John Mayall doesn’t get enough credit. He’s not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, which is a tragedy.”

― Joe Bonamassa

“Rock and roll came into my life when I was about 12, 13, when Little Richard and Chuck Berry had just started hitting the shores of England.”

― Joe Cocker

“Hopefully I’m bringing to rock n’ roll the kind of spontaneity that I love, and always believed rock and roll stands for.”

― Joe Perry

“There’s a lot of politics in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There’s a lot us artists would change about the induction ceremony and who they pick.”

― Joe Walsh

“In rock and roll, homosexuality was accepted, but it was less cool to say it.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“Motley is a great band; they’re a legendary band. They’re probably going to go into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at some point.”

― John Corabi

“The Telecaster doesn’t really sound that good for the kind of rock and roll that a lot of people played.”

― John Fogerty

“If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry’.”

― John Lennon

“Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first – rock and roll or Christianity.”

― John Lennon

“When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decided to open up the voting beyond their inner circle, to the actual fans, that’s when I think everything changed.”

― John Oates

“You have an hour and a half or two hours – maybe two and a half hours – in a movie, and it has to be a self-contained three-act structure. It’s like a rock and roll song. Certain things have to happen for it to be a toe-tapper and get people excited, leaving the theater.”

― Jon Favreau

“On the surface, rock and roll changes at an amazing pace. The influence of a figure like the Maharishi can appear and disappear in a matter of months. Talk about old fashioned rock and roll finds itself dead before it begins.”

― Jon Landau

“There is absolutely no doubt that the extraordinary Donna Summer belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

― Jon Landau

“I don’t think there should be a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, period.”

― Josh Klinghoffer

“We really like L.A. because it really likes rock and roll.”

― Justin Tranter

“After a post-Bill Berry softening with albums like ‘Up’ and ‘Reveal,’ R.E.M. seems to be toughening up again; on the strength of the first single, ‘Discoverer,’ the band’s new record looks to continue with the same muscular rock and roll that defined its last album, ‘Accelerate.’”

― Karan Mahajan

“There’s this whole split personality thing of being a farm girl and a rock and roll girl.”

― Kate Pierson

“I think there are certain genres of music where people are allowed to go on, but there is something about rock and roll, I guess because it originally started out to be a teenage rebellion.”

― Kate Pierson

“I never let the media dictate my identity, so the fact that I’m a size 14 or a size 2 or a size 8 or a size 4, I kind of rock and roll. It doesn’t matter to me.”

― Katy Mixon

“Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.”

― Keith Richards

“By no means, I can’t sing any rock and roll.”

― Kelli O’Hara

“I like to rock and roll, but I’m a mushy guy, too. I want to be the guy that all the girls love and all the guys want to hang out with.”

― Kenny Chesney

“To me, rock and roll is like an ethos or a state of mind.”

― Kevin Parker

“You’re in for a live band. That’s really what I wanted; I wanted to put on a show for people where they could come for the gay and stay for the musicianship. It’s a live show; there’s some rock stuff, too. Some rock and roll. Get ready.”

― King Princess

“Rock and roll music – people want records. For me, it’s the whole thing – the package. I don’t get satisfaction from buying an MP3.”

― King Tuff

“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

“If it’s illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!”

― Kurt Cobain

“I wanted to have the adoration of John Lennon but have the anonymity of Ringo Starr. I didn’t want to be a frontman. I just wanted to be back there and still be a rock and roll star at the same time.”

― Kurt Cobain

“Rock and Roll has no beginning and no end for it is the very pulse of life itself.”

― Larry Williams

“If you like rock and roll, if you like rhythm and blues, if you like jazz, if you like hip-hop, you might be black-ish.”

― Laurence Fishburne

“Nobody wants to listen to rock and roll anymore.”

― Levi Dylan

“Rock and roll was a revelation for me.”

― Li Lu

“Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.”

― Little Richard

“It was a source of shame for my family that I was in rock and roll, which is so blue-collar. It just isn’t done. And I felt it, too.”

― Liz Phair

“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

“To me, rock and roll is not a perfect science.”

― LP

“For me, it’s more about keeping it simple with a rock and roll edge. It’s all about accessorising.”

― Lulu

“Even now – I’m 35 – I’ve been in a relationship for 15 years with a guy, and we have two full incomes and no kids, and it’s hilarious. We’re children, perpetually, because of this rock and roll thing. But it’s still so fulfilling.”

― Lzzy Hale

“Every performer who ever performed in rock and roll or even close to it is lying if they tell you that they weren’t influenced in some way or another by Elvis Presley. He turned the world around.”

― Mac Davis

“Rock and roll doesn’t necessarily mean a band. It doesn’t mean a singer, and it doesn’t mean a lyric, really. It’s that question of trying to be immortal.”

― Malcolm Mclaren

“I don’t want to name names, but the least I can say about rock and roll is that I’m suspicious.”

― Manuel Puig

“Rock and roll reaches people because it’s honest and doesn’t shy away from the issues.”

― Marc Martel

“People still think I led a rock and roll lifestyle. I was in my kitchen 100 hours a week; I didn’t have time to do that.”

― Marco Pierre White

“If you want break it down, rock and roll is about saying what you can’t say in normal life to girls, so you have to say it in songs.”

― Marilyn Manson

“The world that I come from is the world of raves, hip-hop clubs, and rock and roll.”

― Matisyahu

“The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not a public democratic organization; it’s a private club basically. It’s like a private golf club and they decide who they’re going to let in the club.”

― Micky Dolenz

“We have boys now, and men, in the rock and roll business and all the show business, who have this reaction on women. They scream. They yell. They do all sorts of wild things.”

― Minnie Pearl

“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 have never been accepted. I’ll never make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They’re never going to let me in.”

― Nancy Sinatra

“Rock and roll stars have it much better than writers when they’re on a tour.”

― Neil Gaiman

“Rock and roll is here to stay.”

― Neil Young

“I’m an old rock and roll buff. I love Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.”

― Nick Carter

“There’s always people saying that rock is dead, rock is over. People are always out to kill rock and roll.”

― Nikki Sixx

“If your album sells, that’s cool, more people find out about you, more people get turned on to what we’re really about-which is a live rock and roll band.”

― Nikki Sixx

“It was always my belief that rock and roll belonged in the hands of the people, not rock stars.”

― Patti Smith

“I loved being a rock and roll star, but it wasn’t what I wanted in life.”

― Patti Smith

“I can’t tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll.”

― Patty Duke

“I am one of the biggest Laura Nyro fans. I still listen to that stuff incessantly. Laura Nyro does not belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriter Hall of Fame? Absolutely.”

― Paul Stanley

“It’s absurd for anybody to look around and hear the acts and artists who cite us as an inspiration, and then tell me that we’re not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”

― Paul Stanley

“The whole idea of rock and roll lifestyle is a cartoon. It’s a caricature. And at times, it’s made up of people emulating others; a few who actually live that lifestyle and many who claim to live that lifestyle.”

― Paul Stanley

“I’m a big fan of gospel music, and you cannot be a fan of rock and roll, you cannot be a fan of country western music, and you can’t really be a fan of jazz without listening to a lot of music that’s religious.”

― Penn Jillette

“What would rock and roll be without ambition, craziness, danger, and fun?”

― Pete Wentz

“Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world.”

― Peter York

“I’m not so rock and roll. I’m more techno.”

― Raf Simons

“In every decade rock and roll starts to get very serious and navel gazing and kind of self serious and every once and a while it kind of needs a kick in the pants.”

― Rainn Wilson

“I always thought that I had a pretty diverse body of work, I mean, as far as subject matter. Teenage rock and roll movie; romance; ’20s Western. On paper it looks different, but then there’s similarities in the vibe of them.”

― Richard Linklater

“Rock and roll is a contact sport. I enjoy playing the tunes that really get the people going.”

― Richie Sambora

“You can’t have rock and roll without drugs, you can’t have rock and roll without sex.”

― Rick James

“Blackfoot was one of the ultimate live bands… there was no pretense, no gimmickry; it was sound, lights, and rock and roll. Our whole goal was to be terrifying… to strike fear and cause havoc in a closing band’s minds.”

― Rickey Medlocke

“I’ve always played every amp I’ve ever had full up, because rock and roll is supposed to be played loud. Also, that’s how you get your sustain.”

― Ritchie Blackmore

“Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band – we wanted to play rock and roll only.”

― Ritchie Blackmore

“Rock and Roll Over’ was the first Kiss album I heard, but I was totally oblivious to their whole image and the makeup and all that. I was so out of touch with the wider world.”

― Rivers Cuomo

“It’s important to realize that everybody who went into country music, and most everybody who went into rock and roll in the ’50s, they had no more goal than a hit on the jukebox. Johnny Cash, from the very beginning, had a goal that he wanted to make music that lifted people’s spirits.”

― Robert Hilburn

“The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.”

― Robert Morgan

“I don’t know how much more expressive you can get than being a rock and roll singer.”

― Robert Plant

“I was 12 in ’55 when rock and roll hit. It just completely transformed me.”

― Robert Quine

“You listen to a Metallica song, and you listen to the drums, and they’re not necessarily swinging, but the arrangements are different. Why is that? Because it’s more in tune with jazz arrangements. It’s very different. It’s not a traditional rock and roll production, in terms of the drums.”

― Robert Trujillo

“I believe in rock and roll and heavy music in general.”

― Robert Trujillo

“Wrestling has a tremendous entrance plan. You come in, and it’s, ‘Boy, here you are. It’s rock and roll; it’s wonderful.’ It’s got no exit plan.”

― Roddy Piper

“I remember Mitch Miller saying every week, This rock and roll stuff will never last. But one doesn’t like to bring that up to Mitch.”

― Rosemary Clooney

“Authentic rock and roll is a sound that I’ve always been drawn to with bands like Brand New and Jimmy Eat World.”

― Ryan Hurd

“Rock and roll music – the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms.”

― Salman Rushdie

“I prefer a three-piece suit myself. Very sixties rock and roll. But they’re not too quirky. Businessmen could wear them.”

― Scott Weiland

“I love rock and roll and loved getting on wrestling mats since I was six, and I have never been ashamed of it.”

― Shayna Baszler

“I started out dabbling in rock and roll; then I did playback, and I have also sung for my own songs on screen.”

― Shruti Haasan

“My dad is a huge rock and roll lead guitar fan. I didn’t even really know that until recently. Everything has to have a guitar solo in it.”

― Slash

“And, as soon as I could put together the, you know, three or four notes that made up, like, sort of a rock and roll lick, you know, like a Chuck Berry kind of thing, I was off and running. Just completely taken over.”

― Slash

“Rock and roll has become entertainment that just says what the consumer wants to hear. There’s no more edge or rebellion that sets it apart from the norm.”

― Sonny Sandoval

“A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively trust someone they think is a peer, and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences.”

― Steve Albini

“People who got on their feet and freaked about were called idiot dancers. and nobody wants to be called an idiot dancer. But the whole idea of rock and roll is to get people off their arses – that’s what it’s about.”

― Steve Marriott

“I’m not a big fan of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s just a personal thing, not an ego thing.”

― Steve Perry

“If the Police could do a reunion… One of the biggest jerks I ever met was Sting. If he can do it, then anyone can do it. It’s not that big a deal. And the Eagles! They did it! They severely hated each other. It’s just rock and roll.”

― Steven Adler

“It’s only rock and roll, my god! It’s not rocket science.”

― Steven Adler

“Every 15, 20, 25 years, a new rock and roll record needs to come out and a new rock and roll band needs to come out.”

― Steven Adler

“The first rule of rock and roll is it’s all about live. Then you have to learn a second craft, which is making records. It should go in that order.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“Rock and roll mainly but I can play passable jazz also.”

― Suzi Quatro

“We’ve got great fans that rock and roll won’t have, because you can have a one-hit record and country music used to, not so much anymore and you have a fan forever.”

― Tanya Tucker

“I know I’m not Freddie Mercury or Ann Wilson, and that’s okay. You don’t have to be a great singer to sing rock and roll. That’s not what it’s about.”

― Taylor Hawkins

“My uncles listened to rock and roll like Led Zeppelin. We had MTV, so I saw Adam Ant and Boy George and Def Leppard.”

― Tech N9ne

“Gibson has been making the finest electric guitars the world has ever witnessed for over 70 years. They are as American as God, guns and rock and roll.”

― Ted Nugent

“You see, rock and roll isn’t a career or hobby – it’s a life force. It’s something very essential.”

― The Edge

“I’m not someone who gets to play The O2 and places like that, but that’s the kind of rock and roll venue. The popularity of stand-up means that some people are getting to play rock star venues.”

― Tim Vine

“I never thought a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland or anywhere else was a good idea.”

― Todd Rundgren

“All it takes to become president is money and a certain kind of power. Being president is the first thing I can shoot for, not the highest. It may come to a point where people take rock and roll musicians more seriously than they take politicians. It may eventually turn out that musicians have more credibility.”

― Todd Rundgren

“I didn’t think you could just become a rock and roll singer.”

― Tom Petty

“The Ramones are an original rock and roll group of 1975, and their songs are brief, to the point, and every one a potential hit single.”

― Tommy Ramone

“I’m ready to rock and roll.”

― Tony Romo

“I’m the greatest rock and roll drummer on the planet and you suck.”

― Tre Cool

“Rock and roll might be summed up as monotony tinged with hysteria.”

― Vance Packard

“Rock and roll promotes a primitive and destructive lifestyle. Metal can be seen as a subgenre of rock and roll, and thus, metal is not much better.”

― Varg Vikernes

“All the skateboarding brands that I was into had graphic T-shirts. In the ’90s, there were different styles that went along with the different influences in skateboarding, whether that be hip-hop or rock and roll and grunge. And that’s what I was into, so I was following all that.”

― Virgil Abloh

“Whatever adults don’t understand, because they didn’t grow up with it, is the thing they’re going to be afraid of and try to legislate out of existence. It happened with videogames, it happened with television, it happened with pinball parlours and rock and roll.”

― Warren Spector

“Now, I don’t know how they judge all that, but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Ritchie Valens does.”

― Waylon Jennings

“The important thing is to build up my cardiovascular system, so I have the stamina to do stunts. To me, stepping over the line, taking a chance and succeeding is the ultimate freedom, be it in rock and roll or when executing a really challenging routine.”

― Wendy O. Williams

“A lot of places we go, when they see the organ coming in, they’re expecting rock and roll, but after they hear us play they like it. To me, guitar cuts through-it carries more than organ. But organ has got more guts.”

― Wes Montgomery

“In 1905 Albert discovered Relativity, in 1906 he invented Rock and Roll.”

― Yahoo Serious

“What I do know is rock and roll and metal never goes away, ever. It took the back seat in America in the ’90s. In Japan and South America, it was still really big. I never followed trends, so I don’t know the exact function of them.”

― Yngwie Malmsteen

“Energy is so important. If you don’t have it, don’t bother with rock and roll.”

― Yoko Ono

“I’m a rock and roll kid, but to me, rock and roll isn’t just four idiots banging their instruments really loud.”

― Yungblud

“Rosa Parks is rock and roll.”

― Yungblud

“I grew up on rock and roll like My Chemical Romance, who were actually genuinely talking about and saying things.”

― Yungblud
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