We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Rock Music Quotes from Arnel Pineda, Sarah Hay, Tipper Gore, Flume, Giorgio Moroder. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
I was enamored with music at a very young age. Everything started with kundiman, then evolved to Carpenters, Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, and eventually classic rock music.
My dad influenced my musical taste. I grew up listening to Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones and a bunch of rock music from the ’60s. Now, instead of watching TV, I’ll play a record from start to finish.
You’re talking to someone who really understands rock music.
The thing I find frustrating about rock music is, how different can you make an acoustic drum kit sound, an electric guitar and vocals?
I have to admit, I do not listen to much rock music.
Being a fan of pop music and rock bands, I am a reluctant convert into the art of instrumental rock music.
I tend to support and get behind issues instead of candidates, because of the whole ‘Super Bowl’ generalization of our world – You’re on this side, I’m on that side; you’re a Republican, I’m a Democrat; you’re country music, I’m rock music.
Folk music has been our popular music… There is a myth that youngsters only like heavy metal or rock music, but that’s not true.
I mean, in rock music terms I’m like a dinosaur.
With every performance I just feel more energized somehow. Like, this is how I exercise! This is how I feed my ego, by playing this loud rock music.
Willow and I definitely talked about doing a collaboration. She really loves rock music, so she wants to come on and get crazy with me on a track. Which I would love, because she has a fantastic voice.
I still believe guitars will be around as long as there’s rock music.
The electric guitar and its players hold a place of privilege in the annals of rock music. It is the engine, the weapon, the ax of rock.
Actually, I hear a lot of rock music. My husband is a big rock fan.
I like to listen to mellow stuff on the road like Travis, as we are constantly surrounded by rock music on tour and so its nice listening to mellow stuff. Obviously back at home I listen to a lot more rock music.
They’re a different generation, those kids; kids that are under the age of twelve. They’re not that impressed by rock music, you know what I mean? They’re like, it’s cool and everything, but whatever. They’re just as impressed by YouTube.
I hate the rock music tradition. I can’t bear it!
This was a seminal moment in my life – my dad took me to see the original production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at the Palace Theatre in 1973. I thought it was just amazing, so powerful. The idea of using rock music to tell the story of Jesus was incredible.
I saw the Internet as being something which would allow power mongers to control us, and that we would willingly go to that if it promised us salvation – if it promised to show us who we were and let us find ourselves as we had, uniquely in our generation, through rock music.
After 12 intense years of rock music, I was happy to get away from making a record and going out on a tour. When I did it, I wanted to feel inspired. After a while I finally had my fill working on other people’s music, and I started coming up with music on my own and said, ‘This could be for me.’
Most youngsters are so well-connected with the rock music circle that they will know instantly if I attempt to imitate any rock star.
With rock music, the amount of power that you can generate, the intensity behind the intentions of your lyrics that you can really reflect through rock music – you can’t do that in jazz. You can’t do that with classical.
Anthemic rock music is inherently fascist – anything intended to move huge masses of people is politically offensive to me.
The whole thing about rock music, pop music, is it’s really for kids.
Bands in the Nineties seem to forget the entertainment aspect of rock music.
I was raised on gospel. I remember hip-hop and rock music were secular, so basically, for my first ten years living in Detroit, I was on gospel. But when I moved to Houston, that’s when I got to open up my musical horizons.
I don’t know a lot of Kasabian’s music. I am into rock music but I don’t know their stuff.
I’ve always appreciated more guitar-driven and, in general, just rock music; that’s what I listen to. I don’t really listen to electronic music.
In the studio you can auto tune vocals, and with drums, you can put them on a grid and make them perfect. I hate that sound. When someone hands me a record and the drums are perfectly gridded and the vocals are perfectly auto tuned, I throw it out the window. I have no interest in rock music being like that.
My perfect day would start with a kiss from my daughter. I would drive her to school listening to our favourite punk rock music on loud in the car.
Every so often, I feel I should graduate to classical music, properly. But the truth is, I’m more likely to listen to rock music.
There’s more to life than listening to rock music.
Hip-hop became the voice of rebellion and the youth, as rock music did in the ’60s.
I was really sick of bands just ignoring the audience as a posture in rock music. And I think we fed off each other in terms of trying to engage the audience, not in a hammy way, but actually trying to be aware of the space that you are playing in and trying to connect in some way through the music.
Rock music as a whole was terrible in the early 2000s.
Black people created rock music, it’s a fact. Black people created bluegrass and rock and roll way before Elvis Presley and The Beatles.
I grew up with a lot of Australian rock music. My dad loves AC/DC and INXS was a big one. My mom was more on the softer musical end of the spectrum, so Crowded House and stuff like that. Definitely all of my rock influences are very Australian typical.
Something about cactuses and rock music is a good combination.
I’ve always really been a big fan of rock music. I wanted to record rock music when I was 14 or 15, but I was too young; it would have been ridiculous.
Good fashion is like rock music: all anarchy and revolt.
I love rock music, dance music, so it depends on my mood. But I mainly listen to dance music before going out on court.
I love dogs. I think dogs are way smarter. Maybe I can be the dog spokesman for the rock world. There are a lot of cat people making rock music.
My first tour I did was The Warped Tour, and I was likening myself to the bearded lady at the circus because not only was I an actor touring, doing rock n’ roll, but I was also a female front person making really muscular, male-dominated rock music.
‘Next To Normal’ is rock music. It’s a rock opera. That, definitely, has a place in popular music.
I do love my rock music.
Me, who’s educated classically, I went toward rock music ’cause it was sort of a natural evolution from where I was playing with my brother. But I was always drawn back into classical music.
I’m addicted to laughing. I go to see a lot of comedy shows. I’m addicted to playing really loud and obnoxious rock music in my car. I’m addicted to beautiful clothes and shoes. I just love gorgeous stuff and work hard to acquire pretty things, shiny things. I’m addicted to shiny things!
Frankly speaking, I don’t know much about rock music. But I enjoyed some when I was in college or high school. But I stopped listening after Elvis Presley!
What did happen to rock music? I think there was a hip-hop takeover.
In grade one and two, I was definitely into heavy metal and Satanic rock music, bands that had attributes that were quote-unquote ‘Satanic,’ even things like the Rolling Stones with ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ and ‘Sympathy for the Devil,’ but also like Motley Crue and Kiss and Alice Cooper.
I grew up listening to the alternative rock music from the ’90s. Some of my favorite bands included Dinosaur Jr, Guided By Voices, and Cobra Verde.
Punk is just like any other sub culture or music. Straight rock music has those elements. I grew up in a place where the punk rock kids fed the homeless in the town square.
When I get 13 or 14 years old, I get crazy with rock music, like, like, deeply crazy. And one of my favorite bands at that moment was, for example, like – bands like Metallica or Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Santana, you know? And then I start to play metal, actually, when I was – at the age of 15.
I’m not trying to overcome my father or fill his shoes or reach any kind of level that he did. We’re talking about a Mozart of rock music.
My granddad was an evangelist, and my grandma, she was as tough as nails. She watched ‘American Bandstand’ every day when she was in her 80s, 90s. She loved rock music. I never had anyone in my family that was anti-rock n’ roll.
Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music – look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience.
When you’re playing rock music to 10,000 people, you almost attack the audience. When you play acoustic you’re waiting for the audience to respond. It’s a reverse energy, and you’re more vulnerable. It’s really intense.
Can you imagine that Cuba and Europe’s youth, who had forgotten about traditional music, who only thought of rock music, are now looking back towards their grandparents? That is a phenomenon.
I feel like the rap metal at the end of the 1990s destroyed rock music for everybody and suddenly everybody felt like they had to apologise for being in rock bands. People suddenly felt bad about wanting to reach massive audiences and the sense of theatre, that we have in our live show, became something to avoid.
There’s so many influential albums my parents would put on. Like the first album I ever heard was ‘Help!’ by the Beatles and from there I just loved rock music.
For fun, I love to play the drums… poorly. I have a band, a bunch of theater nerds – we got together, and we’re like, ‘Let’s play rock music for three hours and never take breaks.’ We call ourselves The U.S. Open.
I’m John Lee Hooker in the sense that he was a blues man and he played blues his whole life. I’m a rock guy and I’m going to play rock music my whole life.
I like rock music because it’s always sonically fascinating. There’s never a method to what it needs to sound like. It’s just however that instrument comes out that day, whatever the humidity level was in the air, what studio you were at. All that makes that tone that you can’t re-create, so each song is like a person.
Rock music is a funny thing: You can actually take it too far sometimes, and then it’s not rock music anymore – it’s something else, but it’s not rock.
In rock music, people have certain assumptions that it makes people more enlightened, and it really doesn’t.
There were so many groups that I had in college, but I was always the solo singer. But what made it so unusual back in the day was that I was a black girl playing with all these white musicians, and I was also singing rock music on top of it.
The last thing I do is go and listen to heavy rock music. But I love electronic music. The purity of the tones is inspiring, because it’s obviously much more controlled than a guitar tone.
There was a time when pop music and rock music were really reaching for the stars and were not ashamed to be experimental. You think of a song like ‘Shout’ by Tears for Fears. That’s a massive global No. 1 hit, and yet the subject matter is very dark.
I like hip-hop and rock music.
For a composer of concert music, 40 is actually very young. But for a rock musician, 40 is almost past due, where you think of rock music as really part of more youth-oriented culture.
That’s what drew me to rock music in the first place – that sense of remaking the world on your own terms.
I feel like Nashville has really embraced me with open arms. I was a little worried at first; you know, everybody knows about my immediate past, which is rock music. But everyone is coming to find out that I’ve been singing country music my whole life.
My parents are proud of me now. However, when I first became involved with rock music, they were afraid.
I don’t know if it’s because I grew up in Beverly or my friends, but I listened to a lot of alternative rock music. I loved Incubus, Weezer and Jimmy Eat World. It almost felt segregated because I loved all of those acts over here, but then I also loved R&B and soul music I grew up with.
My experience is that white kids love hip-hop, and brown and black kids love rock music. That shows that brown kids – they carry emotion, they carry pain, they carry oppression and strife.
I’m a fan of music, some rock music. But I like many types of music. But I suppose a kind of longstanding love of specific bands would be Radiohead, Wilco, Neil Young, Tom Waits, REM.
When I was a young student, I only listened to foreign music, mainly rock music and hard rock. Then I surprised myself by discovering ethnic music. Now I like to listen to music from different places, and in many situations. Even when you work, some ethnic music calms the nerves.
I hate most of what constitutes rock music, which is basically middle-aged crap.
There is no singular ‘reason’ why Africans use fractals, any more than a singular reason why Americans like rock music. Such enormous cultural practices just cover too much social terrain.
I was in a bluegrass band. I made two records with a band called the SteelDrivers. They were nominated for two Grammys. I then I was in a rock band called the Junction Brothers; we made kind of ’70s hard rock music.
You would probably think that rock music is an urban phenomena, but the main reason for doing it in ’68 was so that we could play music very loud any time of the day or night without getting complaints from the neighbours.
I always wanted to make rock music as well or as an element of what I do.
It’s what’s missing, I think, from most music – the rebellious part. That rebelliousness is part of great rock music or great literature or any great creative stuff.
Even though I’ve been an avid consumer of contemporary music since my early teens, the world of rock music has always been at something of a distance – I listen to it, read about it, I talk about it, but I’ve had little or no contact with its denizens.
The wonderful thing about rock music is even if you hate the other person, sometimes you need him more, you know. In other words if he’s the guy that made that sound, he’s the guy that made that sound, and without that guy making that sound, you don’t have a band, you know.
I didn’t want to box myself into writing just rock music because you can try to force it into moments that don’t want it.
I actually grew up on rock music; that’s what was played around my house. I listened to Led Zepplin, AC/DC, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Nirvana, Aerosmith – really almost everything.
The thing I find frustrating about rock music is, how different can you make an acoustic drum kit sound, an electric guitar and vocals? It’s very stuck, whereas with electronic music, new sounds are being created.