Top 150 Rock And Roll Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Rock And Roll Quotes from famous people such as Varg Vikernes, Frank Black, Annie Golden, Peter Frampton, Sixto Rodriguez, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Rock and roll promotes a primitive and destructive life

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
Some have called we rock and roll performers who never retire ‘troubadours.’ I enjoy this misnomer immensely. While there are many differences between me and my distant predecessors in L’Occitane, I do believe there is a lineage that connects us of the last 70 years with those romantic singers of the High Middle Ages.
Frank Black
I was the illegitimate child of the legitimate theater. I had no training. I came from downtown rock and roll, and when I came in and auditioned for the Broadway revival of ‘Hair,’ I had no eyebrows – kind of a Bowie-esque glimmer kid. And it was hard representing the flower power era when we were stone cold punks.
Annie Golden
Detroit has always been a rock and roll audience for me and picked up on me and my performances long before a lot of other places in the country. I will never forget that. It’s a home away from home. I love it.
Peter Frampton
Musicians do music for the girls. We do music for the money. We do music for the recognition, for the rock and roll history. But we also do it because it’s fun.
Sixto Rodriguez
I’m not in the leftist controlled Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of my political views, primarily my lifelong militant support of the NRA, the Second Amendment, and my belief that the only good bad guy is a dead bad guy.
Ted Nugent
So yeah, I play the piano for most of the show, but I like rock and roll.
Gavin DeGraw
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
Ever since the beginning of rock and roll, there’s been an Axl Rose. And it’s just boring. It’s totally boring to me.
Kurt Cobain
I just like country because a lot of those guys are from towns that I’m maybe from, for one. But also, I like how humble they are, and they’re genuine people, I think. I’m not saying that rappers or rock and roll, those people, aren’t. But I just feel like I get along with those guys because they’re from small town.
Jimmy Butler
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
Rock and roll mainly but I can play passable jazz also.
Suzi Quatro
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
There will never be another Freddie Mercury, one of the greatest rock and roll singers.
Dave Clark
I’m the greatest rock and roll drummer on the planet and you suck.
Tre Cool
I kind of enjoyed having people complain that I wasn’t in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame more than I think I’ll like being in it.
Steve Miller
Part of me feels it’s better we’re not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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
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
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
My mother grew up strong. She was a charismatic leader among her peers, staging plays, organizing projects, raising money for charity; she was fiercely protective of her younger brother, with whom she shared a passion for jazz and rock and roll.
Anand Giridharadas
Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world.
Peter York
I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that’s all. You sang other people’s songs. That’s all there were.
Bruce Cockburn
Rock and roll has probably given more than it’s taken.
Charlie Watts
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
The old-timers schooled me good. They brainwashed me to respect music, whether we were playing rockabilly or blues or rock and roll.
Dr. John
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
I’m from Italy, but when I’m in L.A., I dress a little bit rock and roll.
Chiara Ferragni
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame traditionally has had a management style that is very supportive of American talent, first and foremost, over everything else. And I think that’s right and proper.
Ian Anderson
We would not have rock and roll without Chuck Berry, and when I first heard Chuck Berry, I fell in love with that music, and when I saw him, I changed my whole career trajectory that I was on as a kid.
Daryl Davis
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
I did the whole rock and roll thing that's coming up. I

I did the whole rock and roll thing that’s coming up. I think you’re going to enjoy that! ‘Burt Rocks’, it’s called. I like that he’s a dreamer; I like how positive he is. There’s a lot of things I think I can learn from Burt.
Garret Dillahunt
I am one of the barbarians – I love rock and roll.
Robert Christgau
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 don’t think there should be a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, period.
Josh Klinghoffer
I was 12 in ’55 when rock and roll hit. It just completely transformed me.
Robert Quine
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.
In 1905 Albert discovered Relativity, in 1906 he invented Rock and Roll.
Yahoo Serious
My dad was one of the reasons I got into rock and roll, because I was learning the ropes of his business, which was selling powertools, and I was looking for a way out from under his heel. I was like, ‘Where’s the fun? Where’s the glamour?’
Billy Idol
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
I made that decision around the time of ‘Halloween,’ whether I wanted to continue trying to be a singer and rock and roll player or get into movies.
Nick Castle
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
I worked with Dionne Warwick, did shows with Bette Midler, and then I did the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Springsteen at the Garden. It was all important stuff because you want people to know you can work, you can sing, and you can still look good!
Darlene Love
I’m not terribly happy about rock and roll. Certain rock music is uninspiring, numbing; it makes you feel like an idiot.
Manuel Puig
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
What is very interesting when talking about electronic music is that – I would say that rock and roll is called the ethnic music born in America that invaded the world. Electronic music is certainly kind of ethnic music born in countries like Germany and France that has invaded the world.
Jean-Michel Jarre
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 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
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
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.
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
Well, all rock and roll is based in artifice.
Billy Corgan
I believe in rock and roll and heavy music in general.
Robert Trujillo
If Rage gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it’ll be interesting to see who shows up.
Tim Commerford
Rosa Parks is rock and roll.
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
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
To me, rock and roll is not a perfect science.