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I did not want to get involved with a rock star. No way. It is not a sane thing to do.
Think back to the early rock n’ roll records, and the average record length in the ’50s – and well into the ’60s – was two and a half minutes. It’s very hard to put that much songwriting into two and a half minutes.
– J. D. Souther
What I always wanted to do was to be a rock star.
– Jason Robert Brown
But it’s very difficult, I can tell you I played the Czech Open a few times and it’s very difficult just to go on to a scene where the course is prepared differently when the greens are fast and he’s not used to it and they’re hard as a rock and he’s not used to it.
– Ivan Lendl
When the Beatles cut old rock n’ roll, they were recording music still in their performing repertoire, and besides, they never thought of the music as old.
– Jon Landau
When I was a teenager, I wanted to be a rock star, not an actor. It means I can do what I want on my own terms.
– Iwan Rheon
Punk rock has never really had much patience with musical virtuosity. Actually, it’d be more accurate to say that for most of its history, punk has been actively hostile to virtuosity.
– James Surowiecki
Sex and drugs and rock and roll.
– Ian Dury
Rilo Kiley was a rock band, so I wanted my solo records to feel different.
– Jenny Lewis
This is not a rock opera. This is not Tommy. I can write songs that emote, and that’s it.
– John Mellencamp
Sometimes ’30 Rock’ was a struggle because I’d be doing the show and still be doing stand-up full-time.
– Judah Friedlander
‘Call Me’ is not an exceptional Al Green album, but it is as solid as a rock at its center.
I need to be able to rock out.
– Bryan Adams
I think it would be really awesome to be a rock star.
– Alexander Ludwig
I don’t think we listened to any rock n’ roll at all in the early days. It was Miles Davis and John Coltrane 95% of the time.
– Butch Trucks
Heart has always been a rock band. It’s always been hard-rock.
– Ann Wilson
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
I’m the renegade of funk. I’ve made house, techno, rock, funk, reggae… That’s why I’ve been on so many different labels.
– Afrika Bambaataa
I saw an Elvis Presley movie Jailhouse Rock, where he gets out of jail and makes his own records and takes them to the radio stations himself. And then, he puts records in the store. After seeing that, I made records an put them in stores.
– Bobby Vinton
In my view, the only thing worse than a rock star is a rock star with a conscience.
The second ‘Postal Service’ album is threatening to become the ‘Chinese Democracy’ of indie rock. It will come out eventually, or maybe it won’t.
– Ben Gibbard
I always wanted to be a rock star. That was my childhood dream. That’s what I told everybody I was going to be when I grew up.
– Chester Bennington
Rock in the mainstream culture has lost a lot of its mojo.
– Billy Corgan
Rock ‘n’ roll… but I also like sporting events a lot. I love Mike Piazza.
– Angie Everhart
In rock stardom there’s an absolute economic upside to self-destruction.
– Courtney Love
I think rock & roll has prepared me for a lot of flexibility.
I’ve been playing rock and roll since I was 16 years old, and now I have a 16-year-old.
– Billie Joe Armstrong
When I first started in rock, I had a big guy’s audience for my early records. I had a very straight image, particularly through the mid ’80s.
– Bruce Springsteen
The music became secondary to being rock stars.
I would rather be a security guard than a rock star.
– Bruce McCulloch