Posts Categorized: Rock n Roll Quotes

Billy Joel

“I’m writing for the sake of writing music. Whether it gets heard or not isn’t an issue for me. It keeps my own juices going and my mind active.”    Billy Joel

John Lennon

“Many people ask what are Beatles? Why Beatles? Ugh, Beatles, how did the name arrive? So we will tell you. It came in a vision – a man appeared on a flaming pie and said unto them ’From this day on you are Beatles with an A.’ Thank you, Mister Man, they said, thanking him.”… Read more »

Elton John

“I don’t have to compete in the charts. I can just be myself as a musician, a songwriter and play with the musicians that I really love.” Elton John            

Joe Cocker

““I have one message for young musicians around the world: Stay true to your heart, believe in yourself, and work hard.”    Joe Cocker           

Van Morrison

“Music is spiritual. The music business is not.” Van Morrison        “Being famous was extremely disappointing for me. When I became famous it was a complete drag and it is still a complete drag.” Van Morrison  

Steve Vai

“All musicians practice ear training constantly, whether or not they are cognizant of it. If, when listening to a piece of music, a musician is envisioning how to play it or is trying to play along, that musician is using his or her ‘ear’ – the understanding and recognition of musical elements – for guidance.”… Read more »

B.B.King

“When I do eventually drop, I pray to God that it’ll happen in one of three ways. Firstly, on stage or leaving the stage, then secondly in my sleep. And the third way? You’ll have to figure that out for yourself!” B.B. King

Bob Dylan

“Look, you get older. Passion is a young man’s game. Young people can be passionate. Older people gotta be more wise.” Bob Dylan from the Feb/March 2015 AARP magazine interview

311

“Music’s what I need to keep my sanity” – 311

Ed Sheeran

“As far as songwriting, my inspirations came from love, life and death, and viewing other people’s situations.” “The more you write tunes, the better they will become. The more you do gigs, the better you will become.” Ed Sheeran