Posts Categorized: Rock n Roll Quotes

Max Weinberg

“There’s a certain groove you pick that makes the music flow, and when you have it it’s in your pocket. It’s the feeling behind the rhythm… to me, the hardest thing to strive for is that feeling, behind the groove.” Max Weinberg

Angus Young

“When I’m on stage the savage in me is released. It’s like going back to being a cave man. It takes me six hours to come down after a show.” Angus Young     

Southside Johnny

“…when we started playing, we were booked at the Upstage [in Asbury Park] and we used to do eight 45-minute shows. So you had to learn a million songs, and Garry [Tallent], Vini [Lopez], Bruce [Springsteen] and the guys, we’d jam and anyone who wanted to play would join you on stage.” Southside Johnny        

Kurt Cobain

“That’s what music is: entertainment. The more you put yourself into it, the more of you comes out in it.” Kurt Cobain


“U2 is an original species… there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.” Bono          

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