100 Most Outrageous Quotes In Music - Part 2

From newcomers to music legends, they're all at it.
Kanye West and friends
Part two of our countdown in the Top 100 Most Outrageous Quotes In Music sees some serial offenders get their tuppence in (Kasabian, I'm looking at you).

Other notable quotes today come from such legends as Elvis, Hendrix and Lennon alongside newcomers, who we can excuse a little, like The Twang, Arctic Monkeys and, king of foot in mouth self promotion, Kanye West.

Read part 1 of the countdown HERE, part 3 HERE, part 4 HERE and part 5 HERE.


“I’m not homosexual, I’m not heterosexual, I’m just sexual.”
Michael Stipe

“It’s no longer sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. It’s crack, masturbation, and Madonna.”
Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots

“Ultimately, I want to make everyone horny.”
Patti Smith

“I like them old and rich.”
Lily Allen reveals what she looks for in a man.

“I just don’t think we’ve ever wrote shit tunes. Even when we were amateurish, we knew we were writing better songs than other bands.”
Phil Etheridge, The Twang


“When I dance, it’s incredible. I can’t describe it, there’s no words. You just tap into your mojo and you just go.”
Johnny Borrell

“All this role model bullshit; you don’t have any extra responsibilities because you made some good songs! Your only responsibility is to make good songs.”
Kanye West

“If you want a warning about doing drugs just look at Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse - it couldn’t be any plainer. I mean, let’s face it, they’re doing nothing for your intellect, your wit or your complexion…or your hairstyle for that matter.”
Peter Hook

“The hippie aesthetic and the way of life has always made me want to puke, but at the same time I’m a complete hippie; I’m just a vegetarian, peace and love, love vibe, hippie meditator - and I hate hippies! I don’t know what I’m gonna do. I may as well just shoot myself in the head!”
Flea, Red Hot Chili Peppers

“Sometimes we pee on each other before we go on stage.”
Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails

“I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.”
Elvis Presley

“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”
Jimi Hendrix

“Elvis died the day he went into the army.”
John Lennon


“The American public really does have a death wish for me. They want me to die. I’m not going to die.”
Courtney Love

“When I die, bury me on my stomach and let the world kiss my ass.”
L.L. Cool J

“I’m thought of as this pissy, complaining, freaked-out schizophrenic who wants to kill himself all the time.”
Kurt Cobain

“I’ve always enjoyed myself. Unhappy periods for me last about twenty minutes.”
Keith Moon

“When I first went to the Betty Ford Center I was very surprised they didn’t have a bar there... I thought they taught you how to drink like a gentleman.”
Ozzy Osbourne

“A rock ‘n’ roll star should have a drug habit at least once in their career, they should have a Rolls Royce, should smash the fucker up, should have a big house, should get off his head and THAT is a rock ‘n’ roll legacy.”
Tom Meighan, Kasabian

“I think I’ll got to Thailand for a year and become a Thai boxer. I’m gonna train for a year.”
Matt Helders, Arctic Monkeys


Read the other parts of the Top 100 countdown - PART 1, PART 2, PART 3, PART 4, PART 5

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