100 Most Outrageous Quotes In Music - Part 3

With Keith Richards, Joe Strummer, David Bowie...
Keith Richards
Wednesday brings part 3 of our countdown with a further selection of howlers from some of the biggest names in music.

Kanye is back, (of course he is), with another line only he could deliver, alongside Dave Grohl, Morrissey, Missy Elliot, Terry Hall, John Lennon and others who really should learn to keep it zipped.

Read part 1 of the countdown HERE, part 2 HERE, part 4 HERE and part 5 HERE.

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“I thought I’d give being a frontman a shot. I didn’t know what the fuck I was doing - I still don’t.”
Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

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59
“The Beatles were just a band that made it very, very big, that’s all.”
John Lennon

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58
“Madonna is closer to organised prostitution than anything else.”
Morrissey

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57
“I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the police.”
Keith Richards

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56



“If I didn’t have some kind of education, then I wouldn’t be able to count my money.”
Missy Elliott

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55
“I was thinking what the differences were when we last played here twenty-eight years ago. Well, there’s the smoking ban, but fuck that. We’re still bombing the shit out a country we shouldn’t be and the Prime Minister is still a cunt.”
Terry Hall, V Festival 2009

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54
“How could you even dream or think something of someone who is as uncommercial as I am?”
Lou Reed

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53
“How the fuck am I still here?”
Mani, Primal Scream

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52
“If Amy Winehouse thinks she’s invincible, she’s so far wrong it’s not even funny. She shits, she bleeds, she shaves, just like everybody else on the planet.”
Joe Elliot, Def Leppard

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51
“There’s no guy that would wanna kill us. There are girls that get so obsessed they would want to kill us. They wanna shoot us, they wanna do whatever.”
Caleb Followill, Kings Of Leon

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50
“There isn’t a town in the world I haven’t run amok in.”
Joe Strummer

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49
“I’m an instant star; just add water and stir.”
David Bowie

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48
“The Who is just a brand name now - two old fuckers with wrinkles and tricks.”
Pete Townshend

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47



“I break my back for music because it’s something that I love, but I’m not going to break my back for a bank. I wouldn’t want to be an ATM repairman; there are some things that just aren’t worth it.”
Josh Homme, QOTSA

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46
“As I get older my eyesight’s going bad, I don’t know what I’m in for [with groupies] until they come backstage and they’re very large with missing teeth.”
Nikki Sixx, Motley Crue

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45
“I already feel that I am making a political statement by sticking around in music, when I am doing it so differently to everyone else.”
M.I.A.

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44
“I do sometimes think I could have done without the drugs actually; that was a waste of time, and a huge risk. But then again, there’s nothing I can change, so in a way regret is pointless.”
Marianne Faithfull

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43
“When I get stirred it incites something inside of me. I want to bash my head on the wall… I don’t know what else to do. If I could rip my fucking chest open on that stage I would.”
Keith Flint, The Prodigy

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42
“I’ve learnt that there’s nothing in my day to day life or anything that I do that is in any way aimed at changing how I’m perceived or how I’m presented; it’s completely impossible.”
Pete Doherty

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41
“I use too much of my brain and need to let some of it rest.”
Kanye West

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

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