100 Most Rock ‘N’ Roll Quotes In Music – Part 1

Featuring Bono, Chris Martin, Pete Doherty and more...

When you’re famous, saying the wrong thing can be fatal.

Whether it’s a slip of the tongue, a moment of madness or total naivete, having your words recorded for posterity will ensure a lifetime of embarrassment – especially when they’re part of a list like this! Here, we’ve gathered the 100 most outrageous things as said by those who should really stick to what they’re good at…

We’ll be revealing the Top 100 over the course of this week, stay tuned!

Read part 2 of the countdown HERE, part 3 HERE, part 4 HERE and part 5 HERE.


“I don’t mean to sound like a cheap prostitute, but you can call me what you like.”
Chris Martin

“I believe in a long, prolonged, derangement of the senses in order to obtain the unknown.”
Jim Morrison

“Until I was nine years old I thought ‘cunt’ was a term of endearment.”
Pete Doherty

“Everybody does drugs… When you go on the road, there’s nothing to do but do drugs and fuck.”
Steven Tyler, Aerosmith


“I don’t listen to music. I hate music.”
Johnny Rotten

“I hate to see chicks perform. Hate it… Because they whore themselves. Especially the ones that don’t wear anything. They fuckin’ whore themselves.”
Bob Dylan

“To some I’m a junkie madman who should be dead, and to others, I’m a mythical genius.”
Keith Richards

“The way I compliment a girl now is by saying, ‘I want to throw knives at your vagina’.”
Marilyn Manson

“I feel bad for people who don’t drink, When they wake up… that’s the best they’re going to feel all day.”
Frank Sinatra


“England isn’t good on lubricants.”
Caleb Followill, Kings Of Leon

“I don’t pay any attention to the business side of music. I paid a whole lot of attention to the sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll though.”
Chrissie Hynde

“I’m on a diet. It’s very strict: all hot dogs. Just sausages, constantly. It’s working out – I’ve gained fifteen pounds!”
Beth Ditto


“People would say to me, “Hey man, you look just like Paul McCartney”, and I’d say: “I wish I had his money!””
Paul McCartney

“The idea of having to conform to someone else’s ideal is unacceptable. I’m gonna be me. And if I can’t be me, then I’d rather not do it.”
Lenny Kravitz

“I enjoy looking like a tart and thinking like a politician.”
PJ Harvey

“I could go on stage, unzip my pants, and hang my dick out and people would think it was some statement or something.”

“As long as you remain black, you’re still gonna be a nigga.”

“The only thing that could possibly save British politics would be Margaret Thatcher’s assassin.”
Morrissey, 1992

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.”
Decca Records’ rejection letter to The Beatles, 1962.


“I’m a bisexual man who’s never had a homosexual experience.”
Brett Anderson

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

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