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A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children.

Author: Ian Anderson


As I define it, rock and roll is dead. The attitude isn't dead, but the music is no longer vital. It doesn't have the same meaning. The attitude, though, is still very much alive -- and it still informs other kinds of music.

Author: David Byrne


The Pumpkins love rock-and-roll, we absolutely love it, but we also think it's a flatulent, ego-serving kiddie playground. You can have your cake and eat it too.

Author: Billy Corgan (1967)

Profession: American Musician, Singer, Songwriter

Rock music should be gross: that's the fun of it. It gets up and drops its trousers.

Author: Bruce Dickinson


There are two kinds of artists left: those who endorse Pepsi and those who simply won t.

Author: Annie Lennox


Rock 'n Roll is a combination of good ideas dried up by fads, terrible junk, hideous failings in taste and judgment, gullibility and manipulation, moments of unbelievable clarity and invention, pleasure, fun, vulgarity, excess, novelty and utter enervation.

Author: Greil Marcus (1945)

Profession: American Rock Journalist

Rock and roll doesn't necessarily mean a band. It doesn't mean a singer, and it doesn't mean a lyric, really. It's that question of trying to be immortal.

Author: Malcolm Mclaren


The reason kids like rock 'n roll is their parents don't.

Author: Mitch Miller


Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.

Author: Keith Richards (1943)

Profession: British-born American Musician, Survivor, Songwriter

The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.

Author: Frank Sinatra (1915)

Profession: American Singer and Actor

No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to.

Author: Frank Zappa (1940)

Profession: American Rock Musician