Rockstar Quotes: Funny, Inspiring And Shocking Sayings About Rock Music Wednesday March 22 2023, 8:30 PM
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Rockstar Quotes: Funny, Inspiring And Shocking Sayings About Rock Music

Rockstar Quotes

The golden age of being a rockstar in the music world was between the 1950s and the 1980s, but the culture still thrives on forever.

The genre of rock and the lead celebrities that were the faces of this period of music were undeniable. Everyone of all ages and from tons of different backgrounds wanted to be with or be a rockstar at one time or another.

Rock music continues to be a huge part of the world's entertainment culture and will likely never die, thanks to the greats that pioneered the rockstar lifestyle. 

Here are a collection of stand-out quotes from or about rockstars that can inspire musicians, make you laugh, and may shock you! 

Funny Rockstar Quotes

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

"I put Catholic guilt to work pretty good for a rich rock star." - Bono Read

"You can't have rock and roll without drugs, you can't have rock and roll without sex." - Rick James 

"I don't think I would live very long if I was a rock star." - Tove Lo

John Lennon (The Beatles) “We're more popular than Jesus now; I don't know which will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity." - John Lennon

"As a rock star, I have two instincts, I want to have fun, and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both." - Bono

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"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to." - Elvis Presley

"If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'." - John Lennon

"I'm the No. 1 living and breathing rock star. I am Axl Rose; I am Jim Morrison; I am Jimi Hendrix." - Kanye West

"The stereotypical rock-star-trashing-a-hotel-room thing? Those days had passed by the time I was in a band big enough to do it." - Phil Collins

Inspiring Rockstar Quotes

"The cliche of what a rock star is - there's something elitist about it. I never related to that. I'm an entertainer. I think of it as, you're performing for people. It's not a self-glorification thing." - Beck 

"To be in the music industry, to be in any kind of entertainment industry, you really, really have to be passionate about it and love it and persevere, because if that passion isn't there, it's easy to give up." - Alexandra Chando

"The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star." - Elton John

"Steve Jobs was a real rock star to me. I looked forward to his products like people look forward to albums." - Fred Armisen 

"Even as I was trying to become a rock god, Michael Jackson was the ultimate magic rock star to me. I loved his music, his scene and style. He transcended musical categories." - Jason Becker

"Rock stardom and all that stuff like that was never like my main M.O., my main M.O. is musical growth, and if I become a rock star in the process, great!" - Kip Winger

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"A rock star, according to my definition, is someone who inspires people around him with something he is best at. In my case, it's music, but I wanted audiences to realise there is a rock star waiting to be unleashed within them as well." - Harshvardhan Rane

"Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky were not classical musicians while they were alive and active, they were the rock stars of their day." - Seymour Stein

Shocking Rockstar Quotes

"If you want to find somebody and you want to be married and you want to have children, don't make it a rock star." - Stevie Nicks 

"You don't see a lot of black rock stars. The music industry tends to be segregated stylistically. It's hard for a black artist to cross over to rock music." - Lance Reddick 

"Rock and roll stars have it much better than writers when they're on a tour." - Neil Gaiman 

"Black people created rock music, it's a fact. Black people created bluegrass and rock and roll way before Elvis Presley and The Beatles." - Princess Nokia

"On the road, as a 'rock star,' there's superficial attention and adulation is thrown at you for a couple of hours - then you're alone in your room and it's lonely." - Melissa Etheridge 

"Being a rock star is like being a cult leader - you really have to be in your own religion." - Courtney Love


"Everybody has forgotten about showmanship. People don't look like rock stars any more. They just look like regular dudes off the street." - Vince Neil

"Being a rock star is really a 24-hour-a-day job, and you really can't escape it." - Kim Thayil

"Rock stardom will die because nobody will make enough money any more to be rock stars." - Noel Gallagher

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Relatable Rockstar Quotes

"Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can't help but move to it. That's what happens to me. I can't help it." - Elvis Presley

"Rock and Roll has no beginning and no end for it is the very pulse of life itself." - Larry Williams 

"To me, rock music was never meant to be safe. I think there needs to be an element of intrigue, mystery, subversiveness. Your parents should hate it." - Trent Reznor 

"Everybody has terrible things that they deal with. Everybody. Just because you're some big shot rock star doesn't mean you're immune to having these awful tragedies in your life." - Alex Lifeson


"Rock stars come and go. Musicians play until they die." - Eddie Van Halen

"If you're in music just to become a big, fat rock star, then I probably don't like your music to begin with." - Mark Mothersbaugh

"As you get older, the questions come down to about two or three. How long? And what do I do with the time I've got left?" - David Bowie

"I feel like pop stars can't be rock stars anymore because they have to be role models, and it takes the fun out of it for us, because we just want to have fun with art." - Rihanna

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