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"You cant be Hollywood's Sweetheart if your running from the cops."
- a friend of Jennifer Lopez

"She Sounds great, she looks great - and she has that English accent that I really dig."
- Buckcherry's Keith Nelson, On Madonna

"One thing you dont do is let the singer have creative input on any fucking thing, because they're useless."
- Noel Gallager

"It's exhausting. You just want to lay down. You get, like, three hernias."
- Beck, on singing R&B

"I was just at the moment getting ready to put on my happy-even-though-im-a-loser face."
- Christina Aguilera, on her surprise Grammy victory

"It's like, 'Find your own Identity.'"
- BSB Kevin Richardson, on 'NSYNC

"I dont think we're the type of band people look at and say, 'I want to grow up to be just like that'. Were like a train wreck."
- Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Corgan

There are things I wont expose. Like who my musical influences are. I'm gonna tell you who I've slept with before I tell you that. Certain things are sacred."
- Tori Amos

"They look like a trio of truck-stop fashion tragedies trapped in a typhoon."
- Fashion maven Mr. Blackwell, on the Dixie Chicks' Sartorial shortcomings.

"I dont even know half the time what I'm nominated for."
- Shania Twain, on winning awards

"We'd force them to listen to their own records until they exploded!"
- Dexter holland of the Offspring, on torturing boy bands.

"Don't object so much, you'll live longer."
- Mike Nesmith (The Monkees)

"If you love music, you can play music."
- Mike Nesmith (The Monkees)

"If you really dig a chick, you should talk to her, not steal her picture."
- Mike Nesmith (The Monkees)

Random Quotes from the Episodes "First we'll escape, then we'll play baseball."
- Mike Nesmith (The Monkees)

"You do and I'll be sorry!"
- Micky Dolenz (The Monkees)

"My nose is out being fixed."
- Mike Nesmith (The Monkees)

"We don't know whether or not it's the Farewell Tour odr the Jews in Space Tour, which I prefer as a title."
- Gene Simmons, on Kiss' next tour.

"I didnt ask to save rock, I dont even like rock that much."
- Trent Reznor, NIN

"I couldnt care less what your sexuality is - but of course, if you were gay, it would be fantastic!"
- Boy George, on Ricky Martin.

"You gotta dare to suck in order to be great."
- Ricky Martin

"Im not saying I'm God. But as far as lyrics, Im God MC."
- Jay-Z, on his powers.

"Thats not a place where I'm considered good-looking."
- Blink-182's Mark Hoppus, on why he's never been to Kenya.

"I would really, really, really like to be a legend like Madonna. Madonna knows what to do next, and when she's performing, the audience is just in awe of her."
- Britney Spears

"I love my life, I wouldn't give it up for the world."
- Britney Spears

"I do love Justin with all my heart and we have a lot of trust for each other."
- Britney Spears

"I would love to show my clevage and more body parts off but my record company won't let me."
- Britney Spears

"Yes I am planning to move in with Justin we haven't had sex, but it's very tempting."
- Britney Spears

"I'm going to have sex when it feels right but at the moment ? I just don't feel ready, Justin is very understanding."
- Britney Spears

"Yes I'm a virgin and proud of it."
- Britney Spears

"A woman who feels ugly can go to the best party and have a terrible time, but a woman who likes the way she looks can go to a funeral and have a marvellous time."
- Britney Spears

"When you're comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best."
- Britney Spears

"I'm starting a boy band."
- The Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, on his next career move.

"There are all sorts of cute puppy dogs, but it doesnt stop people from going out and buying Doberman's."
- AC/DC's Angus Young, on his bands enduring appeal.

"Im still gonna be ugly. I'm still gonna be disgusting and Im still not gonna have any friends.
- Blink 182's Mark Hoppus, on what wont change in the next millenium

"I love them, but I dont necessarily like being around them all the time."
- Fiona Apple, on people

"If I didnt have some kind of education, I wouldnt be able to count my money!"
- Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, on the value of a diploma

"Suck Less"
- Counting Crows' Adam Duritz, on performance goals.

"If someone write's a nice review of my record, I feel like I should take them out to dinner or go over and clean their apartment."
- Moby, on critical praise

"We see that she was cheated on, So right there, fuck that, that's my girl."
- Kelis, on Hillary Clinton

"When someone has and attitude, they call that person a diva, and I dont want to be called that. Im a diva without attitude."
- Brandy

"I have the worst memory in the world. I can remember some of my dreams, but later that day, i'll forget them."
- Lance Bass, N Sync

"Most of the time's I've gone out with a girl, shes asked me out because im to shy to go up to her."
- Justin Jeffre, 98 degrees

"I always want to be fresh and rested, like, if were in an airport for more than 20 minutes, I lay down on the floor. Those naps keep me going througout the day."
- JC, N Sync

"I love girls when I never know what there going to do next or what they're going to say."
- Chris Kirkpatrick, N Sync

"The ocean does something to me that is unexplainable. Just being out there and realizing im alive."
- Nick Carter, BSB

"I dont usually have dreams. I'm to busy sleeping to dream."
- Zac Hanson, Hanson

"I believe it's important for kids to have dreams and a place to carry out those dreams."
- Kevin Richardson, BSB

"I know I've had to give some stuff up to do this, but I dont miss high school. When I was home two years ago, every weekend we'd go out and do the same thing. I'd rather be doing this."
- Britney Spears

"The main thing I remember about Nick (Carter) when I first met him is how small he was. he was so energetic and full of life. I was like 'Wow!' I was totally bowled over, and then I heard his voice. Man, it was just so big for this little guy."
- Brian Litrel, BSB

"I dont really take anything from home except some U.S. magazines and books and definitely some U.S. music. There are just certain songs that remind me of home."
- A.J. McLean, BSB

"I used to have a lucky rock, but I lost it. So I was like, you know what? I dont nead it."
- Justin Timberlake, N Sync

"I played Luke Skywalker. Every time we played, I was Luke Skywalker. Nobody else could be Luke Skywalker."
- Ricky Martin, reminiscing about when he used to play Star Wars games.

"Who knows if it was even her? Plus, they've got good stuff in Hawaii!"
- Queen Latifah on Whitney Houston's pot bust in Hawaii

"I take my clothes off alot in public. It's a combination of self-loathing and lack of shame."
- Moby

"I have big nuts. huge nuts. Elephantitis of the balls - thats what I have."
- EminEm

"I'd love a drug that was good for you, I was thinking about ecstacy with Vitamin B."
- Gavin Rossdale of Bush

"Justin [Timberlake] is everything, and what more could you want in a person? He's funny. He's cute. He's great. He just understands. I get him and he gets me, and that's cool.".
- Britney Spears

"I'm attracted to guys who are really confident and make conversation." YM Magazine.
- Britney Spears

"Marry Prince William? I would love that. After all, who wouldn't want to be a princess?"
-Britney Spears

"I had a fantasy that i'd drift up to Scotland and spend my life as a faux bodhisattua."
- David Bowie

"My daughter sent me on a mission to get as many autographs as possible."
- Billy Joel, while looking for Christina Aguilera

"I dont know about it as music, but they seem to be having a good time."
- Bill Murray on the Backstreet Boys

"I'm a good person and I don't think I'll be left on my own. I don't know when I'll meet a man I think I'm rushing it. But I am tired of working and not having someone."
- Beyonce Knowles

"I mean, if I do get a couple of days off, what am I going to do? I have started painting and getting interested in art. I love going to theme parks and skating.I can do those by myself but I want to experience those things with somebody else. I have to start experiencing life and going on dates or I'll always be by myself."
- Beyonce Knowles

"But I don't know what guys I like because I haven't been out with enough to know. I'm still learning."
- Beyonce Knowles

"How does Macy Gray or Kid Rock not win over Christina Aguilera?"
- Courtney Love on the best new artist award

"It was just luck of the draw. I wrote a song and Santana liked it."
- Rob Thomas, on his song of the year Grammy for "Smooth"

"If she died tomarrow, I wouldnt shed a tear. She's a very evil person."
- Trent Reznor on Courtney Love

"It's like every day is the worst day of your life. And you're trapped and you're scared and you have to portray those emotions in every take and really take yourself to those places. (about her role as an abused wife in ENOUGH."
- Jennifer Lopez

"Maybe I'll have something out by Christmas, maybe not. I don't know, I'm really trying to take my time and do what feels right. (about the next step in her music career)"
- Jennifer Lopez

"I wasn't the most popular girl in class, I had my friends, but I was comfortable with myself. There's always those most popular girls and I wasn't one of those."
- Jennifer Lopez

"I am a die-hard romantic. I love all things romantic. Puffy understands that. For my last birthday, he covered my hotel room floor with rose petals and had flowers and candles all over the room. I love the idea of spending the whole day in bed with my lover. I'm very open with my love. I'm passionate and I feel a lot. I'm never afraid to get close to someone. I'm not afraid of love."
- Jennifer Lopez

"She's my 'Spanish Harlem Mona Lisa', only she's from Queens, but that doesnt sound as good. So I had to take a couple of artistic liberties with that one."
- Matchbox 20's Rob Thomas, who wrote the lyrics to Santana's "Smooth", on his wife, Marisol

"When it wasnt raining, I was wearing purple. He only wore it when it was raining."
- Little Richard, on his influence on The Artist

"Who is the erection police?"
- Sisqo, on the Mississippi bill that would outlaw having a hard-on in public

"Optimisn is a choice. Cynicism isnt smarter - it's just safer."
- Jewel

"I believe that eclecticism is a virtue. It may not be a word, but its definitely a virtue."
- Will Smith

"We reserve the right to make fun of every single person on planet Earth."
- Mark Hoppus from Blink 182

"i wish they had weiner farms, cause then maybe i could get a bigger one."
- Mark Hoppus from Blink 182

"Well, the guys always figured rock 'n roll would get them girls. I always told them they were way too ugly to be interested in girls, and I was right."
-Mother of the main singer for SUM 41

"Brutality balances you out"
-Shawn Crahan #6 Slipknot

"I use a lot of double meanings. I hide 'em like Easter eggs."
-Jay-Z

"We believe that women should have respect for themselves and demand respect from other people. If men call you names, you should be able to stick up for yourself and be independent."
-Kelly from Destinys Child

"We really try not to spend too much time thinking about what we're supposed to be a punk band, or whatever. We do the exact same thing today that we been doing for years and years and years."
-Mark Hoppus from Blink 182

"You can't control who likes you. If I got Backstreet Boys fans, what am I supposed to do? Turn them away? Whoever likes my stuff, likes my stuff, but just know Slim Shady is hip-hop, I grew up on hip-hop, i's the music I love and it's the music I respect. I respect the culture.thats me."
-EminEm

"I think age is just a stupid number"
-Mark From Blink 182

"Once I got a black eye in the [mosh] pit when I was in there with my bass, playing a song. I got pounded in the face by a guy [who was a boxing champ]. He was a friend. It sucks to get punched in the face, man.Nobody's a fighter in this band."
-Murphy Karges from Sugar Ray

"You only fall in love ONCE as far as I'm concerned. It's that innocent, puppy-love, Bobby Brady kind of thing. You think about the girl every day, you get butterflies, your knees are weak, and you think you're going to barf."
-Mark McGrath from Sugar Ray

"There is nothing more awkward and more laughable than a naked dude with his wiener flopping."
-Mark Hoppus from Blink 182

"We played this first show in Fargo, North Dakota.Nobody seemed to know how to react. It was like we were all so numb,"
-Machinehead's Flynn on shows after Sep. 11.

"If you would have told me when we were first signed that we would end up cussing out Rick Rubin, I would have thought you were crazy,"
-System Of A Down's Shavo on recording 'Toxicity'.

"Other kids would take their parents to the toy store and I'd take my mom to the record store,"
-System Of A own's Guitarist Daron Malakian.

"I remmeber how disappointed I always was when one of my favorite bands released a weak album and later they mentioned that they were under deadline pressureBasically it sais 'commercial reasons' and that just doesn't go together with what the Deftones stand for."
-Abe Cunningham from The Deftones

"What we really wanted to create - and I think we achieved our goal - is an album you can listen to in 10 years time"
-Abe Cunningham from The Deftones

"Basically, the only from of musical expression that's not artificial is either singing or banging on your body,"
-Moby

"The hardest thing (was) keeping myself adjusted with my family. That's it right there.
-Uncle Kracker

"He really is nice though and I'm glad that I got to be a part of that entire situation. Actually bro, I could say that about my entire life."
-Uncle Kracker on hanging with Jackie Chan

"I like stuff that sounds big and full and makes your head trip and your body react,"
-Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins

"Being on tour for so long is definitely a strainWe really did feel homeless,"
-Dez Fafara from Coal Chamber

"Five years with the same people in a band, you really need a good relationship or else the whole thing would just explode!"
-Rayna from Coal Chamber

"There are far too many people out there who take themselves too seriously,"
-Tom Delonge from Blink 182

"Life's a bowl of punch, go ahead and spike it!"
-Nick Hexum of 311

"I haven't had sex with many people in my life, and everyone just assumes that I'm good in bed!! I guess that's a compliment."
-Brandon Boyd of Incubus

"That's the abridged version, for those of you that were wondering.the Reader's Digest version.the original was banned in book stores all over the country.it was all that nipple slicing part, they thought it was bad for America's youth.we're gonna breed a generation of teen-agers going around slicing people's nipples with envelopes. next time I sing it I'll have them jump off the boat voluntarily so there's no violence."
-Trey from Phish after messing up the lyrics to 'Fee' 11/29/95

"I went out into the lot this morning in the cart. I sampled some of your goo balls. The five dollar goo balls are better than the four dollar goo balls. Get the five dollar goo balls."
- Trey pre-set I at the Great Went on Went Radio 88.9

"I've had small depressions, days when I've woken up and felt sad, especially when I'm so far away from home. I've got my religion and that is my therapy, although I think it would be good for me to have someone I can talk to. But I have friends. I haven't got a therapist but maybe I should."
- Beyonce Knowles

"I was so shy and when my sister was born I found it hard. I was really strange and kind of too quiet."
- Beyonce Knowles

"I've worked hard and I deserve everything I have. I never thought I'd have so much money. I just wanted to be financially stable and it embarrasses me and I don't feel comfortable talking or thinking about it. I don't know exactly how much I have but I don't buy much."
- Beyonce Knowles

"A friend is always good to have, but a lovers kiss is better than angels raining down on me"
- Dave Matthews

"I never listen to the radio. If it's bad, I make fun of it, and if it's good, I get jealous that I didn't think of it."
- John Lennon, In Music/John Lennon

"You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you."
- Bob Dylan, In Music

"Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free."
- Jim Morrison of The Doors, In Beauty

"Beware of those angels with their wings glued on."
- Billy Corgan

"I wish I was a queer, so I could get chics. Chics dig guys that are queer, guys that dont like chics. Chics that don't dig guys like me. See I'm not a queer, I'm too ugly."
- Bloodhound Gang

"You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns when they all did tricks for you."
- Bob Dylan

"Come mothers and fathers throughout the land, and don't criticize what you can't understand. You're sons and your daughters are beyond you're command. You're old road is rapidly aging, please get out of the new one if you can't lend your hand, for the times they are a changin'."
- Bob Dylan

"One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain."
- Bob Marley

"I'll always remember 1995 as the year I found out Star Trek wasn't real"
- Daniel Johns

"Candles are good as long as you're not me and you don't fall asleep and your house burns down."
- Daniel Johns, Silverchair

"It dont matter WHAT your doin, ust as long as you LOOK GOOD doin it"
- David Lee Roth

"Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it's really a stupid thing to want to do."
- Elvis Costello

"Even in a perfect world, where everyone was equal I'd still own the film rights and be working on the sequel"
- Elvis Costello

"You treat a lady like a dame, and a dame like a lady."
- Frank Sinatra

"Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid."
- Frank Zappa

"You thought I was a little girl, you thought I was a little mouse, you thought you'd take me by surprise. Now I'm here burning down your house."
- Garbage

"The whole business is built on ego, vanity, self-satisfaction, and it's total crap to pretend it's not."
- George Michael

"Sometimes the lights all shining on me and other times i can barely see, lately it occurs to me, what a long strange trip it's been."
- Grateful Dead

"You dont know me, you just met me, well if i couldnt have itsilly rabbit, why ya sweat me"
- 2pac

"Hey Mah! Whats for dinner? Go up your nose and pick a winner!"
- Bizmarke

"Don't talk about death, I've got too much life to live, To many orders to give."
- Ice Cube

"Quiet! SHH hush ya mouth, silence when I spit it out, in your face, open your mouth, give you a tasteHOLLA!"
- Missy Elliot

"Love changes, a thug changes, and best friends become strangers."
- Nas

"You think your shit is butter? Hop in front of this toast."
- Styles P

"I'ma live my life until the last sin, then resurrect through the birth of my son and live again."
- Tragedy Khadafi

"You dont know me, you just met me, you wont let me, well if i couldnt have itsilly rabbit why ya sweat me"
- Tupac

"Indie sux, hardline sux, emo sux, you SUCK!"
- Anti-Flag

"We'll import a token jock and we'll kick his token ass and there'll never ever be a physical education class! I had a dream when I was in high school, that I attended the Punk Rock Academy!"
- Atom And His Package

"We can't buy more time, cause time won't accept our money."
- Bad Religion

"Yeah, fuck me! I wish you all could fuck me!"
- Billie Joe Armstrong

"Hey Frankie, you gonna give me your class ring?" "uhhhh, I'm afraid I can't do that Annette" "Well, why not?" "Because I don't have any armsAHHHHHHH!"
- Dead Milkmen

"We could blow this place up if we wanted to. We would set it all up!"
- Dee Dee Ramone of The Ramones

"Punks not dead.it's just taking a nap"
- Disgruntled Bad Religion Fan After They Failed To Come Back For An Encore

"Drink! Feck! Arse! Girls!"
- Drunken Irish Man At A Rancid Show.

"I am a patient boy. I wait, I wait, I wait. My time, water down the drain."
- Fugazi

"Here i am, getting older all the time, looking older all the time, feeling younger in my mind"
- Goldfinger

"Guilty by association, judged by who I know, can't keep all my friends out of trouble, when they got no place to go!"
- H2o

"Music is an indirect force for change, because it provides an anchor against human tragedy"
- Jessie Michael, Operation Ivy

"Everyone defines everyone else, well I don't give a fuck. Label me whatever the hell you want. I just want to be left alone. So I can wear my thrift shop clothes and not have mohawked hair or the most perfect spikes. So I can like whatever band I like. I know who I am, don't label me cause you can't tell me who to be. And if you don't think I'm "punk", I don't give a fuck. I won't be a clone."
- Jimmy Little, Lead Singer Of The Fuck Ups

"Hey, man. what are we doing??? Oh. We're breakin' it down"
- Less Than Jake

"If I could only have one thing for the rest of my life? That's easy. PEZ, Cherry flavored PEZ, no question about it."
- Less Than Jake

"A real punk is punk on the inside."
- Mark Hoppus Of Blink 182

"Don't Smoke. Don't Drink. Don't Fuck."
- Minor Threat

"I never did home work after school. I did all things I thought were cool. I went out every friday night. I still do and I'm alright."
- Mxpx

"I wish I had a schilling for every senseless killing - I'd buy a government."
- NOFX , "The Decline"

"At the Bill of Rights subrtact the wrongs, theres no answer. Memorize and sing star spangled songs."
- NOFX

"He's more punk than me!!!!"
- NOFX

"Right about this time, some shithead is blowing a big fat fucking line across the title on the backsleave.WHAT AN ASSHOLE!"
- NOFX

"The company mass producing fear. bottled, capped, distributed near and far, sold for a reasonable price. The people they love it they feed it. Brush with it, bathe with it, breathe it. Inject it direct to the blood. It seems to be replacing love."
- NOFX

"Everyone knows im in love with a monosyllabic girl"
- NOFX

"Drugs are good, they make you do things that you know you not should."
- NOFX

"They have no face, no place for ears theres no clam eyes to cry clam tears. No spinal cord they must get bored might as well put them out of misery. Although the world could be less selfish I guess its alright to eat shellfish!"
- NOFX "Clams Have Feelings Too"

"I may not ever get rich might wind up diggin' a ditch. Say what you wanna say I'm not listening anyway I'll believe what I wanna believe true to myself that's how it's gotta be. I've been torn up, beat down and bruised but somehow I was saved and I'm standing here today Now I do things my own way cause I'm never going back again""
- Pennywise

"No Secret Six will not do it all for the Nookie, Secret Six will not throw our hands in the air like we just don't care, Secret Six will not ba wida ba da bang da bang hoochie koochie, Secret Six will not be back after these messages from our corporate sponsors because Secret Six will not do it all for the Nookie."
- Secret Six

"American audiences are just the same as any other audiences. Except a bit more boring."
- Sid Vicious of Sex Pistols

"Punks not dead.it just sucks now"
- Some T-Shirt

"And you can form with the best of intention. Change comes from inside. And after all thats' what this country was founded on, do nothing different just fall in line."
- SR71

"I am living in a boring nation. I am living in a plastic nation."
- Sublime

"Love is wrong, and girls are FUCKIN EVIL!!"
- The Ataris

"Well, maybe that's the problem with punk, and the root of its hypocritical nature. The fact that it is no longer a statement at all. It is a deviation from the mainstream, but by deviating it only becomes it's own separate mainstream. Punks no longer shock people."
- The Creeps

"Today at some point I awoke. Got up the nerve to. finally force a change To say the least, today's been strange Tonight I'll finally just relax Proud having finally faced the facts The facts forced me and I've concluded Tomorrow I'll be less polluted Finally I was forced to face Another first for me Finally I was forced to face And for the first time finally, I can see Finally I can see so clear For a moment don't mind me Finally I was forced to face Finally I was forced to face my fears."
- The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

"Brains for breakfast, brains for lunch, brains for dinner, brains for brunch, brains at every single meal why can't we have some guts?"
- The Misfits

"I don't want no Spaghettios!"
- The Ramones

"Hey man how you doing today?" "Not bad man I'm doing ok." "How about you, are you doing alright?" "Well I got into a fight with my girl friend last night." "Thats too bad, what was it about?" "I lost my job and she just found out." "Your honey got runny when the money got funny?" "My honey got runny when the money got funny."
- The Vandals

"I am the ambassador of fucking-kick-your-assador"
- The Vandals

"School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect and nobodys perfect so why bother"
- Tre Cool of Green Day

"I know I'm an acquired taste - I'm anchovies. And not everybody wants those hairy little things. If I was potato chips, I could go a lot more places, but I'm not."
- Tori Amos

"She's convinced she could hold back a glacier but she couldn't keep baby alive"
- Tori Amos

"Boys are cute, but food is cuter"
- Tori Amos

"When the good times come around, they gallup in like wild horses. You just try to stay on them for as long as you can. And when they throw you offyou just wait in the shade until they come around again."
- Jimmy Buffett

"There's room at the top, they are telling you still. But First you must learn to smile as you kill."
- John Lennon, "Working Class Hero"

"The heart of man is deceitful above all things and desperatly wicked. Whoed of known?"
- Josh Silver, Type O Negative

"You're the puzzle piece behind that couch who makes the sky complete."
- Lemonheads

"I'm 24 years old, I've got a load a money, what am I gonna do, sit at home and twiddle me thumbs? No. I'm gonna go out and 'ave it."
- Liam Of Oasis

"If ya ain't got it in ya, ya can't blow it out."
- Louis Armstrong

"Life is about the betterment of the human condition, stretching one's own mind, increasing social awareness, or even random acts of kindness that spill into the soul of humanity. This is why I play music."
- Mark Haugh, of Caroline's Spine

"I can honestly say, all the bad things that ever happened to me were directly, directly attributed to drugs and alcohol. I mean, I would never urinate at the Alamo at nine o'clock in the morning dressed in a woman's evening dress sober."
- Ozzy Osbourne, MTV News Online, 1992

"We built a whole stage out of PAs at this festival in London, 117,000 watts. In fact, a guy called up from four miles away while we were soundchecking and said he couldn't hear his TV--four miles away! I ain't deaf. I've just always liked it loud, you know, the live sound. I think there is something wrong with you if you like quiet rock and roll."
- Motorhead's Lemmy

"The down side of being outrageous is that you have to go around explaining your fucking self to people. If you're too cocky, somebody might just pull out a fucking gun and cock it and blow your fucking face off. You gotta be really careful what you bite off. Don't bite off more than you can chew. It's a dangerous world."
-Ozzy Osbourne, Rolling Stone Online, May '97

"I don't own a gun. I own about 150 guns."
- Metallica's James Hetfield

"I don't own a gun--but I have quite a collection of machetes, swords, knives, daggers, pepper spray, nunchucks, baseball bats, metal bars"
- Metallica's Kirk Hammett

"I'd watch these 'Best of.' TV ads which would never include the MC5. Not only did the music business erase us at the time, but they erased us from the history of rock music too. So what did I do? Dope. What else are you gonna do? Sit on top of a shopping mall with an AK-47? That's not my style."
- Wayne Kramer, Addicted to Noise

"It took a lot of water to down just that fucking bat's head, let me tell you. It's still stuck in my fucking throat, after all these years. People all over the world say, 'You're the guy who kills creatures? You still do it? You do it every night?' It happened fucking once, for Christ's sake."
- Ozzy Osbourne, Rolling Stone Online, May '97

"So we're trying to make the Stooges in 1967, right? We'd go down there to the basement, all the lights out, only the Christmas tree lights and sort of an amber lamp on the floor, and I'd play this sort of wild Hawaiian guitar with a pickup that I invented, which meant that I made two sounds at one time, like an airplane. That's the only way I can describe it--it sounded like an airplane."
- from I Need More, by Iggy Pop with Anne Wehrer

"As long as there are kids who are pissed off and have no real way in venting out that anger, heavy metal will live on"
- Ozzy Osbourne

"Compare music to drinks. Some is like a strong brandy. Some is like a fine wine. The music you're playing sounds like Diet Coke."
- Pavarotti

"Different eyes see different things. Different hearts beat on different strings. But there are times for you and me when all such things agree."
- Rush

"I'm looking California, but feeling Minnesota"
- Soundgarden

"There's nothing on top but a bucket and a mop and an illustrated book about birds. You'll see a lot up there but don't be scared. Who needs actions when you got words?"
- The Meat Puppets

"We came a long long way together / Ate the pills and killed the pinks / I have to celebrate it, baby / I've got to praise "Bob" like I should / I've got to praise "Bob"
- The Original Lyrics Of Fatboy Slim'S Massive Hit "Praise" Before Conspiracy Censors Had Their Say

"Last night, I dreamt somebody loved me. No hope, No harm, just another false alarm."
- The Smiths

"We were children in our places with the world beneath our feet. Growing up was on our faces, I remember yours so sweet"
- The Supremes

"Nothing is so loud as hearing when we lie"
- Toad The Wet Sprocket - All I Want

"Are you pretty? Are you queen of the dark silhouettes on the movie screen? Do you want my heart, or do you want more 'Cos everyone's a whore on the disco floor."
- Tom Dorman

"I think it's probably a good thing to be considered stable, but with a capacity for madness."
- Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips

"If it's too loud, turn it down."
- Weezer

"Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it."
- John Lennon, In Music/John Lennon

"Music is an indirect force for change, because it provides an anchor against human tragedy"
- Jessie Michael, Operation Ivy

"I'd rather not talk about money. It's kind of gross."
- Barbra Streisand, dodging a question about what she was paid to direct and star in The Mirror Has Two Faces

"God had to create disco music so that I could be born and be successful."
- Donna Summer, disco singer

"All I can say to you my new neighbor is you must move on or I will bury you"
- Dave Matthews Band, Don't Drink The Water

"All My Religious Believes Are Based On Star Wars."
- Mike Dirnt from Green Day

"Profanity is merely an expression of one's emotions"
- Alanis Morrisette

"We're all ants, I'm just a glittery little ant"
- Alanis Morrisette

"You Live, You Learn"
- Alanis Morrisette

"We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere."
- Tim McGraw

"I love my wife more than anything in the world, but boy when she had our babies, it quadrupled. There's just something about the connection."
-Tim McGraw

"He was.my world. He had Everything. And he still does. He still does that to me!"
-Faith Hill about falling in love with Tim McGraw

"Man, I didn't think I stood a chance.I mean, she was way out of my league.she still is."
-Tim McGraw

"Tim has given me confidence and strength and my foundation. He makes me feel like I can conquer the world."
-Faith Hill

"Thanks to hair and make-up, we can all be beautiful butterflies."
- Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks

"I wussed out of yoga, but I can still jump around on stage."
- Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks

"Why does everybody have to be like the Backstreet Boys?"
- Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks

"Martie, quit it with the whole freaking 'we are musicians' thing."
- Natalie Maines of Dixie Chicks

"I liked a lot of alternative and I like punk stuff."
- Martie Maguire Of Dixie Chicks

"I have a hidden wild side, and the older I get the more it comes out."
- Martie Maguire Of Dixie Chicks

"I did have role models, but most of them were male."
- Emily Robison Of Dixie Chicks

"I think we're symbolic of [the strength] that women can do anything, call their own shots, play their own instruments . . . we're breaking stereotypes."
- Emily Robison Of Dixie Chicks

"Doont, why you lookin at my fucked up body?"
- KoRn's James "Munky" Shaffer, taken from the home video 'Who Then Now'

"My feet. I'd spread 'em out and everyone said they look like hands, like monkey hands."
- KoRn's James "Munky" Shaffer on how he got his nickname.

"To the world you might be just one person, but to one person you might be the world"
-Justin Timberlake, Nsync

"My views on virginity have not changed."
- Britney Spears

"I want to wait to have sex until I'm married. I do. I want to wait, but it's hard. I just want to live my life."
- Britney Spears

"England is one of my favorite places. The fans are just so crazy."
- Britney Spears

"Acting is so much fun. It is a different ball game and I want to concentrate on that at the moment. I'm really passionate about what I do. I love entertainment and telling stories to people and I am very lucky that I am doing what I want to do."
- Britney Spears

"Christina and I are friends no matter what the media makes up." (about Christina Aguilera)
- Britney Spears

"I remember I read this harsh review about my show, and one of my friends told me that this was the exact same stuff people said about Madonna. And it's like, she didn't care. Madonna just came out and was herself. I respect that a lot."
- Britney Spears

"It's not just a song about some guy offing himself.'Jumper's' really about understanding. Everyone carries demons around, they carry some sort of scar around. The message of 'Jumper' is that there comes a time when you have to put the past away."
- Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind on "Jumper"

"They make this drink in Brazil Called cachaca. It's sugar can alcholho. Costs 35 cents a quart. One quart of that stuff and you see God. Two quarts and you graow a pair of tight pants and an electric guitar."
- David Lee Roth

"Many of the critics have kids of their own. It scares the hell out of them to think that their kids could be anything remotely like David Lee Roth".
- David Lee Roth

"I just wanted to be in show biz. I wanted to make music and sing and dance, tell jokes and stories, make ya smile, make ya cry - and charge you $ 8.50"
- David Lee Roth

"I knew already when I was seven years old, that I wanted to be on stage and entertain people. I sell laughs. Here, you got one for free!"
- David Lee Roth

"I know that people think I'm a party king; but, face it, if I finished the bottle every time I took a drink, I wouldn't be able to do the aerials I do onstage."
- David Lee Roth

"Well, he's an intelligent, well-read guy. But it's like he can't connect the dots somehow."
- Eddie Van Halen on David Lee Roth

"I was so used to doing old blues licks with the first three fingers. When I started using my pinky and finding more spread things, that's when I started getting my own style."
- Eddie Van Halen

"Everything comes to me while I'm sitting on the pot."
- Eddie Van Halen

"You've only got 12 notes and however you mix them up is your thing."
- Eddie Van Halen

"I look at Van Halen as social workers. What we're really doing is creating jobs for rock critics."
- Alex Van Halen

"I know Frank Sinatra said it first, but Van Halen's always managed to be successful by doing things 'our way'."
- Michael Anthony of Van Halen

"We're not this way because we're a rock 'n' roll band. We're in a rock 'n' roll band because we're this way."
- Michael Anthony of Van Halen

"Only God Can Judge Me!!"
- Tupac Shakur

"I dress the way I want. I don't pretend to be someone I'm not."
- Britney Spears

"Lingerie has gotten really cute, with little booty underwear and the cute little bras. They've gotten really detailed. I saw one the other day with little baby pearls on the strap. I had to have it."
- Britney Spears

"Chocolate for me is just like an orgasm."
- Britney Spears (1.18.02: At a German chocolate museum)

"When you're comfortable with someone you love, the silence is the best. And, that's how me and J. are. When we're in a room together, we don't have to say anything. It's for real."
- Britney Spears

"Onstage I'm the happiest person in the world."
- Britney Spears

"Just because I look sexy on the cover of Rolling Stone doesn't mean I'm naughty."
- Britney Spears

"I love Jessica Simpson. I love her voice. She's amazing. I have her CD, and I have Christina's CD. I have all of their CDs. They're amazing. You know? I have a lot of respect for them. Anybody who can be in this businessthe work is so overwhelming sometimes and anybody who can do that I have a lot of respect for.
- Britney Spears

"My first record had just broken, and these guys wanted my autograph. I thought, Oh, god, they recognize me. Turns out they thought I was Heidi Fleiss."
- Sheryl Crowe

"I don't have time for lie-on-the-beach vacations. I'm a zoo person. There's one in New Jersey where animals actually come up to your car. I love the monkeys - I used to give them bubblegum to chew."
- Missy Elliot

"When I get pregnant, I will tell everybody, trust me. I want a big shower, OK?"
- Gwen Stefani

"I snore. I've had two or three people complain about it."
- Sheryl Crowe

"Hey Mah! Whats for dinner? Go up your nose and pick a winner!"
- Bizmarke

"Shut up slut, chew on this mushroom"
- Eminem

"Don't talk about death, I've got too much life to live, To many orders to give."
- Ice Cube

"Quiet! SHH hush ya mouth, silence when I spit it out, in your face, open your mouth, give you a taste..HOLLA!"
- Missy Elliot

"Love changes, a thug changes, and best friends become strangers....."
- Nas

"You think your shit is butter? Hop in front of this toast."
- Styles P

"I'ma live my life until the last sin, then resurrect through the birth of my son and live again."
- Tragedy Khadafi

"You dont know me, you just met me, you wont let me, well if I couldnt have it..silly rabbit why ya sweat me"
- Tupac

"Every time it happens, Seem to act a little touched. In this respect you're just like me. I think we think too much."
- The English Beat

"I'd prefer to be hated for who I really am, than be loved for who I am not."
- Kurt Cobain

"Never run in the rain with your socks on."
Billie Joe Armstrong

"Oh, my gosh, I didn't know those lips would be so soft. Yeah, you and Stallone. I'll tell ya, Italians have these great lips. You do! They're so soft."
- Dolly Parton, after kissing Tony Danza on his talk show.

"I'd like to sing songs that are mellower. I don't want to be screaming when I'm 60."
- Ozzy Osbourne

"I'm not Superman. I can't handle all of these women."
- Tommy Lee

"You don't get nothing and like it."
- Billie Joe Armstrong

"I usually just wear black so my shoes and my socks are my rays of sunshine."
- Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio

"People think of life as being so sacred and they feel like this is their only chance and they have to do something with their life and make an impact As far as I'm concerned, it's just a pitstop for the afterlife. It's just a little test to see how you can handle reality."
- Kurt Cobain

"America got a thing for dis kid."
- 50 cent

"Shake dat laffy taffy/I'm lookin for Mrs. Bubblegum."
- d4l(faybo)

"You've got two choices: you could either complain about it, or use it as fuel to make you a better person."
- Brent Smith of Shinedown

"MARIJUANA?? If you don't use it, you'll lose it!"
- magoo2x from The Bandage

"He was the atomic bomb in question and when he died, set off kind of a chain reaction in me, and I've been shoutin' about him and giving off about him and complaining about him, screaming about him, for the last few years. And maybe, maybe, tonight is the time to stop."
- Bono, discussing his father, Bob, and the meaning of U2's album of the year, 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb.'

"We have to go through certain things in order to appreciate life and learn lessons."
- Mariah Carey, winner of three Grammys, in conversation with R&B singer Brian McKnight.

"If you're wondering if I'm nervous right now, you're absolutely right."
- Billie Joe Armstrong, accepting Green Day's record of the year Grammy for 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams.'

"This is the first time I've ever played the Grammys. I finally passed the audition."
- Paul McCartney.

"I never like to be lied to by a girlfriend or agent and certainly not the president of the United States."
- Burt Bacharach on why he decided to make a political statement with his last album, "At This Time," winner for best pop instrumental album.

"I just happened to go into the studio with Will (Will.I.Am) to write for the Black Eyed Peas and we just came up with this song, and I thought I was going to write a hook for them, but I was like, `Will, you gotta let me keep this one.' So I kept it and I'm glad I kept it."
- John Legend on "Ordinary People," winner for male R&B vocal performance.

"I'm sorry I'm crying again on national television."
- Kelly Clarkson, accepting the female pop vocal performance Grammy for "Since U Been Gone."

"I called up Kanye and said, `Dude what are you wearing?"'
- Tim McGraw, joking about why so many performers were wearing white suit jackets.

"An even more precious gift than the awards is the gift that you've all afforded us to continue to make our music."
- U2 guitarist The Edge.

"I love my fans very much. They give me the confidence to continue things in life."
- Bow Wow

"It aint about black or white cause we human"
- Tupac

"Never Give Up."
-Billy Joe Armstrong

And if you're a woman who feels that his lyrics to ditties such as the immortal 'Wang Dang Sweet Poontang' are sexist, Nugent says, "**** you and go to a Garth Brooks show. Kiss my dog's dead, diseased, rotting ass. If you don't have a sense of humor, you're not allowed in Ted's world. I don't objectify women. I'd like to think that I'm optimizing their hardware."
- Ted Nugent, Westword Newspaper, Denver, Colorado, July 27, 1994

"You can't recover me conceal or smuggle me retreat or run from me--I am time."
- Mos Def

"Dropkick Murphys, everybody! That's a band!"
- Conan O'brien, August 13, 2001


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