Band: Metal Quotes - What is Said and Done
Author: Thousand Sons - 2012-08-01
There you go! Here are some quotes on rock metal and music in general, both from somebodies and nobodies. Some are interesting, some are mediocre and some are just fillers with no value or significance to them at all ( I just put them there to make this look more substantial). Enjoy.
“I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavymetal , a different attitude.”
-Kurt Cobain being straight on the right track.
“I didn't want to fall into the trap of competing with all these other great guitar players. I just want to sidestep the whole thing and get out of the race.”
Kirk Hammett not being careful for what he is wishing for.
“If you can't play every song from the first time you hear it then you are not a true guitarist”
-Guy who has never touched a guitar in his life and winner of the 2010's Most Idiotic Phrase award.
" This is what I call the chick reducer... the more you turn the nob clockwise the less chicks you have around you when you play" -Marty Friedman referring to the distortion effect.
"It doesn't matter how good you play, what amps or guitars you might have... all that counts is the length of your hair." - Unknown, mentioned in the Cannibal Corpse forums some years ago.
“I think I'd make a better president than George Bush. I'll tell you what, George Bush and Dick Cheney have been to jail more times than I have, and I used to shoot heroin, now what does that tell you?”
-Dave Mustaine on the Bush presidency.
“People in the music business, in America, are talking bad about Bush…you know what? Shut the f**k up! You're a musician; you don't know a thing about running a country! If there would have been a better man to run the States right now, we would have picked him, it's a democratic process. There are a couple of guys who run for office, everybody picks him, he goes to the next level. Shut up, he's the f**king president! There's gonna be an election, if you don't like him go for the other guy. Don't sit back there and just piss and moan. I see all these guys like Michael Moore going off and I'm like, 'Dude, you don't have a f***ing idea about what you're talking about.'”
- Dave Mustaine vs coherency... and he beat the shit out of it.
“I am a raging alcoholic and a raging addict and I didn't want to see my kids do the same thing.”- Ozzy Osbourne... admits his failure as a parent.
“When you get on stage you turn into another person man, I mean I swear I turn into Tyler Durden (from the film 'Fight Club'). It's like something happens to me and I switch into this guy and when I get off stage I'm like, what just happened?”
- Fred Durst trying to justify him fighting with almost every second musician he shared the stage with.
“But you need to take drugs when you’re with Iron Maiden because they’re so fucking boring." -Paul Di'Anno 2009
“Anyone who slags off on Maiden, I’ll punch them out.”- Paul Di’Anno,2010
“Without marketing plans, the greatest music in the world don't mean shit.”
- Christopher Knab, FourFront Media and Marketing and writer of the bestselling music marketing book “Music Is Your Business”.
“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.”
- The Prince Of Darkness, Ozzy Osbrune.
“I think that Jimmi Hendrix caused more Stratocasters to be sold than all the Fender salesmen put together.” - Dale Hyatt, Fender Sales Director.
“ To pacify dealers we needed something... I sat down with an art program on the Macintosh and screwed around, said, 'Yeah! This is no uglier then anyone else's'."
- Dan Smith, Fender Marketing Director on Fender's historical flop that was the Fender Katana; the guitar was so unsuccessful that it was withdrawn from the markets within a year.