Greatest Rockstar Quotes

Indie | Wednesday 1st August 2012 | Osh


Rockstars often serve as spokesmen for generations, conveying political messages and voicing social concerns far more articulately then any politician ever could. Rockstars have offered us not only moments of profound contemplation but also moments of laugh out loud humour.

Here are some of the best quotes from indie and rock musicians:

 “I’m 300 grand in debt why do you think I’m going out with Kate Moss?” - Pete Doherty: Libertines, Babyshambles


 “We're not arrogant; we just believe we're the best band in the world.”- Noel Gallagher: Oasis


 “I'm not claiming divinity. I've never claimed purity of soul. I've never claimed to have the answers to life. I only put out songs and answer questions as honestly as I can... But I still believe in peace, love and understanding.” -John Lennon: The Beatles


 “You can’t arrest me, I’m a rock star”- Sid Vicious: The Sex Pistols


 “I’d rather be hated for who I am then loved for who I am not”- Kurt Cobain: Nirvana


 “I’ve never had a problem with drugs. I’ve had problems with the Police”- Keith Richards: The Rolling Stones


 “I'm always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don't even take what I am seriously”- David Bowie


 “Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind” - Mick Jagger: The Rolling Stones


 “What I like about playing America is you can be pretty sure you're not going to get hit with a full can of beer when you're singing and I really enjoy that!” – Joe Strummer: The Clash


 “I'm the one that has to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.”-Jimi Hendrix: The Jimi Hendrix Experience

“Most rock journalism is people who can't write, interviewing people who can't talk, for people who can't read.”- Frank Zappa


 By Joe Longhurst