Top 10 Quotes from Famous Metal and Rock Musicians

These are quotes from famous Rock and Metal musicians.

The Top Ten

1 "For every moment of truth, there's confusion in life." - Ronnie James Dio

Quite a quote I'll add.

2 "All television gives you is somebody else's life to watch" - Geoff Tate
3 "Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous. Have you noticed that? I'd like to find the bastard that thought that one up." - Lemmy Kilmister
4 "I won't be a rockstar, I will be a legend." - Freddie Mercury

Indeed he is a legend.

He was right.

5 "The hell with the rules. If it sounds right. Then it is." - Eddie Van Halen

Probably the most truthful quote I've heard from a metal musician.

Eddie Van Halen isn't metal he's rock/hard rock sure for a little while when they had Sammy Hagar they were metal but it was only for a couple months basically Eddie Van Halen is more rock than metal - Thecyanryan

6 "Our music doesn't go out of fashion, because it's not about fashion. AC/DC has survived because, we've never changed direction. All it is, is Rock N'  Roll." - Brian Johnson

He does have a good point.

7 "There are areas of music that are more compassionate, more tolerate, more open, more accepting and more aware. What I think I've done is destroy the myth that heavy metal bands don't have that capacity." - Rob Halford

Now that's what I call a quote.

8 "Home is in here [tapping temple]. Where you live is just a geographical preference." - Lemmy Kilmister
9 "Pop and metal aren't friends. Each knows exactly where the other lives and tries to keep its distance. They choose different streets, neighborhoods, zip codes" - Dave Mustaine

The bittersweet truth!

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

Probably one of the deepest quotes I've ever read.

The Contenders

11 "Glam stands for Gay Los Angeles Metal" - Dave Mustaine
12 "We're better than Metallica. We're better musicians, better players. Put it this way, they can try to walk onstage after a Iron Maiden show if they want." - Bruce Dickinson

That's something that requires a lot of courage to do... enough said.

So true!

13 "We are taking great benefit from the performance of our loyal fans who really sing throughout the whole concert. That also makes my job a little easier" - Hansi Kürsch
14 "I would rather regret doing something, than not doing something." - James Hetfield

Probably one of his best quotes in my opinion.

15 "I’ve got what’s called a Low Tonal Register, which, loosely translated, means I sound like a gorilla on Valium." - Lemmy Kilmister
16 "You can't embrace your whole life, if you're shut down. I found that out that I just can't run away, and shut down. I'm losing the rest of my life, doing that." - Steve Perry

Another truthful quote.

17 "Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are." - Kurt Cobain

It's a very truthful quote.

18 “I fly airliners and in my spare time I sing a bit” - Bruce Dickinson
19 "Guitar is the best instrument to pose and look cool playing. You can't pose playing a tuba, can you?" - Lemmy Kilmister

Lol, Lemmy was amazing RIP - cjWriter1997

20 "I'm not a lyric writer to make statements. What I enjoy doing is making painting with lyrics, creating colorful images. I think that's more what entertainment and music should be." - Chris Cornell

RIP - naFrovivuS

21 "I think anyone who has an opinion, and voices it, will offend someone." - Peter Steele

That is so true.

22 "Nobody dies a virgin. Life f***s us all." - Kurt Cobain
23 "It's better to use a curse word than to hurt somebody else, I find." - Marilyn Manson

I only put this on here because it's pretty much true.

24 It's bad poetry executed by people that can't sing. That's my definition of Rap. - Peter Steele

I'm not a huge rap guy, but that was kind of ignorant for him to say.

25 "I drive like I drum - madly" - Cozy Powell
26 "Let's put it this way: I did not get in trouble every time I drank, but every time I got in trouble, I'd been drinking" - Dave Mustaine

Nobody can beat Dave's logical thinking, haha. - Metal_Treasure

27 "I like girls. That’s the only reason I’m in the music business – I discovered you could get women to take their clothes off if you had a guitar. And they come off a lot faster if you can play it." - Lemmy Kilmister
28 "I've never believed in singing about Satan and thinking he's cool because he's not" - Dave Mustaine
29 "Inherited hatred (i.e. hatred your parents schooled you in) is not only stupid, it is destructive - why make your only driving force hate? Seems really f***ing dumb to me." - Lemmy Kilmister
30 "I've always looked for the perfect life to step into. I've taken all the paths to get where I wanted. But no matter where I go, I still come home." - Layne Staley
31 "You know, people can't fall in love with me just because I'm good at what I do." - Robert Plant
32 "Can you imagine a world without music?!" - Eddie Van Halen
33 "Life is too short to do the things you don't love doing." - Bruce Dickinson
34 "The clearer the path is to your inspiration, the less time you'll spend second-guessing yourself." - Devin Townsend
35 "Books are better than movies because you design the set the way you want it to look." - Trent Reznor
36 "Miserable music makes me happy, and happy music makes me f***ing miserable." - Steven Wilson
37 "Hating people isn't a productive way of living. So what's the point in hating anyone? There's enough hate in the world as it is, without me adding to it." - Ozzy Osbourne
38 "If people don't like what I'm doing. I really don't have time to hear it. I`m doing something good with my life and I challenge them to do the same." - Eddie Vedder
39 "I don't like to hold back, because that is how you hurt yourself." - Chester Bennington
40 "You can't be afraid of people willing to hurt you, cause if you fear life, then you will never live." - Chester Bennington
41 "I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." - Kurt Cobain
42 Stand on the stage in front of 15 people or 15,000. Have them look at you and tell you how wonderful you are, and if you don't think that's a great feeling, okay, then you're unlike me. - Richie Sambora
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1. "For every moment of truth, there's confusion in life." - Ronnie James Dio
2. "All television gives you is somebody else's life to watch" - Geoff Tate
3. "Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous. Have you noticed that? I'd like to find the bastard that thought that one up." - Lemmy Kilmister
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