Top 115 Rock Band Quotes

Here we have the best Rock Band Quotes from famous authors such as Lou Barlow, Trevor Rabin, Keren Woodward, Drake Bell, Oscar Isaac. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

The Music Machine is my favorite rock band ever.
The Music Machine is my favorite rock band ever.

In my day, when I was a young kid, army duty was compulsory in South Africa or you go to jail. I had the choice, so I spent a year in the entertainment unit, and outside of doing shows – and I used to write for, arrange for the big band – outside of doing that, I actually had a rock band in the army.

We were expected to smile and be flirty to everyone. But we acted more like a male rock band. We never mastered the niceties. We were more interested in having a good time.

My dream has been to have my rock band behind me, play live, and entertain.

I started playing guitar at, like, 12 or 13 and just rock bands mostly. I had a punk rock band and hard core bands and all that.

Rock Band is more like Stairmaster than it is like rock ‘n’ roll – it’s the same steps with different degrees of difficulty.

Not even the creators of ‘Rock Band’ could possibly believe that playing the game is tantamount to making your own music. There is, however, a sad similarity between ‘Rock Band’ and some actual bands, and that is the attempt at realness.

I joke that we’re not dissimilar to a rock band in the ’70s.

Well, in some ways I had sort of the opposite experience of other people that are sort of dreaming of being in a rock band. I was dreaming of like corporate lunches and just like, and I’m not really joking. Like the whole idea to me was really appealing.

We’ve always imagined ourselves as a rock band. We’ve always been a rock band playing the wrong instruments.

I sang in a rock band when I was training as a lawyer. You know, not professional, we just did it for fun. We just did gigs all over Edinburgh and some in Glasgow and some at festivals.

I can imagine myself as an old man writing music for choir or orchestra. I don’t know that I’ll be touring six months out of the year in a rock band when I’m 60.

In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band, we were called Feeble. We were just playing locally.

It’s actually not that hard to play guitar in a rock band.

PWR BTTM isn’t the only queer rock band. We’ve been lucky to receive a platform. If you go on Bandcamp and search for ‘queer rock,’ you can find 150,000 bands that you could love more than PWR BTTM.

For me, my awkward phase corresponded to an interest in rock n’ roll. From experience, I’m guessing an insecure childhood is probably quite a common thing among people who start a rock band.

The Edge
‘Wii Music’ elevates the scope of music video games by moving beyond commentary on what music is – as ‘Rock Band’ and ‘Guitar Hero‘ do – to suggesting what it could be. Yet I’m still left wondering: Couldn’t it be more?

With a rock band, you play the same things over and over and over.

Ikue Mori
Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band – we wanted to play rock and roll only.

Being in a rock band, I feel a certain responsibility to have a weird haircut. I mean, who else gets to do that?

The game Rock Band has been haunting me like a bad ring tone. It gets stuck in my head and momentarily effaces all that I love about music.

I started out as a drummer, and now play with a back-to-basics rock band called the ‘Luddites.’ I’m happiest when I’m behind the kit.

The Ruts were a great punk rock band from England whose songs were as excellent as their time together was short.

We used to play the underground clubs like the UFO, and Middle Earth, and they were great because they would have on things like a poet, string quartets, and then a rock band! It was kinda cool!

We’re more of a rock band and we have a punk influence and a pop influence.

Rock is about finding who you are. You don’t necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all. You can just barely get by and you can be in a rock band.

At the beginning, there was no chance I’d get published so I thought I’d give it a go live. I had to perform in rock band places and working men‘s clubs, where you wouldn’t expect to find poetry. I ploughed a lonely furrow.

Some of the guys in Stone Sour, I think they just want to be a radio band and write strictly for radio and try to be more of a poppy rock band. And that’s not really what I’m into.

When I was 6 years old, I was in a rock band that was horrible called ‘Dead End.’ The name kind of described us. People liked us; we would go and perform at coffee houses and stuff.

Aaron Carter
There are bands that make parodies of being in a band, like Spinal Tap. That’s a big influence. They’re making fun of a rock band, but they write lyrics that are better than real rock bands.

When it comes to influences, we are influenced not just by Japanese and overseas metal acts, but J-pop acts too. One Japanese rock band we’re particularly fond of is Seikima-II. We were attracted by their brand of devil imagery and of course, their high-quality musicianship.

I have been lucky to experience a lot of the spoils that can happen in a rock band. But being with the three guys in this band from such a young age, we aren’t going to let any of the spoils change us.

For us, if you’re a rock band, there’s no way around it. You have to tour. You have to tour a whole lot.

I certainly didn’t want to be in a punk rock band, because I had already been in a punk rock band. I wanted to be in a band that could do anything – like Led Zeppelin.

The biggest misconception about us is that we’re just a rock band. We think our music is a cross-section of many genres; a hybrid of what the six of us have grown up on.

Brad Delson
This is funny because I just had a job over the summer for VH1, a project I did called Strange Frequency where I got to play a Goth rock band singer.

As a songwriter and a singer in a successful rock band, I have had the good fortune of being surrounded by incredible musicians, lots of wonderful production on both record and onstage, and plenty of volume!

The music is at this weird intersection of dance music and indie music. It’s not quite dancey enough to do a full-blown DJ set, and it wasn’t quite rock enough for a rock band. But I guess it’s what makes us uniquedrawing from a lot of different influences.

Fall Out Boy used to be my favorite rock band.

Burna Boy
Heart has always been a rock band. It’s always been hard-rock.

I played in a punk rock band in high school called the High Heel Flip Flops. I was the drummer. I played drums for, like, four years.

I think music is so diverse today, and bands are so diverse. If you were a rock band in the Eighties, you kind of had to stick to one thing. Now, in this age of Coachella and European festivals and stuff, it’s kind of anything goes, so that allowed us to try different things.

Dexter Holland
If you’re going to have a rock band, you’ve got to do it while you’re young.

Later when I was in Mithibai College, Mumbai, I was a singer for a rock band.

We’re basically a rock band – guitar, bass, drums and vocals. But we take it further than that. We can be rotten, dirty, and heavy as anyone, but at the same time, we’ve got a lot of melody.

I was a late bloomer. I was a kinda shy little kid, definitely a child of the dark side. I wanted to play guitar and be in a rock band.

Yul Vazquez
I played the guitar. When I was 14, I composed songs – Paul McCartney-style things. I had a rock band – we’d compete in festivals.

When I was young, I wanted to do something more low-key, like become a drummer in a rock band.

You know, with bands like Kiss back out on the road and Aerosmith coming out, we are going to be a band like that, in the sense that it’s a big rock band.

Steve Brown
Thank you for the music, Sleater-Kinney. This gang of three was the best American punk rock band ever. Ever.

Fans feel so close to us and can relate to us because not only do we look like the kids at our shows, we’re in the crowd with the kids at our shows. We don’t create this weird barrier like we’re some crazy rock band.

I wouldn’t mind being the lead guitarist in an incredibly successful rock band. However, I don’t play the guitar.

Had I joined a straight rock band, I’m sure my drumming would be a little bit different right now.

The only advice I can give is to absorb as much as you can from as wide a spectrum as you can. If you’re in a rock band and only soak up Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Deep Purple kind of beginnings, then you’re not going to have much leeway.

When we formed Bad Company, I looked around and asked, ‘Who is the biggest rock band in the world?’ The answer was undoubtedly Led Zeppelin. Peter Grant was their manager, so we got him to work with us. That made the difference for Bad Company.

With ‘Elect the Dead,’ I learned how to make a rock record without a rock band and make the rock record I’ve always wanted to make.

It’s an honor that people give a crap about us. We’re in a rock band; we’re not supposed to be treated with any respect.

When we first started, I didn’t know there was Christian rock or Christian music. I just thought we were a rock band that stuck to our convictions… Like every other hardcore band out there sang or screamed what they thought, we did the same thing.

I was like 13, 14 years old. I had a Rock Band mic, and I used to record music and put it on YouTube and DatPiff. Then I started getting to producing my own music because I didn’t want to keep rapping on beats I was getting on SoundClick.

For my rock band, I was influenced by things like ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show.’ For me, it’s live rock n’ roll theater.

When I’m playing ‘Rock Band,’ I’m like, ‘Man, someday, later on in life when I’m a famous rock star…’ Which gets a little harder to convince myself of as I reach middle age, but it still happens a lot.

A rock band with vocals is what I always wanted to be a part of; in fact, it feels very natural for me.

When I was a vocalist, a lead singer in a rock band, I was a law student at the time. It wasn’t a professional rock band, it was for fun. I was already way out of that by the time Phantom came along. Having to learn to sing, it was such duress, having to really try and get to such a quality.

Interscope is run more like a rock band than a record company. It’s run in a very spontaneous, heartfelt way.

I was in a vintage pub rock band called Clover in the 1970s.

Huey Lewis
Yes, but I view Frank‘s music as fully composed. In other words, the arrangements can work for any idiom such as a rock band or an orchestra. Frank was a brilliant arranger and could make his music work in any context. He proved that tour after tour and album after album.

I was in a rock band; I was my own folk singer; I was in a death metal band for a very short time; I was in a cover band, a jazz band, a blues band. I was in a gospel choir.

I grew up in a family where my father was in a rock band, and I saw and heard every story.

If a rock band throws a TV set out of a hotel window, it’s seen as anti-Establishment.

I sang opera, I sang show tunes. I got into a rock band for a while. I’ve sung a lot of different things.

Tom Wopat
I wanted to be in a rock band. That’s all I ever wanted to do.

I had a couple of years of rebellion – I was singing in a rock band.

A lot of people ask how I ended up doing classical music given that I’m in a rock band. The truth is that it’s the other way around. I was trained as a classical musician and then started playing in a rock band later.

It’s just so obscure to take a folk song in a different language and be a pretty well-respected English-speaking rock band and totally take a song and twist it around and have fun with it.

How do you be a 45-year-old man in a rock band, do it well, keep your dignity and not become a parody of yourself? I don’t think it will be simple.

Nate Mendel
We never set out to be this punk rock band that’s going to stay small and tour in a van forever. We wanted to take our band to a level where we could do everything we want to do.

There’s always a spattering of people who see Hanson who were influenced by classic ’60’s and ’70’s rock and roll. In a lot of ways, we’re sort of the anatomy of a ’70’s rock band if you examine what we do: white guys who grew up listening to soul music from the ’50’s and ’60’s.

Taylor Hanson
You don’t have to be in a rock band to write your own music.

Jade Thirlwall
My first rock band was called Mike and the Majestics. I was about twelve, and my older sister Kathy was the manager. There were three of us: me and a friend on guitars and a drummer. We were young, but we played for a lot of fraternity parties, plugging both guitars and a microphone into one little amplifier.

Joining another big time rock band was the last thing I was looking for, but as the tour went on, I really dug playing to a lot of people, the band sounded great, and just being out there again, got me over my depression and so I decided to hop on board.

We can be whatever we want to be. We can be a country band if we need to be. We can be a rock band if we need to be.

Most normal boys, as they’re growing up, they – in order to become attractive, they might, you know, get good at sports or join a rock band or develop good social skills, and for some reason, I thought that drawing comic books might be my route.

I’ve been a Nick Cave fan since the early ’80s when he was part of The Birthday Party thing singing Australian self-destructive rock band and I’ve always followed his work and loved it.

Even though we’re not the most punk rock band, the way we’ve done things is pretty punk rock. Just kinda say it with a big middle finger to the record labels and do it ourselves.

Brandon Thomas
Too pop for punk, too ‘old school‘ for the New Wave, Mumps were a ’70s era New York rock band, out of time.

I like to play video games like ‘Rock Band’ and ‘Guitar Hero.’

With so much of music blurring the lines between ersatz and authenticity, at least the ‘Rock Band’ game is a tribute to rock rather than an affront.

In the realm of fakery, I would choose ‘Rock Band’ over ‘American Idol‘ or over any of the other flimsy truths masquerading as music.

I love using lots of different pedals in the studio because you have the time to experiment with sounds. But when you’re singing, fronting a rock band, and playing, you don’t really want to have to think about a lot of that stuff.

I think there is always room for a timeless sounding rock band like us.

Steve Brown
If you’re in a rock band, you’re never too tame.

I like to play ‘Rock Band’ – a lot.

The danger of a rock band is repeating oneself. It’s our greatest fear – that it evolves into the myopia of a semi-successful band that’s in love with its own shadow.

I can’t just play in a rock band. The National is a great, exciting band to play in. We improvise a lot onstage, and it’s very intense, but after a while, I crave other kinds of experiences.

I want to be the first rock band on Mars.

We’ve always wanted to do it, something you could dance to, and deep down we always thought we could bring something to the table if we could do it, but the live shows always made us pull back and be a rock band.

It was harder to break into comics than it was to become a singer in a rock band.

In high school, I had a wonderful teacher who, coincidentally also taught Meryl Streep before me. At the same time I had my own rock band, I played bass and sang. I was one of those kids who really enjoyed being with my friends and doing rather insane, but fun, creative things.

Roger Bart
If Nirvana had remained a small, underground punk rock band, Kurt Cobain would still be alive. And he’d probably be living in Seattle, getting kind of fat and balding, be relatively happy and producing records for other people.

As a rock band, you’re slightly one foot in the past, playing instruments like guitar, bass and drums.

Well, I’ve never been in a touring rock band, it was all just high school and college, playing toga parties in frat houses.

Alessandro Nivola
I’m about as privileged as you can get. I’m a white, male, heterosexual front man of a rock band.

The fact that you can’t base a coffeehouse on any other rock band is the other rock bands’ problem, not mine.

It was great to be the rock comic, the shock comic. But after you’ve played Giants Stadium with Bon Jovi in front of 82,000 people, after you’ve done the ‘Wild Thing’ video with Jessica Hahn and every rock band from hell, you’re not gonna top that.

We are just fans of music, we are not fans of a specific kind of music. We just happen to be a rock band. Until we explain ourselves, sometimes people don’t understand why we limit ourselves to just being a rock band. It’s because that is what we like doing.

I am always looking for a cool tee shirt; maybe one with a rock band or an old advertisement.

Bridget Hall
Being in a rock band is about touring. It’s about writing songs and it’s about making records but it’s also about taking a wonderful smile onto that stage and making the people feel good about themselves.

My office doubles as a karaoke den for the neighborhood. There are strobe lights and Rock Band plastic guitars, a disco ball and a fog machine and some other things. I have a really long work day, and you might find me doing karaoke by myself late at night.

When I did my rock band, I pined for a more soulful sound. I wanted music that was very melodic and blues-based.

My parents are actually very famous singers in Bulgaria. My dad was in a rock band, and my mom was in a pop group. They met, fell in love, and actually formed a group together to escape the country because it was Communist, and they couldn’t leave. They didn’t know any English but eventually found their way to America.

Being a dad, and being in a rock band, it’s harder than it looks. But we tried. And we try.

Def Leppard is a rock band that can sing.

Vivian Campbell
Sure, we’ve had our fair share of ups and downs, but I don’t know if we’ve had more than any other rock band… we just have a way of getting ourselves into hot water.

Carl Wilson
I wanted my own rock band and stuff like that, but things didn’t work out. I didn’t have the patience to write my own songs and learn it and everything.

Rilo Kiley was a rock band, so I wanted my solo records to feel different.