Roll Quotes

Roll Quotes by Joey McIntyre, Adrian Mitchell, Levon Helm, Julia Mancuso, Steven Adler, Freddy Fender and many others.

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Being in a rock n’ roll and pop world, it’s very easy to act like a kid.
Joey McIntyre
I use rock and jazz and blues rhythms because I love that music. I hope my poetry has a relationship with good-time rock’n roll.
Adrian Mitchell
When I was younger, I used to drive up to a bunch of turkeys, roll down the window and say something. They’d all gobble back at once.
Levon Helm
What has helped me prevent injuries is being connected and having my body aligned. Every morning, I roll out and then work on my core and my balance.
Julia Mancuso
Every musician, their goal in life is to play music that people love, and I’ve accomplished my goal. I was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and left that chapter of my life and those people in the past. Good and bad, I’ve loved and am thankful for that chapter.
Steven Adler
They wanted to start recording rock ‘n roll, and thought I had the right voice.
Freddy Fender
I’m a rock and roll kid, but to me, rock and roll isn’t just four idiots banging their instruments really loud.
Yungblud
But there are rock and roll fans all over this continent and all over the globe, really, and we’re just set at marking the planet with Styx music until the day we die.
James Young
On the surface, rock and roll changes at an amazing pace. The influence of a figure like the Maharishi can appear and disappear in a matter of months. Talk about old fashioned rock and roll finds itself dead before it begins.
Jon Landau
Well, on tour I eat terribly, so I balance that by running a lot. And then I started to run with my fans in certain cities. It sounds very nerdy and un-rock n’ roll, but I like it. It’s fun, and it’s better than meeting fans in weird, awkward circumstances. So I take them running with me.
Ellie Goulding
As an adult, I have often been deep in serious conversation with someone I’ve highly respected and seen them roll an eye as my mouth has mangled yet another magnificently conceived, clumsily articulated sentence. In my mind, the words are mellifluous as honey. In my mouth, they are shards of glass.
Kate Forsyth
My favorite type of music to sing to would be rock and roll, Tenacious D, Led Zeppelin, some Queen – I love all of them. I love singing to them because they’re all just great voices. I love listening to very obscure jazz.
Casey Abrams
I don’t think I’m inherently feminist. I think the universe wants me to be feminist, and I think I resonate with that. I think it just chose me to be this female energy… thing. And I’m very drawn to female energy, but I don’t really have any prerequisites in feminism. I just roll with it.
SZA
The ’60s are gone, dope will never be as cheap, sex never as free, and the rock and roll never as great.
Abbie Hoffman
Roll back the clock, and every possession of every great country started with a crime.
David Mamet
I don’t know which will go first – rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity.
John Lennon
I’ve been playing rock and roll since I was 16 years old, and now I have a 16-year-old.
Billie Joe Armstrong
When I started out, everyone seemed to be adopting these names… Johnny Rotten, Sid Vicious. I wasn’t really Rotten or Vicious or Nasty, so I wanted something a bit more funny – yet something that seemed real rock ‘n’ roll… something that acknowledged my ambition.
Billy Idol
I’ve had dates at the nicest restaurants, but when you leave, you’re starving, and the best part of the date is having a slice of pizza and a couple of drinks on the way home. I think it’s important to be able to roll with the punches and enjoy every minute of it.
Meghan Markle
If I’m on a roll, and I finish a script at 3:00, I’ll start another at 3:02.
John Hughes
In the black culture, certain kids are given nicknames that they roll with forever; the nicknames outweigh their real names. I’m one of those scenarios.
Snoop Dogg
Rock ‘n’ roll is a crazy world, and it’s how things work out you can’t predict.
Sixto Rodriguez
I am just pitifully nostalgic. I can’t help but roll my eyes at myself frequently. I mean, I still shoot black-and-white film. And I am constantly reminiscing about the ‘good old days.’ I’m 28 years old. There haven’t even been that many ‘good old days.’ But still, I love to look back.
Chris Lowell
Even though the show is called ‘Childrens Hospital,’ we don’t use kids a lot. They always want a juice box or a fruit roll up or a nap.
Rob Huebel
When we were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I asked the guy who runs it, ‘How many people in here have had only two albums?’ He could not think of one person.
DJ Yella
There’s a hell of a lot of freedom in this rock and roll circus… it’s where all the freaks go – it’s the environment for me.
Brian Molko
With how huge Yes was, especially in the ’70s and ’80s, as a touring band and actually playing at the JFK Stadium in Philadelphia to 130,000 people, which is the biggest-paying show ever in rock history, you would think we’d done enough for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Chris Squire
I think what I’m going to do is get more balance in my life to still be able to go out and play the hard rock ‘n’ roll and do what I like to do in music.
Joan Jett
From 1958 to 1964, that’s real rock n’ roll. Then the Beatles hit and everyone sounded like them.
Wolfman Jack
I have always maintained that Iggy Pop is the Heavyweight Champion of Rock & Roll.
Henry Rollins
Detroit was kind of a random thing where it was like a chance to be in a rock ‘n’ roll movie.
Edward Furlong
I’m not a big fan of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It’s just a personal thing, not an ego thing.
Steve Perry
I like attractive people who aren’t so terribly aware that they are attractive… people who aren’t afraid to roll on the floor and make fools out of themselves.
Bob Fosse
I just roll with the punches.
Iris Apfel
The reason kids like rock ‘n roll is their parents don’t.
Mitch Miller
I don’t know if I miss it per se, but I do miss the fact that there just doesn’t seem to be any rock ‘n’ roll out there anyplace. Everything does seem kind of tame. It’s even hard in Manhattan to go out and find a good band to go see.
Joan Jett
Lie on the bridge and watch the water flowing past. Or run, or wade through the swamp in your red boots. Or roll yourself up and listen to the rain falling on the roof. It’s very easy to enjoy yourself.
Tove Jansson
The Washington-knows-best approach has repeatedly failed the very children it proposes to help. It’s time to roll back Common Core and return education to the people who it matters most to – children, parents, and teachers.
Jeff Duncan
Of all bugs, growing up I just loved the pill bugs. They roll up, you play with them, you wait for them to open up, and then when you touch them they roll up again. I just love that.
John Lasseter
When they call the roll in the Senate, the Senators do not know whether to answer ‘Present’ or ‘Not guilty.’
Theodore Roosevelt
During ‘Saturday Night Fever’ at the end of the first act dance number I tried to perform a split-jump, only I can’t do them so I ended up on my ass followed by the most unsightly backward roll out of it, followed by the cast falling over in laughter and a good portion of the audience too.
Adam Garcia
My guitar is a mutation between a classic Fender Stratocaster guitar, which I played for years, and a Gibson solid-body like an SG or a Les Paul. It contains all sounds of the basic classic rock n’ roll guitars. It does what I want it to do.
Jerry Garcia
You don’t need validation from other people. You’ve gotta find it within yourself and sit in it and roll with it.
Dawn Richard
I played in garage bands and rock and roll bands when I was in junior high and high school and saw some of the great talents of all time in the local area where I lived.
David Cassidy
Rock and roll has probably given more than it’s taken.
Charlie Watts
When people talk about the ’60s I never think that was me there. It was me and I was in it, but I was never enamoured with all that. It’s supposed to be sex and drugs and rock and roll and I’m not really like that. I’ve never really seen the Rolling Stones as anything.
Charlie Watts
When I started as a color man in the booth with CBS, I would make footballs out of a roll of toilet paper.
Terry Bradshaw
I refuse to age disgracefully in rock ‘n’ roll.
Ben Harper
Rock ‘n’ Roll, no roses or gardening.
Tina Charles
Have you seen ‘American Idol’ lately? I’m sure that some kids somewhere at this moment are thrashing themselves silly over what they call ‘Rock n’ Roll.’
Eric Burdon
‘Doo-wop’ is a very special word for me. Because I grew up listening to my dad who, as a Fifties rock & roll head, loved doo-wop music.
Bruno Mars
If the Police could do a reunion… One of the biggest jerks I ever met was Sting. If he can do it, then anyone can do it. It’s not that big a deal. And the Eagles! They did it! They severely hated each other. It’s just rock and roll.
Steven Adler
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
Alexander Pope
Rock n’ roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world.
Patrick Carney
Most managers in the rock n’ roll world… don’t care so much about who’s in the band as long as it’s making money.
Jon Anderson
‘She’s Dynamite’ was a 100 years ago, and I recorded that song because the company thought that it was a great song and it was hot. That was the beginning of rock n’ roll, and I guess they thought it would be a BB King version of rock n’ roll.
B. B. King
All of a sudden, someone threw me in front of this rock and roll band. And I decided then and there that was it. I never wanted to do anything else.
Janis Joplin
Rock and roll is here to stay.
Neil Young
Last tour my bass rig was breaking down every other night. That was a pain. We would get on stage and Trey would count off the song, and I’d play the first note and nothing would be there. Those guys would just roll their eyes.
Mike Gordon
Im more in love with Rock n Roll today than other things. It grows, you know?
Bon Scott
You either evolve or you don’t. I don’t like old people on a rock n’ roll stage. I think they look pathetic, me included. And the fact that I represent an era means I can’t just go out there and do all new stuff. They would all say, ‘Sing ‘White Rabbit,’ and I’d say no? That’s rude.
Grace Slick
I would dream. I focused all my attention on going to America. The subculture, James Dean, the rock n’ roll, the beat writers.
David Bowie
Michael Anthony is the Diplomat of Rock N Roll. He is the regular guy.
Gary Cherone
I never, ever saw myself as glam because I didn’t wear makeup… my image is a plain leather jumpsuit, which is not glam at all. I’ve always seen myself as rock n’ roll and not glam.
Suzi Quatro
We should roll back Common Core.
Chris Gibson
Maybe, if you put your disbelief aside, roll up your sleeves, take some risks, and totally go for it, you’ll wake up one day and realise you’re living the kind of life you used to be jealous of.
Jen Sincero
Many bills and many amendments that get passed get passed by a voice vote. They don’t actually get voted in by roll call, meaning all 435 members don’t vote on many of the bills.
Marjorie Taylor Greene
I’ve got rock ‘n’ roll in my blood.
William Shatner
Some have called we rock and roll performers who never retire ‘troubadours.’ I enjoy this misnomer immensely. While there are many differences between me and my distant predecessors in L’Occitane, I do believe there is a lineage that connects us of the last 70 years with those romantic singers of the High Middle Ages.
Frank Black
Just the other day I pulled out this old cassette of Ragged Glory and I popped it into my cassette player and I was digging it. They were just a great rock and roll band, one that presents the song ahead of everything else – there’s no grand idea or concept behind it.
Krist Novoselic
On August 28, 2010, Fox News messiah Glenn Beck hosted a ‘Restoring Honor’ revival meeting featuring sexy guest star Sarah Palin, much as Bob Hope would roll out Raquel Welch in white go-go boots on his U.S.O. tours to give our fighting men a morale lift in their khakis.
James Wolcott
We had two terms of Barack Obama. Unfortunately, we have these people that are afraid, and they always try to roll us back, but they can never roll us back as much as we go forward.
Stephen Henderson
I had done a lot of rock ‘n’ roll photography when I was in college. I was one of many photographers who worked for The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, and all of these rock ‘n’ roll bands.
John Dykstra
I was always fascinated with rock ‘n’ roll, or girls, or something like that when I was a kid.
Gary Sinise
The Righteous Brothers got so heavy because of the dramatic hit records like ‘Lovin’ Feelin.’ Bobby and I just felt like we were a couple of Orange County guys who were just having a great time singing rock n’ roll, and then, boy, it became something else.
Bill Medley
Rock and Roll has certainly tried to take its toll on me. I’d rather not talk about my past excesses here, although some hardcore rockers might argue that those excesses were responsible for some great records, but I know which side I came out on.
Tony Visconti
Everything happens just like it’s supposed to happen; you’ve just got to roll with it and keep moving forward.
Joseph Benavidez
Sigmund Freud makes people irritable. Whenever someone mentions Freud, say, at a dinner party, I see eyes roll and listen to the nasty remarks that follow.
Siri Hustvedt
Don’t let yourself fall into ’empty.’ Keep cash in the house. Keep gas in your tank. Keep an extra roll of toilet paper squirreled away. Keep your phone charged.
Gretchen Rubin
After I saw Kiss on stage, I wanted my show to look like the fourth of July. The persona of Rick James was wild and crazy, sex, drugs and rock and roll.
Rick James
I’m a cinnamon roll evangelist.
Ree Drummond
I guess my main influences are Jesus, rock ‘n’ roll and ex-wives. In that order.
Sam Kinison
Rock n’ roll really belongs to all America. It really doesn’t belong to one city.
Ahmet Ertegun
I think Lady Gaga is great and is changing pop music and bringing back a certain rock ‘n’ roll spirit, swagger to the game.
Adam Lambert
We have boys now, and men, in the rock and roll business and all the show business, who have this reaction on women. They scream. They yell. They do all sorts of wild things.
Minnie Pearl
All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in.
Gloria Swanson
My listening changed when I heard music from Stax, Atlantic, Motown because by that age I thought anything that my parents listened to must be square. So I had to find my own rock n’ roll, as it were, and I found it in black soul music.
Robert Palmer
Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world.
Peter York
The planet’s spinning a thousand miles an hour around this gigantic nuclear explosion while these people roll these machines with rubber tires over this hard surface that we’ve laid down over the planet so that we can easily move ourselves back and forth.
Joe Rogan
I’d rather play jazz, I hate rock and roll.
Ginger Baker
I don’t think there should be a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, period.
Josh Klinghoffer
Rock and Roll Over’ was the first Kiss album I heard, but I was totally oblivious to their whole image and the makeup and all that. I was so out of touch with the wider world.
Rivers Cuomo
We based the look on rock ‘n roll right from the beginning.
Vivienne Westwood
In rock and roll, homosexuality was accepted, but it was less cool to say it.
John Cameron Mitchell
I take my job as a rock and roll sax player very seriously. To do it the way that I must do it, I must be in good condition. The better shape you’re in, the harder you can rock.
Clarence Clemons
I think the world is ready for some rock ‘n’ roll. Some real time guys that play their own instruments, write their own songs, and sing the music and have a good time doing it.
Vince Neil
I free-form it, rock n’ roll it. I’m a creature of risk, so I don’t know how I’m going to explore a Beethoven symphony until I’m doing it.
Charles Hazlewood
The soldiers that didn’t come back were the heroes. It’s a roll of the dice. If a bullet has your name on it, you’re a hero. If you hear a bullet go by, you’re a survivor.
Bob Feller
We’ve got great fans that rock and roll won’t have, because you can have a one-hit record and country music used to, not so much anymore and you have a fan forever.
Tanya Tucker
If you invent the Mini Cooper, pour all your energy and passion into it and it gets made, you should be on a roll. In the film industry you have to start again the next day.
Estelle Morris
We cannot look backwards. What we have to do is raise our heads, look forward, roll up our sleeves and work.
Roberto Azevedo
For me, Memphis has always been a city that holds a great deal of meaning and also leads me to a lot of thinking. Besides Sun Studio, which helped put rock n’ roll on the map all over the world, the legendary Stax Studio also called Memphis home.
Henry Rollins
That whole ‘Bo’ Selecta!’ thing was damaging. I played along with it; I said it was cool, I can take a joke, roll with it, so I went on the show. But it was killing me.
Craig David
What any manager will try to bring to a company first and foremost is an energy and commitment to the business. To try and really roll your sleeves up.
James Murdoch
There’s no way I can compete with someone who can write rap or rock and roll. Nor do I wish to. But I’ve always kept up to date with music changes. I worked very hard not to type myself.
Elmer Bernstein
We were on the cover of Women’s Wear Daily, which was hardly rock ‘n’ roll, but it pleased me.
Gary Kemp
I was a born rock n’ roll sax player.
Clarence Clemons
I was roundly criticized for being in and around rock & roll music at its inception. It was the devil’s music: it would make your teeth fall out and your hair turn blue, whatever the hell. You get through that.
Dick Clark
My dad is a huge rock and roll lead guitar fan. I didn’t even really know that until recently. Everything has to have a guitar solo in it.
Slash
Every performer who ever performed in rock and roll or even close to it is lying if they tell you that they weren’t influenced in some way or another by Elvis Presley. He turned the world around.
Mac Davis
The first rule of rock and roll is it’s all about live. Then you have to learn a second craft, which is making records. It should go in that order.
Steven Van Zandt
The road is a fun place, and it’s a great place to get out there and explore the country. But as far as the road life with the ‘rock n’ roll temptations,’ there’s not much of that with me.
Scotty McCreery
Rock & roll is not about what you play, it’s about how you play it.
Billy Corgan
You see, rock and roll isn’t a career or hobby – it’s a life force. It’s something very essential.
The Edge
It was a terrible blow that was dealt when I was fired from ‘Saturday Night Live’, but I have to say that a few doors opened right away. Movie roles started to roll in, and pretty soon, I was over it.
Joan Cusack
What changed our lives forever was when Malcolm had the idea to sell rock ‘n roll records to trendy customers.
Vivienne Westwood
I’m always practicing lines, researching, trying to be fresh, and fully trying to become the characters I play. That’s how I roll.
Ariel Winter
Rock Band is more like Stairmaster than it is like rock ‘n’ roll – it’s the same steps with different degrees of difficulty.
Carrie Brownstein
So much of life is what you roll and where you land.
Mark Hamill
There’s all these musicians in the world, and anybody that takes enough time to create a record or even think about the fantasy of rock & roll, it’s a vulnerable place to be in, it’s a huge thing to do.
Ryan Adams
Rock ‘n’ roll is like a circus today.
Ray Manzarek
I got things like the lotus position long before anybody else did, or at least in the mainstream. But I had fun. I guess my legs are pretty flexible, so I used to get a kick out of doing things like that. I would get into a full lotus with my legs and then roll around.
John Astin
After my first video, I went out and had chicken noodle soup with my sister and manager. We were like, ‘How rock n’ roll are we? Celebrating the first video with chicken soup.’
Fleur East
Most of modern rock and roll is a product of guilt.
Captain Beefheart
I love a vintage look that’s also a bit rock n’ roll.
Cara Delevingne
Each outing is its own game. You roll on your game plan. It is a different chess match each time you go out there. I just try to be prepared.
Jason Hammel
Music was in the air when I was growing up. My siblings Katy, Dave and Phil were musical; my dad worked in inner-city New York where a musical revolution was taking place – folk music, rock n’ roll, gospel music. My sister taught me to sing. My brothers taught me to play.
Sam Barry
I’m in Alabama. First thing I want to say is Roll Tide! I was at the Alabama/Georgia game last year sitting right in the middle of the Alabama section and saw that they rolled all over them!
Brian Jordan
Rock ‘n’ roll offered me a platform to speak what I felt. It also offered me a platform to support my mama and my brothers and sisters – twelve children.
Little Richard
The new album is a childhood dream come true. Got to sing with Ronnie Spector, got to cover a bunch of songs that were influential in drawing a line between the punk form and original rock and roll.
Jerry Only
I think rock & roll has prepared me for a lot of flexibility.
Billy Corgan
If I did one thing, I made cooking rock n’ roll: I made it sexy. I made young kids from rich backgrounds want to come into my world.
Marco Pierre White
I have Nineties music oozing out of my pores. What made rock & roll back then is that it was uncensored. It was raw and dark. Think of ‘Something in the Way,’ by Nirvana – he was telling everyone how he felt.
Machine Gun Kelly
The hooks didn’t roll out any more sevens than my hands did before them.
Harold Russell
The lonely wanderer, who watches by the seashore the waves that roll between him and his home, talks of cruel facts, material barriers that, just because they are material, and not ideal, shall be the irresistible foes of his longing heart.
Josiah Royce
It takes minutes to play, but ‘Unmanned’ sticks with you for long after the credits roll. As a part of a two-man team for an unarmed drone, you experience one day in the life of this man who’s tired of staring through the camera of a drone flying around the Middle East and keeping his finger on the trigger.
Rob Manuel
Many, whose hearts are conquered by acute spite, roll out balanced tales from their own heart, which do not balance when you weigh words against deeds.
Lucius Accius
Put it this way: I can wear three wigs at one time and three pairs of eyelashes. That’s some strength there. And I roll my eyes extensively, so they get a good workout on a daily basis.
Bianca Del Rio
I had a jazz trio, a rock n’ roll band, and I played drums in junior high, high school, college, big bands, and I played timpani in the symphony. I am a drummer. It’s the one instrument I actually play pretty well. It’s just hard to carry on your back.
J. D. Souther
The lust to meet authors ranks low, I think, on the roll of holy appetites; but it is an authentic pang.
John Updike
I don’t think we listened to any rock n’ roll at all in the early days. It was Miles Davis and John Coltrane 95% of the time.
Butch Trucks
See, we started out with a foundation of blues. But then we added people like Miles Davis and John Coltrane to the mix and gave rock n’ roll a much more complex structure. It made it possible to play more than three chords.
Butch Trucks
What is very interesting when talking about electronic music is that – I would say that rock and roll is called the ethnic music born in America that invaded the world. Electronic music is certainly kind of ethnic music born in countries like Germany and France that has invaded the world.
Jean-Michel Jarre
I would say country is the one type of music I’ve spent the least amount of time with in my life. I grew up in Virginia, where there was a lot of it, but I was more interested in rock and roll. Southern rock.
Connie Britton
If you read our Founding Fathers, people like Benjamin Franklin and Jefferson – what we’re doing now in this country is making them roll over in their graves.
Rick Santelli
Rock and roll is a contact sport. I enjoy playing the tunes that really get the people going.
Richie Sambora
I’m a big fan of gospel music, and you cannot be a fan of rock and roll, you cannot be a fan of country western music, and you can’t really be a fan of jazz without listening to a lot of music that’s religious.
Penn Jillette
I don’t want to name names, but the least I can say about rock and roll is that I’m suspicious.
Manuel Puig
Hopefully I’m bringing to rock n’ roll the kind of spontaneity that I love, and always believed rock and roll stands for.
Joe Perry
I think it’s our job to write about what we’re going through at the moment, and being 41, I’m not going to write about the same things I wrote about at 20. I don’t think artists should be farmed out to pasture just because they’re in rock n’ roll.
Bonnie Raitt
Classical music is for listening but rock and roll is to have fun with.
Dave Clark
Rock ‘n’ roll was never supposed to be polite.
Jeff Hanneman
Hip-hop is a part of rock & roll because it comes from DJ culture. DJ culture is the embodiment of all genres and all recorded music, if you actually pay attention to it.
Chuck D
Wherever there are rock ‘n’ rollers, we’ll play. That’s what we’ve been doing for more than 30 years – rock ‘n’ roll. It’s made me everything from an honorary mayor to honorary member of a motorcycle gang.
Ronnie Hawkins
I’m not terribly happy about rock and roll. Certain rock music is uninspiring, numbing; it makes you feel like an idiot.
Manuel Puig
Dance music cannot compete with a really great rock n’ roll song. There ain’t no DJ that’s gonna play something that can take ‘Mr Brightside’ or ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger.’
Brandon Flowers
In the early ’70s, I started to feel like Philadelphia soul was the black-sheep brother of rock and roll. I decided to try to get away from it.
Daryl Hall
I am to wrestling what Elvis was to rock n’ roll!
Shawn Michaels
In a still hot morning, the tide went out and didn’t come back in. This was not a spectacular event. The sea did not roll up like a scroll, like the sky in Revelations. It quietly withdrew.
Ruth Park
If I had my way, I would have sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll at least 4-6 hours a day. So long as there are going to be things in the way of that, we’re going to have a revolution.
Perry Farrell
There are a whole bunch of roles where people say, ‘Oh, you’re playing yourself.’ I guess it’s kind of a compliment. Or people say, ‘Oh, man, you just roll out of bed and do that.’ The work is to make it look effortless. That’s the hard part.
Matthew McConaughey
Most of the time I was in grammar school through high school, I was in some kind of rock n’ roll band. I would say that at least 80 percent of my energy was involved with whatever band I was involved in.
Lee Atwater
When it comes to cooking pasta, the first essential is to make sure you have a big enough pot: it needs room to roll in the water while cooking.
Yotam Ottolenghi
Rock n’ roll can get quite overwhelming. You can get caught up in the cycle.
Grace Jones
Hip hop has the urgency and rebelliousness that early rock n’ roll and punk had: a level of rule-breaking and flirtation with danger. It allows you to break the rules.
John Legend
A lot of women say that they want to get to feeling about themselves the way I feel, because when I’m on a roll, I’m hot, I’m really good. I try to tell them, I don’t have a fix.
Delta Burke
And ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ was a very transitional film for me in that I was one of the producers and you know, came up with the idea with the writer and the producer, as well. But, it was a very collaborative event. You know, I really love working in that way.
Andy Serkis
I don’t roll like that but I’ve never been with a hooker either. Yeah, that’s good to say in an interview cause I feel bad a little because people grew up watching me and that’s a little disturbing.
Bob Saget
When I get on a roll with something, it’s really hard for me to put it down unfinished.
Taylor Swift
Rock and roll promotes a primitive and destructive lifestyle. Metal can be seen as a subgenre of rock and roll, and thus, metal is not much better.
Varg Vikernes
I have a saying, which is, ‘Crazy is good for business.’ I think rock and roll really is about being a bit crazy.
Billy Corgan
I almost feel like I’m unoffendable now. I can roll with whatever.
Justin Halpern
Fall 2013 was inspired by the 1970s equestrian lifestyle. I wanted to incorporate the moody and romantic – intricate baroque detailing and classic menswear elements – with something tougher and edgier in a nod to London’s rock n’ roll underground.
Rachel Zoe
Films don’t always tell a story; some films can achieve effect just by being razzle-dazzle or rock n’ roll. That’s part of the fare that’s out there. And that’s okay. For me, I place more value on a story.
Robert Redford
I’ve always been ambitious. I’ve always been able to roll up my sleeves and get to work. I like to stay busy. I love working, and I love being creative.
RuPaul
My first job was a Greek tragedy, and ever since, one job just seemed to roll onto the next. I’ve been terribly lucky.
Hayley Atwell
That’s my gift. I let that negativity roll off me like water off a duck’s back. If it’s not positive, I didn’t hear it. If you can overcome that, fights are easy.
George Foreman
T-shirt and jeans style now is where I’m at. Maybe a little rock ‘n’ roll T-shirt and jeans.
Josh Hutcherson
The sax solo as we know it today would not exist without Gerry Rafferty. His 1978 soft-rock classic ‘Baker Street’ has to be the ‘Ulysses’ of rock & roll saxophone, giving the entire chorus over to Raphael Ravenscroft’s sax solo, creating one of the Seventies’ most enduringly creepy sounds.
Rob Sheffield
Adjusting to the passage of time, I think, is a key to success and to life: just being able to roll with the punches.
Dolly Parton
I forever felt that I’ve fallen right between the crack of way too young for the first generation of classic rock ‘n’ roll and too old to be brand-new. It’s hard.
Paul Westerberg
We can’t afford to see Afghanistan roll backwards into a failed state that could become a base from which terrorist campaigns can be launched anywhere in the world.
Liam Fox
During the surge in Iraq, we were able to roll back the tide of al-Qaeda and associated insurgents because we succeeded in mobilizing Iraqis – especially Sunni Arabs – to join us in fighting against the largely Sunni extremist networks in their midst.
David Petraeus
I love what Alabama Shakes is doing – it’s kind of like what grunge did to rock ‘n’ roll, they’re doing to R&B.
John Oates
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.
Albert Schweitzer
I think it’s mental to pay for water. Where is that water coming from? Are they in the hills puttin’ it into bottles when years ago it used to roll down and go into the lakes?
Karl Pilkington
I was in Charlotte, N.C., when they launched the NBA team there, the Charlotte Hornets. And the first guy to roll into town was Carolina native Michael Jordan.
Hannah Storm
I love to sing big rock and roll songs; I love to sing country-pop stuff, and then I love to sing soft, sadder beautiful songs.
Elle King
I didn’t want to be in high school. I didn’t want to go to grade school. I wanted to learn rock n’ roll and paint pictures and throw pots and write haiku and study film.
Shawn Crahan
There may well be writers who roll up their sleeves and say, ‘I’m going to write a post-9/11 novel’ but I wasn’t one of those.
Joseph O’Neill
Rock ‘n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.
Frank Sinatra
My mom was a rock ‘n’ roll mom.
Maria Brink
Growing up, I was a giant KISS fan, and the truth is the record I had was ‘Rock and Roll Over,’ and there wasn’t even a clear picture of them in the packaging! So I really had no idea what they looked like; I just loved their music.
Rivers Cuomo
Kill Rock Stars allowed me to put out a real genuine rock ‘n’ roll record.
Ronnie Spector
To get the feel of how the slider should roll off of your index finger, use this grip and practice at half speed and roughly half the distance to the mound.
Steve Carlton
I wanna show that gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll are all just really one thing. Those are the American music and that is the American culture.
Etta James
So we got there at 6 a.m. We’d be shooting by 6:45. We wouldn’t break for lunch, we’d just pass food around all day. And we would just rock and roll ’til 4, then Matty Libatique, our great cinematographer, would say, ‘Outta light, guys’ – and that was it.
Joel Schumacher
Liverpool are known for this ‘rock and roll’ football. I think I’ve adapted well to this even if, as a player, I like to hold onto the ball longer.
Fabinho
You get to the point in life where you realize you have to roll up your sleeves, deal with the consequences of what happens, and carry your own weight.
Ernie Isley
I listened to King Oliver and I listened to Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, Archie Shepp… I listened to everything I could that came from that place that they call the blues but, in formality, isn’t necessarily the blues.
Eric Clapton
I grew up listening to a lot of player-piano music in my house and a lot of old Tin Pan Alley songs and American standards. My dad listened to a lot of traditional Irish music and I grew up doing musical theater. So most of the music I was exposed to as a kid was pre-rock n’ roll.
John C. Reilly
Under our Constitution, if you’re a bad citizen, you’re still a citizen; that’s the way we roll.
Steve Bannon
The key to sauces is having patience. I’m not a patient woman, but I learned with sauces that you have to get everything on a slow roll and layer the flavors. That’s where you get robust tastes: it starts one way and ends another.
Kelis
My dad is a huge rock n’ roll lead guitar fan.
Slash
I love to rock ‘n roll. But my finest suit, of all the things I do, is as a songwriter.
Dan Fogelberg
One of the mistakes I made was believing that the rock n’ roll genre as a genre was much more free than the whole pop or R&B scene.
Joan Jett
If I could marry my motorcycle, I’d roll her right up to the altar.
Flip Wilson
I’ve never really had specific goals and stuff like that – I think I sort of learned early on that if you kind of let life roll in at your feet, you will get a lot of great stuff if you are just aware and open to it.
Jane Lynch
I’m like a middle-aged person; when my friends go on about modern bands, I don’t know what they are talking about. I’m into rock n’ roll, like Jimi Hendrix. Not so much because of my parents, who used to play a lot of Nina Simone and older blues, but my brother and sister.
Georgia May Jagger
It’s a rock ‘n’ roll thing to have one-night stands.
Rick Springfield
We are now in the Me Decade – seeing the upward roll of the third great religious wave in American history.
Tom Wolfe
I loved ‘Dungeons & Dragons.’ Actually, not so much the actual playing as the creation of characters and the opportunity to roll twenty-sided dice. I loved those pouches of dice Dungeon Masters would trundle around, loved choosing what I was going to be: warrior, wizard, dwarf, thief.
Michael Ian Black
I wanted to have the adoration of John Lennon but have the anonymity of Ringo Starr. I didn’t want to be a frontman. I just wanted to be back there and still be a rock and roll star at the same time.
Kurt Cobain
I wouldn’t specifically say rock n’ roll is dead, but I don’t see a lot of charismatic performers in the way of new blood who are edgy and dangerous on stage, like Marilyn Manson, who you never quite know if he’s going to make it through his own show.
Tommy Lee
My parents were into The Mills Brothers, Perry Como, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Sarah Vaughn, and all those people sung the most wonderful songs – and even when I got into rock ‘n’ roll, that stayed with me.
Anne Murray
Buddy Holly and the early rock ‘n’ roll was no lighter than the way I play. It’s very minimal.
Joni Mitchell
Rock n’ roll’s had a good time out of me – and I’ve had a very good time out of rock n’ roll.
Lemmy
I love Chloe Sevigny’s style – the way she manages to add a touch of rock n’ roll to every look.
Kristin Cavallari
The ’60s was a magical time in the music business. So much creativity and talent. I think a lot of it came from the fact that we had grown up before rock n’ roll. We listened to all the great songwriters and big bands, songs with great lyrics and melodies. I think that really influenced everybody.
Frankie Valli
Maybe rock ‘n’ roll isn’t music. Maybe people just need to be reminded that the world ain’t the way they think it is.
Julian Cope
The thing is with hip-hop, it has its waves and the waves crash against the beach and the new waves come in. So to stay relevant you have to roll with that.
Ice Cube
Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen.
Little Richard
I loved rock and roll when that came in, Bill Haley, Little Richard, Fats Domino, Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley, all those great records. So I begged my mom and dad for a guitar, which eventually they did get me for Christmas, but it went out of tune very quickly, and it hurt my fingers.
Ian McLagan
In ‘Kill Rock n’ Roll,’ the choruses came about at the moment I was listening to a lot of the Supremes, and if you listen to that part, you can hear a melody and a harmony there that’s not too far away from what the Supremes would probably be doing, but there’s heavy guitars in the back.
Daron Malakian
Imposing democracy through force is a roll of the dice.
Chuck Hagel
We put all these things together into a tangible product that is The Rock N’ Roll Mystery Tour.
Nina Blackwood
I realized there was racism because people thought, ‘Oh, if you like roll ‘n’ roll, that makes you like a white kid.’
Queen Latifah
I played Big Band jazz music. I wasn’t into rock and roll. I was just there because it was a living. I surprised everyone. I’m still surprising people.
Bobby Vinton
I’m ready to rock and roll.
Tony Romo
I never thought a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland or anywhere else was a good idea.
Todd Rundgren
It’s better for me to play with guys because Rock ‘n’ Roll has such an aggressive attitude.
Lita Ford
To me, true rock ‘n’ roll has a lot of bottom in it.
Little Richard
A man can do a television interview and roll out of bed 15 minutes before; it’s just not the same for a woman. A woman has to pay attention to her hair, makeup, clothing, and jewelry choices.
Michele Bachmann
Americans are just about the worst at dealing with long-term problems, down there with Uzbekistan, but they respond to a market signal better than almost anyone. They roll the dice bigger and quicker than most.
Jeremy Grantham
I roll from my bedroom into my workroom in the morning and craft-craft-craft.
Yaya Han
I feel like that I’m learning all the time. I’m learning from new artists, from established artists… every time I listen to ’70s rock ‘n’ roll records, I’m learning. And I think that I’m just now starting to get a hold on what I do.
Tim McGraw
I’m ready for some rock ‘n’ roll action.
Mick Ralphs
I base my roots and history in old blues, old country and old bluegrass, and I like rock ‘n’ roll, and somehow it all came together, and that is what I am playing now.
Tyler Hilton
I loved being a rock and roll star, but it wasn’t what I wanted in life.
Patti Smith
When you’re talking about rock n’ roll, myth-making is what it’s all about.
Nick Cave
Unless it’s a dead-straight short putt, you should focus on a spot somewhere along the line you want to roll the ball on.
Ernie Els
Crime fiction is the new rock n’ roll.
Ken Bruen
I’m one of the people that, when I hear Republicans talk about repealing Obamacare, I just want to roll my eyes. Republicans talk about reform to the healthcare, and they talk about selling insurance across state lines, and that’s their solution?
Gary Johnson
Rock and roll music – people want records. For me, it’s the whole thing – the package. I don’t get satisfaction from buying an MP3.
King Tuff
I play Rock ‘n’ Roll, that’s what I do.
Kid Rock
I would just listen to records and learn what I could, then just roll it over and over and over.
Dimebag Darrell
When the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame decided to open up the voting beyond their inner circle, to the actual fans, that’s when I think everything changed.
John Oates
I think country music is Lynyrd Skynyrd. I think a lot of the country music is what we do, but I don’t think rock & roll is dead at all.
Johnny Van Zant
People hear a powerful female singer in a rock and roll band, and they say, ‘Janis Joplin.’ I think people just make that comparison because it’s easy. But I don’t think I sound like her at all.
Brittany Howard
We would not have rock and roll without Chuck Berry, and when I first heard Chuck Berry, I fell in love with that music, and when I saw him, I changed my whole career trajectory that I was on as a kid.
Daryl Davis
What would we be without the fans? They’re more important than me, because they make our sport great; they make things happen. We put on the show, but if people don’t react to it, we are nothing. So, the fans, basically we should roll out the red carpet for them.
Jens Voigt
Everyone talks about rock these days; the problem is they forget about the roll.
Keith Richards
The part an actor played on stage was once written on a separate roll of paper.
Talcott Parsons
Because the blues is the basis of most American music in the 20th century. It’s a 12-bar form that’s played by jazz, bluegrass and country musicians. It has a rhythmic vocabulary that’s been used by rock n’ roll. It’s related to spirituals, and even the American fiddle tradition.
Wynton Marsalis
I think we as a band, as individuals, understand that all popular music stems from blues and jazz and even pop, but rock ‘n’ roll especially comes from blues.
David Johansen
Rock n’ roll as a genre is different from pop and hip hop: it is about bands, and that for me suggests brotherhood, family, friendship and community.
Steven Van Zandt
Yeah, I don’t like, um, I’m not interested in rock ‘n’ roll piano. I find it a little grating.
Warren Zevon
I love old school rock and roll.
Don Lemon
It’s absurd for anybody to look around and hear the acts and artists who cite us as an inspiration, and then tell me that we’re not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Paul Stanley
I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’m flavor of the month at the moment, but somebody else is going to roll around the corner in three months’ time. I just want to keep working. I can’t stop!
Michael Fassbender
I’m sure I would have been considered a more significant artist if I was a singer-songwriter. It’s just not the way I roll. I love being a curator and a musicologist. People write me letters and thank me for turning them on to Fred McDowell and Sippie Wallace, and that’s partly my job this time around.
Bonnie Raitt
I’m a hybrid-genre person, which a lot of people find confusing. I grew up listening to American country music and rock n’ roll made between 1955 and 1959. The Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry were my first musical loves and are still what I am most moved by. Roy Orbison came a little bit later.
Teddy Thompson
I wanted to be a rock ‘n’ roll star. It defines life for me. It’s all I’ve ever imagined for myself.
Shelby Lynne
I’m a big Black Crowes guy. I think they are one of America’s greatest rock & roll bands ever.
Darius Rucker
I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that’s all. You sang other people’s songs. That’s all there were.
Bruce Cockburn
You never know how things are going to turn out in a movie. You can imagine a scene one way, and it can turn out to be completely the polar opposite of what you expected. You just have to roll with the punches.
Jenny Lewis
In January 2012, Google Plus started to roll out support for nicknames and pseudonyms, but those registering with a name other than their real-life one must be able to prove that they have been using that alternative name elsewhere, either on the Web or in real life.
Rebecca MacKinnon
I’ll keep going. That’s one thing about myself – I’ll roll my sleeves up and keep going.
Robert Snodgrass
I make a living playing rock n’ roll. I’m not going to complain about anything.
Taylor Hawkins
My older sister was at the cusp of new wave, and I had older brothers from my father’s first marriage who were rock ‘n’ roll guys, so I was exposed to a lot of popular culture.
Paul Thomas Anderson
There’s two kinds of rock n’ roll casualty: the one that has huge success and adoration, and then suddenly it stops. Or there’s when you’re in a band: it is all-consuming, so then you have the dream of that, and then the dream’s taken away from you even before it happens.
Rhys Ifans
When you’ve got four people to get dressed to get out the door you don’t really spend a lot of time on yourself. But that’s the way I roll anyway. I was never one to do my hair and make-up just to go to the market, so it’s not that much different. If I get a little eye cream on, I feel I’m ahead of myself.
Julia Roberts
The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star.
Elton John
I didn’t go out shooting for anybody in particular because I shot for everybody unparticular. I make records for Muslims, Christians, rock ‘n roll kids, skateboard kids.
Lupe Fiasco
To say yes, you have to sweat and roll up your sleeves and plunge both hands into life up to the elbows. It is easy to say no, even if saying no means death.
Jean Anouilh
Don’t be afraid to be ugly on Snapchat at 2 a.m. when you wake up and roll out of bed. It’s those real moments that create that a connection; it’s like, ‘Hey, this person is just like me.’
Nikita Dragun
I have an incomplete album that I want to finish. I have been thinking about the plan during my days in jail, I have sung rock n’ roll for forty years. After jail, I will continue to rock n’ roll.
Gary Glitter
Rock and roll and swing never quite mixed. Rock and roll came in and just blew everything out of the water. Big bands were dead.
Brian Setzer
I definitely got to a point where I realize how unusual it is to be able to play large, sold-out shows 30 years into a rock and roll career. I don’t take it for granted.
Adam Clayton
When people talk about fake news, you know, a lot of folks just roll their eyes, like ‘Oh, you know, whatever; people will figure it out.’ The truth is, they don’t always figure it out.
Megyn Kelly
What I wanted to do in rock ‘n roll was merge poetry with sonic scapes, and the two people who had contributed so much to that were Jimi Hendrix and Jim Morrison.
Patti Smith
I know I’m not Freddie Mercury or Ann Wilson, and that’s okay. You don’t have to be a great singer to sing rock and roll. That’s not what it’s about.
Taylor Hawkins
The blues is the foundation, and it’s got to carry the top. The other part of the scene, the rock ‘n’ roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues.
Luther Allison
We must insist on assimilation – immigration without assimilation is an invasion. We need to tell folks who want to come here, they need to come here legally. They need to learn English, adopt our values, roll up their sleeves and get to work.
Bobby Jindal
There’s no doubt arena shows are exciting, but you don’t get that up close and personal kind of vibe, and that’s what rock n’ roll is all about for me.
Joe Perry
The songs that I like are the ones that you can’t visualize, that are just cries from the heart – those very straight, direct songs that make rock & roll music so wonderful.
Nick Cave
I’m the greatest rock and roll drummer on the planet and you suck.
Tre Cool
That whole Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame thing – at least half the people in there don’t have a place in any kind of hall of fame anywhere, in my opinion.
Butch Trucks
I’m a showgirl. After 20 years in show business, I’ve learned to roll with the punches.
Madonna Ciccone
Hard rock will always be hard rock, but you don’t really know what is rock – and what isn’t – anymore. I don’t consider a lot of the pop things I hear on the radio to be rock n’ roll. It’s just kind of fragmented.
Alice Cooper
There is so much great talent in the underground, and electronic music is finally getting the props that it’s deserved for so long. I feel like now that everyone is discovering it and it’s so fresh sounding to so many people. It doesn’t get any more rock n’ roll than playing EDC or the Staples Center. It’s really madness.
Kaskade
I’m very Southern in the way I walk in the world. I love to laugh. I love to eat. I love to hug people. But if somebody makes me mad, my neck may roll. I can be aggressive with a Southern twang.
Katori Hall
Everything that’s rock n roll is ever meant to be is happening now. I need to get over the shock that that thing is actually happening and that thousands of millions of people around the world are watching.
Bob Geldof
When people tell me they are going to go scrapbooking, I say, ‘Why don’t you make it yourself.’ It’s like chocolate-chip cookies. People buy the cookie-dough roll and slice it, and then they lay it on a cookie sheet. That’s not making chocolate-chip cookies.
Amy Sedaris
Elvis Presley was rock ‘n’ roll, I thought that was pretty mediocre. But since that time, the succeeding steps in music has been down, just more degradation. Then we got into punk rock, and now we are into rap music, which is a total oxymoron.
Frank Sinatra Jr.
One thing about Texas people, they’re very passionate about their Rock N’ Roll, and I love it.
Steven Adler
I don’t think rock ‘n roll is necessarily a young man’s game. I think Neil Young is just as rock’n’roll now as he was in his 20s. I’d like to think we can still be edgy and challenging.
Adam Clayton
I don’t care about the internal political system of the United States. I want to be a friend of United States, of its baseball, its institutions, its rock and roll, its workers, and its technology because we need it. I want to be friends of the Arab people, of the Persian people, of the Asian people.
Hugo Chavez
Music is in Mississippi’s DNA, whether it’s the blues, country music, folk, or rock ‘n’ roll. It’s not just a source of cultural pride, but also a strong contributor to our economy.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Rock ‘n’ roll is much easier if you’re white.
Kid Rock
Always roll up the sleeves on your shirt. It gives the impression that you’re working, even if you’re not.
Ashton Kutcher
I was 12 in ’55 when rock and roll hit. It just completely transformed me.
Robert Quine
Whatever adults don’t understand, because they didn’t grow up with it, is the thing they’re going to be afraid of and try to legislate out of existence. It happened with videogames, it happened with television, it happened with pinball parlours and rock and roll.
Warren Spector
I’m an old rock and roll buff. I love Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty.
Nick Carter
There comes a point where it is just undignified to be a rock ‘n’ roll star.
Tina Turner
I think the first person who kind of broke my mind was probably Jimi Hendrix. Listening to him opened my mind up to where you can take music and how far you can take rock n’ roll.
King Tuff
I always loved rock ‘n’ roll.
Tom Stoppard
I don’t think I’m turning back the clock by doing these old tunes. I love rock and roll and popular music. It’s just that the spirits of the singers whose songs I do are living within me. That’s why the songs come out in the voices of the original singers. I’m not doing imitations. That’s the way they sound inside me.
Tiny Tim
I’m not really into the rock n’ roll lifestyle; I’m a music geek!
Michael Kiwanuka
Rock n’ roll! It’s the music of puberty.
Suzi Quatro
Digital has obviously changed things a lot, but not all for the better as far as I’m concerned. Of course it’s much more convenient and you’re getting instant results, but to me it just lacks the finesse of a roll of film and it has a slightly superimposed feel.
Graeme Le Saux
When Van Halen started out, there was no path to fame. We just played what we liked. Even today it always comes down to the simplicity of rock and roll.
Eddie Van Halen
I love music – anything that catches my ears – but it’s more about lots of rock ‘n’ roll and really funky electronic music.
Prateik Babbar
I am one of the biggest Laura Nyro fans. I still listen to that stuff incessantly. Laura Nyro does not belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Songwriter Hall of Fame? Absolutely.
Paul Stanley
Mick Jagger has been an idol of mine since I was 10 years old. Through his music, he has taught me so much about rock n’ roll, but also about the blues and about the experience of live music, going to several Rolling Stones shows, growing up.
Olivia Wilde
I think a lot of people came into rock n’ roll to try to change the world. I came into rock n’ roll to make music.
Steve Winwood
‘Star Wars’ is such a phenomenal global supernova that anything that gets said about it becomes kind of fact and gospel, and then taken by the legions of fans who are so excited to have more ‘Star Wars,’ that they roll off on all sorts of flights of fancy.
Seth Green
When I approached Volume 1 of ‘Lucid,’ I realized I could tell something that only exists in four issues, or I could roll the dice a bit and approach this as Season 1 of a TV show.
Michael McMillian
I think, describing Elvis for me would be a very generous king. He was the king of rock and roll, will always be. He’s whats made it possible for everyone to be performers and to do the things they do now.
Jackie DeShannon
Rock ‘n’ roll music is what gets me off.
Joan Jett
Deep Purple is a damn good band and we’ve made a niche in rock ‘n’ roll history. Maybe not a huge one but enough to be very proud of.
Jon Lord
I loved everything that went with rock n’ roll. I loved being at the heart of such creativity and being young in such a stimulating and exciting era.
Pattie Boyd
The young people have MTV and rock and roll. Why would they go to read poetry? Poetry belongs to the Stone Age. It awakens in us perceptions that go back to those times.
Robert Morgan
It’s hard to say goodbye to the streets. It’s all how you do it. You can pass by and say, ‘What’s happening?’ and keep it moving, but it’s a certain element that’ll never be able to roll with you once you get to this level, because that’s the separation of it all.
Snoop Dogg
You know, Neil Young is singing Rock n’ roll will never die, and Neil never rocked and rolled in his life. I mean, he rocked, but he didn’t roll. He has got no swing in him.
Joni Mitchell
Rock n’ roll is dream soup, what’s your brand?
Patti Smith
Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.
Keith Richards
There is absolutely no doubt that the extraordinary Donna Summer belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Jon Landau
Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock ‘n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there’s always a new generation with new music.
Bobby Vinton
I would hate to look back on my life and go, ‘You know, I wanted to do a rock n’ roll album. I should have, and I never did.’
Natalie Cole
It’s a roll of the dice in the movie business. I mean, every single movie is a roll of the dice. Any movie on paper could look like it’s going to be fantastic. You know what I mean?
Kevin McKidd
The problem for me, still today, is that I write purely with one dramatic structure and that is the rite of passage. I’m not really skilled in any other. Rock and roll itself can be described as music to accompany the rite of passage.
Pete Townshend
The difference between blues, jazz, rock n’ roll and rap is that rap stayed poor. Even the white rappers are poor. It’s scarier to look at poor people; it makes everyone uncomfortable. Their pain is something that people would like to see swept under the rug.
Russell Simmons
Big Star invented a vision of bohemian rock & roll cool that had nothing to do with New York, Los Angeles or London, which made them completely out of style in the 1970s, but also made them an inspiration to generations of weird Southern kids.
Rob Sheffield
Goth is dead, punk is dead, and rock n’ roll is dead. Trends are dead. Nothing exists anymore because the world is spinning faster than any trend.
Poppy
Where is this great love for rock and roll that existed for 50 or 60 years?
Billy Corgan
I had never done TV. I think it’s a foolish medium for, most rock ‘n roll music. Nobody ever comes off well on TV.
Dan Fogelberg
I’m all about getting the training. Don’t roll out of bed and say, ‘I can do this.’
Danai Gurira
But I’m a rock ‘n’ roll singer; that’s my livelihood, my occupation.
Little Richard
I love to roll out of bed and throw something on. I had this roommate in college who would get up almost 2 hours before class to do hair and makeup. That’s not for me.
Kim Raver
The guy who could be me, but he knows when to draw the line, is John Cena. John Cena can rock ‘n’ roll, let me tell you.
Ric Flair
The release of ‘Chinese Democracy’ marks a historic moment in rock n’ roll.
Irving Azoff
It is my meditation all the day, and more than my meat and drink, to know how I shall make the Saints of God comprehend the visions that roll like an overflowing surge before my mind.
Joseph Smith, Jr.
I’m my own boss, my own editor, my own shooter, my own writer, everything. This is all stuff I learned through trial and error… failing at a lot of things has taught me how to succeed at them eventually… you roll with the punches.
Lilly Singh
I did a forward roll for the kids the other day, thinking it’d be a breeze like it was when I was six, and I had to lie flat for about 20 minutes afterwards – ‘Leave mummy alone; she’s feeling a bit dizzy.’
Olivia Colman
I started out in this business in rock and roll bands and stumbled into drag. Drag just happened to be my vehicle for my creativity. So, you know, it’s afforded me the opportunity to create new shows, to make music.
RuPaul
When it came to music growing up, it wasn’t just gospel and R&B. My uncle brought rock n’ roll to me when I was younger, and I loved it. I was open to all music.
Tech N9ne
I don’t want to see old people doing rap or rock and roll. It makes me cringe.
Grace Slick
I love India so much. It’s sort of the most chaotic but also disciplined place at the same time. Every time I go there, I feel like I’m ready to rock and roll.
Manish Dayal
And, as soon as I could put together the, you know, three or four notes that made up, like, sort of a rock and roll lick, you know, like a Chuck Berry kind of thing, I was off and running. Just completely taken over.
Slash
So I will go as far as I can into rock and roll carrying my Christian banner.
Cliff Richard
For me, feminism is about equality. So, when someone works for a Wall Street firm and says they’re a feminist, my eyes are going to roll.
Jodie Evans
I don’t think there’s any such thing as rock n’ roll anymore – it’s an amalgamation of business interests.
John Lydon
I always felt that I was one of the women who helped lay the foundation for rock and roll. But I’d always been overlooked by the Hall of Fame.
Brenda Lee
Bandwagons roll through our lives. It’s up to you whether you jump on them unquestioningly or jump on them to overturn them and subvert them.
Riz Ahmed
If you set as your goal to roll back the size of government, you have an obligation to answer the tough questions and show real courage, not just appeal to ideology. Treat the voters like adults.
Brian Baird
I learned to play piano in a rock n’ roll context or band context from country records – you know, Floyd Cramer – and from the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and Stax. And none of those are keyboard records.
Benmont Tench
Fashion will take on added stature one day, but try not to be stifled by it. You will learn, as you mature, to swap heels for Stan Smith trainers, minidresses for crisp white shirts. And you will never be one of those people who just roll out of bed.
Victoria Beckham
I went through a string of A&R men who all thought I should be doing something different. One thought I should be a dance diva; another thought I should do Rock n’ Roll; and one thought I shouldn’t even be singing at all!
Alison Moyet
I think part of being human is learning to roll with the punches, to deal with any kind of personal or professional disaster that might crop up. You have to learn to deal with that stuff or not survive.
Amy Gerstler
Teenagers did not have, before rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm-and-blues – they did not have any type of music they could call their own once they got over 4 or 5 years old until they were well into their 20’s and considered adults.
Sam Phillips
The thing of it is though that’s the only way people know you, they see you in that roll and they see you in person and they only know the perception of what you are.
David Selby
If rock & roll is dead and gone, man, I am missing out on it.
Johnny Van Zant
For us, it is all about breaking the boundaries between different genres of music and combining different styles of music and performing what we are passionate about. We are so lucky that we can experience both worlds: the more intimate classical world and the wild and crazy world of rock n’ roll.
Luka Sulic
I’ll paddle board, swim in the ocean, roll in the sand, soak up the sun, eat good food, be with friends and family and go fishing with my dad.
Behati Prinsloo
Rock and roll came into my life when I was about 12, 13, when Little Richard and Chuck Berry had just started hitting the shores of England.
Joe Cocker
So often at home in the West Village, I’m like, ‘Why aren’t I allowed a horse?’ I would keep a horse in a stable in my apartment, and I would fit him with rubber shoes, and we’d just roll him out. If I needed to go to a meeting somewhere, I’d just get on my horse and go across town.
Cary Fukunaga
I have a Chevy Impala that I roll around in and a ’89 Jeep Wrangler, which is the first car I ever bought. It has 180,000 miles on it, and that is my daily whip. I take that everywhere. Don’t forget where you came from, that’s why I’ll never get rid of that Jeep.
John Cena
I remember Mitch Miller saying every week, This rock and roll stuff will never last. But one doesn’t like to bring that up to Mitch.
Rosemary Clooney
She is the rock ‘n’ roll queen. Weirdly enough, that is one of the things her reign will be remembered for. Queen Elizabeth I, we remember Raleigh; Queen Elizabeth II it’s gonna be the Beatles.
Paul McCartney
I think that instead of feminism being a political thing, it should be an act of creativity. It’s more of a rock n’ roll thing.
Caitlin Moran
You can’t write about stuff you don’t know about. You have to live it. You have to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty. Live life to be a good songwriter.
Dierks Bentley
I don’t do impersonations. I can do a wounded elephant! I can do a really good cow! And because of the amount of time I spent in North Yorkshire, I do a variety of sheep. All of which I will be happy to roll out for you!
Patrick Stewart
When I first started to beatbox on the microphone with the Get Fresh Crew, people were shocked. Some things are just supposed to happen and you have to roll with it.
Doug E. Fresh
When Paul and I were first friends, starting in the sixth grade and seventh grade, we would sing a little together and we would make up radio shows and become disc jockeys on our home wire recorder. And then came rock and roll.
Art Garfunkel
Well, all rock and roll is based in artifice.
Billy Corgan
My feelings are, if you’re gonna lead a rock n’ roll lifestyle, don’t let it affect your work. I know I can stay up all night and still come in the next day and write a song, and nothing will stop me from doing it. I expect the same from everyone else.
Marilyn Manson
In racing, I wanted to be a winner and to be a winner, you have to be willing to roll the dice.
Bobby Rahal
The great moments of rock ‘n’ roll were never off in some corner of the music world, in a self-constructed ghetto.
Bono
Rock and roll was a revelation for me.
Li Lu
Rock and roll mainly but I can play passable jazz also.
Suzi Quatro
It’s the fans that need spring training. You gotta get ’em interested. Wake ’em up and let ’em know that their season is coming, the good times are gonna roll.
Harry Caray
Every 15, 20, 25 years, a new rock and roll record needs to come out and a new rock and roll band needs to come out.
Steven Adler
The day you see a camera come into our courtroom, it’s going to roll over my dead body.
David Souter
Apple Computer would not have reached its current peak of success if it had feared to roll the dice and launch products that didn’t always hit the mark. In the mid-1990s, the company was considered washed up, Steve Jobs had departed, and a string of lackluster product launches unrelated to the company’s core business.
Naveen Jain
If it’s illegal to rock and roll, throw my ass in jail!
Kurt Cobain
I think ‘Gatsby’ is hobbled, in part, by its status as a Great American Novel. People kind of roll their eyes before they’ve even opened it, treat it with a ‘been there, done that’ attitude. I know I did. It took me years to re-open the novel and see how much I’d missed.
Susan Choi
‘Rock n’ Roll Animal,’ the live album, is one of the greatest live albums out there. It was a huge influence on me.
Al Jourgensen
Often the most unexpected, unpredictable moments in life are the ones that leave the biggest impression and that teach us to roll with the punches.
Natalya Neidhart
I was born singing. My father tells this story about when I was 3 weeks old, how I would rock in the crib and sing in the crib all night long. My crib would roll across the floor in the middle of the night. Finally, my father nailed its legs to the floor.
Vonda Shepard
When the ship goes down, the waves very quickly roll over the top of it, and attention shifts elsewhere. It’s just the natural order of things in TV – in life – and is as it should be.
Hugh Laurie
On the sim at home, you can change downforce levels, roll bars, springs, ride heights – you can try all these different things.
Lando Norris
My everyday life is not just walking around on clouds. But you have to give the really special things in life importance and not let the temporary things roll you off the road.
Anat Cohen
I listened to classic rock and roll, and punk rock. ‘Goon Squad’ provides a pretty accurate playlist of my teenage years, though it leaves out ‘The Who,’ which was my absolute favorite band.
Jennifer Egan
I love being a grandparent. I’m one of those you want to avoid – I pull out the iPhone and say, ‘Hey, wanna see my camera roll?’
Susan Isaacs
China can be our partner, but that doesn’t mean that they can just roll all over us and steal our jobs on an unfair basis.
Mitt Romney
I use something that is a real staple in the directing world. It’s called a dance floor. You lay it down so that it’s so smooth you can roll around, and you can put furniture on top of it. It’s seamless and you don’t see it.
Debbie Allen
The spirit of rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well. It kind of just needs to be cultivated a little bit.
Kid Rock
As we move towards resolution and understanding and greater serenity in all aspects of our life, love’s pretty elemental and that’s nice to know. I think rock ‘n’ roll is the same. I don’t pretend to understand it; it feels confusing and frightening and wonderful.
Gord Downie
If you don’t own the stage, you shouldn’t be in rock n’ roll.
Grace Slick
I love classic rock, rock and roll, that’s the top notch. I love soul – bluesy music as well.
Haley Reinhart
As much as we sometimes roll our eyes at the ivory-tower isolation of universities, they continue to serve as remarkable engines of innovation.
Steven Johnson
If I could make albums quicker, I’d be on a roll wouldn’t I? Everything just seems to take so much time. I don’t know why. Time… evaporates.
Kate Bush
Rock n’ roll was one thing, and then they chopped off the ‘roll’ and called it ‘rock,’ which became a sort of umbrella term for anything with a guitar in it. Like hair bands. How could we possibly believe that? It’s just gotten downright silly, to the point where now it’s sort of become like professional wrestling.
Tom Petty
What would rock and roll be without ambition, craziness, danger, and fun?
Pete Wentz
Roll on, deep and dark blue ocean, roll. Ten thousand fleets sweep over thee in vain. Man marks the earth with ruin, but his control stops with the shore.
Lord Byron
From the time I roll out of the cot at 6 A.M. to the time I fall asleep after midnight, I get to do what I love nonstop.
Jason Chaffetz
By the time I got writing ‘Halcyon,’ I was on a roll, and I realized I had so much to write about, I realized I had so much built up inside that I couldn’t really alleviate before, and then all of a sudden it was like reservoir burst.
Ellie Goulding
Leadbelly’s guitar is in the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame.
Roger McGuinn
I want to go back to the format that radio started with rock n’ roll, with country artists and rhythm and blues with that oldies type feeling. I want to put it all together and create a Top 40 of rhythm and blues and country and straight blues with Wolfman at the reins.
Wolfman Jack
I’m not someone who gets to play The O2 and places like that, but that’s the kind of rock and roll venue. The popularity of stand-up means that some people are getting to play rock star venues.
Tim Vine
Right whales, for all their size, are surprisingly athletic. They roll, they slap their flukes, they lift their heads out of the water in a move known as a spy hop. They find playthings and are particularly fond of swimming repeatedly through clumps of seaweed, which slides over them like a feathered boa.
Tim Cahill
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
I ended up doing these other diverse things, but King Tuff is the thing I always wanted to come back to – just good, straightforward rock n’ roll. That music is the most me, you know?
King Tuff
Now I’m way into suits that I can put on whether I took a shower or not, and wear barefoot and paint my toes black or whatever color the suit is. It’s very cool to wear suits like that. Roll up the sleeves and just say yee-haw.
Steven Tyler
I’m pretty cautious and not very athletic, so I’ve only had really dumb injuries, like sprained ankles and allergic reactions. I did have to go to the hospital after slicing my finger while trying to cut a Kaiser roll in half.
Mara Wilson
What I’ve said about compromise, I hope to build a conservative majority so bipartisanship becomes Democrats joining Republicans to roll back the size of government, reduce the bureaucracy, and get America moving again.
Richard Mourdock
Sex and drugs and rock and roll.
Ian Dury
Presumptuously, I speak for all Who fans when I say being a fan of the Who has incalculably enriched my life. What disturbs me about the Who is the way they smashed through every door of rock & roll, leaving rubble and not much else for the rest of us to lay claim to.
Eddie Vedder
The suffragettes were quite strategic about documenting their events, and there were some good photos. And we developed a roll of film that had never been developed before!
Sarah Gavron
I have never been accepted. I’ll never make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They’re never going to let me in.
Nancy Sinatra
Rock n’ roll is the Devil’s music.
Matt Skiba
Sports is like rock ‘n’ roll. Both are dominant cultural forces, both speak an international language, and both are all about emotions.
Phil Knight
I feel very, very grateful. I’m a lucky guy, you need a lot of luck, and then when the cameras roll, you have to have this group of writers, directors, and actors that just gel, and it seems to literally be happening more and more.
Brad Garrett
I wish the rock ‘n’ roll scene to be back in.
Brendan Fraser
I’m not trying to hide from my past. I want to roll in it. Like a dog, rolling in feces, I’m rolling in the feces of my greatest hits – that’s a bit of a wild way of looking at it, but I am a man, and we do like rolling in our own feces at times.
Billy Idol
I worked with Dionne Warwick, did shows with Bette Midler, and then I did the 25th anniversary of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Springsteen at the Garden. It was all important stuff because you want people to know you can work, you can sing, and you can still look good!
Darlene Love
Now I literally roll out of bed and put on whatever is there. I have really enjoyed being a boy this last year.
Rooney Mara
Rock n’ roll is for the young idiots, not an old fart like me.
Al Jourgensen
Every actor I know pretty much wants to be a rock n’ roll star, and we’d all give it up to be in a rock n’ roll band, but we’re never going to do that. But being in cartoons – that’s as close as you get without being an action figure.
David Costabile
My mom loved rock n’ roll. My father hated it. We couldn’t play it when he was around. He liked classical music and Duke Ellington.
Patti Smith
I’ve never tried to be anything but me. Even with Slipknot, where it can almost feel like a roll sometimes, it’s still a part of who I am. It’s a very strong and passionate part of who I am, and I’m lucky enough to have an audience that is really open to what I do.
Corey Taylor
For my rock band, I was influenced by things like ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show.’ For me, it’s live rock n’ roll theater.
Juliette Lewis
I’m from Italy, but when I’m in L.A., I dress a little bit rock and roll.
Chiara Ferragni
Rock & roll is not obscure, it’s really easy to understand. So is my painting.
Grace Slick
My mom loved rock ‘n roll. My father hated it. We couldn’t play it when he was around.
Patti Smith
Why there aren’t people out there willing to have fun playing rock ‘n’ roll. I just don’t get it.
Joan Jett
I never thought I’d be a, quote, ‘rock & roll star.’
Clarence Clemons
It’s only rock and roll, my god! It’s not rocket science.
Steven Adler
Rock n’ roll is not just a fashion statement; it is the attitude, and it has a political posturing as well.
CeeLo Green
There’s rock n’ roll in hip-hop, there’s rock n’ roll in pop music, there’s rock n’ roll in soul, there’s rock n’ roll in country. When you see people dress, and their style has an edge to it, that rebellious edge that bubbles up in every genre, that’s rock n’ roll. Everybody still wants to be a rock star, you know?
John Varvatos
The male is always the pawn in a romantic comedy. Come together, break up, go chase her, get her, roll credits. That’s what happens in all of them.
Matthew McConaughey
I never went to rock concerts when I was a kid. I didn’t see any rock & roll bands. I had posters on my wall. I had Beatles records.
Dave Grohl
You can’t have rock and roll without drugs, you can’t have rock and roll without sex.
Rick James
Man, don’t get me started on Pat Travers. That dude writes killer blues rock and roll riffs.
Dimebag Darrell
Rock and Roll does have its limits as far as the aging process. You want to go out there and play while you’re at your peak, right? I think that’s encouraging us to keep going out on the road – to maximize the playing at the moment.
Geddy Lee
Detroit: Cars and rock ‘n’ roll. Not a bad combo.
Kid Rock
The Telecaster doesn’t really sound that good for the kind of rock and roll that a lot of people played.
John Fogerty
There was not a lot of rock n’ roll in the house. Our parents didn’t think it was very groovy, and I tend to agree with them. If you grew up with Charlie Parker, Bill Haley wasn’t very hip.
Elvis Costello
When I was younger, I felt it was my duty to wake people up. I thought poetry was asleep. I thought rock ‘n’ roll was asleep.
Patti Smith
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame traditionally has had a management style that is very supportive of American talent, first and foremost, over everything else. And I think that’s right and proper.
Ian Anderson
I have to give my family credit for putting up with the racket, because as some of you may know, its not the easiest thing in the world to live with a kid who’s trying to become a rock and roll drummer.
Max Weinberg
Now, I don’t know how they judge all that, but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Ritchie Valens does.
Waylon Jennings
I like regular meals and restaurants that will adapt things to your taste. Not a place where they roll their eyes if you want the sauce on the side.
Bonnie Hunt
I’m not in the leftist controlled Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of my political views, primarily my lifelong militant support of the NRA, the Second Amendment, and my belief that the only good bad guy is a dead bad guy.
Ted Nugent
I’m the only one in my family who doesn’t cook, but I can do a Swiss dish called frittatensuppe. You make a thin omelet from eggs, flour and parsley, then roll and cut it in the shape of tagliatelle and add broth. It’s a tradition we adopted.
Margherita Missoni
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
How can you have a rock n’ roll circus without a midget?
Nikki Sixx
I just like the blues better than rock ‘n’ roll.
Johnny Winter
Rock ‘n’ roll was two pegs below being a prisoner of war back then.
Ronnie Hawkins
People have nervous tics they don’t know about, and I would advise asking around. Ask the casting director, ‘Is there something I’m doing?’ I would see people unconsciously rocking back and forth. I roll my lips. I bite my lips and roll them.
Olivia Wilde
I suppose the best comedy shows do have the rock n’ roll feeling – if it’s a great night, and the roof is raised… yeah, it’s a similar feeling, sure.
Dylan Moran
When the fearsome foursome of rock music, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis, decided to show up in Toronto for a rock and roll festival, I knew we had to go there to try to get them all on film.
D. A. Pennebaker
I can’t tell you what I had for breakfast, but I can sing every single word of rock and roll.
Patty Duke
A more important reason is that the bands will intuitively trust someone they think is a peer, and who speaks fondly of the same formative rock and roll experiences.
Steve Albini
I am living proof that the American dream still exists. It is still alive and well. There is only one trick, you have to be willing to roll up your sleeves and work very, very hard.
Paula Deen
I had 12 years of classical music as a child, playing piano competitions as a teenager, playing in blues bands and rock ‘n’ roll bands, country and jazz bands. I played in about any situation.
Ronnie Milsap
My mom passed away a day before high school started, and her dream was for me to be a full rock and roll guy, and play drums in a band.
Travis Barker
My existence is about making movies, so I’ve just got to rock and roll with the punches. You want to make movies on telephones, I’m there.
Abel Ferrara
I usually listen to classic rock and roll.
Caleb Landry Jones
My mind is stuffed with quotes. Lines, couplets, paragraphs, stanzas; Bessie Smith, Stevie Smith, Tin Pan Alley, rock and roll. They tease or lead or hurl me into a dream space of jostling languages that I need to bask in each day in order to write.
Margo Jefferson
Gibson has been making the finest electric guitars the world has ever witnessed for over 70 years. They are as American as God, guns and rock and roll.
Ted Nugent
I was madly in love with Elvis Presley. Dad wasn’t into it at all, at least not for himself as a performer. He used to say, ‘Mr. Cole does not rock n’ roll.’
Natalie Cole
Each new day has a different shape to it. You just roll with it.
Ben Zobrist
My inspiration is European fashion. I’m really into Euro fashion, and I also love rock n’ roll. That’s the mentality that I like to have when I’m dealing with fashion.
Ciara
In every decade rock and roll starts to get very serious and navel gazing and kind of self serious and every once and a while it kind of needs a kick in the pants.
Rainn Wilson
A live performance is the same no matter what genre it is. Wrestling, rock ‘n roll, hosting, acting – it’s the same thing.
Chris Jericho
You know that everyone thinks that in order to do South Park we must be wild, crazy, rock and roll stars. But the truth is we’re just wholesome middle-American guys. We enjoy soda pop, baseball and beating up old people just as much as anybody.
Trey Parker
Everybody was tellin’ me that I had to do something different, and I kind of agreed that I did need to vary it a little bit. I still love some rock ‘n’ roll too.
Johnny Winter
I always liken myself to the bearded lady. Because I’m an actress turned musician, a woman doing male-dominated rock & roll… I’m the oddity at the freak show, you know?
Juliette Lewis
The Byrds weren’t rock n’ roll guys. We were kinda like your Seekers… folkies who took it a step further.
Chris Hillman
During Seattle’s successful campaign for a $15 an hour minimum wage, our opponents would sometimes roll their eyes and snort, ‘If $15 is so good, why not $50?’ It was a straw man argument: Nobody was proposing a $50 minimum wage; it would have been too high, and we said so.
Nick Hanauer
I look back on my life, comin’ out of Macon, Georgia – I never thought I’d be a superstar, a living legend. I never heard of no rock and roll in my life.
Little Richard
Nobody reads the disclosures that roll down your computer screen. You click ‘I agree’ but you don’t know what you’re agreeing to.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
God gives us the ability, but rock ‘n’ roll was created by men.
Little Richard
Even if we did achieve what we wanted with a very small state, we’d just be resetting the clock back to 1776, and it would roll forward exactly the same way again.
Stefan Molyneux
When I was growing up, rock & roll helped give me my sense of identity, but I had to search for it.
Trent Reznor
When I produce a record, I roll up my sleeves; I’m not one of those passive guys. I really get in there and make sure every note is measured. I tell the bass player, ‘You have to play it like this,’ or I tell the drummer, ‘It’s got to be like this.’
David Foster
Back in Chicago, all we cared about was rock ‘n’ roll and staying out of the army.
John Belushi
It’s taken me other places, but it was the impulse to write that led me to singing. I’m not a musician. I never thought of performing in a rock n’ roll band. I was just drawn in. It was like being called to duty – I was called to duty, and I did my duty as best as I could.
Patti Smith
Pup, who’s like the most amazing, they’re keeping rock ‘n’ roll and punk alive.
Finn Wolfhard
When you sit down and think about what rock ‘n’ roll music really is, then you have to change that question. Played up-tempo, you call it rock ‘n’ roll; at a regular tempo, you call it rhythm and blues.
Little Richard
Sometimes you will do a close-up for a scene in the morning where you are totally distraught, then shoot the rest of that scene seven hours later. How do you hang on to that feeling all day without burning up, without going so far that you have nothing left to give when the cameras roll again?
Penelope Cruz
What I noticed about L.A. is that people try to hit on you in your car. It’s incredibly creepy to be in a car and have the guy next to you roll down his window.
Jessica Lucas
I worry from the moment I take a job. I worry about how I’m going to do it, if I can do it… Then I walk on set and the director says, ‘Roll’, and all of a sudden, all of it disappears and it’s all happening, and I relax, and I’m doing what I do, and I’m not even thinking about it.
Jack Nicholson
The early parodies that talk-show people did of rock n’ roll in the ’50s were terrible. They didn’t know it, they didn’t like it – and that’s a lethal combination.
Christopher Guest
I’ve always played every amp I’ve ever had full up, because rock and roll is supposed to be played loud. Also, that’s how you get your sustain.
Ritchie Blackmore
Anyone who’s got a guitar, you like to pick it up. I can play a couple of songs, some ’50s rock and roll, a bit of Elvis. That’s it, really – I’m not a musician, I’m not a singer.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
It all started when my dog began getting free roll over minutes.
Jay London
I think things hit me very hard, and I wish I had allowed things to roll off my back a little bit more.
Rebecca Stead
Just because you get to a certain number doesn’t mean you have to roll up into a ball and wait for the grim reaper. We were put on this earth to do something! If you stop using your brain, at any age, it is going to stop working. It’s like if you stop using your hand, it will atrophy. I think doing nothing is a curse.
Iris Apfel
To drive a car in rural America is freedom. Before I had a car, I’d never seen a rock and roll show, I’d never seen a comic or a show.
Penn Jillette
I grew up mostly with classical, big band, and a lot of Irish music – I really didn’t start listening to rock and roll until I was maybe sixteen.
Moira Kelly
I do not yet know why plants come out of the land or float in streams, or creep on rocks or roll from the sea. I am entranced by the mystery of them, and absorbed by their variety and kinds. Everywhere they are visible yet everywhere occult.
Liberty Hyde Bailey
Entrepreneurs are risk takers, willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise. They willingly assume responsibility for the success or failure of a venture and are answerable for all its facets.
Victor Kiam
Music is such a great communicator. It breaks down linguistic barriers, cultural barriers, it basically reaches out. That’s when rock n’ roll succeeds, and that’s what virtuosity is all about.
The Edge
If you live in rock and roll, as I do, you see the reality of sex, of male lust and women being aroused by male lust. It attracts women. It doesn’t repel them.
Camille Paglia
I can’t really dress rock ‘n’ roll any more because I’m the wrong side of 40, but I want that to be the fashion.
Daniel Craig
The philosophy I love is very selective. It is really just the bit that is involved in a search for wisdom, and this means a short roll call of names; Socrates, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epicurus, Montaigne, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche.
Alain de Botton
It’s natural canine behavior to chew on all sorts of things, roll in other animals’ droppings, hump and fight other dogs, menace anything that invades the home. All these behaviors can be curbed, but that takes a lot of work. Trainers say it requires nearly 2,000 repetitions of a behavior for a dog to completely absorb it.
Jon Katz
It was super stressful at first because it is my first child. The first minute I saw her and the first minute I heard her cry is really when things kicked in. You just become a mom and you roll with it.
Maryse Mizanin
If you want break it down, rock and roll is about saying what you can’t say in normal life to girls, so you have to say it in songs.
Marilyn Manson
I am like the little rock n’ roll backseat driver.
Nina Blackwood
I have been robbed of three million dollars all told. Everyone today is playing my stuff and I don’t even get credit. Kansas City style, Chicago style, New Orleans style hell, they’re all Jelly Roll style.
Jelly Roll Morton
I don’t just train to be a participant. I train to come up big in big moments. That’s when I know I’ve got to roll the sleeves up.
Carli Lloyd
I was being ridiculed for going to school… But, you see, I had looked hard at the other musicians and the whole show-business scene… They were doing with jazz musicians what they usually reserved for rock n’ roll cats: making them overnight successes, then overnight antiques.
Donald Byrd
America is tough for rock music. Rock n’ roll used to be the main music for the youth, and it’s not so much anymore. It’s hip-hop and stuff.
Taylor Hawkins
I like to think that I’m a populist entertainer, but I’m a little bit idiosyncratic, and sometimes the networks wouldn’t really roll with that.
Joss Whedon
I like the days when all the filmmakers had was a film roll, a camera and a gangster. The Mack Sennett comedies were all like that. They’d create little teams to go out and shoot films.
Michel Gondry
Guitar music or rock n’ roll or whatever you want to call it sort of goes away with trends, but it’ll never go away completely. It can’t die because it’s so fundamentally attractive.
Alex Turner
Jazz, rock and roll, movies and comics are the culture of America.
Bill Griffith
You have days where you’re trying to be your best, and you say something, and you see it being written in three different places and in a way that you didn’t mean for it to be interpreted. But you just try to do your best. You kind of just have to let everything else roll off your back.
Abby Huntsman
Women who are paid to look hot get hit on all the time, so don’t roll up on a restaurant hostess with your non-iron Trump Collection shirt and expect anything to pop off.
Sean Evans
I’m very fit on tour. I try to eat well, try to sleep. But it’s still rock n’ roll.
Rufus Wainwright
I was around nine when a babysitter snuck ‘Who’s Next’ onto the turntable. The parents were gone. The windows shook. The shelves were rattling. Rock & roll. That began an exploration into music that had soul, rebellion, aggression, affection.
Eddie Vedder
Tory plans to cut ‘further and faster’ would wreck recovery and roll back Labour’s many successes.
Alistair Darling
I felt that the elegance of pop music was that it was reflective: we were holding up a mirror to our audience and reflecting them philosophically and spiritually, rather than just reflecting society or something called ‘rock and roll.’
Pete Townshend
I grew up listening to blues and rock n’ roll and other music, but, legitimately, the Stones is one of my favorite bands in the world.
Ato Essandoh
Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn’t eligible for another fifteen years.
Conan O’Brien
When I talk about my husband, I feel as if people roll their eyes. It’s like when you’re 16 and order a martini, and the waiter says, ‘Do you think I’m stupid?’. They can’t grasp that I’m old enough to be married.
Megan Fox
Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino was a 1950s rock n’ roll pioneer, a larger-than-life New Orleans figure, and a role model for the African-American community in a time of deep segregation.
Elizabeth Flock
If there is any way you can get colder than you do when you sleep in a bedding roll on the ground in a tent in southern Tunisia two hours before dawn, I don’t know about it.
A. J. Liebling
To me, nothing says summer like enjoying a lobster roll at my favorite spots in the Hamptons.
Katie Lee
When I’m not filming, I do rock n’ roll; when I’m not doing rock n’ roll, I do filming.
Rhys Ifans
Outcome is simply the final score: Who won the game; what numbers came up in a roll of the dice; how high did a stock go. Outcome is the result, regardless of the method used to achieve it. It is not controllable.
Barry Ritholtz
I left rock and roll professionally at about 49. That’s too long as far as I’m concerned. Some people can do it; it depends on what you were.
Grace Slick
Blues is a big part of rock and roll. The best rock and roll got its birth in the blues. You hear it in Little Richard and Chuck Berry.
Angus Young
All the songs we do are basically about one of three things: booze, sex or rock n roll.
Bon Scott
I think rock ‘n’ roll would become exponentially, considerably more difficult to perform past about 65.
Adam Clayton
Rock n’ roll is dirty, and it’s bad, and it’s either clever or it’s not clever.
Nikki Sixx
I like jazz, rock n’ roll, some hip hop – I can’t think of any music I don’t like.
B. B. King
I usually travel with a posse. I roll deep. I travel like a rapper, but without the artillery. We don’t carry guns, we carry cookies.
Gabriel Iglesias
We weren’t by any means like the Grateful Dead or something, who could just roll on and on and on.
Neil Innes
I’m touched by rock n’ roll. I’m touched by the Beatles. I want some of the music I do to reflect that.
Al Jarreau
The Best of Elvis Presley, Doris Day, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bill Hailey and the Comets, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Frankie Laine all topped the charts in the ’50s. Load a playlist of rock n’ roll royalty. You’re spoilt for choice.
Sara Sheridan
I’m a rock and roll singer.
Adam Ant
If you want to release your aggression, get up and dance. That’s what rock and roll is all about.
Chuck Berry
Rock and roll is not an instrument. Rock and roll isn’t even a style of music. Rock and roll is a spirit that’s been going since the blues, jazz, bebop, soul, R&B, heavy metal, punk rock and, yes, hip-hop.
MC Ren
When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains, and the women come out to cut up what remains, jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your gawd like a soldier.
Rudyard Kipling
I mean, like, rock n’ roll was always about spirit and fun.
Joey Ramone
I wasn’t in a lot of rock and roll bands. I was in jug bands and things when I was in school.
Loudon Wainwright III
We’re such a funky species. We’re so violent, so greedy – this is how we roll. But what are we going to do about it? How do we move forward given who we are? Because situations don’t come out of nothing. They come out of certain conditions.
Jeff Bridges
I’m not an ardent feminist – well, maybe I am an ardent feminist. I just roll my eyes at the way women are constantly used and how sensitive men are about photographs of themselves.
Sally Mann
When Phil and I started out, everyone hated rock n’ roll. The record companies didn’t like it at all – felt it was an unnecessary evil. And the press: interviewers were always older than us, and they let you know they didn’t like your music, they were just doing the interview because it was their job.
Don Everly
Most people are living lives of sort of survival. And constantly posing an existential crisis, either through fantasy or oblivion, really has been pretty much explored in rock and roll. At least in the western version of rock n’ roll.
Billy Corgan
Growing up, I never listened to English music. I was more into Motown, as well as early rock n’ roll like Chuck Berry and Little Richard.
Alex Winston
A lot of people call me the architect of rock & roll. I don’t call myself that, but I believe it’s true.
Little Richard
I have yet to meet a carnivore who doesn’t love a sausage roll.
Yotam Ottolenghi
You have an hour and a half or two hours – maybe two and a half hours – in a movie, and it has to be a self-contained three-act structure. It’s like a rock and roll song. Certain things have to happen for it to be a toe-tapper and get people excited, leaving the theater.
Jon Favreau
It’s fun to look at people that are so good at acting that aren’t actors, like David Bowie creating a mystique about rock n’ roll.
Val Kilmer
Scenes change all the time. Scenes will change while you’re shooting them, and you just have to roll with it ’cause that’s what makes it funny. It’s not being stuck in your character and how you’re gonna do something, but to react to other people and to really have a real-life conversation.
Yara Shahidi
Rock and roll’s relatively new, in the sense of the Fifties, Sixties, right? They invented the first sort of rock stars, and they took it to excess, and then the excess became bitter, tormented. Then it became okay to succeed.
Albert Hammond, Jr.
I had really bad obsessive-compulsive disorder. At its worst, I was compelled to leave my house at three o’clock in the morning and go out in the alley because I just knew that the paper-towel roll I threw in the recycling bin was uncomfortable, like it was lying the wrong way, and I would be down in the garbage.
Fiona Apple
If you really want to annoy me, ask me when I’m going to retire from rock n’ roll.
Bruce Dickinson
Rock ‘n’ roll is good for the soul, for the well being, for the psyche, for your everything. I love it.
Hank Ballard
It’s a big shame, because ‘Trixter’ in my mind were what a real rock n’ roll band is all about.
Steve Brown
I am definitely still the same kid that I was picking up the guitar at 15. But, I have definitely learned to be more flexible and roll with the punches. It’s such an unpredictable business to be in and it’s insane how things change so last minute.
Kate Voegele
Gangsta rap was the most important movement since the beginning of rock n’ roll.
Jerry Heller
People don’t realize it, but no one lives that rock and roll life 24-7. They think it’s hundreds of bottles of champagne flowing and private jets and money. But there’s a lot of time when you’re traveling – time to think, time to be lonely. Sometimes it gets to you.
Lenny Kravitz
Rock & roll was the only thing I wanted to get into.
Roger Daltrey
At readings, audience members sometimes ask if I keep writing past the two hours if I’m on a roll, but I don’t. I figure that if I’m on a roll, it’s partially because I know I’m about to stop.
Aimee Bender
Music, Rock and Roll music especially, is such a generational thing. Each generation must have their own music, I had my own in my generation, you have yours, everyone I know has their own generation.
Ronnie James Dio
There was a moment when Prince did rock & roll with a sponge-y seductive sound. I think that’s what was in our head for ‘Get On Your Boots.’ But actually, the song is much more punk rock.
Bono
In 1905 Albert discovered Relativity, in 1906 he invented Rock and Roll.
Yahoo Serious
To me, rock and roll is like an ethos or a state of mind.
Kevin Parker
We were sitting on the bus one day and there were 5 of us hanging out. There was only one beer left in the cooler and we actually all took a little cup and split it. It was a pathetic day in a rock and roll when five grown men have to be sitting there sharing a beer.
Zakk Wylde
I’ve found that when you roll up your sleeves and join people in their daily work, they tend to open up quite a bit and let you know what they really think about the issues facing our country and what kind of job they think the government is doing.
Bob Beauprez
We just dig Southern rock ‘n’ roll. It hasn’t been represented well at all. So, we want to see the people in the South get their music out.
Ronnie Van Zant
I was the illegitimate child of the legitimate theater. I had no training. I came from downtown rock and roll, and when I came in and auditioned for the Broadway revival of ‘Hair,’ I had no eyebrows – kind of a Bowie-esque glimmer kid. And it was hard representing the flower power era when we were stone cold punks.
Annie Golden
The Ramones are an original rock and roll group of 1975, and their songs are brief, to the point, and every one a potential hit single.
Tommy Ramone
If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.
Steve Jobs
The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories, for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the floor when the rope breaks, and roll away in perfection and anarchy.
Mark Helprin
They’ll see it. And it doesn’t matter if they don’t. It’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll. But I do intend to move more into the Mainstream. Marilyn Manson is just the First phase.
Marilyn Manson
It’s a cruel, heartless world out there in commercial rock ‘n’ roll, and when you take as much time off as we did, eight years, booking agents don’t know if you’ll draw.
Tina Weymouth
I roll out of bed, walk into the garage, work out, and go about my day. I’ll bring my daughter out there in her ExerSaucer. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to a gym.
Mike Vogel
I’m not really a big X’s and O’s guy, but if you want to go there, I’m more of a space-the-floor type of coach: Five out, zero in, and that’s the way we play basketball, screen and roll here and there, pocket passes everywhere; it’s what it’s about.
Kyrie Irving
I didn’t think you could just become a rock and roll singer.
Tom Petty
Is the casual objectification of women so commonplace that we should all just suck it up, roll over, and accept defeat? I hope not.
Lauren Mayberry
People don’t understand that where I come from, everyone is either a convict, been in jail, been in a gang, is a hooligan of some sorts, but those are my brothers, my family and the people that I travel with. Those are the people that I roll with.
Lupe Fiasco
You’d be surprised. Drummers ape each other. The way every rock n’ roll record sounds like something else but not all together. Everything other drummers play, if you’re playing drums, they all hear.
Miles Davis
Rock & roll has kept us alive for all these years. But we just love country music. It’s in our blood.
Johnny Van Zant
Indeed, the Roman laws allowed no person to be carried to the wars but he that was in the soldiers’ roll.
Philip Sidney
Eating a tuna roll at a sushi restaurant should be considered no more environmentally benign than driving a Hummer or harpooning a manatee.
Daniel Pauly
There are enough scary rock & roll mothers in the world.
Tori Amos
The roll out of a new car is always filled with great anticipation; it’s almost like going back to school for a new school year.
Christian Horner
I know a lot is going to be on our shoulders, especially the way we’re starting games out. We have to start faster; I have to be sharper from the start, and I will be. And I’m confident that if we can get this thing started out a little better each week that we can get on that roll and be tough to stop.
Aaron Rodgers
Popular culture – above all rock ‘n’ roll, with its African-American R & B roots – did far more to radicalize us than did any feminist leader.
Camille Paglia
This isn’t meant to make me sound interesting and rock ‘n’ roll, but I wouldn’t want to live with me a lot of the time.
Martin Freeman
Energy is so important. If you don’t have it, don’t bother with rock and roll.
Yoko Ono
In my opinion, hip-hop has a lot to do with rock and roll, because at one point it was considered an alternative – edgy, independent. Hip-hop is pots and pans the way that punk is garage. You make something out of nothing.
CeeLo Green
I was drawn to love songs, but I was just drawn to great music – no matter if it’s hip-hop, pop, R&B or whether it’s rock n’ roll or country. It could be a Garth Brooks song, and if it’s a smash, then I’ll love the different wordplay and different melodies. That’s what I’m a fan of – great music.
Future
Well, I think we’re the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in the world.
Joey Ramone
I grew up listening to everything. And rock and roll has always been a big, big part of it – as big a part of what I do as any other type of music.
Jason Aldean
I can hang out with all my boyfriend’s friends. I know how to roll with the guys.
Rachel Bilson
I love my squirrel and dumplings, but you can make it with chicken and dumplings. I love making the dumplings. I think I just like to roll out dough.
Kay Robertson
When Little Richard used to stand up and play it was just fabulous, and Liberace had the candlesticks and the rings and the gift of the gab. The piano’s is the most ungainly rock’ n’ roll instrument of all time but those two people transcended it, as did Jerry Lee Lewis.
Elton John
When I’m not at work, I put deep conditioner in my hair and wear a baseball cap. I’ll just roll around on the off-days with goop in my hair, and then just rinse it out.
Sarah Rafferty
I love doing theaters, cracking people up, hearing them physically roll in the aisles. But we need to get serious. These are serious times. No joke. No joke.
James Gandolfini
I’ll do a cappella stuff, rock ‘n’ roll and swing stuff.
Juice Newton
There’s always people saying that rock is dead, rock is over. People are always out to kill rock and roll.
Nikki Sixx
No one knows this, but when I would play the clubs back in ’65, ’66, they used to call me ‘Screaming Chicken,’ ’cause I would go out and scream, fall on the ground, beat myself, smash stuff, jump through the ceiling, roll on the floor, and act like I was having epileptic fits.
Rick Nielsen
Democracy can tie your hands in a rock ‘n’ roll band, you know? It can be a great thing, but if you’ve got a certain amount of vision and you write a lot of songs, it’s sometimes better to have your own band and make your own decisions.
Jason Isbell
We have the opportunity and the responsibility to lead our country to a better and brighter future, and I cannot wait to roll up my sleeves and get back to work.
Elizabeth Esty
Without the Fender bass, there’d be no rock n’ roll or no Motown. The electric guitar had been waiting ’round since 1939 for a nice partner to come along. It became an electric rhythm section, and that changed everything.
Quincy Jones
I think I’ll always live in Fort Worth. It’s great that I can now go anywhere I want to play music, but I love coming back here. I can roll down the streets and just reminisce.
Leon Bridges
Rising genius always shoots out its rays from among the clouds, but these will gradually roll away and disappear as it ascends to its steady luster.
Washington Irving
I think that the best rock n’ roll is about the spirit of being young, the feeling of being 16 and getting crazy with your friends and going out to a show and just that whole feeling.
Sebastian Bach
The government is already into our lives a whole lot more than they should be. If I were president, I’d roll everything back. Everything!
Ray Stevens
After 50, the rock ‘n’ roll road is a little absurd. It’s very difficult to play these little places. You’re out there on a rickety old bus with no place to shower.
Nancy Sinatra
The old-timers schooled me good. They brainwashed me to respect music, whether we were playing rockabilly or blues or rock and roll.
Dr. John
I traveled with my mother, Lela, and there was never enough money. I always had to roll down my silk stockings and carry a doll when we bought train tickets so I could go half-fare. If we had $3, we always figured how to tip for the trunks and still eat.
Ginger Rogers
I love spoiling a party. I love it when someone is on a roll and just messin’ that up.
Rose Namajunas
The cutthroat avenues of rock ‘n’ roll, I am fed up with. I don’t want anything to do with it.
Neil Young
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is marketing. You’ve got a bunch of faceless people in a back room who trademark a name that sounds very official. Well, if you had thought of it first, you would have been the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Paul Stanley
No matter how long you play rock n roll songs might change just as the balls are there, the rock balls. And that’s what’s important to us.
Bon Scott
I think as far as themes, ‘Hedwig’ is about what music meant to you as a kid and how rock n’ roll can save you; that is definitely part of it.
John Cameron Mitchell
Drama is not great when it’s a roll off the curb into the gutter.
Agnes Moorehead
All it takes to become president is money and a certain kind of power. Being president is the first thing I can shoot for, not the highest. It may come to a point where people take rock and roll musicians more seriously than they take politicians. It may eventually turn out that musicians have more credibility.
Todd Rundgren
I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn’t play rock ‘n’ roll.
Joan Jett
I like everything from hard-style techno to rock n’ roll.
Kodi Smit-McPhee
Roger. Clear the tower. I got a pitch and a roll program, and this baby’s really going.
Pete Conrad
By no means, I can’t sing any rock and roll.
Kelli O’Hara
My all-time favorite rock and roll players were Scotty Moore, Chuck Berry and Franny Beecher, and I listened to the country playing of Merle Travis.
Alvin Lee
God’s dice always have a lucky roll.
Sophocles
I didn’t come out and roll from job to job – my first year was really tough. I had to work as a teaching assistant for an agency; I ran a pancake stall in Dulwich Market. I taught drama classes and ran my own workshops. I applied for every advert on Gumtree there possibly was.
Cush Jumbo
I wanted to make an image for myself as an outlaw type. A kind of rock ‘n’ roll sensibility.
Nicolas Cage
My mother’s records were formative for me, but when I became a teenager, I wanted to find songs that she wasn’t hip to. She was so hip, though, that I had to go outside rock n’ roll – so for about 10 years, I only listened to hip-hop, house and techno.
Jenny Lewis
Survivor is like rock ‘n’ roll – you can do what you want.
Jeff Probst
I try to kind of surf the waves as they come and stay loose so that if anything does throw me off balance, I’m kind of floppy enough to roll with it.
Rege-Jean Page
My influences in this world have always been Crazy Horse and Malcolm X, my overall influences. But I was influenced by rock n’ roll, blues, and country music. I was influenced by singers.
John Trudell
Deep Purple definitely belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ‘Cause they had great songs, great musicianship, they had an impact, and they’re a huge influence on the heavy metal community as a whole.
Kirk Hammett
Horseracing already has the highest mortality rate of any sport in the world per capita to the people who do it. If you crash in Nascar you still have a roll bar, and a cage, and a lot of protection. It’s built to crash, but if you fall off a racehorse we all know what can happen, so it’s tremendously dangerous.
Gary Ross
Ever since the beginning of rock and roll, there’s been an Axl Rose. And it’s just boring. It’s totally boring to me.
Kurt Cobain
People who got on their feet and freaked about were called idiot dancers. and nobody wants to be called an idiot dancer. But the whole idea of rock and roll is to get people off their arses – that’s what it’s about.
Steve Marriott
Our songs did not transcend being R&B hits. They were R&B hits that white kids were attracted to. And if people bought it, it became rock & roll. That’s marketing. Why couldn’t it still be R&B? The bass pattern didn’t change. The song didn’t change. It was still ‘Yakety Yak’ and ‘Searchin’.’
Jerry Leiber
As I said to Ringo, I was in a successful Rock N Roll band. He was in a band that changed the world. That’s the difference.
Greg Lake
There are three things on my piano – my Best Villainess award, my Grammy, and my Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame statue.
Michelle Phillips
The biggest question I have is if you’re a rock singer or a rock ‘n’ roll band, or if you’re a pop singer… if you’ve made your way in another genre of music and now you want to make a country record, why? That’s my question. Why?
Joe Nichols
Being in a rock n’ roll band was like being in a Sherman tank. Nothing got to you. You were surrounded and protected by men.
Grace Slick
I see the crowd singing ‘Rock ‘N Roll’ or ‘Back Road’ at my concerts… they are anthems and they lift up your life.
Rodney Atkins
Lemmy is, I think, for anybody in the world of rock n’ roll – you don’t have to be a bass player – he is a pioneer, and he was true to his music and also the lover of a lot of different styles of music.
Robert Trujillo
I never hated hip-hop. It became the new rock and roll. It became the biggest thing that Africans have ever done in the history of the Americas. Hip-hop put more black Americans on than anything before it. It fed more people. It allowed them to diversify into clothing lines and billion-dollar headphone companies.
Eddie Murphy
There’s a lot of politics in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. There’s a lot us artists would change about the induction ceremony and who they pick.
Joe Walsh
I can get away with anything. But when I try to be sincere, people just roll their eyes.
Zach Galifianakis
When I grew up, there was one music: rock n’ roll. Somewhere along the line, there was a separation. I don’t know why it happened, but it did happen.
Clarence Clemons
I loved the music, but the excesses of rock n’ roll never really appealed to me at all. I couldn’t see the point of getting up in front of a lot of people when you weren’t in control of your wits.
Robert Palmer
Life is full of confusion. Confusion of love, passion, and romance. Confusion of family and friends. Confusion with life itself. What path we take, what turns we make. How we roll our dice.
Matthew Underwood
I would just watch the animals, and their stories would roll out when I wrote.
Jean Craighead George
We kept my middle schooler home from school for three days before we turned in our final draft because she was so mean and so brutal at editing out all the cheesy bits. She would roll her eyes and make fun of us, and it was what we needed.
Margaret Stohl
Hip hop is the new rock n’ roll, you know what I mean? And anybody who doesn’t think that is just sort of living in the past. It’s all just American music, really, when you get right down to it.
Dan Auerbach
With so many of our fundamental rights hanging in the balance, it is not good enough to simply roll the dice, hoping a nominee has changed his past views. It’s not good enough to think, ‘This is the best we can expect from this president’.
Barbara Boxer
I’m from the South, and there’s a different understanding of how to chop. There’s a syllable play. It’s a delicate art. Your accent has a lot to do with it. If you’re from a certain area, words don’t roll of your tongue as slick.
Yelawolf
I think it’s probably best to work out in the morning to get it out of the way. My ultimate top tip is to drag yourself, even if you have to roll yourself out of your bed and in to a sit-up – it’s really not that bad once you start.
Lily James
I listen to everything while I train. From old school reggae, to classical stuff like Bach, to hip-hop, to rock and roll.
Jimmy Chin
I mean, there’s times to rock and roll, and I love that too. But I think my first love is acoustic music.
Graham Nash
Drill everything, mine everything, roll back regulations, tweak the science, expedite permits. Sound familiar? The Republicans offer up more 19th-Century solutions to our 21st-Century energy problems.
Jeff Goodell
You feel like you need to deal with a lot if you’re from Cleveland, so you learn to let things roll off your back, and you learn that humor is the best way to deal with it.
Vanessa Bayer
I was kind of broke . ‘The Girl on the Train’ was a last roll of the dice for me as a fiction writer.
Paula Hawkins
We went from an era when rock ‘n’ roll meant wearing a bustier as a woman and these spandex things and guys trying to portray someone that wasn’t realistic. We are trying to make it seem real… relate to our lives.
Eddie Vedder
I’m in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the One-Hit Wonder Wall. I’m still very troubled by the fact that I’m in the hall and my dad isn’t.
Debby Boone
I had a lot of times with Wales as well when we were getting beat – and beaten well – and you learn to deal with it. You learn that next time it happens, you roll your sleeves up and give everything for the team.
Gary Speed
I started out dabbling in rock and roll; then I did playback, and I have also sung for my own songs on screen.
Shruti Haasan
We’re notorious for living up to our namesake. We’re all about love. That’s how we roll, even when it’s to a fault.
Nancy Wilson
I love going to my supermarket. Sounds so rock ‘n’ roll, eh?
Rachel Stevens
Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band – we wanted to play rock and roll only.
Ritchie Blackmore
We have a beautiful program which is audacious and I really want us all to roll up our sleeves and to work at making it a success.
Pauline Marois
This is the way I look at sex scenes: I have basically been doing them for a living for years. Trying to seduce an audience is the basis of rock ‘n roll, and if I may say so, I’m pretty good at it.
Jon Bon Jovi
The players that always used to frighten me were the big servers so someone like John Isner if he gets on a roll with his serve, can be a nightmare to play against.
Tim Henman
I’d stand on the side of the road when I was just a little girl singing on trash cans. People would roll down their windows saying, ‘Isn’t she cute’. I had a vivid imagination. I always pretended it was some big stage.
Missy Elliott
I don’t know how much more expressive you can get than being a rock and roll singer.
Robert Plant
That was the greatest trick in music that people ever pulled off, to convince artists that you can’t be an artist and make money. I think the people that were making the millions said that. It was almost shameful, especially in rock n’ roll.
Jay-Z