100+ Best Rock n Roll Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational rock n roll quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

Famous Rock n Roll Quotes

When all is one and one is all, that’s what it is To be a rock and not to roll.  Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven

I just didn’t expect an acoustic version of Rock’n’Roll All Nite. Ace Frehley

I’m into rock ‘n’ roll because rock ‘n’ roll, to me, means freedom. Ozzy Osbourne

I don’t know if it’s possible to live the rock’n’roll lifestyle and still be romantic. Adam Levine

Rock and roll ain’t nothing but jazz with a hard backbeat. Keith Richards, Life

Rock’n’roll will never go away completely because it’s so fundamentally attractive. Alex Turner

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

Rock ‘n’ roll but I also like sporting events a lot. I love Mike Piazza. Angie Everhart

Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards. Keith Richards

Country music belongs to America. Bill Monroe

If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it Chuck Berry

I’m more in love with Rock n Roll today than other things. It grows, you know? Bon Scott

It’s got a backbeat, you can’t lose it Any old time you use it It’s gotta be rock and roll music If you wanna dance with me. Chuck Berry, Rock And Roll Music

Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it’s not OK, but you can change it. Bono

Good music comes out of people playing together, knowing what they want to do and going for it. Keith Richards

Rock music should be gross: that’s the fun of it. It gets up and drops its trousers. Bruce Dickinson

If Music is a place  then Jazz is the city, Folk is the wilderness, Rock is the road, Classical is a temple. Vera Nazarian

If you really want to annoy me, ask me when I’m going to retire from rock n’ roll. Bruce Dickinson

Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward life with all the courage you can find and all the belief you can muster. Be true, be brave, stand. Stephen King, ‘It: A Novel

I like narrative storytelling as being part of a tradition, a folk tradition. Bruce Springsteen

I am the innovator. I am the originator. I am the emancipator. I am the architect of rock ‘n’ roll! Little Richard

Everyone in rock ‘n roll including myself was touched by Elvis’s spirit, I was, and always will be a fan. Bryan Ferry

Rock ‘n’ roll is a participatory sport. It ain’t passive. It ain’t TV. Go out there and rock ‘n’ roll and dance and have fun. Steven Van Zandt

If anyone asks you what kind of music you play, tell him ‘pop.’ Don’t tell him ‘rock ‘n’ roll’ or they won’t even let you in the hotel. Buddy Holly

Rock ‘n’ roll is an attitude, it’s not a musical form of a strict sort. Lester Bangs

I love to rock ‘n roll. But my finest suit, of all the things I do, is as a songwriter. Dan Fogelberg

Rock ‘n’ roll might not solve your problems, but it does let you dance all over them. Pete Townshend

My my, hey hey Rock and roll is here to stay It’s better to burn out than to fade away. Jeff Blackburn, Neil Young, ‘Hey Hey, My My Into the Black

Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that’s stripped down. Dave Grohl

Elvis may be the King of Rock and Roll, but I am the Queen. Little Richard

When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 80’s. David Lee Roth

The music simply drifts away into the stratosphere of formal dialectic, beyond our social concerns. Dave Hickey, ‘Air Guitar: Essays On Art And Democracy

Music is the soundtrack of your life. Dick Clark

Rock and roll keeps you in a constant state of juvenile delinquency. Eddie Spaghetti

I don’t set trends. I just find out what they are and exploit them. Dick Clark

Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that’s stripped down. Dave Grohl

Your woman pisses you off so that gets in there; that’s rock n roll. Gary Cherone

Rock and roll is a nuclear blast of reality in a mundane world where no one is allowed to be magnificent. Kim Fowley

Well, I wouldn’t want to say that I started it (rock ‘n’ roll), but I don’t remember anyone else before me playing that kind of stuff. Fats Domino

Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it. Elvis Presley

Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat. Jean Paul Sartre

Rock and roll doesn’t necessarily mean a band. It’s that question of trying to be immortal. Malcolm Mclaren

Worry is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but get you nowhere.

Give me a mandolin and I’ll play you rock ‘n’ roll. Keith Moon.

The only negative thing about murder is that when you kills someone they can no longer suffer. Varg Vikernes

A lot of people seem to think I started this business. But rock ‘n’ roll was here a long time before I came along. Nobody can sing that kind of music like colored people. Let’s face it: I can’t sing like Fats Domino can. I know that. Elvis Presley

Life is beautiful. Be thankful for everything. Destroy your ego. Free hugs. Sing your hearts out in the street. Rock ‘n roll. Ariana Grande

We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first, rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. John Lennon

Excuses are the rocks where our dreams are crushed. Tim Fargo

Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world. Peter York

My driving philosophy about making music is that you can reduce it all down to one note if that note is played with the right kind of sincerity. Eric Clapton

Rock ’n roll is really swing with a modern name. It began on the levees and plantations, took in folk songs, and features blues and rhythm. It’s the rhythm that gets to the kids  they’re starved of music they can dance to, after all those years of crooners. Alan Freed

One time we saw some hookers but when we got closer we realized it was Motley Crue. James Hetfield

No change in musical style will survive unless it is accompanied by a change in clothing style. Rock is to dress up to. Frank Zappa

In matters of style, swim with the current, in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

 From this moment on I’d dedicate my life to rock and roll and take as many drugs as possible. What could possibly go wrong? Craig Ferguson, American On Purpose: The Improbable Adventures Of An Unlikely Patriot

It wasn’t art. Queen was my proof, my evidence, that these people were wrong  and they meant everything to me. Axl Rose

Usually, the best thing is when the band goes to the bar and gets the corner table, we sit there like kings, and then they bring people to us. It’s just rock ‘n’ roll. It’s stupid, really. Andy Summers

Rock and roll music  the music of freedom frightens people and unleashes all manner of conservative defense mechanisms. Salman Rushdie

Rock n’ roll is poison put to sound. Pablo Casals

I like to rock like a wild animal. I like to rock it well enough to whip a yak’s ass. I love to rock it well on a horse’s ass. I like to rock it real hard. I love to rock it all the way to Russia. I like to kick out the Jazz and kick it out all the way. Wesley Willis

Rock’n’roll starts between the legs and goes through the heart, then to the head. As long as it does those three things, it’s a great rock song. John Mellencamp

If you don’t know the blues There’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music. Keith Richards

The great thing about rock and roll is that someone like me can be a star. Elton John

I started playing ukulele first for 2 years from age 9 to 11 and got my first guitar and got inspired by blues I heard on the radio that turned me on and I started learning myself. Johnny Winter

If you want to release your aggression, get up and dance. That’s what rock and roll is all about. Chuck Berry

You can take things that Jimi Hendrix took, from Curtis Mayfield or from Buddy Guy for example, because we are all children of everything, even Picasso. But if you want to stand out, you have to learn to crystallize your existence and create your own fingerprints. Carlos Santana

Music is my religion. Jimi Hendrix

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

Rock music was never written for or performed for conservative tastes. Frank Zappa

As I said, when we needed to move over to rock’n’roll, Sam and Vernon couldn’t quite make the shift. So that’s when Larry took over on drums, and we needed a bass player. Neil Innes

Art is my God, Music is my religion. Otep Shamaya

it’s a term that’s based on fashion, style, elitism, satanism, and everything that’s rotten about rock ‘n’ roll. Iggy Pop

Until I realized that rock music was my connection to the rest of the human race, I felt like I was dying, for some reason, and I didn’t know why. Bruce Springsteen

I am the innovator. I am the originator. I am the emancipator. I am the architect of rock ‘n’ roll! Little Richard

Music is the only thing in this world, with the exception of sneezing and looking at the sunset, that takes you to a place that’s above the mundane. Stephan Jenkins

When life knocks you down, roll over and look at the stars.

Paul Ryan’s love for Rage Against The Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades. Tom Morello

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

Led Zeppelin is the greatest. Robert Plant is one of the most original vocalists of our time. As a rock band they deserve the kind of success they’re getting. Freddie Mercury

You should be able to clear the room at the drop of a hat. Paul Westerberg

What’ll you do when you get lonely And nobody’s waiting by your side? You’ve been running and hiding much too long. Eric Clapton, Layla.

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

Back at the Roadhouse they got some bungalows And that’s for the people Who like to go down slow The Doors, ‘Roadhouse Blues

The other part of the scene, the rock ‘n’ roll and the jazz, are the walls of the blues. Luther Allison

Big wheels keep on turning Carrying me home to see my kin Singing songs about the southland. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Sweet Home Alabama

Excuses are rocks where our dreams are crushed. Tim Fargo

Singing, I love rock and roll Put another dime in the jukebox, baby I love rock and roll So come and take your time and dance with me. Arrows, ‘I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll

Just because I cut the heads off dolls doesn’t mean I hate babies, I just hate dolls. Alice Cooper

Smoke on the water, a fire in the sky. Deep Purple, ‘Smoke On The Water

Rock and roll is a nuclear blast of reality in a mundane world where no-one is allowed to be magnificent. Kim Fowley

Girl, you really got me goin You got me so I don’t know what I’m doin Yeah, you really got me now.  Kinks, You Really Got Me

My son Jack just got out of rehab, he’s 17 years old and he got hooked on Oxycontin and I’m just a little pissed off that he never gave me a few. Ozzy Osbourne

We don’t need no education We don’t need no thought control No dark sarcasm in the classroom Teachers, leave them kids alone. Pink Floyd, Another Brick In The Wall  Part II’.

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

If I could Baby I’d give you my world How can I When you won’t take it from me? Fleetwood Mac, Go Your Own Way

Don’t be afraid to be ambitious about your goals. Hard work never stops. Neither should your dreams. Dwayne Johnson

I like smoke and lightning Heavy metal thunder Racin’ with the wind And the feeling’ that I’m under. Steppenwolf, Born To be Wild

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

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