I still don’t exactly know or understand what the Hall is or how or why it makes money, where the money goes, who chooses the voters and why anyone or this board decides who, out of all the artists in the world that have contributed to this genre, officially “rock” enough to be in the Hall?
Axl Rose, on his refusal to show up to Guns N’ Roses induction into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.
Unbeknownst to many, Lou Reed took a break from music in 1991 to make a cameo appearance in this Microsoft patent. He was both uncredited and uncompensated.
Written by Sid Vicious to Nancy Spungen. Is there any question as to what the best item on this list is?
Piracy is the new radio. That’s how music gets around.
I’m finding that I have a little bit of trouble with the quality of the sound of music today. I don’t like it. It just makes me angry. Not the quality of the music, but we’re in the 21st century and we have the worst sound that we’ve ever had. It’s worse than a 78 [rpm record]. Where are our geniuses? What happened?
Of course John McCauley has a California Raisins tattoo and smokes Marlboro.
Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world. So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be shit – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. Fuck that! Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it fucking ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous shit. When people start lumping us into that kind of shit, it’s like, ‘Fuck you,’ honestly.
Black Keys Patrick Carney, via Rolling Stone.