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We thought, “We can make a guitar. Maybe we can make something that’s better than anybody has ever made.” My dad had that attitude, which I inherit, “If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth doing properly.” And I kind of extend that. I think, “If a thing’s worth doing, it’s worth overdoing.” That’s kind of a Queen thing.
Brian May on the making of his Red Special guitar, Absolute Radio interview

Doctor Who - "Mummy on the Orient Express"

  • Perkins: "You know Doctor, I can’t tell if you’re a genius or just incredibly arrogant."
  • The Doctor: “Well, on a good day I'm both.”
Every time we’re about to get onstage at those festivals I think, ‘Man, we’re gonna get bottled – it’s gonna be nuts.’ But no: there’s dudes with leather jackets and upside-down crosses tattooed on their faces, going ‘Love will find a way!’ All the Slayer fans f*cking love Tesla.
Tesla guitarist Dave Rude on the band’s fears as to how they will be received being sandwiched between much heavier bands at festivals like Download, Classic Rock interview
Any day you end with more hope than you started with is a day worth celebrating.
I think a band like King’s X is incredible. They’re one of the greatest and not sufficiently recognized bands.
Andy Summers, Music Radar interview
We played our hearts out. We always did. We’ve never not given 120%.
dUg Pinnick on playing to three people in clubs on the Out of the Silent Planet tour, Rick Davenport’s Rock Show
My career started at 38, so I always try to tell people don’t give up on it if you believe. Just keep doing it.
I was so sick of trying to figure out what people wanted to hear. One day I just woke up and said, “I’m not gonna play that game. I’m gonna write whatever the heck I feel like. Whatever comes out is whatever comes out, and that’s gonna be that.”
Ty Tabor on his songwriting mindset for King’s X, Rich Davenport’s Rock Show
The foundation has got to be a solid platform that you can stand on and speak to these kids and say, “This is the way you build yourself. If you build yourself this way, and handle yourself this way, and have character, you get to play football.” And winning will take care of itself, because young men of character and discipline and commitment end up winning in life, and they end up winning in football. Well, when you flip it, and the foundation of what you’re doing is football, and then you hope all that other stuff follows, well then you think football builds character, which it does not. Football reveals character.
Bill Courtney, Manassas High School head football coach 2002–2009, Undefeated
Being a rock star provided access to people and relationships I would never have known otherwise.
Try using will-power when you have diarrhea.
Ace Frehley on using will-power when dealing with addiction, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction speech
There’s been a lot of pressure on [the Rock Hall] to induct us over the years, and they resisted. We could’ve been inducted 15 years ago. You’re eligible after 25 years as a band, but they waited 40. Sooner or later, it doesn’t matter to me. As far as I’m concerned, it’s a big honor and I plan to have a good time.
Ace Frehley on KISS’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Noisy interview
Our happiness and self-esteem don’t depend on the Rock Hall or any entity. The fans empower us. We’ve been in the hall of fame since we began. Our fans put us there.
Gene Simmons on KISS’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, USA Today
[The Rock Hall] dodged this bullet for a long time. We’re the bitter pill they finally had to swallow.
Paul Stanley on KISS’ induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, USA Today
I created Gene Simmons, because the other me didn’t work.
Gene Simmons on the Demon persona he used to cover his fears and insecurities, "Kiss Forever: 40 Years of Feuds and Fury" by Brian Hiatt, Rolling Stone, April 10, 2014