With the Stray Cats at least, we really took the music somewhere else. First, we wrote our own songs. That's a real weak point in modern classics if you do rockabilly or blues.

By : Brian Setzer 0 Likes          


If peace only had the music and pageantry of war, there'd be no wars.

By : Sophie Kerr

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I use music as a medium to talk to people.

By : Sun Ra

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Don't make music for some vast, unseen audience or market or ratings share or even for something as tangible as money. Though it's crucial to make a living, that shouldn't be your inspiration. Do it for yourself.

By : Billy Joel

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I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart's in the right place, and I love country music.

By : Keith Urban

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My favorite moment of the whole thing was when John Belushi suggested that I get a hold of all the blues records I could so I could research the music.

By : Steve Cropper

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You know, musicians aren't very stable, in case you hadn't noticed.

By : Josh Silver

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The music industry over there seems to treat America like it's one territory even though they got offices in different parts of America - they're still quite sort of 'America is the territory.'

By : Sean Booth

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I think that a song, when it works, never mind a piece of long form music, even a song is something that speaks to itself but has a language all of its own, ideally.

By : Steve Hackett

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Even though I have often recorded alone, I still feel the best music is made by musicians playing off each other.

By : John Fogerty

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I worked on scores. I went to the musical library in Berlin which is very famous. I discovered that we had scores of Beethoven, printed scores of Beethoven, that are full of mistakes. Not the wrong or false notes, but the wrong dynamic, understandable things.

By : Kurt Masur

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The Doors were never that good as musicians.

By : Ray Manzarek

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Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth.

By : Ludwig van Beethoven

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