Mouthing Off: A Book Of Rock & Roll Quotes
Mouthing Off: A Book of Rock & Roll Quotes
Whether it's David Bowie, Gwen Stefani, Michael Stipe, or Joan Jett, rock stars are never at a loss for words. Often obnoxious, sometimes introspective, and remarkably honest, these musings are collected here for fans who want an insight into what makes their favorite artists tick, how they view their roles as "stars" in a celebrity-obsessed society, and what does (or doesn't) differentiate musicians from everyone else. Organized by subject matter, it presents a broad cross-section of artists offering diverse commentary on each subject. Drawing from his extensive career as a rock journalist, the author has culled these gems from countless interviews, selecting quotations about subjects such as religion, rock critics, drug use, and the battle of the sexes. Appealing to fans, musicians, and industry mavens alike, it offers familiar foibles and a glimpse into a world often perceived as glamorous and charmed.
"I heard that your brain stops growing when you start doing drugs. Let's see, I guess that makes me 19." -- Steven Tyler of Aerosmith
"There is nothing at all the matter with some journalists that a quick slap on the face couldn't sort...