Heavy Metal Quote
1. I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude.
2. You have to respect people for what they do. Just because you don’t like it, it’s like, I don’t like heavy metal too much, but I can still respect it.
3. All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the ’70s sounds nothing like the stuff from the ’80s, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the ’90s. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?
4. To some people heavy metal is Motorhead and to others it’s Judas Priest.
5. All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the
6. Nineties. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?
7. It’s a heavy weight, the camera. Now we have modern and lightweight, small plastic cameras, but in the ’70s they were heavy metal.
8. The misunderstanding out there is that we are a ‘hard rock’ band or a ‘heavy metal’ band. We’ve only ever been a rock n’ roll band.
9. I grew up on misogynist, devil-worshipping heavy metal music, and then it was groups like The Clash and Public Enemy that reminded me that there were a different set of ideas that could be expressed with great music.
10. I was in punk rock bands, heavy metal bands, world music bands, jazz groups, any type of music that would take me. I just love music.
11. I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it’s motivational. I like old heavy metal when I’m outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.
12. When Klopp speaks about his football being heavy metal, I understand completely. It is so aggressive. For the fans, it is really good.
13. When heavy metal was really big in the ’80s, it was huge, and then it kind of waned down and kind of came back.
14. I really felt like we were gonna be The Rolling Stones of heavy metal, and we could have been.
15. So many bands would say that they were alternative, or they were this or that… ‘Heavy metal’ was a pretty uncool word after about 1992; it was almost like, ‘Stay away.’ But it didn’t bother us one bit. And our fans were the best ever.
16. Venom was a joke in the ’80s, their heavy metal music sucked big time, and I really have no interest in them – not then, not now.
17. In 1994, we had the first record by a true heavy metal band to ever hit the Billboard top No. 1 slot. We paved the way. And we always waved the heavy metal flag.
18. Everything I do is autobiographical in some way. ‘Wayne’s World’ was me growing up in the suburbs of Toronto and listening to heavy metal, and ‘Austin Powers’ was every bit of British culture that my father, who passed away in 1991, had forced me to watch and taught me to love.
19. Since the 1960s, mainstream media has searched out and co-opted the most authentic things it could find in youth culture, whether that was psychedelic culture, anti-war culture, blue jeans culture. Eventually heavy metal culture, rap culture, electronica – they’ll look for it and then market it back to kids at the mall.
20. I truly believe heavy metal has gone south. Too many people are focusing on, will the songs be on the radio, will the shirt be in Hot Topic?
21. The guitar influence that affected my songwriting came from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
22. I write almost all my songs on an acoustic guitar, even if they turn into rock songs, hard rock songs, metal songs, heavy metal songs, really heavy songs… I love writing on an acoustic because I can hear what every string is doing; the vibrations haven’t been combined in a collision of distortion or effects yet.
23. When I was a kid, I loved a heavy metal band called Motley Crue. I was thirteen when they came to my city, and I called every hotel in the Yellow Pages asking for a room by the name of their manager in hopes of meeting the band. After two or three hours of calling hotels, I got through, and the manager’s brother answered the phone.
24. If heavy metal bands ruled the world, we’d be a lot better off.
25. In grade one and two, I was definitely into heavy metal and Satanic rock music, bands that had attributes that were quote-unquote ‘Satanic,’ even things like the Rolling Stones with ‘Their Satanic Majesties Request’ and ‘Sympathy for the Devil,’ but also like Motley Crue and Kiss and Alice Cooper
26. I think the minute you mention death, people run for the hills – unless it’s heavy metal. People do not like death.
27. I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers.
28. Guitar Player Magazine says Dick Dale is the father of Heavy Metal, blowing up 48 amplifiers, creating the first power amplifier.
29. There are certain things that you can blast through a stereo. You can blast hip-hop. You can blast heavy metal. You can’t blast ‘All Things Considered.’
30. For me, I’m way more at home in heavy metal than I am in classical music.
31. Strapping Young Lad is a vehicle for me to be wild and extroverted and ridiculous. It gives me the chance to say, ‘Look at me. I’m a heavy metal guy. I’m Rob Halford or Bruce Dickinson or whoever.’
32. ‘Epicloud’ is the first record that I felt confident enough to include all those things on one record, so it goes between melodic hard rock to schizophrenic heavy metal to country to really ambient stuff, and it’s all in one place.
33. I tried to take heavy metal… and balled it up and chopped it in half and really tried to create a new form of energy. I really tried to re-shape extreme music as I see it through my eyes.
34. I wasn’t that wild about that. I told them basically if they were really going to want to bring back heavy metal to a program on MTV, then they are really going to have to get in touch with what real heavy metal is.
35. With Pantera, we lived through so many trend-of-the-day situations – when grunge was huge, we were still a heavy metal band; when hip-hop started getting incorporated into metal, we stuck to our guns and remained a heavy metal band very purposefully.
36. You gotta look beyond the mainstream… the mainstream’ll drown you, you know? There’s always a pulse in the underground that I love. And the pulse in the underground is what keeps heavy metal alive.
37. I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don’t really have hobbies in the traditional sense… I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters.
38. Deep Purple definitely belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. ‘Cause they had great songs, great musicianship, they had an impact, and they’re a huge influence on the heavy metal community as a whole.
39. Pantera revolutionized the sound and the approach to heavy metal. It’s been regurgitated. Once you up the production on a product and not just the playing but the actual production, then it’s going to up the ante.
40. People like Art Blakey and Buddy Rich, you look at them playing music, and it’s just like looking at a heavy metal drummer. I mean, they’re playing with the same amount of ferocity. It’s not to say all jazz is like that.
41. The same sensations that you get in heavy metal are in horror movies. Heavy metal sounds evil and horror movies are evil, ha ha!
42. It’s a very empowering kind of music, heavy metal is.
43. Heavy metal is always going to be there. At its core, it’s all about a primitive connection we all need to keep in our lives.
44. The great thing about Priest, in all the years that we’ve been making heavy metal music, is that we’ve always kind of carried this metal flag, if you will – this beacon of hope that, no matter what you may be going through in life, there’s always a sense of overcoming difficulties, a sense of winning, a sense of coming out on top.
45. Heavy metal is immortal, but we’re not.
46. There are gay and lesbian people in all walks of life, in all different types of professions. I just happen to be a gay man who sings in a heavy metal band.
47. When we talk about ‘Firepower,’ we’re talking about the fire and power of heavy metal to prevail and endure difficulties. ‘Children of the Sun,’ is, to some extent, about climate change and the ecosystem… We want to deliver a message to the people without being too much of a teacher.
48. I go online, and I love watching heavy metal bands and guitar players play heavy metal versions of the ‘Zelda’ theme, and people do all the ‘Zelda’ music, which is one of my favorite soundtracks.
49. We’re a rock n’ roll band. We play heavy metal music. And we want to give you a great time. That’s basically how it all boils down.
50. One of the songs we recorded for ‘The Long Run’ was called ‘You’re Really High, Aren’t You?’ Which never really made it onto a record, but later on, it became ‘Heavy Metal.’ I took that track that wasn’t used, and when I was invited to write a song for that movie,
51. I took that track and recorded that song for that movie.
52. I don’t think there’s any music that you hear on the radio today that would be possible without Jimi Hendrix. Rock, blues-rock, heavy metal, any guitar stuff when you get right down to it – Jimi did it. He’s certainly the guy who basically invented the blues-rock genre for guitar players.
53. It was a free-for-all with music when I was growing up. My mother was a huge music fanatic so I was listening to everything from country to heavy metal to Indigo Girls to Elton John. I guess when I was really young I didn’t like Willie Nelson, and she obviously loved him. Now I do too, I’m so thankful to her for playing his music nonstop.
54. My mom always encouraged me, it was never weird. She’d look at ‘Heavy Metal’ and go ‘Woo-hoo!’
55. Motley Crue was actually my gateway to heavy metal.
56. At 15, I started listening to hard rock and heavy metal, but I would say it was more hard rock because I liked Kiss, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, and eventually AC/DC.
57. Years ago, I was performing, and people kept calling out for ‘Puppy Love’ and I just didn’t want to. Then I thought I’d have some fun, so we did this insane heavy metal version of it. The applause was polite.
58. As always, my influences are diverse and not what you might expect from a ‘heavy metal’ artist.
59. Anything that anybody wants to give me is great! I’ve had folk songs, heavy metal songs, jewellery… I would never call anything any fan gives me weird, as it’s how people express what they like about the books, what it means to them, and that’s a wonderful thing.
At 18, I moved to L.A. with my heavy metal band Avant Garde, which was very much influenced by Metallica. At 19, I got a job at Tower Records, and everything started to change very quickly. I started listening to the Velvet Underground, Pixies, early Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and also earlier music like the Beatles.
60. When I was a very young kid, the first music that really turned me on was a new wave of British heavy metal – big, dumb rock music. There was a band called Diamond Head – they were basically the band that inspired Metallica. But I also liked bands like Saxon and Iron Maiden.