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Some Of The Best Music Quotes Of 2014

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2014 is gone and a full year lis a long time for people to talk and talk, so this is collection of some quotes of 2014, some of the best ones I could find. Some are funny, some are thoughtful, some, well are hard to get!

Jack White on his new album ‘Lazaretto’: ‘This is the experienced version of me talking to the inexperienced version of me.’ Narcissist? Barely! This is one quote I don’t really get, I just need more explanation.

Jennifer Lopez, who just had a ‘Dance Again’ special on HBO, said: ‘We don’t have to stop being a woman or stop being sexy because we’ve reached a certain age.’ She says much more stupid things during this documentary, about respecting people’s believes (to justify her performance for some rich middle Eastern guy), but I won’t go there. Sure Jenny, as long as you have an army behind you to fix you each night, you can be sexy till 100!

Phil Collins who said he has been asked to work with Adele on her upcoming third full-length: ‘She’s a slippery little fish is Adele. She got hold of me and asked if I would write with her. She gave me a piece of music to finish and at first I didn’t know if I’d failed the audition as I didn’t hear back from her. And now I’ve heard there’s a [new album] coming out. I’m not on it, I know that.’ So was he pissed off because she changed her mind of something like this? This seemed to be an odd pairing to begin with.

Queen of the Stone Age’s frontman Josh Homme has a way to express himself very simply and directly, and he had quite a tirade during a show in Texas: ‘This next song is by Imagine Dragons’ and, when the crowd heckled, he added: ‘Fuck everything. Fuck the man. Fuck Imagine Dragons and fuck the Grammys.’ Oh well, he was drunk he said later, but I am sure he was totally meaning it.

As we all know, U2 released their album in a very strange manner, sending it to everyone’s iTunes… Not everyone was pleased and Bono finally apologized, kind of: ‘Oops. I’m sorry about that. I had this beautiful idea — might have got carried away with it ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing. A drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity, a dash of self-promotion and deep fear that these songs that we’d poured our life into over the last few years mightn’t be heard. There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.’

But this made Sharon Osbourne react with some real rage, go Sharon!: ‘ U2 you are business moguls not musicians anymore. No wonder you have to give your mediocre music away for free cause no one wants to buy it.’ Ouch! No Ozzy-Bono collab in the future I guess.

Diplo had some bon mots about his type of entertainment: ‘EDM is just a term that journalists came up with for the part of the market that sells energy drinks.’

But I had promised a thoughtful quote and here is one from Jenny Lewis, talking about her songwriting: ‘Well, I think that’s a little presumptuous, honestly. Because how do you know that they’re totally personal things? If you only wrote from your own experiences, I don’t know if that would make for a very exciting listen. People assume I’m always writing about specific things about myself — and there’s an element of that — but there’s always an element of fabrication as well.’

And I want to close with a few quotes from Kanye West, because this would not be complete. I personally think that Kanye should give up music and be a stand-up comedian, because everything he says is so funny, and he is barely aware of it. Talking about his wedding photo: ‘We sat there and worked on that photo for, like, four days because the flowers were off-color.’ But I have more, the ultra narcissist over-the-top one: ‘My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live’, the confessional ones, ‘Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books’, ‘I feel like I’m too busy writing history to read it’, and ‘I don’t even listen to rap. My apartment is too nice to listen to rap in!’ Isn’t he hilarious? Honestly, there are so many of them, I could not choose, he even said during a podcast, ‘I don’t like facts because they go in the way of my opinions’! Which is totally genius, stupid and honest at the same time.

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