Top 10: Weirdest Things Said by my Favorite Musicians


September 10, 2014 by NowhereButPop

by Andrew Doscas


Most (good) musicians are weird by nature; after all, they kinda have to be a little offbeat in order to write down their feelings and publicize it for everyone to hear.[1]  Some musicians are weird (David Bowie, Prince, Bob Dylan), others are borderline insane (George Clinton, Fiona Apple, Keith Moon).[2]  Below are the 10 most puzzling things said by my own personal favorites.  After reading this list, you should fully understand why I have no idols.


10) “Time is a mind construct.  It’s not real.”



But you had an album called "Sign O' the Times"

But you had an album called “Sign O’ the Times”.


9) “I want to be like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, and John Lennon…but I want to stay alive”


So far she’s got the not dying part down pat.

8) “One thing that people don’t know about me?  I get sued way more often than I sue anyone else.”

-Axl Rose

Really? That’s the big secret of Axl Roses’ life?

7) “Your basic person wants to talk about material culture, and internet culture.  I think about God, cats, and nature.”

-Billy Corgan

I don't think Billy Corgan's ever listened to a Smashing Pumpkins song before

I don’t think Billy Corgan’s ever listened to a Smashing Pumpkins song before.

6) “My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live.”

-Kanye West

Honestly, there were just too many Kanye quotes to choose from.


5) “Rock and menopause do not mix.  It’s just not good.”

-Stevie Nicks

I mean, I’d assume so.


4) “I don’t mind being a grandfather; I’ve been a mother for so many years.”

-Steven Tyler

With outfits like this, is anyone really surprised?


3) “I was eating in a Chinese restaurant downtown, there was a dish called ‘Mother and Child Reunion’; it’s chicken and eggs, and I said ‘I gotta use that one’.”

-Paul Simon

I can’t believe that one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time had to plagiarize from a Chinese food menu.


2) “Mick Jagger is the only man I’ve ever seriously wanted to fuck.”

-Pete Townshend

To get to Jagger, he’d have to go through Bowie first.


1) “Sometimes I’ll get an erection…and I’ll see that erection as my enemy.”

-John Frusciante

Too true.


Arranged in no particular order, these are just a few of the most amusing things that my favorite musicians have said.  I’m sure there’s a lot more to go around.


[1] Or they’re just really shrewd and Machiavellian by capitalizing on any thought or feeling that comes to mind.

[2] Keep in mind that I could construct a list three times as long filled with only Prince quotes.


One thought on “Top 10: Weirdest Things Said by my Favorite Musicians

  1. toconnell88 says:

    Holy shit! Some of these are Tobias Fünke-good!

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