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    A girl playing rock and roll, it's saying I own my sexuality and I'm going to tell you what I'm going to do. And I think people just find that threatening.

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    As soon as I could put together the, you know, three or four notes that made up, like, sort of a rock and roll lick, you know, like a Chuck Berry kind of thing, I was off and running. Just completely taken over.

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    Argentina is a very interesting culture because unlike Europe and the US, they did not abandon rock and roll music, they did not turn their backs on it. It's an important part of their culture. So guitar music is an important part of their culture. So me being into rock music, I get respect working there, which wasn't happening in Europe or in the US.

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    As I define it, rock and roll is dead. The attitude isn't dead, but the music is no longer vital. It doesn't have the same meaning. The attitude, though, is still very much alive - and it still informs other kinds of music.

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    Cats on the bandstand, give them each a big hand, anyone who sweats like that must be all right.

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    Did you ever hear about the rock and roll singer who got 3 or 4 Cadillacs, saying power to the people, dance to the music, wants you to pat him on the back.

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    Don't have much, but what I've got is yours, except of course my steel guitar.

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    Elvis is the king of rock and roll, who made white kids shake their shackle.

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    Ever since the beginning of rock and roll, there's been an Axl Rose. And it's just boring. It's totally boring to me.

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    Everyone talks about rock these days; the problem is they forget about the roll.

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    Every performer who ever performed in rock and roll or even close to it is lying if they tell you that they weren't influenced in some way or another by Elvis Presley. He turned the world around.

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    Find myself a rock and roll band, that needs a helping hand.

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    Ain't singing for Pepsi, ain't singing for Coke, I don't sing for nobody, makes me look like a joke.

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    All I want to do, is write rock and roll that you could listen to as you got older, and it wouldn't lose anything; it would be timeless, in the subject matter and the literacy of the lyrics.

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    All the women in the world want a phony rock star who plays guitar.

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    Call me a relic, call me what you will, say I'm old fashion, say I'm over the hill. Today's music ain't got the same soul, I like that old time rock and roll.

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    Drive away and try to keep smiling. Get a little rock and roll on the radio and go toward life with all the courage you can find and all the belief you can muster. Be true, be brave, stand.

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    Every time I tried to tell you the words just came out wrong, so I'll have to say I love you in a song.

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    Get some sleep and dream of rock and roll.

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    Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul. I want to get lost in the rock and roll, and drift away.

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    Gonna wind it up on my guitar. Gonna make that silver sing.

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    Hopefully I'm bringing to rock n' roll the kind of spontaneity that I love, and always believed rock and roll stands for.

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    I always felt that I was one of the women who helped lay the foundation for rock and roll. But I'd always been overlooked by the Hall of Fame.

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    I am singing in an operatic voice for the public, to bring something more to Rock and Roll. Because in a Rock and Roll performance, the singer talks to the public whereas in Opera the singer only talks to a character, inside a story. The public sees this as a picture, I want to transport this picture into the room where the public is.

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    I come equipped with stereophonic funk producin´ disco inducin´ twin magnetic rock receptors.

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    Generally, if you could picture a bunch of rock and roll momentum behind a song and it was particularly melodious, maybe the Pornographers would do it. If it was kind of moody and more lyrical, then maybe it would be a Destroyer song. Anything that's really lyrically driven I would keep for Destroyer.

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    I don't know how much more expressive you can get than being a rock and roll singer.

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    I don't want to be a playwright, I want to be a rock and roll star.

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    I'd rather play jazz, I hate rock and roll.

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    If rock-and-roll is well done, there's nothing so terribly wrong with that kind of music. But the lyrics are another story.

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    I didn't want to be told what to do. I don't want to water down my music to fit into their formats. I know what rock and roll is to me, but everything's turning into one big commercial.

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    If you can get them once, man, get them standing up when they should be sitting down, sweaty when they should be decorous, smile when they should be applauding politely-and I think you sort of switch on their brain, man, so that makes them say: 'Wait a minute, maybe I can do anything.' Whoooooo! It's life. That's what rock and roll is for, turn that switch on, and man, it can all be.

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    I first met Jimmy Page in London in 1961, and he was listening to James Burton, Scotty Moore and Cliff Gallup with Gene Vincent, as was I ... these were the rock and roll guys who really sparked our interest in the guitar, and later we delved into other things and went different directions ... during my time with Eric Clapton, we talked about what we'd listened to early on, and he was a huge fan of Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis

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    I don't want to name names, but the least I can say about rock and roll is that I'm suspicious.

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    If you're in the heyday of rock and roll and movies, and that's where I grew up. We didn't have to look for it. We didn't have to create angst. We didn't have to create desire. We didn't have to say, see we were screwed, my generation, because we wanted to be The Beatles or Elvis Presley. That ain't going to happen. So we always had this thing to reach for.

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    If you get earaches, I'd turn my volume down a notch or two for you. Cause I will do anything for you.

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    I get confused between the rock and roll thing and my movie star thing... We're f - -ing movie stars.

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    If you truly dig what you are doing, if you lay it out that way, nobody can not respond. That's what rock and roll is; it's relentless.

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    I got into rock and roll to piss my parents off and the establishment around me.

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    I know life sometimes can get tough! And I know life sometimes can be a drag! But people, we have been given a gift, We have been given a road, And that road's name is... Rock and Roll!

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    I got my hush puppies on. I guess I never was made meant for glitter rock and roll.

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    I grew up around music. My father was a professional musician. We used to have a trailer house that we travelled in. I've always loved music. Started out loving to sing to the standards and songs of the early 50s, then that interest shifted to rock and roll, Motown, folk.

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    I grew up in the funk, rock and roll, blues and r&b tradition, and I came to this thing we call jazz later. And I came to improvise music from the standpoint of jazz; I was improvising, but within these other genres of music.

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    I have undeniable evidence that many have awakened as a result of my raising hell. Raising hell is SO American rock-and-roll. And of course even soulless wimps love killer music and my incredible guitar tone.

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    If you don't know the blues... there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.

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    I like rock and roll t-shirts, tight jeans, and sneakers or boots. Really just laid back, sort of rock and roll. I'm a sneaker person. I don't really like to wear high heels. I'm always really paranoid when I'm on stage playing guitar that I'm going to trip over one of the cords when I'm prancing around so I have on wedges or shoes that are not too high.

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    I just know that, right now, ... the biggest record selling business there is is rock and roll.

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    I love classic rock, rock and roll, that's the top notch. I love soul - bluesy music as well.

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    I love rock and roll, so put another dime in the juke box, baby.

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    I'm in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on the One-Hit Wonder Wall. I'm still very troubled by the fact that I'm in the hall and my dad isn't.