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The Mouths That Roared - 100 Great Metal Quotes from 2003 (1-25)

  • Tommy Lee on Vince Neil: (referring to the "talent show" segment aired on a recent episode of "The Surreal Life"). "It such a waste of time!! So I won't waste much of it... After all, that is all we have here on this planet is time, right??!! ... I only said, 'Wow... rock stars don't do talent shows.' I didn't say [the show] sucked or judge it! I think Vince is at an all-time low even. doing that show... Dragging what's left of a once-great band upsets me!! C'mon man! ... Onstage with Corey Feldman?? Open your eyes guys!! Only my opinion..."

  • Lars Ulrich on Limp Bizkit: "I really like LIMP BIZKIT. I mean, I've said it for years — I don't know if anyone actually hears it — but I think LIMP BIZKIT are an awesome band. In terms of the rap-rock bands, or ANY bands out there, I think they really are truly among the best."

  • Photographer Ross Halfin on Metallica: "I'm not going to write any stories or anecdotes as I'm not particularly close to them any more (well, I'm superficially friendly and let's face are they, when they want something). Let's just say Lars has a very annoying habit of coming up to see how you are and as he's shaking your hand and talking to you, he's looking over your shoulder to see if there's someone better he should be talking to...I'm not a big fan of them...they used to always find this quite funny. But success and money has given them humour bypass surgery — they don't laugh at themselves as much as they used to, or should."

  • Kirk Hammett on The Ramones: "[They] enabled the funniest, dorkiest looking guy to put on a leather jacket and feel cool. And that was me.... That was such a powerful thing because it gave me confidence."

  • Jason Newsted on Metallica and the Summer Sanitarium Tour: "It's a joke, I think METALLICA are just a joke...But that's the integrity down the fucking tube! Why can't they take out STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, why can't they take out IN FLAMES? What they are doing now is such an obvious cash thing and has nothing to do with the music that we're supposed to be fighting for."

  • Sharon Osbourne on Nu-Metal: "It's for the kids to determine. So if kids don't show up this year, then we know it's dead, but it's not for the media to say that it's dead."

  • Fred Durst on the Great White Fire: "I want to create some sort of benefit for the families of the ones who were lost. It feels right to get involved because I am a musician, I love music, and I love going to concerts. that could have been any of us!!"

  • Kid Rock on the Iraq War: "Why is everybody trying to stop the war? George Bush ain't been saying, 'You all, make shitty records.' Politicians and music don't mix. It's like whisky and wine. [Musicians] ought to stay out of it." He then said: ""We got to kill that mother-fucker Saddam," he says. "Slit his throat. Kill him and the guy in North Korea."

  • Alice In Chains, Layne Staley's final interview:
    "This fucking drug use is like the insulin a diabetic needs to survive," he said. "I'm not using drugs to get high like many people think. I know I made a big mistake when I started using this shit. It's a very difficult thing to explain. My liver is not functioning and I'm throwing up all the time and shitting my pants. The pain is more than you can handle. It's the worst pain in the world. Dope sick hurts the entire body." "I know I'm near death," he said. "I did crack and heroin for years. I never wanted to end my life this way. I know I have no chance. It's too late. I never wanted [the public's] thumbs' up about this fucking drug use. Don't try to contact any AIC members. They are not my friends."

  • Courtney Love on Fred Durst: "He's creepy — he's just creepy and he's also gone...Watching him struggle will be ugly, so turn your head."

  • Lionel Richie on Rob Zombie's remake of "Brick House": "I said,'Give me a microphone man . . . you can't have 'Brick House' without some howse in it. You're not saying howwwse right.'"

  • Chris Cornell on why Audioslave chose to play Lollapalooza this year as opposed to Ozzfest: "Because Ozzfest sucks.."

  • Lars Ulrich: "Three or four years ago, when Fred Durst came out of nowhere and was doing his thing, I just — to be totally honest — I didn't get it at first. And as usual, when there's things I don't get, I have a tendency to dismiss it as irrelevant. And then after a while, [I was like], 'I get it. It's pretty cool.'"

  • Fred Durst on Wes Borland: "I really realized after Wes quit, I had to pick up the guitar and write every single song myself, how much I really had to do with LIMP BIZKIT in the first place. That's why Wes wanted his freedom, because I really told him what to play — I wrote everything, did everything."

  • Wes Borland on Fred: "smart people can tell the truth from a lie"

  • Ripper Owens on Judas Priest/Halford rumors: "I'm the lead singer of Judas Priest."

  • Chris Holmes on Blackie lawless: "Somebody got into the money making part of the band and I found out that I was lied to by Blackie Lawless on some transactions and I questioned him about it and he said I was full of shit and what I found out was true, so I fuckin' left. I don't like liars. Why should I work with any?"

  • Lars Ulrich on the Iraq War: "Read the papers, go on the Internet, do what you've gotta do, formulate your own opinions, don't listen to some fuckin' drummer in a rock band about what to think about the war, you know what I mean?!"

  • Ted Nugent on many things: "Ozzy, God bless him, is super talented. He is a great man. He is a man of heart and soul and goodwill. He is a very funny man but he is a perfect poster child of why I have never touched drugs, alcohol, tobacco or fast food."

    "War is good when good survives and evil is crushed. If you don't crush evil then evil will get you. So, Dixie Chicks, I just recommend you shut up and sing and let the warriors take care of your freedom. You love to deny the truth and live in an insulated world of fantasy and then criticize the very system by which you can live free and brave. Suck me!"

  • Zack De La Rocha on the War: "Without just cause of reason, without legal or moral justification, and without a thread of proof that Iraq directly threatens the security of the United States, the Bush administration has headed to war..."

  • DJ Shadow on the War: "Our current administration's foreign policy strikes me as being reckless, inhumane, and hopelessly out of step with the so-called 'values' it claims to defend. We, the world's only superpower, have immense capacity to ease human suffering throughout the world, yet we choose to inflict it upon those who deem a threat to our agenda of empire."

  • James Hetfield: "rehab is like college for your head"

  • George Lynch on Don Dokken "[Don's] not an ethical human being, and I guess he's doing whatever he can do to get away with whatever he's gotta get away with...I'd much rather be me than him, so that's the bottom line. He's gotta live with himself and sleep with himself at night. You know, I never really understood those kinds of people — people that don't seem to have a conscience."

  • Great White vocalist Jack Russell on the club fire: ""Words will not now, nor will they ever, begin to express the sorrow we are all feeling not only for the loss of our Ty, but for everyone that was affected by this terrible tragedy."

  • Gene Simmons on Iraq War protestors: "Again, everyone who is marching today in a war protest, can line up to my left to suck my balls."

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