Rap music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock.
To me, punk rock is the freedom to create, freedom to be successful, freedom to not be successful, freedom to be who you are. It's freedom.
Punk rock will never die, until something more dangerous replaces it.
In fact, punk rock means exemplary manners to your fellow human beings.
Punk rock is just another word for freedom.
Punk rock isn't something you grow out of Punk rock is an attitude, and the essence of that attitude is 'give us some truth'
Will punk rock ever die? Pal, if you have to ask it's dead to you.
When you talk like an asshole and look like an asshole, you're an asshole
I don't think punk ever really dies, because punk rock attitude can never die.
Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.
To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
What the Sex Pistols made sounded like quality, because they had a big label and top engineers and producers. But punk rock shouldn't be quality; it should be f**king mania. It should be gnarled, a glorious lo-fi live sound.
I’m in a band. I don’t go to church every Sunday. I love punk rock music. Sometimes I use swear words a lot. I respect and admire gay men and women. I’m obsessed with horror films. I know what shame feels like. And guess what old man? Jesus is still my Savior.
Punk rock is a word used by dilettantes and heartless manipulators about music that takes up the energies, the bodies, the hearts, the souls, the time and the minds of young men who give everything they have to it.
Where there is young people and vitality, you're going to find punk rock.
(Punk rock is) lunging after some glimpse of a new and better world.
Rap actually comes out of punk rock, not black music.
If a man can tell if he's been successful in his life by having great friends, then I have been very successful.
The whole idea of punk rock is that you're dressing yourself in a crazy leather jacket with safety pins and a Mohawk. The idea of being the rebel is a boring societal idea. It's such a type. And that's what I was, without knowing it.
The thing about punk is that there are purists. Once you start going outside of that, they don't think what you're doing is punk rock.
Looking back on the production of 'Nevermind,' I'm embarrassed by it now.' It's closer to a Motley Crue record than it is a punk rock record.
I've always been spiritual but I've never had a proper context, and it took me awhile to find the proper context. It's hard to realize you can have any kind of relationship with God you want...and so I now have a punk rock relationship with God.
They wouldn't play my records on American radio because I had spiky hair. They said, 'Punk rock doesn't sell advertising, it won't make any money.'
I don't need to convince men that feminism is important, that just isn't a goal of mine. I can't even have that conversation of whether or not it's important, because if someone asks me that... I don't want to have a conversation with them until they grow up.
The whole point of the punk-rock thing was that "We're not special. We just have a voice."
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