"If he was here and you asked him to name five of my songs he wouldn't be able to do it. Recently he was like, 'How many albums have you sold?,' and I was like, 'Which album?,' and he was like, 'Oh, you know, that one It's Not Fair About Me.' I was like, 'I haven't got an album called that but thanks.'"
Lily Allen's husband hasn't a clue what she does for a living (Billboard).
"Among the techniques used to torture those suspected of being terrorists was exposure to the Californian band on repeat."
US officials just admitted that the Red Hot Chili Peppers' music was used during enhanced interrogation sessions at Guantanamo Bay (NME).
"Well, you know, it's a hard thing to deal with. I guess Kurt felt too much. I think it's sad that he didn't have anybody to talk to that could've talked to him and said, `I know what you're going through, but it's not too bad... Everything will be all right. You've got a lot of other things to do. Why don't you just take a break?' ...That's what I would have told him if I had the chance. And I almost got a chance, but it didn't happen."
Neil Young ponders Kurt Cobain's pain on the 20th anniversary of the Nirvana frontman's death (Associated Press).
"It's crazy. But it's also bittersweet too, because our friend Kurt has been gone for 20 years. So, it's a good way to remember him... He should be here."
Krist Novoselic, on Nirvana's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon).
"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is not the hall of fame of the people, or of other bands. It's a small group of people who decide who they want in their little club and who they don't... They're pencil pushers and I play a guitar."
Paul Stanley is thrilled that Kiss are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame then... (Billboard).
"Nirvana is a no-brainer for the first year and I'm glad that Kiss is getting the long-overdue recognition that they deserved for everything that they pioneered, and then I got two words, 'Deep Purple!'"
Lars Ulrich from Metallica weighs in on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame discussion (Rolling Stone).
"There's 20 million dollars of hairdos down here and it all has confetti in it. This is not a Head & Shoulders commercial, everybody."
Host Luke Bryan questions whether the ACM Awards should've opened by bombing the audience with tiny flakes of paper (ACM Awards).
"He would still be his exact duplicate but you know, hopefully keep him away from drugs and cigarettes, that kind of thing... But you know, guitar lessons wouldn't hurt anyone right?"
An insane Canadian dentist wants to clone John Lennon using a tooth he bought at auction (Dead Famous DNA).
"For Tim [Lambesis], the potential of pursuing [As I Lay Dying] again means working on a lot of other more important things in his personal life first."
Yes. Like the fact that the vocalist might be in jail for the next nine years for hiring someone to murder his wife (AsILayDying.com).
"I'm here to sing with the King of the Jews. Who could ask for anything more?"
John Lydon is in a new version of Jesus Christ Superstar, with members of Incubus, Destiny's Child and N*Sync. Truly, punk is dead (Rolling Stone).