“If you take guns away from legal gun owners then the only people who would have guns would be the bad guys. Even a pacifist would get violent if someone were trying to kill him or her. You would fight for your life, whatever your beliefs. You’d use a rock or tear one of these chairs out of the floor. Hey, maybe I’ve been watching too many Bruce Willis movies!”

 

Bruce Willis

“Plus, you know, when I was young, there was a lot of respect for clowning in rock music – look at Little Richard. It was a part of the whole thing, and I always also believed that it released the audience.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“When I first started in rock, I had a big guy’s audience for my early records. I had a very straight image, particularly through the mid ’80s.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The wonderful thing about rock music is even if you hate the other person, sometimes you need him more, you know. In other words if he’s the guy that made that sound, he’s the guy that made that sound, and without that guy making that sound, you don’t have a band, you know.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I know your mama she don’t like me, cause I play in a rock and roll band.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“T-Bone Burnett once said that much of rock music is simply someone going wahhh daddy.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“There’s a beauty in work and I love it, all different kinds of work. That’s what I consider it. Rock is my job, and that’s my work. And I work my ass off, you know.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The Clash were a major influence on my own music. They were the best rock ‘n’ roll band. Thanks, Joe.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I heard a political message in rock music. A liberation message. A message of freedom. I heard it in Elvis’ voice.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Every rock song is some variation of ‘Pull down your pants'”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The E Street band casts a pretty wide net. Our influences go all the way back to the early primitive garage music, and also, we’ve had everything in the band from jazz players to Kansas City trumpet players to Nils Lofgren, one of the great rock guitarists in the world.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“A great rock band searches for the same kind of combustible force that fueled the expansion of the universe after the big bang. You want the earth to shake and spit fire. You want the sky to split apart and for God to pour out.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“Until I realized that rock music was my connection to the rest of the human race, I felt like I was dying, for some reason, and I didn’t know why.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The life of a rock & roll band will last as long as you can look down into the audience and see yourself.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The hungry and the haunted explode in a rock’n’roll band.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“The idea of having an indie rock “career” while living in a remote backwater like Seattle was too ridiculous to contemplate. It was simply about having adventures, one day at a time, one song at a time.”

 

Bruce Pavitt

“I love the dynamic contrast between the spontaneous shots and the more formal, pro-rock-star photos.”

 

Bruce Pavitt

“Indie rock is very healthy, there’s a lot of diversity and a lot of creativity, but it does not have the revolutionary spirit of the late-70s punk scene in regards to design and politics and fashion and stuff like that.”

 

Bruce Pavitt

“I would rather be a security guard than a rock star.”

 

Bruce McCulloch

“I have no plans to rock myself to sleep in my bath chair yet.”

 

Bruce Forsyth