I would love to put out music that was just stunning or soul-baring or whatever. But I don’t think I have the voice for it.
My musician friends could always practice what they loved doing, but I can’t go on a street corner and start reciting a monologue. Acting is very collaborative, and you always need other people with you – mainly an audience.
A lot of the way I sing is playing off other musicians. It’s what I love to do the most.
I also have a big love of classical music played on piano because this is the environment I grew up in my brother being one of the great masters in this world.
The way I see it, if people truly love my music, they will support me in some way down the road.
I think music is a big, big wide world, and I am voyager on this particular ship in this sea of wild music, and I’m gonna dive in and find as many fish as I can and catch them all. I love music.
I think I knew I was going to be a musician for the rest of my life kind of early. When I was in third grade, I was playing in a talent show, and my dad wrote a two- or three-minute boogie-woogie piece. I played it, everybody loved it, and I was like, ‘Wow, this is great.’
Every demo I do has a mandolin or resonator on it – some element of the bluegrass or classic country world that I grew up listening to and that first drew me in. And then I always try to find somewhere for a bluesy guitar sound, because that’s also what I love. Musically, I’m always finding my way home.
I love to play. And fortunately, I don’t know a lot of musicians that suck. I know a bunch of really good ones, and they’re always up for playing.
One thing I always loved about hip-hop music was the raw, boom-bap element – it felt powerful and manly.
I just remember falling in love with the old Chris Brown music, where it was, like, that real R&B, and I love the radio smashes he’s put out since then, but I go back to his older music for that R&B.
I loved pop music as a little kid. Things like the Black Eyed Peas. If it had a catchy chorus, I was into it.
I love that I can play around with all types of music.
I had found English audiences highly satisfactory. They are the best listeners in the world. Perhaps the music-lovers of some of our larger cities equal the English, but I do not believe they can be surpassed in that respect.
John Philip Sousa
Everything I do is a reflection of the duality within me. Musically, I really love things that are very synthetic and unnatural. And I also like the organic and human… the intrinsic, I guess.
To play your music in front of the fans that love it, it’s like the best feeling in the world.
My favorite all-time artist… I would say, I think that must be Sigur Ros, I love that band. It’s like going to the stars for me. When I put the music from Jonsi or Sigur Ros on, it’s so relaxing, it’s warm and it never gets boring to listen to, you always hear new things. Yeah, that must be my favorite band.
My process is walking down to the locker room, laying everything out to how I like it. I’m very particular about setting up my bags and my dressing situation. I love to pull out that portable speaker and blare music even if nobody else likes it. To me, its just keeping everything the same every single night.
My parents loved music, and my father would come home with cassette tapes of Chic and the Village People and Barbra Streisand. We had all these sounds always going. We never had somber music – always upbeat.
People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that’s just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.
Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you’re always going to find a hip-hop tape; that’s all I buy, that’s all I live, that’s all I listen to, that’s all I love.
I had a friend write me that our music was being played at Gay Pride in New York, which is a big compliment. In the biggest city in the country with the most culture and the most grit – I love it.
Listen to your inner-voice: Surround yourself with loving, nurturing people. Fall in love with your art and find yourself. Music is the great communicator.
There was so much great music around in the ’60s, stuff like The Small Faces, but I also love The Jam.
One of the things that I loved about listening to Miles Davis is that Miles always had an instinct for which musicians were great for what situations. He could always pick a band, and that was the thing that separated him from everybody else.
For me, if the music is good, whether the artist is famous or unknown, I love being part of the music and contributing what I can to the bass end.
I love that way dance music can put you in a trance.
As I grew up, I was interested in other areas, too, especially literature. It became a major love of mine. Later, it became a difficult choice for me as to whether to major in music or literature. It wasn’t until my 30s that I began a profession in music.
I love all music. Right now I am loving Josh Grobin and Kelly Clarkson.
I’d love to see a Nirvana biopic. I loved them when I was younger. I really like jazz music, so I’d like to see a Billie Holiday biopic – she was a fascinating woman.
If I’m going on any trip, driving music is key. Road Hammers is good driving music. I don’t mind listening to my own stuff. You record it for a certain reason. You fall in a love with a certain song at a certain time and how you record it is a labour of love. You better love it.
The Sound of Music was just such an honour to be in, because it was a movie that appeals to so many people, and they just loved it so much and they still love it to this day.
It just tends to be that the grass is always greener. If I’m doing a movie, I suddenly think, ‘Oh God, I wish I could just get a play script I could get my teeth into.’ If I’m doing eight shows a week in a West End musical, I think, ‘God, how lovely it would be to be in a TV series right now.’
I don’t feel guilty about the music I love. If you feel guilty about something you dig, then you should stop feeling guilty about it. One of my favorite albums to this day is the 10th anniversary ensemble cast of ‘Les Miserables,’ the ultimate cast recording, and it is still something I love listening to top to bottom.
I’ve always listened to and loved country music ever since I was a kid.
Laura Bell Bundy
I love ’50s music, all that stuff from the ’50s.
I love Rebel Rebel in Manhattan’s West Village for vinyl, but record stores are hard to come by these days. I almost don’t even use iTunes. I mostly use music subscription services. But I’ll go into Rebel Rebel once a month or so and buy everything I love on vinyl.
I’m confused that there is a lack of faith in listening to and deciding what is a great song and instead going for these formulaic, bad songs over and over again. But that’s what happened when people from beverage companies bought record labels and radio stations as opposed to people who love music owning record labels.
I’m a very lucky guy. I get to write music that I love, and lo and behold, people seem to really like it. I know how fortunate I am.
When I was 17, I listened to reggae music. I loved Bob Marley. I started growing dreadlocks. It’s always been my way, that the outside matches what’s going on with me inside.
I love making music. I love being involved in arranging music. It’s very natural to know what I want to hear next and come up with ideas that are variations of what might be good.
I would love to do a musical!
Napster is great so long as they put out tracks on there that have been officially released. I don’t really mind people downloading my music; I also see it as a compliment. And if you are a real music lover, you want to have the original CD anyway ’cause then you feel more connected to the artist.
Since I was a kid, I always felt the need to share the music I love with as many people as possible, and DJing seemed like the perfect outlet.
My mother got me into music when I was a little kid. She used to play music, blast it, when she was cleaning the house, while I was crawling around. I just love loud music.
I really like the old stuff that I cut my musical teeth on, and I loved it when the industry was just like that, without really a genre. Today, country radio’s more aimed at a demographic than a genre. It just softens everything.
I love Celtic music and listening to it, but I just don’t have the type of voice to sing it.
Sophie Kennedy Clark
I love music, and outside of work my family keeps me very busy, I have five children to keep track of.
My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages, not least of which, for me, was his love of singing, which gave music a central place in our lives.
I couldn’t afford to go to drama school in London. Then I met with the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, and I fell in love with the city. It was one of the few schools that offered me a place. It didn’t do me any harm.
I love pop music, but I feel like the genre is overpopulated – there was so much bubblegum for a while, but I feel like Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran are bringing good, real music back to the radio.
I love music, and I once thought about doing a choral scholarship, but the people put me off.
I love Lady Gaga, Rihanna – all the pop girls like Katy Perry. I think Miley Cyrus is very talented, too. Apart from the visuals, which you may like or not like, but her music is quite good, actually. ‘Wrecking Ball’ is quite a good song, and she sang it really nicely.
I’d like to expand on doing what I love and venture out a bit more. I would like to play consistantly good music. Eventually someday I would like to open up a school and teach kids about music.
It’s not every day you get to create a band like the Sex Pistols, and what it changed, on a musical level. I love that we’ve done something that was important.
I just like the lineage and the heritage and the fact that British dance music is still progressing. I’m from London; I love London, and I wouldn’t know how else to show that love in musical terms. There’s something about British stuff that’s a bit faster, a bit harder-hitting. Just tough.
I want to live with that sense with the music I make, with the art I make, with the way I love my kids, with the way I am a father and a husband and a friend and a follower of Christ, I want to live with reckless abandonment to the truth of the Gospel.
Steven Curtis Chapman
The way that I’ve always gone about making music, the rule of thumb, has just been to make what I love.
I would love to have a go at a band or some form of music one day.
I’m a big fan of certain new acts. I love any genre of music, and I think it’s really great to see that there are new artists coming through. It’s kinda funny to think that I’m like the old man on campus now. But I’m really happy for groups like One Direction. I think they’re really good guys.
With Sumthin Else Music Works, I wanted to spread the love and give newcomers a chance to make it because something that really helped me were all the people who had given me an opportunity when I was putting my career together.
The people who I grew up making music with, we’ve all grown up and become successful in different ways. My manager supported me since I was 16 and believed in me as a musician. He’s been there since Day 1, and there’s so much to be said about doing something with people that you love.
Ooooh, I love Nashville! It seems like everywhere you walk, there’s great music coming out of every wall.
Science-fiction cities in general, I think, are so hard to get right, because it’s so easy to just play some cheesy music or do something that takes you right out of it, but ‘Blade Runner’ got it right, and I love that about the film.
One thing I’ve always loved doing is hanging out and talking music with other artists.
And I don’t feel any form of music is beyond me in the sense of that I don’t understand it or I don’t have some love for some part of it.
Napster works because people who love music share and participate.
When I started Dylan’s Candy Bar in 2001, I wanted it to be a place that merged my love of pop culture, fashion, art and music with candy. Since then, we have been fortunate to pioneer artistic partnerships with many legends.
I do want to make music that people love, but I also want to make music that I love. I know I can’t please everyone with anything I do, so I don’t think too much about how other people are going to take things.
I love music, and I love drumlines. I like school bands a lot. There’s nothing wrong with cheerleading, but I’d rather be a band geek. It’s a little more interesting.
Singing really is acting. In a lot of ways, it’s much more personal. I love music, and being able to work on that is amazing.
I love country music.
The first music I was exposed to was Stravinsky and I loved it but I don’t remember it.
Growing up, my parents always played artists like Alanis Morissette, Aerosmith and Michael Jackson, so I just grew to love their music. And I just love so many diverse artists for different reasons; some for their instruments, some for their edge, some for their vocals.
I grew up listening to everything. I was in rock n’ roll bands and punk bands, and I loved bluegrass and country music, too. Then, when I moved to Nashville, I put out a very traditional country record because that’s just what you do. I had a bunch of very traditional country songs. Next thing you know, you’re a country singer.
Music had been my first love among the arts, and I was fascinated by it, as I still am.
Music was always the distraction, so it was the obvious choice to pursue. My dad always said to find a job I love to do, that way it wouldn’t feel like a job. So I did that.
Reggae is my heart since I was a kid. I love Reggae music.
I find myself listening to Talk Talk on repeat while I’m doing gardening in upstate New York. Their music is so languid, and I just love his voice.
I would love to do a musical. When I did ‘Fame L.A.’ for a year – all the singing, dancing and acting – I was in heaven. I cried so much when they cancelled the show. I mean, I loved going to work and I couldn’t wait to get on the set.
When my novel ‘Beach Music’ came out in 1995, I had included a couple of recipes in the book and had tried to impart some of my love of Roman cuisine and the restaurants of Rome.
I love Calle 13 – they are Puerto Rican; some songs sound like Reggaeton, but it’s not Reggaeton; it’s good urban music.
I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.
My love for American music and American movies is from an early age. I was 10 or 11 when I heard Fats Domino and Little Richard and Buddy Holly. And the movies, my dad used to take my brother and I to the movies every Friday. It was incredible: we got to see just about every movie that came out for a period of years.
I mean, there’s times to rock and roll, and I love that too. But I think my first love is acoustic music.
I go to a very visual place when I’m singing. It’s very cinematic and I get this feeling of space. I love when music does that.
For me, fragrances are very – one of these beautiful art forms that bring about a whole host of things. It’s what you want to smell like, it’s memories that make you smile or are resonant of times in your life, it can remind you of music. If you’re a lover of scent, it’s a very kind of particular and evocative thing.
I’ve realized that I love all forms of music and get excited when any artist goes crazy and creates something that is an experience.
The truth is I love musical theater and always have.
I’d love to do an action film. I’d love to do a film based on a book series; I love to read the book and then go see the movie. I’d love to have a show on Disney; I love working for them. And I’m also working on getting some new music out of my own.
It is significant that one says book lover and music lover and art lover but not record lover or CD lover or, conversely, text lover.
When it all started, record companies – and there were many of them, and this was a good thing – were run by people who loved records, people like Ahmet Ertegun, who ran Atlantic Records, who were record collectors. They got in it because they loved music… Now, record companies are run by lawyers and accountants.
When we decided to go to Cuba to perform, we did it because we just wanted to build a bridge, you know, between Cuba and the rest of the community. And we just wanted to prove that music and art need to be over all ideology or way to think life, and we just wanted to go in there and play just because of love.
We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter.
I love finding out-of-the-box inspirations and blending them with what I’ve done in the past. And when I started to experiment with genres, it didn’t sound forced. Maybe that’s because it’s all music that I listened to growing up, and it’s all music that I love.
I love… different kinds of music. I like classical music and pop music. I like alternative, and I like rap, hip-hop, and I kind of collected all these things that I love, and they infused my sensibilities, and I just wanted to sing because it felt like it needed to come out of me.
I love making music and I’m falling in love with making records, so it’s like having two girlfriends. But I can handle it.
The only time I would like to see was the 20s and 30s in America because I love the music and the style and the optimism, I wanted to see New York being built. I wanted to see all that, you know.
I liked being in a smaller theater. I love doing shows of all sizes, but sometimes it’s nice to be in a smaller space and to strip away some of the music so that you can be a little less than larger-than-life; you can be a little more naturalistic.
Max von Essen
I made one rule for myself, and I really try to live it: Play music you love, with people you love, for people you love. If I can’t be that kind of musician, I’ll drive a cab.
I’ve always loved musical films; I find them really thrilling and exciting; it was part of what made me want to be an actress, that feeling of being really transported.
I was brought up with beautiful music – Nat King Cole and Glen Miller from my dad, and my mum loved Judy Garland and Doris Day – brilliant stuff. Through my brothers and sisters I heard David Bowie and The Specials, The Carpenters, Meatloaf and The Rolling Stones.
One of my reasons for living in California is its close proximity to Mexico. The Latin influence is in every corner of the community. My love of Spanish music hasn’t wavered since the ’50s. I could hear the blues voicing from the Flamanco families and I always dig for inspiration in Latin music.
I’ve loved music. It was my first everything, but fashion and clothes is just the next step.
I’ve spent a lifetime in love with country music.
I became a set designer for opera. I’m a great opera buff, I love classical music, and I needed a time-out.
Well, the musicals give emphasis to love, longing, melancholy, sadness. All of that is always there.
I’m one of those artists that doesn’t actually hate my old hits. I love Boston music. I really like ‘More than a Feeling.’ After playing it to myself in a basement for such a long time, I’m happy to do it out on stage.
After touring with David Bowie last year, I was inspired to look at what I wanted to do as an artist, and I realized I wanted to go back to the music I fell in love with when I was eight years old.
We don’t typically use music. We don’t manipulate our audience into what we think it should feel. We tell the truth. That’s ‘Southland’ Style’… and I love it!
Plantation gospel music was the stuff I fell in love with when I was a kid – these beautiful melodies and these hard, hard stories.
It doesn’t seem expected for us to do something like that, but I love electronic music. I spend a lot of my time listening to that and just trying to understand what makes it work – what makes it move people the way it does and why they have some of the best-selling festivals in the world.
I do love dance music. I love Daft Punk. I mean, I was a child in the ’80s, so bands like the Eurythmics and just so many great ’80s bands were dance bands, but they had the whole soul thing happening, too.
But I really love music, and having a creative outlet is really the best thing you can do for yourself.
I have many musical inspirations, but I would really love to just be me. My very own artist.
When I did ‘Frankenstein,’ the record company said, ‘Now you can do ‘Dracula’ and ‘Wolf Man’ and we’ll call the whole thing Monster Rock!’ and I said, ‘No, that’s not going to happen, I’m not going to do that.’ I kind of enjoy defying categorization. I love music in and of itself. I love the beauty of harmony and rhythm.
This is how many people become artists, musicians, writers, computer programmers, record-holding athletes, scientists… by spending time alone practicing what they love.
I love the intimacy of making movies. The focus is deeper and much more intense than musical theatre.
Music is my first love, and I can’t step away from her. I love music, and I love playing and living the dream, but I also miss my family.
I love playing instruments that I don’t know how to play or am not familiar with. I like the idea of danger and innocence that comes from it. As an artist, I feel I should be able to do something with anything I get my hands on. The music becomes minimalist because of my limited knowledge.
I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I’m not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.
I really had a great time working with ‘Modest Mouse,’ just because of the people. I loved writing songs with Isaac Brock, and Jeremiah Green is probably my favorite musician that I’ve worked with.
I’ve always loved music videos – I used to make my own for bands like Pearl Jam. My favorite directors are Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and Patrick Daughters.
David Lynch is my friend, and I love his movies and his art and his music. Few things make me happier than working with him.
I feel so lucky to have lived the life that I did and to be surrounded by the people I love. I’ve got eight kids, and they’re always laughing all the time. It’s like music to my ears. I think that my frame of mind these days is probably happier than I’ve ever been, which is kind of odd, coming close to the finish line.
Super casual music listeners. That’s most of the people in the world. And you have to understand, that’s why Top 40 radio exists. It’s not there for people who seek out music and who love music.
I was excited to get the opportunity to sing something in a movie ’cause I love musicals and I would love to be able to do more movie musicals, in the future.
I really do love Diana Ross; I grew up listening to her records. I grew up in a little town in Mexico, so while we got the music, we never got the experience of watching her.
I found I loved musicals as much or more than the pure dance world. I also think I became tired of dancing for other dancers.
I love a lot of music that’s considered folk music, but I also love a lot of music that’s considered punk or considered rap. I don’t mind being called a folk singer. But it seems a bit limiting. I want to be able to write whatever kind of song I want.
Obviously you have to have rhythm. If you have rhythm, then you can play anything you need. If you have rhythm and you love music, then play and play and play until you get to where you want to get. If you can pay the rent, great. If you can’t, then you’d better be having fun.
Eddie Van Halen
I fell in love with playing the trumpet because of what we call ‘hot jazz’ of the 1920s and 1930s, music that has a higher energy to it.
Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.
I loved music since the Seth Ward Baptist Church outside of Plainview.
I have a love of baseball and a love of music.
I love to listen to pop music and I admire people who do that, but I don’t think I would ever be a very good pop star. I always leave that singing voice for the shower! I wouldn’t put it out in the world!
The audience, they’re not professionals. They just love music. It isn’t necessary to play over their heads to be admired.
I love grooves and dance music, but I like the feeling behind songs too.
That was my first love growing up – classical orchestral music, especially Impressionism.
I love jazz music and sad music. I’m a sentimental guy. I’m a romantic guy.
I like country music. I’m not going to lie. I’m from the South, and I grew up on it. My dad was a country singer-songwriter, so it’s in my blood, and I love it.
I’d love to do a live album, like a little bit old school but still progressive, influenced maybe by more electronic music. I like everything, but I don’t know anything about music. So it comes in to a lot of different ingredients. I love hip hop.
I write about love, but it’s me wanting to be in love. I’ve never been in love. I love my mom, my dad. I want to be in love. I think I have to allow myself to get there. I’m just so in love with music. It’s weird. I’m at a crossroads because I want to be in love.
In the ballet studio, it was such an organized and disciplined environment, like I’d never had in my life. Seeing myself in the mirror, surrounded by the classical music, that’s when I started to fall in love with dance.
I still love music – that’s never gonna go away.
I don’t live in this soul music bubble. I love Young Thug, Drake, Kendrick Lamar. I even heard that Kendrick was a fan of my music. Hopefully there’s a door open for us to do music together. He’s one of my favorite artists. I love Jazmine Sullivan, Lianne la Havas, Usher, Ginuwine. It goes further than classic soul.
I’m not in it for the money. I like music. I love to write music. I can’t imagine myself not playing or singing or writing. It would just drive me crazy if I didn’t.
I always loved the look of musicians. I’ve always admired them because they have a look – when I was growing up, it seemed that the ones I liked didn’t need to have a stylist.
Sour Patch, Swedish Fish. I love candy, man. I can’t go without candy. And when I’m recording, I always have a TV on with cartoons – on mute, though. When I’m recording, I like to look at the TV now and then and see some crazy, wacky stuff. When you’re thinking creative, it just keeps you creative. Everybody got their way of making music.
I love music, of course, and many, many, many genres. There are hardly any songs I would say that I hate. There’s a couple, and I don’t even know exactly why I don’t like them.
Country music is about new love and it’s about old love.
I love music, and a lot of it. Jazz is probably on the top with guys like Miles Davis. But I even enjoy music from the ’60s and ’70s.
I’d love to do movies and be on TV. But I think if I transitioned into TV/film completely, I would really miss singing and dancing. It would be ideal to be cast in a movie musical!
I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me.
I have a love-hate relationship with the Grammys because I don’t see the music world as a competitive sport.
Music is my first love.
I’ve always loved hip-hop, since I was a kid, that’s the music that I loved. I think everyone of our generation kind of fantasized about hip-hop in some ways.
The 1960s were big for folk music, and the Kingston Trio led the way. They were the ones who started it all. The music was fresh and alive. College kids loved it and their parents did, too.
But I love to write music. What I would love to do is give some of the songs I write to someone like Taylor Swift because I feel like she could sing them.
I love music. I still play cello a few times a week.
I love music, and can dance on the desi beats. Punjabi music is my favourite. I listen to artists like Honey Singh. I love his music. I also love watching Bollywood films.
I definitely knew I wanted to be an actor in high school. I was doing plays and musicals, and I loved ‘Saturday Night Live’ and thought that was what I wanted to do – funny sketches and comedies. So I knew then, but I didn’t know how to go about it, but I found my way.
After filming, I can’t wait to shake off all that ’50s primness. I’ll go out to a gig and dance ridiculously. I love to lose myself in music. Just letting go – it’s dead important.
I feel like music and acting are so much my love, and they’re so much equal in my eyes. I couldn’t really choose between the two.
I was chomping at the bit to get my career started – so after I took all the theater courses at Brooklyn College I enrolled in a two year program at AMDA in the city (The American Musical Dramatic Academy) I was there for 6 months and loved it.
I love music and I love to dance.
We all feel love, and that might sound kind of corny, but I really feel that’s what joins musicians together around the world.
When I was 14, I came very close to becoming a gay teen suicide ‘statistic,’ but I then turned to music, my piano, my loved ones, and discovered that it does in fact get better.
Blake McIver Ewing
I love the history of popular music. I love to know what people are listening to, even if I don’t like it.
I’m a fan of creating the mood and vibe with flowers, candles, and music. I love making my guests feel like it’s not formal and they can relax in my home.
I love being a part of country music. I love going out and… doing things for the first time for country music. I always enjoy that.
It’s something he used to say when he was happy. It could be a very, very simple day. We might be sitting out on the front lawn. Dad loved classical music and we might be listening to some Stravinsky or something and having some tea and eggs. And he’d say, ‘Oh, good stuff, isn’t it?’
I’m very flower-like. I love classical music. I go to ballet and I cry. There’s nothing so beautiful.
I think people who just know me from my band think I don’t like pop music. The truth is I love pop music.
I love to play music. So why endanger that with something like drugs?
I like Honey Singh. I love the music that he does.
Usually, I’ll just sit down at a piano or with a guitar, and I’ll just be relaxed and playing music. Because that’s what relaxes your subconscious. That’s why everyone from animals to humans love music.
I come to New Orleans so often that, one day soon, someone’s going to declare me a native. I love the food. I love the music. I serve on the board of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.
If music be the food of love, play on.
I always felt a love for music, but I never got my nerve up enough to try a musical instrument in school.
Well, I love Bob Dylan, let’s make that clear. He’s one of my musical heroes.
I love having music just to chill to and also to rev me up a bit.
I am a musician who also does love to explore the world in many ways, so my approaching with my songs, videos, and haikus is: ‘Make It Real.’
The music I love listening to is more of the Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Dido, Jewel, Nora Jones, Joss Stone, a bit more of that organic live-instrumentation feel.
I love ’80s rock music. I was fascinated with Stevie Nicks when I was growing up.
I am a muso, and I love doing it. I assumed that would be my career for a long time. I always wanted to be a writer, but I didn’t think that anyone could actually be that full-time, so I always go back to conducting and arranging and playing. If you scratch me, I’m a musician.
Jason Robert Brown
I’ve always loved projects where I can combine acting and music.
I think it’s important for people who love music to retain physical CDs or even vinyl, because it sounds so great and so much warmer than music over the internet.
I just love music in general. I’ve been a fan of all different kinds of music since I can remember.
I really admire David Guetta; he’s an unbelievable DJ and I love his style, his music and everything like that. So I look up to him.
Feelings such as loneliness, longing or love are sometimes hard to put into words; maybe that’s why we all love music, because it resonates with something we can’t share.
I’m a very impatient person. I love dancing, I love music, and I love eating life.
All the music I loved as a child, people thought it was junk. People were unaware of the subtext in so many of those records, but if you were a kid, you were just completely tuned in, even though you didn’t always say – you wouldn’t dare say it was beautiful.
I don’t like to use the word ‘fans;’ I call them ‘Dick Dale music lovers.’
‘West Side Story’ I used to watch all the time – I don’t know why. Well, I do – it’s a great movie. I love the music in it. I love the actors.
I love classical music. Yes, I was in a conservatory when I was younger and played guitar and all that stuff, so I also love rock.
I loved the guitar, and I had all of this music in my head. My passion for the guitar and the ideas for what I could create musically were equal. So that’s where I was.
I like doing music. I like singing. I love all music. Music kind of goes hand in hand with acting anyway.
I love dogs. I think dogs are way smarter. Maybe I can be the dog spokesman for the rock world. There are a lot of cat people making rock music.
I love Aerosmith. I love Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, anything from that era, Led Zeppelin. So my guitar style is very much like Slash or Jimmy Page. I love playing that kind of music. It’s where my heart’s at.
I love doing concert music.
I grew up on hip-hop. I grew up on Run-D.M.C., Whodini, LL when I was in college, so I’m more of a music fan. I probably have the most eclectic collection of music in my Grand Cherokee. Literally, in a span of a week, I’ll go from 2Pac to Boyz II Men to Sister Hazel, right down to West Side Story or the Wiz. I love show tunes.
If you really love music, people can tell if you love music. You have to just stick with it.
I have such an eclectic taste in music. Come to a backyard BBQ at my house, and I will run the gamut from Skynyrd to Sinatra to ’90s grunge, rap, R&B, and classic rock. I have issues. If I had to pick one, I love this country artist named Craig Morgan. His music and his songs are so relatable and tell such vivid stories.
I love house music. I love all music.
Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud.
Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it’s not my whole life… I like to be outdoors, I like to hunt, I like to fish, I like to play golf.
I’ve always loved the songs of the sea. I was first introduced to them back in 1957, at the Old Town School of Folk Music. I used to go to Pete Seeger concerts, and he would do songs like ‘Ruben Ranzo’ and talk about how the sailors sang songs to do their work – to raise the anchors, pull up the sails and that sort of thing.
The funny thing is musicians often love to go to see visual art because you’ve got all these pictures to turn into metaphors.
I have never had a great love of the music business, I never have.
I’ve always loved to prove people wrong. I want to be able to cross color lines, because in music, there really is no barrier.
When you limit the word ‘jazz’ to one period of history, for the people who love that period, then maybe it can be dead because nobody plays like that anymore. But jazz is progressive music; it always has to progress, and musicians always have to find new landscapes and new ways to speak out, so of course it’s always changing.
I would love to sign on to do a movie if it was the right role and if it was the right script, because I would be taking time away from music to tell a big grand story, and spend all of my time and pouring all of my emotions into being someone else. So for me to do that, it would have to be a story worth telling.
Bob Marley is a huge influence. I love reggae music, but I also love the purpose of the songs he writes and the style of the music – it takes your worries away and makes you feel good, and I think that’s what music is about.
I guess the two Manifesto, Communicating Vessels, Mad Love, and some of his poetry made a significant mark on me but as far as bringing a literary element into the music I see it as a much broader assimilation.
I love to listen to the music that first inspired me – I get that fresh feeling back.
I loved old black and white movies, especially the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. I loved everything about them – the songs, the music, the romance and the spectacle. They were real class and I knew that I wanted to be in that world.
I just loved classical music, but I also loved playing rock guitar, and I loved playing piano, so it was a natural thing that those things would merge at some point.
Piano playing is a dying art. I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument evoking an emotional and musical experience.
Jon Bon Jovi
I would love to make my music and be completely anonymous, but that doesn’t work. You can’t have success and be faceless.
I still listen to a lot of the classics from Bob Dylan and John Martin, but I love electronic music as well. I’m a big fan of an Australian DJ and producer called Flume, who I think is incredible. He should be more successful in the U.K.!
Country and western is the music of the devil. That’s the real truth of the matter. My late Mother, bless her, loved country and western. God, I couldn’t handle it.
Ray had so much love of life and the music. He had so much integrity. He treated the music with so much dignity and respect. I spent four and a half years as a sideman with Ray Brown’s trio. Music was his life, more so than anyone I could mention.
My style is boho chic. I love that time period – the patterns, the prints, the people, the music, the vibe.
I just really always try to do what’s in my heart and I’m still passionate about the music; I still love what I am doing.
Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.
I can’t work on something if I don’t believe in it. I love music, and I am inspired to work harder and spend more energy. I feel lucky that I was born with this passion.
No disrespect to any other god, but Shiva’s an outsider god. He breaks the rules. He’s a brilliant musician, a brilliant dancer; he treats his wife as an equal, and she opposes him many times, but he obsessively loves her.
Rock & roll has kept us alive for all these years. But we just love country music. It’s in our blood.
Johnny Van Zant
What’s the difference between male and female passion? If love is a drug, what are its side effects? Rhye makes chill-out music, but it never quite lets your mind switch off.
If one uses music that one does not really love, then one will not succeed in making it one’s own.
One of the things that makes me most happy about music is that I can look at a picture and see Da Brat, Missy, Lil Kim, Left Eye, and I know Aaliyah is a singer, but to see them all in one photo together hugging and laughing and really having genuine love for each other… I want to feel that with my hip hop sisters.
I love musicals. I love horror movies and I love art movies.
But I just love that music scene so much, and I enjoy really being around those artists and watching them even more than I do performing, because they are a whole group of people that do it because they love music.
Lee Ann Womack
Nas has always been uncomfortable with being famous and accessible. Nas makes music because he loves music, not because he wants the trappings of music, such as fame.
I don’t really love to perform in music. Some people like it more, but it’s not my thing so much, but just the writing, when you get the lyric, and the lyric just goes just the right way, or you find the right bridge that takes you to the solo, and those moments are tremendous, and it’s difficult to portray.
I just love performing so much, and I threw myself into every musical theater production that was going in my home town and at school. And then, I went to the National Youth Music Theatre, which was really a galvanizing experience for me when I was 17.
I love the power of the musician who composes and performs. I envy their ability to put a nugget of truth in three minutes of sweat and emotional outpouring, colored entirely from their thoughts.
I love music in general. It’s like girls and their clothes and shoes; when you love shoes, you love shoes. So, for me, I think it’s a really dangerous thing to say I’m going to write the best dance song in the world.
I would love to have a varied career, like Hugh Jackman. He started in musical theater, then established himself in film, but he still does a lot of stage work. And he does it all beautifully.
The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.
My dad’s side of the family had lots of artists and musicians. There’s an emotional, quite sentimental quality to Slavic culture. It’s very open, it loves art, it loves music, it loves literature. It’s very warm, it’s very up, it’s very down. I would celebrate that.
I don’t have to compete in the charts. I can just be myself as a musician, a songwriter and play with the musicians that I really love.
I love writing songs and being a musician, but you can’t really buy the feeling of connecting with people.
Alanis Morissette – I love how she’s not afraid to say what she wants to say. Love it or hate it, she’s going to say it. And her vocals are crazy; they’re amazing, and I also love how her music is really organic.
What I’ve discovered is that in art, as in music, there’s a lot of truth-and then there’s a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It’s the moment that the audience falls in love.
We love not just Judas Priest music, but we love heavy metal and we love to get out on that stage every night and perform. It’s a joy to be able to do it.
The music business used to carry a certain amount of brotherly love, but it isn’t that way now.
A lot of people these days are not music lovers – they just want to be famous which is a very different thing to what I grew up believing in.
I loved when my dad was home. He liked to sit in the living room and watch boxing and baseball on TV. Or he’d be tinkering around or listening to records by his musician buddies – George Shearing, Oscar Peterson and the Jackie Gleason Orchestra.
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