Best Quotes About Metal

An excellent man, like precious metal, is in every way invariable; A villain, like the beams of a balance, is always varying, upwards and downwards. -John Locke

It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man is tested. -James Russell Lowell

Guilt upon the conscience, like rust upon iron, both defiles and consumes it, gnawing and creeping into it, as that does which at last eats out the very heart and substance of the metal. -Robert South

I weigh the man, not his title; 'tis not the king's stamp can make the metal better. -William Wycherley

I was looking for something a lot heavier, yet melodic at the same time. Something different from heavy metal, a different attitude. -Kurt Cobain

Obviously, our children, who have been playing with their computers since the age of five or six, don't have quite the same brain as those who were brought up on wooden or metal toys, whose brains are certainly atrophied by comparison. -Claude Vorilhon

I was very limited in what I could do with flying saucers, because they're just a metal disc. I had to try and put character in as if they were intelligently guided. -Ray Harryhausen

I used to do this big rant at the end of some gigs with Ben Folds Five. The band broke into this big heavy metal thing and I started as a joke to scream in a heavy metal falsetto. I found myself saying things like: Feel my pain, I am white, feel my pain. -Ben Folds

I didn't want o do metal work and get my hands all nicked up and be around guys. So I took drama because there were a lot of girls. -Michael J. Fox

They credited us with the birth of that sort of heavy metal thing. Well, if that's the case, there should be an immediate abortion. -Ginger Baker

I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it's motivational. I like old heavy metal when I'm outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me. -Peter Steele

Then you'd have found me pinned beneath a large metal pipe. -Vic Morrow

I remember when metal was something you really had to search out, and now I hear it on car commercials. -Trevor Dunn

I never understood why the metal heads in my school hated the punks. -Trevor Dunn

Fertile soil, level plains, easy passage across the mountains, coal, iron, and other metals imbedded in the rocks, and a stimulating climate, all shower their blessings upon man. -Ellsworth Huntington

At least the rap metal stuff is good, but it's not really my bag. I've been listening to the radio since we've been touring the past month, because we don't get it most of the time. -Jon Crosby

I think stuff on the radio is mostly good, but it's just not what I'm into. I'm not into rap metal. -Jon Crosby

I ended up buying a restaurant. Already we had invested in a gas station and a metal products plant. -Esther Williams

The last fight for the white metal is to be made here in this country and in this House, my friends. -Richard Parks Bland

Well, I didn't really grow up playing or listening to metal, like many of the kids I went to school with. I only got into it in my late teens, so when Marilyn Manson formed, it was at a time when I was still excited about approaching music from that angle. -Daisy Berkowitz

I just saw metal as another tool for me to use. -Daisy Berkowitz

The attitude and capacity of the factory, the old metal table and the new ideas of the wooden furniture quickly and naturally suggested the possibility of metal furniture. -Donald Judd

We didn't have a drill so he would burn the holes through the wood with a metal rod that he heated up in a fire. Can you imagine an ordinary crew doing that? -Marc Singer

As well might it be said that, because we are ignorant of the laws by which metals are produced and trees developed, we cannot know anything of the origin of steamships and railways. -Alfred Russel Wallace

Every player has the option to have metal spikes or other spikes or whatever they feel most comfortable in. -Bernhard Langer

You can get some spiked up greens even with no metal spikes, it just depends. -Bernhard Langer

If you drag your shoe a bit those plastic spikes or rubber spikes can be almost as bad as metal spikes. -Bernhard Langer

I enjoy listening to classical music and heavy metal. I play basketball and try to go diving at least once a year. I don't really have hobbies in the traditional sense… I engage in too many activities already through the actions of my characters. -Alan Dean Foster

You can see these boxes which are covered with metal foils for thermal reasons, and they are also, most of the time, thermally controlled inside to keep reasonable temperature inside each of these containers. -Claude Nicollier

I think that the mere fact that I'm doing it ought to inspire someone. In junior high school the counselor suggested that I focus on wood shop and metal shop. -Christopher Darden

We are one of the last heavy metal bands. Iron Maiden has always been unique. -Adrian Smith

It's about putting the pedal to the metal and not asking any questions at all and just going for it. -Brandon Thomas

I still think the best metal bands have a blues feel. The first Black Sabbath album is kind of a bludgeoning of blues. Deep Purple also started out as a blues band. -Greg Ginn

To some people heavy metal is Motorhead and to others it's Judas Priest. -Glenn Danzig

The best indication is that I still love to ski on most anything, from skating gear to heavy metal. -Paul Parker

I remembered seeing it and it was this metallic turbine and I thought it was beautiful. I had never been in a power plant before, but I felt, without being overly dramatic, compelled to make photographs of this for myself. -John Sexton

The first day at the power plant I found myself photographing some steam vents on the roof of the structure. And I remember consciously thinking that they were just like trees but they were metal. -John Sexton

More than anything, people want the reality of the discussion at hand. If what is going on in that building is the real thing, if the transforming love and power of Jesus Christ is being experienced, you can sit on a metal folding chair or in a plush theater seat. -Bill Hybels

Being on Ozzfest has been a great way for us to break out and show metal fans that we have a heavy side. -Adam Rich

Hopefully people can look at our band and see that we're a heavy rock band. We're definitely not a metal band, but we're a band that focuses on meaningful lyrics and melody. -Adam Rich

I was quite unable to make any white metal alloy hard enough to be made into powder by my machinery. -Henry Bessemer

That's what I love from metal, and that's what I love from hip-hop. That's what I love from any music that's hard, that's got an edge to it-The attitude in it. -Kid Rock

A lot of power-pop comes out of LA, a lot of speed metal comes out of New York. -Layne Staley

It is not so for art in appreciation because art is concerned with human behavior. And science is concerned with the behavior of metal or energy. It depends on what the fashion is. Now today it's energy. It's the same soul behind it. The same soul, you see. -Josef Albers

Bent metal is worse than bent wood and weight for weight is more flexible. -Lawrence Hargrave

Shields were generally made of wood, covered with leather, or some similar substance. To secure them, in some sort, from being cut through by the sword, they were surrounded with a hoop of metal. -Thomas Bulfinch

You're better off being a brick layer if you're going to play guitar than a sheet metal worker. -Roger Daltrey

If Bill jumps into something that relies on a lot of cymbals, I'll jump into something that relies on a lot of skin sounds; if he goes into metal tones, I'll go into wood, and so on. I basically play in his holes. -Pat Mastelotto

Pop music, disco music, and heavy metal music is about shutting out the tensions of life, putting it away. -Peter Tork

In any case, his judgment and set of values, acting alone or through his assistants, determine not only what is gold and what is dross but the design of the history which he creates out of the metal. The historian decides what is significant, and what is not. -Samuel E. Morison

I'd get to within a yard of that door you walk through and the thing would go mad. I used to carry an X-ray in my briefcase, to show them. But I had all the metal taken out. -Barry Sheene

We prefer synthetic rather than natural materials. Natural products are almost too valuable. Wood is much harder to produce than metal. And metal is recyclable, while wood isn't. -Helmut Jahn

A gold book, fastened together in the shape of a book by wires of the same metal, had been dug up in the northern part of the state of New York, and along with the book an enormous pair of gold spectacles! -Charles Anthon

I was a metalhead and then I was into the rap and then I was a metalhead again. -Jason Mewes

If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that's because that's where I'm going to find inspiration. -Ben Harper

It's a heavy weight, the camera. Now we have modern and lightweight, small plastic cameras, but in the '70s they were heavy metal. -Annie Leibovitz

I wasn't that wild about that. I told them basically if they were really going to want to bring back heavy metal to a program on MTV, then they are really going to have to get in touch with what real heavy metal is. -Phil Anselmo

I can remember being in my pram: children stayed in their prams much longer then than they do now. A big bouncy pram with black covers and a hood with metal clips that could trap your fingers. I was looking up at my sister who was sitting on the pram seat, with her back to me. -Helen Dunmore

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. -Glenn Tipton

The '80s were the worst period. You had these horrible pop bands growing their hair and calling themselves metal. -Geezer Butler

Lately, I've been listening to some jazz albums. I love the new Pat Metheny album. John Coltrane. I still like good metal, though! -Geezer Butler

It's totally produced now. It's almost like a conveyor belt of what metal's supposed to be like these days. It's not music to me. -Geezer Butler

If you are a pop band, don't say you're a metal band. Poison and Warrant were about as metal as the Backstreet Boys. -Geezer Butler

Poor is the power of the lead that becomes bullets compared to the power of the hot metal that becomes types. -Georg Brandes

I love punk rock, but I also love metal. -Penelope Spheeris

My analysis was directed toward purely physical conditions, such as defective wiring, presence of lack of air spaces between metal flues and woodwork, etc., and the results were presented in these terms. -Benjamin Whorf

We didn't gel with Poison and the Bon Jovi. Bon Jovi was the best of the pop metal bands, but we never fit in with the hair metal stuff. We were never as hip as the Chili Peppers. We were in the middle. -Gary Cherone

Usually when you see females in movies, they feel like they have these metallic structures around them, they are caged in by male energy. -Bjork

I like hard rock, and classic rock, and even metal. -Frances McDormand

Punk rock really influenced me, the basic metal bands, Zeppelin, Stones and Floyd, and Southern rock bands. I think I was pretty well-rounded. -Al Jourgensen

My own interest in basic aspects of electron transfer between metal complexes became active only after I came to the University of Chicago in 1946. -Henry Taube

Newspapers are the second hand of history. This hand, however, is usually not only of inferior metal to the other hands, it also seldom works properly. -Arthur Schopenhauer

There is a lot of talk now about metal detectors and gun control. Both are good things. But they are no more a solution than forks and spoons are a solution to world hunger. -Anna Quindlen

Why not a space flower? Why do we always expect metal ships? -W. D. Richter

And I realized, when I'd come in to the meetings with these corrugated metal and chain link stuff, and people would just look at me like I'd just landed from Mars. But I couldn't do anything else. That was my response to the people and the time. -Frank Gehry

As part of our layered approach, we have expedited the deployment of new Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) units to help detect concealed metallic and non-metallic threats on passengers. These machines are now in use at airports nationwide, and the vast majority of travelers say they prefer this technology to alternative screening measures. -Janet Napolitano

The bottom line is how do we best provide for the security of the traveling public in light of a determined enemy who is adept at constructing well-designed, well-concealed devices which would not show up in a walk-through metal detector? We're trying to employ the best technology to identify any possible threat. -John Pistole

My favorite type of music to sing and to listen to, you know, rock. It's not always metal, but you know, half the time it is. Metal's cool, you know? Not everybody on 'American Idol' listens to metal. -James Durbin

Give metal a chance! -James Durbin

I'm still getting used to changing earrings – It still feels really weird to be pushing bits of metal through holes in my earlobes that weren't there a few weeks back, and actually seeing and feeling the holes in my lobes is still a bit freaky. -Mischa Barton

I was a fan of heavy music – first metal, then punk, then hip hop. -Tom Morello

I do think I have a rebellious, metal-loving rock chick inside of me. -Kesha

I like the light that comes off metal shutters at siesta time in the summer, having a break from driving in the shops at motorway services, the odour of petrol at petrol stations, rolling down little slopes. I hate it when you tread in a puddle and the water soaks your socks. -Audrey Tautou

I had a briefcase at one point, but it was a kind of 1980s New Wave briefcase. It was made of some kind of cardboard and it had metal hinges. It was kind of faux industrial looking, and I used to carry my books in it rather than a backpack. I didn't want to have normal student accoutrements. -Jeffrey Eugenides

Why would heavy metal ever go away? -Scott Ian

Anthrax, it's something that gets you sick, it's horrible, strong. It's a heavy-metal band name if there ever was one. -Scott Ian

At every election, my vote goes to the candidate less likely to declare war. You're dropping hugely expensive pieces of exploding metal on a population. America deserves the president it gets, whether the country votes for them or allows their vote to be stolen, and the least we can do is to elect someone who won't do that to other people. -Ian MacKaye

Soaring prices for crude oil, falling production surpluses, wild speculation in commodities, a rush into the precious metals, turmoil in the Middle East, assertive oil producers: it is 1973-74 all over again, and at dictation speed. -James Buchan

I'm a big techno fan. I love that thumping kick drum. We heard a version of 'Lost in Love' and it was thrash metal. It sounded cool! -Graham Russell

Every year, August lashes out in volcanic fury, rising with the din of morning traffic, its great metallic wings smashing against the ground, heating the air with ever-increasing intensity. -Henry Rollins

All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don't subscribe to any of that. It's all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the '70s sounds nothing like the stuff from the '80s, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the '90s. Who's to say what is and isn't a certain type of music? -Neil Young

All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don't subscribe to any of that. It's all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who's to say what is and isn't a certain type of music? -Ozzy Osbourne

In almost every interview someone asks what does HIM stand for. I can't even remember our latest lie about that. When Hanson was hot, we said it means Hanson Is Murder. The name doesn't have a particular history. His Infernal Majesty was a totally different band. I think HIM derives from some death metal joke. -Ville Valo

I've got my own studio, and I've got four- to five-hundred unreleased tracks. I've got stuff that's electronic, orchestral, jazz, I've got rock, I've got metal, you know, I don't have polka. -Serj Tankian

The hardest thing for me is walking. Can you imagine you've got a metal pole and if you put pressure on it like a strong walk, you can walk. -Heather Mills

I am a closet metal fan. -Jon Gries

I have a metal plate in my head, and can pop my shoulder and pop it back. -Jackie Chan

It's really cool to see glowsticks at the show, to see dance music culture infiltrating and becoming one with the metal community. -Jonathan Davis

I feel like the rap metal at the end of the 1990s destroyed rock music for everybody and suddenly everybody felt like they had to apologise for being in rock bands. People suddenly felt bad about wanting to reach massive audiences and the sense of theatre, that we have in our live show, became something to avoid. -Nate Ruess

I think men, growing up, you have to go through some form of hardship. You've got to harden the metal. -Ice T

I tried to take heavy metal… and balled it up and chopped it in half and really tried to create a new form of energy. I really tried to re-shape extreme music as I see it through my eyes. -Phil Anselmo

I mean there's certainly a lot of progressive rock and metal that exists at the underground level, which has its own vitality, as it should. But it seems to have lost its ability to really charge up the hill. -Billy Corgan

I am the man who put the hair in hair metal. -Sebastian Bach

Years ago, I was performing, and people kept calling out for 'Puppy Love' and I just didn't want to. Then I thought I'd have some fun, so we did this insane heavy metal version of it. The applause was polite. -Donny Osmond

Being a sci-fi geek myself and going to movies all my life, I came to the conclusion that there were really two camps of how robots have been designed. It's either the tin man, which is a human with metal skin, or it's an R2D2. -Andrew Stanton

No band on 21st-century radio has mined pre-grunge hair-metal's sleaze like L.A.'s Buckcherry. So it makes poetic sense that they'd spend their sixth album tallying all seven deadly sins. -Chuck Eddy

It took me twenty years to get Steven Parrino's work. From the time I first saw his art, in the mid-eighties, I almost always dismissed it as mannered, Romantic, formulaic, conceptualist-formalist heavy-metal boy-art abstraction. -Jerry Saltz

I have found in black metal the lyrics are profoundly beautiful… a pathos and mythos at the same time. -Ryan Adams

Barry White, Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield are big influences for me. But I'm also a metal head. I was in a bunch of punk rock bands. The Bee Gees, hip-hop and the Beach Boys are just as much of an influence on me as Smokey. -Mayer Hawthorne

I was in punk rock bands, heavy metal bands, world music bands, jazz groups, any type of music that would take me. I just love music. -Reggie Watts

Only two to three per cent of an audience is interested in words and pays attention to lyrics; most of the rest of it is about image or the beat or the sound, or else it's a tribal thing – country & western, rap, heavy metal, with historical folk rock off in some kind of cult. -Al Stewart

Since graduation, I have measured time in 4-by-5-inch pieces of paper, four days on the left and three on the right. Every social engagement, interview, reading, flight, doctor's appointment, birthday and dry-cleaning reminder has been handwritten between metal loops. -Sloane Crosley

There's real potency in metal. Metal fans love metal as if it's a nation they would fight for. It's not diluted by pop culture. -Feist

I'm primarily thought of as a rocker, and certainly 'Frankenstein' had a very dramatic power rock image. It was almost a precursor of heavy metal and fusion. But I also love jazz and classical and if there's one common thread that runs through all my music, it is blues. -Edgar Winter

A person whose skin is metallic can no more have its reproduction restricted than a black-skinned person. Regarding life as a form of machinery and intelligent machines as people without our environmental limitations is essential in understanding FAP, the Final Anthropic Principle, which deals with evolution in the far future. -Frank Tipler

I had old bunk beds that my dad got from Seabrook Farms. They were first used by German prisoners during World War II, who were sent to work the farms during the war. The metal beds with their thin mattresses could easily be used as a jungle gym and I loved them. -David Mixner

I actually get a metallic taste in my mouth when I think about electric music. -Keith Jarrett

A sense of electrical current was part of my own experience of being manic. The sensation that my mind was spinning and overheating would sometimes build to a sensation like an electrical short – a burst of light, a melting, or dissipating – and I'd get a metallic taste in my mouth, like when you lick a battery. -Ellen Forney

It was a free-for-all with music when I was growing up. My mother was a huge music fanatic so I was listening to everything from country to heavy metal to Indigo Girls to Elton John. I guess when I was really young I didn't like Willie Nelson, and she obviously loved him. Now I do too, I'm so thankful to her for playing his music nonstop. -Tig Notaro

What music I listen to day to day changes very, very much. I can go from bluegrass to heavy metal, to blues, to classical and big band and then go to pop and rap. -Casey James

I built two forges when I was in my teens. I was just really, really into metalworking and making stuff. -Christopher Paolini

I particularly felt that my job in management was safe from the incursion of machines with friendly faces painted on the front of their heads, or whatever you call the metal constructions atop their shoulders, if those are indeed shoulders. -Stanley Bing

A lot of scientists on Earth think of things that they could do in zero g. Things like the way metals cure, for example, and the way fluids react in space can tell us a lot about some of the unknowns we have on Earth. -Kevin A. Ford

When I was 14, I thought I looked terrible. I wore these typical Slavic shoes with metal bottoms so you could always hear me coming and this really ugly princess skirt and blouse with the top button closed. I had a boy haircut, a baby face covered with pimples, and a really big nose. -Marina Abramovic

Bon Jovi's trick is to use heavy-metal chords and still sound absolutely safe. Rock & roll used to be rebellion disguised as commercialism; now so much of it is commercialism disguised as rebellion. -Michael Azerrad

All metallics are neutrals. So it is absolutely fine to mix gold and silver; you just want it to look like it has purpose. -Stacy London

I think it's beautiful to be able to cover yourself in metal. I love the color and the way it reflects. But it is also a protection. -Daphne Guinness

Practically and commercially speaking, a dollar is not necessarily a specific thing, made of silver, or gold, or any other single metal, or substance. It is only such a quantum of market value as exists in a given piece of silver or gold. -Lysander Spooner

I knew I wanted to be in music, but I didn't know my role, so I did everything from interning at Rolling Stone to writing heavy metal fanzines to playing in a high-school band, and I think all those things probably helped in a way. -Mark Ronson

To do an extreme metal record is something that is well within my capacity as a musician to write stuff out of the box, write stuff that's probably more extreme than the band I'm in at the present time, and it's something that needs to come out of me one way or another. -Phil Anselmo

People think of Jews as the Woody Allen stereotype, the nebbishy kind of thing, but that's not the kind of Jews I know. I know plenty of Israelis and plenty of tough guys that are Jewish. So, I think it makes sense that Jews play metal. -Scott Ian

I think the minute you mention death, people run for the hills – unless it's heavy metal. People do not like death. -Rufus Wainwright

My plan is to open five restaurants based on the five elements in Chinese philosophy: wood, water, fire, earth and metal. -Arthur Potts Dawson

Public school felt like prison – cinderblock walls, fluorescent lights, metal lockers. It was so sterile and unstimulating. -Sufjan Stevens

It kills me when I see some metal band trying to pass themselves off as an 'alternative band.' -Dimebag Darrell

I didn't realize Metallica was as big as they were. I just thought it was my buddy Kirk's band – we went to high school together. I wasn't really following metal. -Les Claypool

When I was in high school, I listened to a lot of death metal bands. -Amy Lee

I love contrast in music. Being inspired by classical, actually – in high school especially – classical and metal both, I remember having this cool realization that they are really similar. It's just different instrumentation. -Amy Lee

If heavy metal bands ruled the world, we'd be a lot better off. -Bruce Dickinson

The rap community has been singled out as more homophobic than other groups, but I don't think that's right. It's homophobic, all right, but no more so than the heavy-metal community or the Hollywood community or any other community. -Michael Franti

I like a lot of metal music. So that's really what I listen to a lot. Or I listen to a lot of kind of off the cuff, like I love artists like Santigold, or Gold Frapp. Yeah. Pelican. Yeah. -Jada Pinkett Smith

I don't care if it's rap, metal, whatever. You still should play Beatles records mixed with Limp Bizkit mixed with Foghat mixed with Creedence Clearwater Revival, stuff like that. -Afrika Bambaataa

The magnificent lobby of the Chrysler Building – faced with rare marbles, aglitter with decorative metalwork, and surmounted by a ceiling painted with a totemic image of the tower itself – leads to elevator cabs inlaid with exotic woods in fanciful patterns. The entire route from street to office is invested with ceremony, dignity, and delight. -Martin Filler

Neodymium is one of 17 'rare-earth metals,' and these elements have turned out to be critical to the rapidly-growing green technology industries. -Jamais Cascio

Metallica is a very complicated, fragile thing. On the outside, it's all metal, but on the inside it's very delicate. -Kirk Hammett

Deep Purple definitely belongs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. 'Cause they had great songs, great musicianship, they had an impact, and they're a huge influence on the heavy metal community as a whole. -Kirk Hammett

The same sensations that you get in heavy metal are in horror movies. Heavy metal sounds evil and horror movies are evil, ha ha! -Kirk Hammett

If my skin is feeling a little dry, I use La Mer face cream. I also love their Eye Concentrate. It goes on with this little metal ball thing that's very refreshing. -Keshia Knight Pulliam

Japan has really great fans for all kinds of music. I think they're keeping metal alive. -P. J. Soles

I have truly eclectic taste in music, and I seem to cycle through phases in terms of to what's inspiring me. I'll go from Beethoven to Sigur Ros; world music, Brit-pop, classic rock, blues/jazz, even the odd bit of heavy metal. -Rachel Miner

I like playing heavy metal music and pretending I'm a vampire in front of the mirror. -Luke Mably

If I have to spend prolonged periods of time in a trailer, I go mad. Stuck in a metal box doing nothing, I lie there paralysed with boredom. -Romola Garai

At 15, I started listening to hard rock and heavy metal, but I would say it was more hard rock because I liked Kiss, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, and eventually AC/DC. -Rick Rubin

Whenever you're fighting with weapons, there's a level of reality because people don't understand that these are still metal or hard rubber with sharp points – that if the timing's wrong, you could definitely get hurt. There's nothing like working with an actor who doesn't know what they're doing, because you're always in fear of losing an eye. -Will Yun Lee

Gentle reader, the Fountain of Youth is radioactive, and those who imbibe its poisonous heavy waters will suffer the hideous fate of decaying metal. Yet almost without exception, the wretched idiot inhabitants of our benighted planet would gulp down this radioactive excrement if it were offered. -William S. Burroughs

I like Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Common. But I like the underground stuff like Young Jeezy, Black Rob and Shine. I also love heavy metal like Slipknot and Pantera, It's very intense stuff. -Vanilla Ice

If you gather a lot of stuff, then you write it, write in scenes with dialogue. Somewhere in the middle, rising from all this research like strong metal towers, is your opinions. -Jimmy Breslin

I have tons of friends in the heavy-metal music world, and just going to see them inspires me. -Kerry King

I have metal in my body, so every time I go to an airport, the metal detector goes off. -Jesse Ventura

Achievements are precious and timeless, just like the precious metal platinum. And what better way to celebrate milestones in your life than with precious platinum. -Vijender Singh

Since the 1960s, mainstream media has searched out and co-opted the most authentic things it could find in youth culture, whether that was psychedelic culture, anti-war culture, blue jeans culture. Eventually heavy metal culture, rap culture, electronica – they'll look for it and then market it back to kids at the mall. -Douglas Rushkoff

I'm not a big metal fan. I love and respect the musicianship, which is spectacular. -Steven Adler

I thought if I lost the band, I was dead. If I didn't stick with the Who, I would be a sheet metal worker for the rest of my life. -Roger Daltrey

If someone is a straight jazzhead, or a straight metalhead, or straight classical, they have a very narrow range of what they allow into their lives. But the people who listen to what we put out into the world have to be open-minded. Because we're so pluralist. -John Zorn

A pattern is a guide or a model. Patterns are used in sewing and knitting, in wood and metalworking, and in a wide variety of other productive pursuits, activities, and jobs. Patterns help to avoid waste and unwanted deviations and facilitate uniformity that is appropriate and beneficial. -David A. Bednar

I want to be a Bond girl. Think about it – I have metal components in my legs, so when I go through airport security, I set off the alarms. But when they realize why I'm beeping, they let me through. What if I had weapons in my legs? I could take one off and pull out an Uzi! Legs Galore – that would be me! -Aimee Mullins

Everything I do is autobiographical in some way. 'Wayne's World' was me growing up in the suburbs of Toronto and listening to heavy metal, and 'Austin Powers' was every bit of British culture that my father, who passed away in 1991, had forced me to watch and taught me to love. -Mike Myers

When I get 13 or 14 years old, I get crazy with rock music, like, like, deeply crazy. And one of my favorite bands at that moment was, for example, like – bands like Metallica or Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Pink Floyd and Santana, you know? And then I start to play metal, actually, when I was – at the age of 15. -Juanes

My mother 'gave teas' the way other mothers breathed. Her own mother 'gave teas.' All of their friends 'gave teas,' each involving butter cookies extruded from a metal press and pastel bonbons ordered from See's. -Joan Didion

The paintings to me are always canvas; sculpture has always been metal, though I have made sculpture in wood, also. -Ellsworth Kelly

Waka Flocka Flame, some of his lyrics are, like, common sentences. But just the way he is, and the way he delivers it, makes it this crazy metal hip-hop. -Kreayshawn

People sometimes tell me that I don't talk or act or look like a metal fan. Well, what does a metal fan look like? I've found people from all walks of life who love metal. -Eddie Trunk

I'm completely open about the fact that I don't love every genre of metal. I like what I like. It's got to have some vocal quality and some semblance of melody. -Eddie Trunk

I want to be the Letterman of metal. I want five nights a week, Monday to Friday, 11 to 12, live. I always shoot for the moon. -Eddie Trunk

I've had the privilege of meeting and/or interviewing most of the top metal and hard rock artists at various points in my career and sharing their stories and music with millions of fans on air through TV and radio. -Eddie Trunk

One thing people would be surprised about is that although hard rock and heavy metal are without question 90% of what I listen to and my passion, there are other things I enjoy. My first ever favorite band in my life before KISS was a power-pop band called The Raspberries. -Eddie Trunk

Black Sabbath invented heavy metal, in my opinion. -Eddie Trunk

Anytime rock and metal can get on mainstream TV at all, it's a good thing. -Eddie Trunk

If you looked at my iPod, you would get a trip out of all the different music, from the real heavy metal to bluegrass to classical. -Eric Close

Obama is the new kid with the weird name who people just sense is a little classier than his surroundings. He moved from a private school where he was class president and is now at the giant public high school with the metal detectors and the smoking lounge. -Adam McKay

A lot of people are surprised by my love of heavy metal. I fell in love with heavy metal almost before any other genre. One of the first concerts I went to was a Donnington Monsters Of Rock concert. -Jamie Cullum

Oh, I was a real Nirvana kid. I got into jazz because I listened to a lot of metal, Megadeth and that, and those guys play really fast and are virtuosos. I wanted to learn more about it, and I discovered that a lot of jazz guys played really fast, too. -Jamie Cullum

With Pantera, we lived through so many trend-of-the-day situations – when grunge was huge, we were still a heavy metal band; when hip-hop started getting incorporated into metal, we stuck to our guns and remained a heavy metal band very purposefully. -Phil Anselmo

You gotta look beyond the mainstream… the mainstream'll drown you, you know? There's always a pulse in the underground that I love. And the pulse in the underground is what keeps heavy metal alive. -Phil Anselmo

It was awesome growing up in New Orleans because there were great metal bands, there were great hardcore bands, there were great thrash metal bands in the middle '80s and what-not. But then, take me out of New Orleans, and I moved to Fort Worth in 1987, and there's a scene there, too. And Texas absolutely has a different sound. -Phil Anselmo

Pantera revolutionized the sound and the approach to heavy metal. It's been regurgitated. Once you up the production on a product and not just the playing but the actual production, then it's going to up the ante. -Phil Anselmo

As an entrepreneur, I try to push the limits. Pedal to the metal. -Travis Kalanick

From time to time, I've experimented with sculpture or metal design. It's a good break from just sitting behind the keyboard. -Chad Hurley

Death metal uses a lot of white face paint and black hair dye to make its point. I quite enjoy this genre for its intensity, extremism and underlying irony: You have to be alive to play it and listen to it. -Henry Rollins

When the Transportation Security Administration adopted body scanners at airports, activists wrote the Fourth Amendment on their underwear in metallic paint readable by the new devices. -Dana Priest

When I was a kid, I loved a heavy metal band called Motley Crue. I was thirteen when they came to my city, and I called every hotel in the Yellow Pages asking for a room by the name of their manager in hopes of meeting the band. After two or three hours of calling hotels, I got through, and the manager's brother answered the phone. -Steve-O

A Republican philosophy goes something like this: If you take your car to the mechanic, and instead of fixing it, they take out the engine and charge you an arm and a leg, you should conclude that mechanics can't fix cars and you should probably just take yours to the junkyard and sell it for scrap metal. -Keith Ellison

For me, Gothic is something from my youth, when I had a heavy metal phase. -Ann Demeulemeester

As a precious metal, silver is also money. -Robert Kiyosaki

My biggest influences were 1980s punk and metal. Metallica were my biggest influence because they were good at everything – riffs, energy – but with such an ear for melody, it was hard not to get pulled into it and become a fanatic. -Corey Taylor

People can talk about punk all they want, but after new wave put that down, metal is the voice of the disenfranchised and that need to become unhinged. That's why it appeals to so many people when they are younger and carries over when those people, at 40, don't want to grow up. -Corey Taylor

Some of the smartest people I know are metal fans. -Corey Taylor

The weird thing about metal fans is we're all so maladjusted in a lot of ways. We're individualistic and opinionated and severe in our personalities – sometimes we really turn each other off. A little bit of a metal fan goes a long way. -Corey Taylor

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke – the fact that Madonna is in before Rush and Kiss. Those two bands have influenced so many groups and people other than in metal. -Corey Taylor

I write almost all my songs on an acoustic guitar, even if they turn into rock songs, hard rock songs, metal songs, heavy metal songs, really heavy songs… I love writing on an acoustic because I can hear what every string is doing; the vibrations haven't been combined in a collision of distortion or effects yet. -Corey Taylor

Although my music is electronic, it has a lot of influences from my past, which is all sorts of genres; I've been in a rock-metal band for a long time, and I still feel like, personally, I have a lot of influence from that. My classical influence, you can find spots here and there. -Zedd

I'm a smoky eye girl. I love playing with eye colors, metallics… fun stuff! -Kat Graham

I went to a Catholic School, and underneath my school uniform, I wore a metal shirt. -George Stroumboulopoulos

We now think it hilarious that medieval streets were used as open sewers. Equally, our descendants will say: 'You won't believe this, but people were once allowed to hurl a couple of tons of dangerous metal around smashing into each other.' -Norman Foster

Manufacturing doesn't just mean building cars and metal-bashing; it includes making pharmaceuticals and hi-tech electronics. A crucial part of the process is the research and development that allows better and greener products to come to market. Britain has traditionally had a strong science and engineering base. -Martin Rees

We're teaming up with a major Hollywood studio, and we're making a movie called 'Copper.' It's set on Mars in the 24th century. By then we've got 27 billion people in the world, copper is the world's most valuable metal because everything runs on electricity, and there's no more burning of hydrocarbons. -Robert Friedland

In conventional oil and natural gas production, you always produce a lot of formation water, and it's crummy water. It's real salty. It's got heavy metals in it. It's got bad stuff in it. -Rex Tillerson

After every massacre in a school, Americans grasp at quick cures. 'Let's install metal detectors and give guns to teachers' Let's crack down on troublemakers, weeding out kids who fit the profile of a gunman. Let's buy bulletproof whiteboards for the students to scurry behind, or train kids to throw erasers or cans of soup at an attacker.' -Bill Dedman

When this genre of music started in America, Metallica was up north in California, we were in Southern California, Anthrax was on the East Coast. We each developed our own metal music, and after 30 years, we're still playing our metal music. -Tom Araya

I think metal and horror definitely go hand in hand. Even when you go to a horror convention and meet the fans, nine out of 10 times if they're not wearing some sort of horror shirt, they're wearing a shirt with a metal band on it. -Adam Green

I enjoy everything. I actually do listen to everything. In high school, I listened to a lot of metal and punk rock. -Tim Schafer

The last time I really got into new music that wasn't heavy metal was probably like… TV on the Radio? I think that was it. That's the last time. -Tim Schafer

Don't be afraid to pile on the midi rings! I like to play around with metals and pair delicate rings with chunkier ones. -Ashley Madekwe

Guns are heavy metal machines, and, at least in my case, it's surprising how many hours it takes before it looks like you know what you're doing. Releasing and re-loading magazines is difficult when you're asked to do it quickly and efficiently. -Trieste Kelly Dunn

Important reserves of natural resources, like petroleum and precious metals, are the bulwarks for laying the foundations for the future. -Enrique Pena Nieto

I'm sentimental about many things: the lumpy feel of a baby's unused feet, the metallic smell of the air before the first snow, the last scene in 'It's a Wonderful Life.' But Valentine's Day leaves me cold. -Nancy Gibbs

The miracle of turning inklings into thoughts and thoughts into words and words into metal and print and ink never palls for me. -John Updike

If you take a band like Nirvana, their biggest hits are structurally the same as even a hair metal band's biggest hits. The structure's not different – the attitude was different. Except it really wasn't. It seemed a little more human. -Buzz Osborne

My interest in art must have started with my Catholic upbringing. Art was everywhere: churches with its paintings, sculptures, stained glass, textiles, and fine metalwork. -Cheech Marin

The first 'Charlemagne' album is metal, of course, but what I sang was more symphonic. -Christopher Lee

As far as I am concerned, Don Quixote is the most metal fictional character that I know. Single handed, he is trying to change the world, regardless of any personal consequences. -Christopher Lee

I associate heavy metal with fantasy because of the tremendous power that the music delivers. -Christopher Lee

I just happened to wind up in a metal band when I was 15. -Chino Moreno

I love Soul, R+B, Electronic, and good pop. Really, the only thing I don't listen to is country and heavy metal. I love Marvin Gaye, John Legend, Al Green, Fat Freddys Drop, Sade, Grace Jones, Bazoo Bijou, Prince, John Lennon, London Grammar, Daft Punk, Dr John, Dusty Springfield, Peggy Lee, Gotye, and on it goes. -Jane Badler

I guess that I'm primarily thought of as a rocker, largely because of 'Frankenstein' being such a heavy song – you know, it was really hard rock, almost a precursor of heavy metal and just the image of the synthesizer. I happened to be the first guy to get the idea of putting a strap on the keyboard. -Edgar Winter

Richard Leacock and I ran into a guy who knew how to carve up a camera, and we had him carve one up for us. We had him chop it down and change the gears from metal to plastic, which would cut down on the sound it made when it was running. -Robert Drew

We have a rock audience, classical audience, metal, pop – everything. We unite them all. -Stjepan Hauser

When people say, 'Your music was the music of the Seventies,' I say, 'So was discoteque.' The Seventies was also the highest peak of heavy metal. Pick a genre – they were all alive. -Gerry Beckley

The positive aspect of my negative view is essentially that you shouldn't own cash and government bonds, but you should be in assets like real estate or equities or precious metals or in commodities. -Marc Faber

There's no such thing as a favorite investment. But I think I tend to invest in Asia in promising countries, in equities, in real estate, and I own precious metals, obviously. -Marc Faber

I wear a lot more glitter around the holidays, so I'm always wearing different glitter nail polish or fun metallic eye shadow. It's the holidays – everything is more twinkly and celebratory. -Blake Lively

I grew up in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio, in the early '90s, and hospitals and doctor's offices offered to x-ray candy. I was 7 or 8. The day after Halloween, my brother and I were sorting all of our candy, and my mom asked if she could have a piece of my gum. She put the gum in her mouth, bit down, and there was a shard of metal in it! -Cory Michael Smith

I don't know if I was a poseur – I really did love metal, always – but I gave a lot of other things a chance. I wanted to meet, um, girls, so I would check out 'Depeche Mode.' -Brian Posehn

I just felt like I'd rather listen to even the worst metal song more than most current pop music. -Brian Posehn

I'm doing a pilot for Comedy Central with the band Steel Panther. They're faux heavy metal. They started as kind of a tribute band out here, or a cover band, and they're funny guys, and they just sort of morphed into their own thing. -Brian Posehn

I'm very excited that my yelling will be featured on the next Evile disc; they're one of my favorite new-ish bands and, in my not-so-humble opinion, the British saviors of thrash metal. -Brian Posehn

Once I could drive, I spent all my time in the city going to metal shows. I missed the first couple of Metallica shows because I was lame. By the time I got into them, they were playing places like the Kabuki. -Brian Posehn

I had seen other comic friends of mine go to indie labels. Like David Cross and Pat Oswald went to Subpop, and Subpop didn't make total sense for me, but the metal version of that did. So I made a small list with Metal Blade, Prosthetic and couple of other labels, and Relapse was one of them. -Brian Posehn

I don't exactly fit well in leather pants, so I don't rock that look. I lost my hair a long time ago, so no hair-metal look, either. I had hair down to my belly button at one point, but I think that was the '90s. -Brian Posehn

I definitely talk about my love of metal to audiences, and I sort of realized it was always natural and never, 'Well, I'm going to be the heavy-metal comedian.' -Brian Posehn

People like Art Blakey and Buddy Rich, you look at them playing music, and it's just like looking at a heavy metal drummer. I mean, they're playing with the same amount of ferocity. It's not to say all jazz is like that. -Damien Chazelle

I was in a rock band; I was my own folk singer; I was in a death metal band for a very short time; I was in a cover band, a jazz band, a blues band. I was in a gospel choir. -Kiesza

When I was fifteen, I used to run around reading 'Adbusters' and dumpster diving, trying to find ways to make the U.S. government unwind into chaos through hardcore punk and metal. -Diplo

I like structuring verses, choruses, but sometimes the verses might be a tango and the choruses might be death metal. -Daron Malakian

Metal has its own code of cool, but it's not really trying to be cool. And that was very refreshing to me, that metal is very much about expressing something that seems awesome to you even if, at the time, much of the world was going to mock and reject it. -John Darnielle

More and more, I enjoy hearing people who are good at their instruments and who've found a distinctive voice. In death metal, a lot of guys are Eddie Van Halen disciples, but they take his style to really expressionistic places. It's a real pleasure for me to hear people pushing their craft. -John Darnielle

Metal isn't necessarily aggressive. There's metal that's contemplative, there's metal that's sad, and there's metal that's exuberant. No genre is limited in what it can express. -John Darnielle

I had some interesting costumes… the one that I remember right offhand is Zorro when I was a lot younger. I was a big time Zorro fan. My mom helped me make it, and I remember having a big issue with the fact that she wouldn't let me carry around a real metal sword; it just had to be plastic. -Sam Hunt

I think I'd much rather have a wooden stick and metallic ball than a real dire wolf on set. -Richard Madden

With WesTrac, you have real people doing real jobs with real problems and real opportunities, and you touch the metal, and it's like being grounded. -Kerry Stokes

I realized I couldn't have one foot in the fiction world and one foot in the nonfiction world, which is why 'Here I Go Again' is so not me. I didn't graduate from high school in the '90s, I never listened to metal music, and I don't time travel. -Jen Lancaster

I like the sound of a Silvertone amp for myself. It's kind of cleaner guitar sounds when necessary, maybe a little less metal-sounding. But it really doesn't matter what amp I play through; it's really the way I voice chords and play guitar, how I strike the strings. -Brian Bell

At 18, I moved to L.A. with my heavy metal band Avant Garde, which was very much influenced by Metallica. At 19, I got a job at Tower Records, and everything started to change very quickly. I started listening to the Velvet Underground, Pixies, early Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and also earlier music like the Beatles. -Rivers Cuomo

I think if you're trying to be funny, sometimes you're bending a piece of metal in a direction it doesn't want to go. And sometimes comedy just needs to find itself. -Tamsin Greig

Anything that anybody wants to give me is great! I've had folk songs, heavy metal songs, jewellery… I would never call anything any fan gives me weird, as it's how people express what they like about the books, what it means to them, and that's a wonderful thing. -Patrick Ness

I have never discovered a penicillin, and I have not worked in the mines where ores of the more Nobeliferous metals are to be found. -Robert Robinson

I found that so many people in the music business started out as metalheads in the Eighties – whether they're songwriters, producers, engineers or executives, and no matter what they look like, with short hair, suits or whatever. I feel like my generation of metal kids really tends to populate the music world to a large extent. -Rivers Cuomo

I would say there are three important things about graphene. It's two-dimensional, which is the best possible number for studying fundamental physics. The second thing is the quality of graphene, which stems from its extremely strong carbon-carbon bonds. And finally, the system is also metallic. -Andre Geim

If you write a letter of resignation or something with an agenda, you're simply using a pen to record what you have thought out. In a poem, the pen is more like a flashlight, a Geiger counter, or one of those metal detectors that people walk around beaches with. -Billy Collins

On a regular basis, to appease White House or campaign staffs, Secret Service officials order agents to ignore basic security rules and let people into events without being put through a magnetometer or metal detector. -Ronald Kessler

The beauty of a Moroccan riad is undeniable, but even the most die-hard fan may find herself growing a little weary of what can come to feel like a one-size-fits-all aesthetic: tilework, white Berber rugs, woolen tribal throw pillows in reds and ochers, cut-metal lanterns. -Hanya Yanagihara

An iron lung looks like an enormous metal coffin or a 19th-century rocket ship: only its occupant's head is left outside, a tight seal around the neck. -Elizabeth McCracken

As a child, I could bike down the hill from my house and grab an ice-cold bottle of soda from the neighborhood grocer, which was nothing more than a corrugated metal shack run by two Indian men clad in sarongs. -Kevin Kwan

Receptor chemistry, the chemistry of artificial receptor molecules, may be considered a generalized coordination chemistry, not limited to transition metal ions but extending to all types of substrates: cationic, anionic or neutral species of organic, inorganic or biological nature. -Jean-Marie Lehn

Our case, we used the organometallic compounds. Additionally, we need one important element, that is base. Without base, the acidic coupling reaction using organoboron compounds cannot proceed nicely. So, that is very important point in our cross-coupling reaction. -Akira Suzuki

Kardashian Kollection for Lipsy will have some amazing standout pieces like a full-lace jumper and metallic sequin jackets. -Kourtney Kardashian

One of the reasons I love devils so much is not based in my faith, but because as a kid, I grew up loving heavy metal and horror movies, and the devil is such a huge presence in both. -Victor LaValle

In some cases, it's not just about cleaning up the factories. It's about cleaning up the nearby rivers and lakes that have been tainted with heavy metals. -Ma Jun

On April 16, 2010, 34 Chinese environmental organizations, including Friends of Nature, the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Green Beagle, questioned heavy metal pollution in a letter sent to CEO Steve Jobs. -Ma Jun

With its imagination and large sales, Apple has become the world's most valuable IT company. However people are starting to have doubts regarding Apple's silence on heavy metal pollution problems. -Ma Jun

Of course, as consumers, we want cheap and good products; however, if these production processes are exceeding wastewater discharge standards and even causing heavy metal pollution, they will cause long-lasting damage to the ecological environment and public health. -Ma Jun

The science of semiconducting and metallic polymers is inherently interdisciplinary; it falls at the intersection of chemistry and physics. -Alan J. Heeger

In spite of the evidence for the disorder-induced M-I transition as inferred from the transport and optical measurements, the metallic state of conjugated polymers has been a subject of controversy. -Alan J. Heeger

The transitions from metallic to critical behavior and from critical to insulating behavior have been induced with a magnetic field, and from insulating to critical and then to metallic behavior with increasing external pressure. -Alan J. Heeger

In summer 1961, Rose-Marie Egger became my wife, and her stabilizing influence has kept me on an even keel ever since. Our honeymoon trip led us to the United States where I spent two post-doc years working on thermal conductivity of type-II superconductors and metals in the group of Professor Bernie Serin at Rutgers University in New Jersey. -Heinrich Rohrer

Imagining themes that are specific to coating lines, shapes, shades, thoughts, the decoration of our homes and the objects of utility or pure pleasure, adapting its purpose in a material-specific way to metal or wood, marble or fabric – it is, without any doubt, an absorbing occupation. -Emile Galle

I'm a geek. I love SF and fantasy. I listen to metal. I follow the Oakland Raiders and the Orlando Magic. -John Joseph Adams

The looters are using Google Earth, too. They're coming in with metal detectors and geophysical equipment. Some ask me to confirm sites. -Sarah Parcak

Aluminum is the most common metal in the earth's crust, almost twice as abundant as iron. And one common class of aluminum minerals, collectively called alum, has been in use since at least Greek and Roman times. -Sam Kean

People adored Element 13's color and luster, which reminded them of the sparkle of gold and silver – a brand-new precious metal. In fact, aluminum became more precious than gold and silver in the 19th century because it was harder to obtain. -Sam Kean

Lithium makes a fine battery because it's a scarily reactive metal. Pure lithium ignites on contact if it touches water – a flake of it would sizzle and fry on the water-rich cells of your skin. -Sam Kean

Progressive metal is one of the hardest styles of music to pull off live, especially while providing a tasteful show. -Matty Mullins

On my grandmother's chicken farm, they had cows, and they had this big metal container that the cows drank out of, and we used to swim in it. And we used to get into the chicken feed bins and dive through them. -Jerry Hall

Now, space has its own unique smell. So whenever a vehicle docks, or if guys are out doing a spacewalk, the smell of space when you open up the hatch is very distinct. It's kind of like a burning-metal smell, if you can imagine what that would smell like. -Scott Kelly

Saxon, if you are unfamiliar, is a British heavy-metal band that has been around since the mid-'70s and was in no small part the inspiration for Spinal Tap. -Adam Schlesinger

Space has its own unique smell. So whenever a vehicle docks, or if guys are out doing a spacewalk, the smell of space when you open up the hatch is very distinct. It's kind of like a burning-metal smell, if you can imagine what that would smell like. -Scott Kelly

CGI has fully ruined car crashes. Because how can you be impressed with them now? When you watch them in the '70s, it was real cars, real metal, real blasts. They're really doing it and risking their lives. But I knew CGI was gonna start taking over. -Quentin Tarantino

Yeah, the majority of Brit+Co users are women, but DIY? You see kids DIY, adult men geeking out hardcore with anything related to woodworking and all these cool new technologies, metalwork, leatherworking, concrete making. Everyone has a passion. I truly believe it's in our DNA literally to build things. -Brit Morin

As long as the attitude is to only show the sheet metal, then automobile advertising will continue to be wretched. -Jerry Della Femina

I left school when I was 16; then I worked for my father, who was a welder. And I was a welder for three years, you know, welder of fabrication, metal 'cause it was a big industrial town, Sheffield. It was much steel and coal and stuff like that. -Sean Bean

I love creating things, especially out of metal. There's something truly satisfying about shaping a piece of metal and seeing the impurities peeling away as you weld it into your chosen design. -Sean Bean

I could see hunks of metal and rocks sticking out of my legs. -Marcus Luttrell

Some people dig jazz, some people dig classical music, some people dig rock. Everyone is so concerned about who they like. They always say, 'This guy is the best,' 'No, this guy is the best.' But I think everyone is great. I really don't have barriers to any type of music. I could listen to everything from metal to classical music to anything else. -Hiromi Uehara

I dressed as the Riddler once, when I was little too heavy to do. I would wear tights. My brother was in a hair metal band, and he had Riddler tights made. My brother's a geek, but he was in a heavy metal band, so I'm a chubby fifteen-year-old, and I borrow his Riddler tights and wear them to school with the package. That wasn't a good idea. -Christopher McCulloch

I am not one to adhere to silly clothing rules. I love mixing metals, wearing a brown bag with black shoes, whatever. -Chrissy Teigen

I live in New York City. I'm 5-foot-9 and wear Rockport shoes that make me 5-foot-91/2. They're not lifts – I deny that – but they do set off the airport metal detector. My hair is starting to gray a little. I have a gold tooth in the back. -Billy Crudup

Once, even the simple metal needle challenged the conventional thinking of a time. -Jonathan Ive

Unless we understand a certain material – metal or resin and plastic – understanding the processes that turn it from ore, for example – we can never develop and define form that's appropriate. -Jonathan Ive

Metal, I love metal sounds. If I have a stick with me, I just drag it across a fence. And all fences make different sounds, just like people when they laugh. -Aurora

Obviously, there's not as much flex in a wood bat as in a metal bat, so I'm still trying to adjust to that. -Andrew Benintendi

When I'm working, on sets or stages, my contracts specify in the rider that no plastic bottles be used. When I'm playing with my band, we all use metal and non-plastic containers for drinking to be ecologically sensitive and show others that this is the way to go. -Jeff Bridges

However you feel about Dimebag, this is one of the most influential metal guitar players of the '90s. I was just talking to someone that I am hiring to bring on the tour who said that, when he was at the funeral, that Eddie Van Halen came and put his striped guitar in the coffin. That's a pretty big deal. -Glenn Danzig

You'd be surprised the type of people who are into metal when you see them. Sometimes I'm even surprised, but it's cool. That's the reason it's still around. -Glenn Danzig

On Sirius, I can find anything I want. They have about four or five different metal channels, rock channels; there's a whole Elvis channel. -Glenn Danzig

My own personal melting pot has no room for Hendrix or heavy metal, filled as it is with European ancestors such as Debussy, Sibelius, Bartok, Lutoslawski, and Ligeti. -Steven Stucky

Me being the metal fan that I am, I like to listen to thrash metal to get me pumped – that kind of music will get your heart racing and ready for a crowd. -Christina Grimmie

I'm that girl that's a hardcore musician and loves to sing and write and play instruments but, at the same time, loves video games, metal music, and just being a goofy person. -Christina Grimmie

The most common power chord in metal is the root/fifth, but root/third diads are also worth checking out. -Dimebag Darrell

I have this weird allergy where metal can't touch my skin. -Jeffrey Dean Morgan

When Klopp speaks about his football being heavy metal, I understand completely. It is so aggressive. For the fans, it is really good. -Pep Guardiola

I loathe and detest heavy metal. -Butch Trucks

It was only after a while, after photographing mines and clear-cutting of forests in Maine, that I realized I was looking at the components of photography itself. Photography uses paper made from trees, water, metals, and chemistry. In a way, I was looking at all these things that feed into photography. -David Maisel

What was interesting about grunge was that it was this death sentence to the rock that had preceded it, which was hair metal. -Mike D

We should make innovations in coal-mining and metallurgical industries in particular so as to revitalize the overall economy of the country. -Kim Jong-un

Apart from its dangers, much of Iraq isn't very interesting to look at. The landscape is flat and dun colored. The dirt just beyond the highway is littered with hunks of twisted and mangled metal, some of it the detritus of wars, some of it just unclaimed junk. The countryside looks muddy and broken. -Tucker Carlson

Bullets are fast – even a 9-millimeter handgun launches lead at Mach 1. And the bigger the bullet gets, the more grains of gunpowder it carries, the faster it goes. Modern rifles can fling the small pieces of metal at half the velocity needed to escape the gravitational pull of the Moon. -Kyle Hill

Given the weight of an Oscar statuette, one made out of solid gold would be worth $219,000. That twinkle in a winner's eye would be more than just a realization that he or she is a decent actor; it would be the joy of holding a chunk of metal worth a new Lamborghini. -Kyle Hill

The first time I flew after September 11, I honestly was a little paranoid. As I was going to the metal detector, I was looking at my duffel bag, and I'm like, 'Do I have anything that's like a weapon?' I was really paranoid they were gonna find something sharp, and I was gonna get in trouble. -Maz Jobrani

At Mass General in January 2007, Dr. Loeffler's team attached a ring-shaped metal frame to my head with four pins. Then I went to the radiation center, where they strapped me to the treatment table and secured the head frame so that I couldn't move. -Jack Ramsay

Space is tight inside a tank: very close confines, and you're permanently banging. Like in Brad Pitt's new movie 'Fury' – the clanking of metal is all you hear. -James Blunt

I was always into classical music and opera because I played the piano as I went through school and was very interested in Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals and stuff like that. That changed into heavy metal at around the age of 14 or 13, and I dropped the piano and started to play the guitar. -Kristian Nairn

I was always very into heavy metal, and heavy metal is full of emotion and extremes, and I think that's the same in dance music. -Kristian Nairn

I was a total metal-head as a teen. I still love it, too. -Kristian Nairn

I don't know what metalcore is. I know what rock n' roll is… It's not rocket science. -Andy Biersack

There is nothing more, I guess, cannibalistic than the metal or the hard rock scene, it seems. -Andy Biersack

Think of a world where there is no ride-sharing; people are driving themselves to work. You now have 30 people being served by 30 cars. Those 30 cars are only served 4% of the day; 96% of the day, they're stored somewhere. Around 20% to 30% of our land is taken up just storing these hunks of metal that we drive around in for 4% of the day. -Travis Kalanick

I would never slam my iPhone, and I never punched a metal door frame for any time. -Andy Hurley

Comedy is like music – there are genres and styles for every taste. Katy Perry is there for people who like frothy pop music. Metallica is there for people who like head-banging metal. And Susan Boyle is there for… well, I don't who the hell is listening to that freak of nature, but that's not the point. In art, there's something for everybody. -Lisa Lampanelli

My dad's chill. He's the guy who, you wreck the car, he says, 'Well, nobody was hurt. It's just some metal.' -Richard Linklater

Gold actually has properties – you can use gold for all sorts of things. People value gold for the metal. Nobody values bitcoin for the bitcoin; they value it because they believe that they can exchange it for something else. -Peter Schiff

A dollar vigilante is a free market individual who protests the government monopoly and financial policies, such as fractional reserve banking and unbacked fiat currencies, by selling those same fiat currencies in favor of other assets, including gold and precious metals. -Jeff Berwick

It's always interesting to see how we're able to, with craftsmanship… to bring these cool sustainable materials, cool metals, into the House of Marley and keeping that sustainable movement as well. -Rohan Marley

I don't even think I was quite a year old. My mother was maybe seven months pregnant with my little brother. I was sucked out of her arms, and she landed 75 yards away from our trailer and had a ruptured disc. The tornado set me down on top of this pile of corrugated lumber and scrap metal. -Ernest Cline

If you write a country song, and it's the best song you've ever written but throw it out because you're a metal band, you'd be an idiot. -Synyster Gates

On our first album, 'Sounding the Seventh Trumpet,' we were listening to more obscure heavy metal bands and hardcore bands. -Zacky Vengeance

'Waking the Fallen' truly encompasses everything that Avenged Sevenfold was at that time. It was us being fearless, us showing our roots in heavy metal, punk, rock n' roll, and not being afraid to try everything under the sun when it comes to writing music. -Zacky Vengeance

With 'Hail To The King' – our last album – we obviously wore our influences on our sleeve, and it was a blatant attempt to turn on our younger generation of fans to more classic-sounding metal. -Zacky Vengeance

We didn't say, 'Hey, we're gonna pick a bunch of cover songs,' or, 'We're gonna write an original song that has to sound like this, because we're a metal band, so we're gonna cover some metal songs.' We did the opposite. We just said, 'We're gonna have fun with these songs, and we're gonna try different things.' -Zacky Vengeance

We go out there every night, and we fight the battle. We don't care about people who don't think we're true metal. We hope to change their minds. I have total faith. -Zacky Vengeance

Kerrang asked us to do a heavy metal tribute to one of our favorite heavy metal bands. We had already been jamming out on 'Walk,' so we're like, 'OK. We'll record it for you guys.' -Johnny Christ

What it really comes down to, especially in metal, is that the bass needs to cut through, so you go to the pick for that effect. But when you have a certain feel about the music and really dig in to get a big growl, you have to go with the fingers, because you're not going to get it with a pick. -Johnny Christ

If we're compared to Metallica, the greatest metal band in the world, I think that's actually a pretty damn good compliment. -Johnny Christ

When I was a kid, I really wanted a metal detector for Christmas, convinced I was going to find buried treasure and could retire at 12. Santa Claus brought me one, but sadly, that treasure was never realized. It's amazing how many bottle caps you have to dig up. But to be honest, that dream is still alive. -Peter Billingsley

I just think that a metal band covering a bunch of metal songs is so boring, so 'done before.' -M. Shadows

A lot of the metal bands that were around when Metallica put out 'The Black Album,' now they're playing clubs, and Metallica is playing stadiums. -M. Shadows

I think one of the biggest sleepers that people are going to be able to dig into later is 'Fermi Paradox,' it's the song before 'Exist.' To me it's got the coolest, it's just so bizarre because it's got one of the most melodic vocal melodies, but we put it over a black metal blast beats. -M. Shadows

To me, a lot people really get wrapped up in the technical side of metal and what's metal and what's not and more double-kick and more blast beats and more technicality, but for me, I'm a song person. So I think you can write good songs in any type of style of rock and any type of style of metal, and that's kind of what I'm a fan of. -M. Shadows

I listen to a lot of Pink Floyd, the Doors, Elton John, Sabbath, Metallica, GN'R, Megadeth – just classic rock, classic metal stuff. -M. Shadows

The metalcore has been left behind. It's not something that any of us find enjoyment in listening to, so it's obviously not the direction we would write songs in. -M. Shadows

We want metal to be dangerous again. How cool would that be? -M. Shadows

When you think of rock and roll and metal, a lot of it is based around the riff. If you can sing over the riff and what the arrangements are going to be like, you have to leave space for what most people consider one of the most key essential parts, which is the vocalist. -M. Shadows

The first Maiden record I ever got was 'Piece of Mind,' and I only got it because I thought the artwork was cool, and everyone talked about Iron Maiden. But they weren't necessarily the most popular metal band in America for a 12-year-old kid when I discovered them. -M. Shadows

If I was to play any song for anybody asking, 'What is metal about?' I'd just play 'Master of Puppets.' The progressions and the bridge are brilliant. -M. Shadows

When you look at metal, it's probably one of the healthiest genres when you look at it in a worldwide perspective – every single country listens to metal. -M. Shadows

I wanna write a classic metal record, a classic rock record, in 2013. -M. Shadows

We live in the realm where all the metalheads and rock fans know us, but we're not giants like Linkin Park or Black Sabbath. -M. Shadows

I've said the Grammys messed up metal because it's not on TV. What I'm saying is when you're in a metal category, it's not televised, and it doesn't move the needle forward for metal artists, and I wish they had more respect for the genre. -M. Shadows

We grew up with every type of band from Primus to Mr. Bungle to Elton John to pop music to metal, and we try to throw it all in a blender. And whatever comes out of that is more Avenged Sevenfold than metal or metalcore. -M. Shadows

I go online, and I love watching heavy metal bands and guitar players play heavy metal versions of the 'Zelda' theme, and people do all the 'Zelda' music, which is one of my favorite soundtracks. -M. Shadows

I never thought of us as a punk band, a metal band, or a new wave band. Just as a band band. -Angus Young

The misunderstanding out there is that we are a 'hard rock' band or a 'heavy metal' band. We've only ever been a rock n' roll band. -Angus Young

I was part of a metal and rock band, and I performed in front of 3000 to 4000 people for many years. I was the loudest mouth up there on stage. We would be screaming, head-banging and mass venting. We would all vent our feelings together, which is ideal as compared to participating in political and social forums, and I never felt any restrictions. -Fawad Khan

When you're in the public eye, we all feel like we're constantly observed, so we don't let things out. Anger, sadness, happiness – when does that come out? Maybe when you're in traffic, because you're in the safety of your little metallic bubble. -Alexander Skarsgard

I always dreamt of being in 'Kerrang.' That was my ambition. I read that religiously when I was into heavy metal. Then the jazz magazines took over. -Julian Barratt

If you get into Scientology, you will go to auditing. It's like therapy except that there is an E-meter between you and your auditor. That's a device that actually measures your galvanic skin responses. It's two metal cans that you hold. They used to be Campbell's Soup cans with the label scraped off. -Lawrence Wright

My own ambitions were eclectic. My father ran a steel plant, and I was expected to study metallurgy and end up at the steel plant when I finished high school at age 15. Despite my proficiency at science, I decided against it and instead went on to study filmmaking. -Anand Mahindra

In high school, I decided that all of my female friends were stupid and traded them for guy friends. I loved horror movies and heavy metal and used these interests to become a 'guys' girl.' -Emily V. Gordon

I don't really have a favorite genre. I could listen to a rock song, a metal song, jazz, pop music, whatever. For me, whatever style it is, it always depends on the chord progression, the lyrics, and the melody used. -Bakermat

I don't think there's ever going to be a time when metallics aren't going to be in. They're so gorgeous, they bring so much dimension to the face, they're easy to wear regardless of age or skin tone, and really, they're just a lot of fun. -Pat McGrath

Thin applications and small amounts in the right places is kind of the way to go with metallics for every day. -Pat McGrath

I've always said if you're comparing movies to music, then horror would be the black metal of the categories. -Lauren Ashley Carter

I'm into a lot of different types of music – pretty much everything from blue grass to jazz to dub step to metal to indie experimental and progressive. -Britne Oldford

A lot of the jobs I had revolved around metal fabrication and creating and building and maintaining equipment. -Mike Schultz

I've always been a fan of the '80s and, particularly, hair metal. -Chelsea Lankes

I like to think of synthetic biology as liquid alchemy, only instead of transmuting precious metals, you're synthesizing new biological functionality inside very small channels. It's called microfluidics. -Neri Oxman

There are certain things that you can blast through a stereo. You can blast hip-hop. You can blast heavy metal. You can't blast 'All Things Considered.' -Wyatt Cenac

On Etsy, you can't resell new goods you weren't involved in making, whereas on eBay and Amazon, that is more than welcome – everything from dishwashers to XBoxes, curling irons, espresso machines, and metal detectors. -Caterina Fake

I like thrash metal and black metal, stuff like that. -Ty Segall

I really like proto-metal, so stuff like Pentagram is really great, and that's more in the vein of Sabbath and stuff like that. -Ty Segall

A well-seasoned and properly cleaned wok will always have micro-pores in the metal that hold some oil or food particulate, etc. – that's a good thing. -Andrew Zimmern

Never use an aluminum pot, pan, or utensil when cooking tomatoes – or any other soft metal items for that matter. The acidity in the tomato doesn't do well with them; they create a chemical reaction that can turn cooked tomatoes bitter and fade the color, and the food will absorb some of the aluminum! -Andrew Zimmern

Copper is a superb cooking metal, conducting heat so evenly it has unparalleled control, especially at low temperatures. -Andrew Zimmern

You have to respect people for what they do. Just because you don't like it, it's like, I don't like heavy metal too much, but I can still respect it. -Logic

On their debut, Korn brought a new definition of metal that was a game changer. -Rob Halford

I've often talked about metal being the underdog in rock n' roll music. -Rob Halford

It's a very empowering kind of music, heavy metal is. -Rob Halford

The great thing about Priest, in all the years that we've been making heavy metal music, is that we've always kind of carried this metal flag, if you will – this beacon of hope that, no matter what you may be going through in life, there's always a sense of overcoming difficulties, a sense of winning, a sense of coming out on top. -Rob Halford

Heavy metal is always going to be there. At its core, it's all about a primitive connection we all need to keep in our lives. -Rob Halford

There are gay and lesbian people in all walks of life, in all different types of professions. I just happen to be a gay man who sings in a heavy metal band. -Rob Halford

It's a myth that I received any flak from the metal community over my decision to come out. I have, in fact, received numerous positive responses from fans, as well as e-mails from people who were going through much the same thing. It's horrible to keep something like that secret, and I felt I had to make it public. -Rob Halford

I kind of blew the doors off the myth that all heavy metalheads are Neanderthal and very limited in their ability to take on subject matter of any human depth. -Rob Halford

'Firepower' is the eighteenth full-length studio album for Judas Priest. That's a lot of metal songs over the decades, and the writing process is always the same, really. -Rob Halford

Heavy metal is immortal, but we're not. -Rob Halford

When we talk about 'Firepower,' we're talking about the fire and power of heavy metal to prevail and endure difficulties. 'Children of the Sun,' is, to some extent, about climate change and the ecosystem… We want to deliver a message to the people without being too much of a teacher. -Rob Halford

I love heavy-metal music more than anything in the world, but I'm equally drawn to Michael Buble or Michael Feinstein. -Rob Halford

I think that the fact of the matter is that metal isn't really part of the big picture of the gay, lesbian, transgender music scene. But it's certainly there. There's gay metalheads all over the world. -Rob Halford

We're a rock n' roll band. We play heavy metal music. And we want to give you a great time. That's basically how it all boils down. -Rob Halford

I think my heart will always be made of metal, but it would be ignorant of me and kind of foolish to ignore the other emotional connections you can make in all kinds of music. -Rob Halford

We now know that stars which are abundant in heavy metals are five times more likely to harbor orbiting planets than are stars deficient in metals. -Debra Fischer

Whether a star has planetary companions or not is a condition of its birth. Those with a larger initial allotment of metals have an advantage over those without. -Debra Fischer

Once we see stars with three times the metal content of our sun, the planet detection rate goes up to 20 per cent. -Debra Fischer

I was a sheet metal worker, then a metal engineer, then a Pontin's bluecoat, then a comedian. You can achieve anything you want if you put your mind to it. -Bradley Walsh

I remember being inspired by this band Godflesh, actually. They were a really heavy metal band, really nihilistic. -Lou Barlow

The Southern California arena rock, hair metal, laidback hippie garden culture – for many growing up in the '70s and '80s, none of it made us who we were like Lou Reed did. -Alissa Quart

You can really have a no-holds-barred relationship to materials with mixed metals and colorful schemes or more controlled palettes that are more tonal or restricted to a single accent color or metal finish. There are really no rules, and that is what makes contemporary design so limitless and enjoyable. -Bobby Berk

We grew up on hip-hop, metal, and hard core, which… reflect a certain amount of the chaos and confusion that are part of daily life. -Sonny Sandoval

Some bands sound like one song the whole album through. We've been all over the place because we are punk, hardcore, rock n' roll, metal, reggae – and I think sometimes it might be too much diversity, and kids are lost. -Sonny Sandoval

I'm really not the biggest metal fan as it is. I'm more of a hard-street-punk kind of kid, but I also loved hip hop and reggae music, so we have always sort of refused a street style that is something that we are used to. Something that makes us comfortable and sounds good to us. -Sonny Sandoval

My mother kept all my awards on the sideboard of her front room, and she polished them. She polished everything religiously. And it doesn't take long for the very thin layer of gold to disappear and the base metal underneath to show through. -Glenda Jackson

Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why is metal a conductor of electricity, and wood is not, but you're more likely to be struck by lightning when standing under a tree? These are questions that require science to answer. -Gza

I just like heavy music in general – from heavy rock and heavy metal and heavy rap and heavy everything. I've always been attracted to it. -El-P

We were never the cool band to like. They tried to put us into a hair-metal thing, but we weren't really Warrant or Poison. We were always outside the box. I think we had a little niche that nobody had – maybe the funkiness had something to do with it. -Nuno Bettencourt

I had phases of listening to rap and trap, and then I had phases where I'd listen to post-hardcore, rap, grunge, metal… all that. I had different time periods of listening to different music. And now it all clashes together. -Juice Wrld

Before I even started listening to rap music, I was really into metal and punk. -Machine Gun Kelly

I was picked on a lot as a kid because of the way I dressed. Metal and punk music got me through that. I know a lot of people don't understand it, but I love metal. -Machine Gun Kelly

To be honest, I would probably rather spend, like, a month in prison than spend a month rehearsing with some musicians, metalheads. I pick prison over that, really. And I say that knowing well what prison is like, so don't get me wrong here. Prison sucks big time. -Varg Vikernes

Venom was a joke in the '80s, their heavy metal music sucked big time, and I really have no interest in them – not then, not now. -Varg Vikernes

I wore a 'Black Metal' Venom T-shirt once, in January 1993, to promote black metal, and I regret having done that ever since. -Varg Vikernes

I am no friend of the modern so-called 'black metal' culture. It is a tasteless, lowbrow parody of Norwegian black metal circa 1991-92, and if it was up to me, it would meet its dishonorable end as soon as possible. -Varg Vikernes

Rock and roll promotes a primitive and destructive lifestyle. Metal can be seen as a subgenre of rock and roll, and thus, metal is not much better. -Varg Vikernes

My musical roots and inspiration lie not in rock n' roll or metal music, but first and foremost in classical music, balalaika, and in underground house music. -Varg Vikernes

I think metal fans are more loyal than other fans, and they are often more inclined to collect the albums of their favorite bands. -Varg Vikernes

I love tie dye, metallic, and anything that stands out in terms of fashion. If it is fun and unique, I am into it… especially if it has aliens on it! -Jeffree Star

There's very few rock & roll bands. There's rock bands, there's sort of metal bands, there's whatever, but there's no rock & roll bands – there's the Stones and us. -Malcolm Young

I don't think there's any music that you hear on the radio today that would be possible without Jimi Hendrix. Rock, blues-rock, heavy metal, any guitar stuff when you get right down to it – Jimi did it. He's certainly the guy who basically invented the blues-rock genre for guitar players. -Joe Bonamassa

For me, being green means cleaning up the water. Water is the key. Start with water. You can't ignore the fact that that nearly 80% of US waterways are potentially poisoned – benzene, solvents, heavy metals, pharmaceuticals. -Erin Brockovich

When the glam metal thing of the late '80s became too glammy, then instead of having two bottles of hairspray in your hair, it became better not to wash your hair at all. To me it's all trend stuff. I don't follow that stuff. I just do what I feel is the right thing. I don't know what the reason is for that. It's not fashion. -Yngwie Malmsteen

What I do know is rock and roll and metal never goes away, ever. It took the back seat in America in the '90s. In Japan and South America, it was still really big. I never followed trends, so I don't know the exact function of them. -Yngwie Malmsteen

I grew up on misogynist, devil-worshipping heavy metal music, and then it was groups like The Clash and Public Enemy that reminded me that there were a different set of ideas that could be expressed with great music. -Tom Morello

There's nothing really connecting the behavior of the Nile, metallurgy, and the behavior of prices except that I had the mathematical tools to explain them. -Benoit Mandelbrot

When I started, the music I would be drawn to would be heavy metal and new wave like Black Sabbath – things that seemed more shocking – and then, of course, eventually I would find bands and writers who were laying things out very clearly and whose words felt very sharp to the touch and sharp to your feelings. -Ryan Adams

If I want to do an orchestral record, if I want to do an acoustic record, if I want to do a death-metal record, if I want to do a jazz record – I can move in whichever direction I want, and no one is going to get upset about that. Except maybe my manager and my record company. -Steven Wilson

When I was a very young kid, the first music that really turned me on was a new wave of British heavy metal – big, dumb rock music. There was a band called Diamond Head – they were basically the band that inspired Metallica. But I also liked bands like Saxon and Iron Maiden. -Steven Wilson

I've put out records over the years, whether it's with Blackfield or No-Man or Bass Communion or Porcupine Tree, that are pop records, ambient records, metal records, singer-songwriter records. -Steven Wilson

We had an extreme reaction to Storm Corrosion. We were proud of it, but it divided the audience. The metal fans were divided. Some went with it. Some hated it, since it wasn't the progressive metal supergroup they were waiting for. -Steven Wilson

Even when I wrote death metal songs for a death metal record, I was always trying to do my best to make it as catchy as possible because that's how I like music. -Tobias Forge

In grade one and two, I was definitely into heavy metal and Satanic rock music, bands that had attributes that were quote-unquote 'Satanic,' even things like the Rolling Stones with 'Their Satanic Majesties Request' and 'Sympathy for the Devil,' but also like Motley Crue and Kiss and Alice Cooper. -Tobias Forge

I've been picked up by Big Cass and thrown down the ramp onto metal. Have you ever seen that before in this business? No, no, that's a mighty big fall from the top of the ramp, straight down to the bottom onto concrete. He picked me up over his head and thrown me 14 feet to the ground. -Enzo Amore

'Lemonade' is made out of bubbling, fizzing, popping, and 'Hard' is made from metal and latex – they are sort of sculptures in this way. I synthesize all sounds except for vocals using raw waveforms and different synthesis methods as opposed to using samples. -Sophie

I'm in favour of the old roles being blurred. The old division at school where the boys did metalwork and woodwork and the girls did needlework and domestic science is awful, really – and I'm glad it's gone. -James May

There's a great deal of poetry in working out how things work, cutting bits of metal, trying to mend stuff. -James May

In all of my years in this business, I've always been part of either a progressive band or a metal band. -Mike Portnoy

Flying Colors is more alternative pop with a prog edge. Think the Beatles meets U2 meets Muse and Foo Fighters. It is the opposite of Adrenaline Mob, which has more classic metal influences like Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Pantera, or Disturbed. They are completely different ends of spectrum. -Mike Portnoy

Starting in junior high school, through high school, I was very into metal or black metal and death metal specifically. -Andrew W.K.

As a female in metal, I'm going to get ostracized one way or another. So, if I'm going to have people hating me because I'm a female in metal, I might as well get people loving me because I'm a female in metal, too. -Alissa White-Gluz

I had my first band. it was kind of a progressive metal band kind of thing. I just started writing songs that required more and more challenging vocals, and I just did them. Necessity is the mother of invention, right? So I just sort of did what I had to do to make the songs sound the way I wanted them to. -Alissa White-Gluz

When I first started playing metal, lyrically, I sort of related a little bit more to the punk and hardcore scenes, where there was a lot more veganism and straight-edge people and people taking a stance for causes that they believe in. -Alissa White-Gluz

I think that metal has always been, in my opinion, the most passionate form of music, and it only makes sense to actually be passionate about what you're saying when you're delivering music to people, whether it's through an album or for a live show. -Alissa White-Gluz

'Wages Of Sin' was the first metal album I ever bought, and it was love at first listen. -Alissa White-Gluz

I agree that it's absurd to call a category of music 'female-fronted metal,' because if you look at Otep or Epica or Arch Enemy, we don't sound anything alike. -Alissa White-Gluz

I've worked as a singer in metal bands for over ten years now, so I've definitely kind of put in my time building that underground family, that underground, loyal fan base. -Alissa White-Gluz

The power, the complexity, the aggression – there's so many things that would attract anyone to Metallica. I think that they are the prime example of a metal band. -David Draiman

There's everybody in the world who is always trying, time and time again, to proclaim the death of rock, or hard rock and heavy metal. Not if I have anything to do with it, not if we have anything to do with it. -David Draiman

I despise lackadaisical behavior when it comes to our music. I mean, this is heavy metal music. You must be involved. You're required to be involved. -David Draiman

We are a metal band, period. To me, the 'nu' part infers some sort of a rap influence. -David Draiman

I remember the first time I held a rifle – the metal was so cold, and it's so heavy. I also didn't know the amount of pressure I had to use. My first finger went numb for a week. -Bhumi Pednekar

I had the idea to spend the year off in 2008 and start writing a rock album. I wanted to do something else other than melodic metal after more than ten years of After Forever. I thought it would be nice to sidestep into rock. -Floor Jansen

There seems to sometimes be an entire genre called 'female-fronted metal.' -Floor Jansen

Arch Enemy is a female-fronted metal band, but so is Delain. They don't sound alike at all. The only thing they both are are metal bands, but the style within metal is so massively different that it doesn't really say much whether there's a girl singing or not. So it's really not so important. -Floor Jansen

It's not so surprising that there are more women in metal bands. And they're not just fronting them. There are drummers and guitar players, bass players. -Floor Jansen

The most metal? Some would say Slayer, but I think they're a dreadful band. Unbelievably boring. Terrible. Apparently it's not metal to say that, but it's a personal opinion. -Floor Jansen

I think every physiotherapist will tell you that it's not a very good idea, and there are many musicians in the metal scene who have suffered severe damage – like, the guitar player from Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer, had severe neck problems due to headbanging. -Floor Jansen

I agree that it's a macho world, metal, but it's also a very, very social world, where people are loving music in respect for one another, female or male. -Floor Jansen

For me, I'm way more at home in heavy metal than I am in classical music. -Floor Jansen

I joined a metal band with only guys when I was 17. -Floor Jansen

Strapping Young Lad is a vehicle for me to be wild and extroverted and ridiculous. It gives me the chance to say, 'Look at me. I'm a heavy metal guy. I'm Rob Halford or Bruce Dickinson or whoever.' -Devin Townsend

'Epicloud' is the first record that I felt confident enough to include all those things on one record, so it goes between melodic hard rock to schizophrenic heavy metal to country to really ambient stuff, and it's all in one place. -Devin Townsend

'Deconstruction' is a really heavy record, a real symphony in a lot of ways, but with heavy musicians from the metal world – friends of mine. -Devin Townsend

I come from a family of scrap metal dealers, so becoming an actor seemed like a ridiculous thing to do, but I'd found the thing that gave me a kick, and I quickly became obsessed with it. -Nicola Walker

My dad started off in scrap metal, real men doing men's jobs. -Esther McVey

Scrap metal theft costs our state countless dollars in stolen public and private property. -Rashida Tlaib

Every day is a good day above ground, and especially being able to play metal and being able to your craft and everything. You've gotta respect that, because it's something that can be taken away from you really quick. -Joey Jordison

Heavy music is really getting its due. With nu-metal fallen by the wayside, real metal has started to surface. -Joey Jordison

Basically, death metal, as a musician on my part, it just changed everything as far as the technicality and where you could take music. -Joey Jordison

That's where I learned, basically, all my skills from the drumming that I do – most of my style comes straight from death metal. -Joey Jordison

People lump us into the nu-metal category, and there might be a hint of that stuff, but if you really listen to a nu-metal band and then listen to Slipknot, it's so apples and oranges that it's retarded. -Joey Jordison

The power of music, and the power of your determination in life, especially when you're playing extreme metal like this… it just conquers. It conquers everything. -Joey Jordison

If you only play metal, it's going to be very apparent that you're a one-dimensional drummer. -Joey Jordison

The Backstreet Boys are easy; they're cream. And then here we are, this nine-piece metal militia. -Shawn Crahan

Metal fans have a connection. There is something there; just like the wrestling world, they are die hard about wrestling, and it's that passion that makes you enjoy what you do. That is why I go to metal shows; you watch these dudes on stage just shredding and letting loose. You can't help but love it. -Baron Corbin

When heavy metal was really big in the '80s, it was huge, and then it kind of waned down and kind of came back. -Vinnie Paul

I love being on the road; I love traveling. I love interacting with the fans and friends and fans and metal on the way. -Vinnie Paul

I really felt like we were gonna be The Rolling Stones of heavy metal, and we could have been. -Vinnie Paul

In 1994, we had the first record by a true heavy metal band to ever hit the Billboard top No. 1 slot. We paved the way. And we always waved the heavy metal flag. -Vinnie Paul

So many bands would say that they were alternative, or they were this or that… 'Heavy metal' was a pretty uncool word after about 1992; it was almost like, 'Stay away.' But it didn't bother us one bit. And our fans were the best ever. -Vinnie Paul

I think there's a lot of death metal or doom metal dudes that somehow or another find a groove in it. -Vinnie Paul

I don't ever have any bass in my monitors at all; I instead like to lock in with the guitar. I know the bass player has got to be locked in with the drummer, but to me, metal music is about the guitar and drums locking in and operating like a machine together. I played with my brother forever, and we were magically locked in together. -Vinnie Paul

So with 'Ascent,' one of the things I wanted to do was not make it too remote from the reader, for it to be engaged with the human side and not just to be about the cold metal of planes and spacecraft. -Jed Mercurio

Folk music has been our popular music… There is a myth that youngsters only like heavy metal or rock music, but that's not true. -Shankar Mahadevan

It'd be great to have more categories in the rock and metal category – but I don't want that job, picking where everybody is supposed to go. -Lzzy Hale

As far as people, I've always loved Tony Iommi's sound, just the grittiness that was in that era of metal where it wasn't too fuzzy, and you could still hear the guitar and the fingers, but it still had this chunky, meat-and-potatoes sound to it. -Lzzy Hale

Cinderella obviously got caught up in the hair metal scene, but they were such a blues band. And such a good live band. -Lzzy Hale

I like to sew, and I am into bending metal and making industrial jewelry. I sew a lot of my own clothes and customize stuff. -Lzzy Hale

I go to a lot of metal shows when we're home. I don't know why, but it takes me back to when I was 17 and going to the local metal shows in Pennsylvania. I go right back to that mentality. -Lzzy Hale

The Space Station is primarily made of aluminum. The smell is really weird and sort of like burning metal. It is absolutely distinct and totally repeatable. -Sunita Williams

'The Shining' has always been my favorite horror movie. It is scary and incredibly psychological without relying on blood and gore. Jack Nicholson's performance is absolutely mind-blowing. And the mood and the feel is definitely metal. -King Diamond

I have a braided metal wire going down the middle of my chest underneath my skin. I saw it on an X-ray of it; it looks like a piece of jewelry. -King Diamond

My back is full of metal; so are my hands and legs. I'll have to decide who will get all that in my will. It's probably worth a fortune in scrap metal. But it doesn't affect my movement. -Guy Martin

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