compiled by Andrew Russell


“I’m a musician, not a politician, It’s not OK to be on CNN talking about people starving and then tell the interviewer that your new album is coming out in six months.” Bono

“If there is any justice in the world, then eighties rock will never again serve to blight humanity as it did in that dark decade!” Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard)

“For us there’s U2 Music, and then there’s everything else.” Adam Clayton

“People are so busy nowadays, they don’t see you or recognise you in the street.” Andrea Corr

“U2 albums never get finished. They just get released.” The Edge

“My influences are with Irish music, church music and classical music.” Enya

“Music can’t change the world.” Bob Geldof

“Hardly a day goes by without me sticking on a Muddy Waters record.” Rory Gallagher

“I believe that true art is universal in its appeal.” John McCormack

“I’m very easy to recognise; the darkie in the middle jumping around with the guitar, you know. Dat boy got rhydm!!!” Phil Lynott

“If I had to live again I would do exactly the same thing. Of course I have regrets, but if you are 60 years old and you have no regrets, you haven’t lived.” Christy Moore

“Cram as much pleasure as you can into life, and rail against the pain you have to suffer as a result.” Shane McGowan

“Being famous was extremely disappointing to me. When I became famous it was a complete drag.” Van Morrison

“To say what you feel is to dig your own grave.” Sinead O’Connor


ISBN: 978 0 9955239 13
Reference/Gift Book
26 April 2018