“I’m a total slut when it comes to music. I’ll fuck anybody. That’s how I roll, y’all.” —Dave Grohl (via perfumedsecrets)
- Interviewer: Why are you so big on pushing those boundaries of sexuality? You're a married man now.
- Gerard: Well, that's more of a recent thing (laughs). My wife totally backs the way I am on stage, that's one of the amazing things about her. I have 120 per cent respect for her when I'm on stage, so there are definitely certain things I would never do. But she knows my sexuality, and I know mine, so there's no reason not to push those boundaries. It's with the most noble intentions -- it's to make certain people realise just because somebody is a performer or slightly effeminate, -- even that guy at work or that kid at school -- there's no reason to shove 'em around. So much testosterone has been in rock for so long -- that's why I'm so interested in pushing it. All it boils down to is treating women like second-class citizens, calling people faggots, being borderline racist, if not totally racist. A lot of things are ingrained in the stupidest rock 'n' roll we completely oppose. So one way we can push it is through our sexuality.
"I went to a Baptist church when I was, like, 14, and they basically said, 'If you do not accept Jesus Christ into your life, you're going to burn for eternity.' I was this 14-year-old kid, and I was scared shitless. But then you start to realize, they're all hypocrites. These kids there would be saying things like, 'If you're not paying attention right now, that's Satan taking your mind away.' It was evil. And me, I have ADHD, so I'm there thinking about a million things. I mean, God forbid that you might be sitting in church thinking, 'God, I'd really like to fuck that girl.' You know, 'Satan, get out of my brain.'"
- Billie Joe Armstrong on part of the inspiration behind East Jesus Nowhere