Quotes of the decade

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Quotes of the decade

"How will I celebrate 'Smile' going to Number 1? Gak." (Lily Allen, NME, July 2006). Photo: Tom Oxley

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"Taylor, I'm really happy for you, and I'm gonna let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time." (Kanye West to Taylor Swift at the MTV VMAs, September 2009). Photo: James Quinton

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"Jay-Z? No chance. I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong." (Noel Gallagher, 2008). Photo: Dean Chalkley

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"For those that didn't get the memo my name is Jay-Z and I'm pretty fucking awesome." (Jay-Z, Glastonbury 2008). Photo: Dean Chalkley

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"The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow." (NME, April 2007). Photo: PA Photos

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"I'm interested only in making money. I mean, that's absolutely the only criterion I attach. That's it. ... That's the only thing we think about: Will it make money?" (Simon Cowell explains his philosophy). Photo: Dean Chalkley

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"Emo, pop-punk, whatever you want to call it, is dangerous. There's a creature inside me that wants to beat all those bands to death."(Brandon Flowers at the height of the emo boom, NME, 2006). Photo: Dean Chalkley

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"One minute I'm waiting for Kate to arrive to join me in the Jacuzzi for a romantic evening. The next thing I can remember is doing cold turkey in a vomit-filled cell." (Pete Doherty, The Daily Mail, 2005). Photo: Tom Oxley

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"Firstly, I'm a genius. Musically, culturally, everything. Compared to the Razorlight album, Dylan is making the chips. I'm drinking champagne." (Johnny Borrell, NME, 2004). Photo: Andy Wilsher

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"September 11 is clearly an inside job, there's massive evidence that suggests that it was either allowed to happen or even worse, deliberately made to happen." (Matt Bellamy, CMU, 2006). Photo: Dean Chalkley

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"Music for bedwetters." Label boss Alan McGee's decription of Coldplay in 2000 - little did he know he'd just christened a genre that would dominate the decade. Pic: Getty

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"The reason I'm running for President is because I can't be Bruce Springsteen." (Barack Obama - coolest politician ever). Photo: PA Photos

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"Arctic Monkeys really wake you up in the morning." (Gordon Brown - clearly not as cool as Barack Obama). Photo: PA Photos

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"I get the [iPod] shuffle and then I... shuffle the shuffle." (George W Bush, even less cool that Gordon Brown, 2005). Photo: PA Photos

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"I'm bored of Bono and I am him - I'm sick of me." (Bono has a rare failure of ego, 2009). Photo: PA Photos

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"I like the people at our record company, but the time is at hand when you have to ask why anyone needs one. And, yes, it probably would give us some perverse pleasure to say 'Fuck you' to this decaying business model." (Thom Yorke discusses the release of 'In Rainbows', Time, 2007). Photo: PA Photos

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"The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will take place within 10 years, and nothing is going to be able to stop it. Music itself is going to become like electricity or running water." (David Bowie predicts the future, 2002, The New York Times). Photo: PA Photos

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"Emo is a sinister teenage craze that romanticises death. American bands such as My Chemical Romance, Good Charlotte and Blink 182 are particular favourites." (Sarah Sands attempts to ignite a scare story in The Daily Mail, 2006). Photo: Dean Chalkley

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"New Rave? The whole idea was to take the piss out of the media by making them talk about something that didn't exist, just for our own amusement." (Klaxons, Popworld, 2007). Photo: Roger Sargent

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"Music to make girls dance". Franz Ferdinand describe their manifesto in NME, 2005. Photo: Tom Oxley

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"We live in Sheffield and we write about the things we see here. What else is there to write about?" (Alex Turner ushers in a new era of observational British lyricists). Photo: Tom Oxley

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"We'll be at home, knocking up some beats... and then we mash a hybrid of styles. Delia Smith. Psychedelia Smith. Mixing it up and see what happens". (Ray Gun of Raygun makes a prize arse of himself, 2008). Photo: PA Photos

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"People will write and say what they like, but I simply could not go on working with Liam a day longer." (Noel Gallagher announces he's leaving Oasis via his blog, August 2009). Photo: Dean Chalkley

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"This has been the best Glastonbury ever!" (Michael Eavis, every single year without fail). Photo: Joe Plimmer

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"Who is this Harry Potter motherfucker I keep hearing about?" (Snoop Dogg, with his finger several miles from the pulse, 2001).

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"It's nobody's business if I had sex. I'm not going to hold a press conference to announce it." (Britney Spears gives up being America's sweetheart, 2002). Photo: PA Photos

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"What does the future hold? Record label interest is zero, but the sun will creep back into the room one way or another. It always does." Morrissey looks to the future in a statement on his website, 2009). Photo: PA Photos

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"When I'm writing music, I'm thinking about the clothes I want to wear on stage. I want to bring that back. I want the imagery to be so strong that fans will want to eat and taste and lick every part of us." (Lady GaGa, MTV, 2008 –a star is born). Photo: PA Photos

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"Make no mistake, this was a political act! This was an entire nation delivering a stinging slap of rejection to the whole notion of pre-fabricated pop ruling the charts." (Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine comments on 'Killing In The Name' winning the battle for Christmas Number One, 2009). Photo: PA Photos

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