Go ahead quote me

Lars Ulrich.
Lars Ulrich.
Gwen Stefani.
Gwen Stefani.
Justin Timberlake.
Justin Timberlake.

I think it's still possible to make energetic, thrashy music without necessarily walking around being these sulky, angry, sullen, dark people with black cartoon thunderstorms over their heads.

METALLICA DRUMMER LARS ULRICH


Thank you for kissing me back to life.

SINGER GWEN STEFANI at Glamour magazine's Women of the Year Awards, thanking boyfriend Blake Shelton for helping her get her life back on track after her divorce from rocker Gavin Rossdale


This new appreciation for both of them - her and him - it's humiliating and humbling at the same time. You watch her realise she has a gear she thought she didn't have and then you go, 'Woah, yeah.'

SINGER JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE on having a son with his wife, Jessica Biel

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 21, 2016, with the headline 'Go ahead quote me'. Print Edition | Subscribe