The only people playing the roles of classic rock stars are hip-hop artists, now. Kanye's stage persona, and the way he approaches making albums, and the way he wants to be better than everyone else? That's reminiscent of Freddie Mercury. That's reminiscent of the Beatles.

Jack Antonoff

Jack Antonoff

Profession: Singer
Nationality: American

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I don't really look back or forward too much. That's not to say I live in the moment, because I struggle with that as well.

Human rights, no matter whom they affect, are something that should matter to all of us. It's always been a part of my life.

It's really easy to end up on the 'Daily Mail' if you put yourself in situations where you'll end up on the 'Daily Mail,' and it's really easy to not if you don't do that.

People identify with other people for different reasons, and I personally am really comfortable around lesbians because, in some ways, we view women the same way.

You can look at someone and get to know their music and say, 'This is someone who I want to work with.'

I have no problem being mainstream. I grew up in the '90s when the mainstream was amazing.

I'm not super into sports.

I love connected culture.

I want to be able to do work where I think it's very forward, but I also want it to exist in a big way and have an effect on a lot of people.

When you go all over the world for work, your dream vacation is your bedroom.

I've noticed that a lot of people in film always seem interested in music videos, like it's some, like, really exciting thing they've always wanted to do or something.

My grandparents got out of Poland right before the Holocaust and came here, and the only thing that mattered was surviving.

Singles, whatever. But selling a million albums feels like an impossible thing to do.

It's pretty easy to tell who's garbage and who's not right away, and most people suck, to be honest, or they're just really wrapped up in what's going on with themselves.