Richard Ashcroft Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


2nd June 2011

Quote: "When I was younger, I used to stay at the Chelsea Hotel. You were required to have a wild time or you weren't allowed to stay there." British rocker Richard Ashcroft on his New York home from home.


25th February 2011

Quote: "Put four people in a petri dish, stir them up, and the results will always be the same... I thought that perhaps age would have mellowed us, but I was wrong." Richard Ashcroft on The Verve's ill-fated reunion in 2008.


14th January 2011

Fact: The Who, Debbie Harry, Richard Ashcroft and Jeff Beck joined forces on Thursday (13Jan11) to rock out at the Killing Cancer charity gig in London. Proceeds from ticket sales will help fund the installation of groundbreaking light therapy laser treatment in British hospitals.


29th August 2008

Quote: "We're there to make music, not to get along, not to create false relationships." Richard Ashcroft on The Verve's reunion.


29th August 2008

Quote: "BITTER SWEET (SYMPHONY) is the greatest pop anthem of all time." The Verve's Richard Ashcroft is confident he wrote a classic


4th December 2007

Quote: "KEITH (RICHARDS)'s still getting a buzz out of playing Gimme Shelter. If I was him, I'd be in the coffin with me fingers on me guitar, shaped on those opening chords. 'Rigor mortis? I want Gimme Shelter chords. And feed it through an amp so it feeds forever, like the eternal flame'." The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft jokes about the longevity of the ROLLING STONES.


4th December 2007

Quote: "He's the unluckiest driver in London, I'll tell you that. I don't know why he bothers. Why doesn't he start getting black cabs?" The Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft on troubled rocker Pete Doherty being regularly stopped by the police.


30th June 2006

Quote: "I modelled CHARLIE on Richard Ashcroft from The Verve. I copied his attitude." Actor Dominic Monaghan reveals his secret inspiration behind playing a rock star badboy on hit TV series LOST.


16th January 2006

Quote: <p>"Any human being would be nervous in that position. But it's like any live event, whether it's 200 people or two billion, I don't give a f**k. I'm the man for the job." Richard Ashcroft put his worries into perspective before taking the stage at the London leg of Live 8 last July (05), to sing his VERVE hit BITTER SWEET SYMPHONY with Coldplay. </p>


4th January 2006

Quote: <p>"We live in a world where Geri Halliwell is on her third f**king autobiography when she hasn't done enough to fill a f**king postage stamp." British rocker Richard Ashcroft bemoans the cult of celebrity. </p>


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