Former Black Flag vocalist, artistic polymath, and the thinking man’s favourite alternative rock icon, Henry Rollins has taken Rolling Stone magazine to task for their coverage of pop acts such as Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus, and Robin Thicke, in an interview with the famed magazine itself.
“I’ve never heard Daft Punk,” opens Rollins. “I’ve never heard a track of theirs in my life. They’re the two guys with motorcycle helmets on? You know what, you will take this any way you will. That to me is like Rolling Stone music. It’s the shit that’s in your magazine.”
“And it’s like, that world… I’m so glad that you all have found your people, but that world is so alienating to me,” the artist continues. “Anything that gets on the Grammys or the American Music Awards… like, was Miley Cyrus on the cover of your magazine?”
“She’s part of that bigger world of music I was just talking about,” Rollins says of Cyrus. “All of it to me is like, long may it wave, I don’t have anything against anyone doing their thing, but it’s just not for me. I like real music…what am I doing reading Rolling Stone, you know what I mean?”
Rollins also aired his thoughts about the recent reunions of his former outfit, respectively titled Black Flag and Flag, saying, “I’m not interested in the past unless it’s the rerelease of a record; I’m not interested in my own past that much. But I’ve heard that the Flag thing is pretty powerful.”
“I’ve never seen it, but I know some people whose opinions I respect who went. And they said it was solid. It is what it is: men in their 50s playing 30-year-old music. But as far as the politic of all of it, what’s going on with all of those people, I stayed well away from it. I’m looking forward to 2014…”
(Via Rolling Stone)