Lemmy Says the State of Rock Is ‘Pretty Poor Right Now’
We can officially count Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister among the rock vets who aren't happy with the current state of the genre.
"I think it's pretty poor right now," he argued during a new interview with Kerrang! (via Blabbermouth). "We're waiting for something, and I'm not sure what it is. Maybe it's for the death of rock 'n' roll, y'know? I really don't know. I don't understand what we're waiting for at the moment, because we've been waiting for a long time. We deserve something, but we ain't getting it."
He specifically feels he ain't getting it from the younger bands on the scene. "I don't know why half of [modern bands] are together, 'cause they don't deserve to be," he continued. "All they do is make a f---ing racket. I think we're still looking for an answer to punk, to be quite honest with you, 'cause Nirvana wasn't it, y'know? They were the closest, but that didn't last. I like some bands. I like Foo Fighters and Evanescence and stuff. But I don't know if we're going to get a real thing like punk again."
We'll presumably get a little closer to that "real thing" when Motörhead return with their new album Bad Magic tomorrow — including a guest appearance from Queen guitarist Brian May and a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Sympathy for the Devil," which Lemmy said the band "killed." The band is already on the road in support of the LP, and currently in the midst of a string of North American dates.
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