Bono's Take On The State Of Rock Music

Rolling Stone founder and publisher Jann Wenner recently conducted an interview with Bono for the new issue of the magazine. While he was pretty forthcoming, the one revelation making the media rounds is whether he agrees with his 18-year old son Elijah who "believes that a rock & roll revolution is around the corner."

The U2 singer says, "I think music has gotten very girly. And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that's not good. When I was 16, I had a lot of anger in me. You need to find a place for it and for guitars, whether it is with a drum machine – I don't care. The moment something becomes preserved, it is over. You might as well put it in formaldehyde. In the end, what is rock & roll? Rage is at the heart of it. Some great rock & roll tends to have that, which is why The Who were such a great band. Or Pearl Jam. Eddie [Vedder] has that rage."

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