Henry Rollins expresses disinterest in ‘Rolling Stone magazine music’ in Rolling Stone…Go henry!!!
Rollins took the oppertunity of an interview American lifestyle magazine Rolling Stone to sigh disinterestingly at the sort of music the magazine covers- the sort of music that passes for alternative in that heavily marketed fake alternative world of modern times- where the alternative sounds like the mainstream but is dressed up as slightly wacky.
When asked about Daft Punk and Robin Thicke he replied…
I’ve never heard Daft Punk; 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. Anything that gets on the Grammys or the American Music Awards. . . like, was Miley Cyrus on the cover of your magazineYeah, see, I like real music. John Coltrane’s my favorite musician, what am I doing reading Rolling Stone? You know what I mean?
You don’t give a shit about her.
Well, I don’t. She’s part of that bigger world of music I was just talking about. 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. And Robin Thicke, is that the guy? I have no idea what he sounds like. I’ve never heard Kelly Clarkson, I just, I live in a different musical world.
Another thing that was ongoing this year was so much drama with Black Flag. Did you follow that?
I know what I read. The Flag guys, they’re doing their thing I guess. Kids were writing me, “Hey, I can’t wait to see you next week in Brisbane.” I wrote them back like, “I’m not gonna be there, I’m in Toronto.” And they went, “Oh, you’re not in the band?” I’m like “absolutely not.” [They were] saying, “Wow, the place was kinda half full and 30 minutes of the set, it was a quarter full, people were running out angry that they’re never gonna get that 30 bucks back.”
And so I’ve seen neither entity, Black Flag or Flag. 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 and what will come.