In the new issue of Rolling Stone, the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney explains why he thinks rock music is suffering.
“Rock & roll is dying because people became OK with Nickelback being the biggest band in the world,” Carney tells the magazine in the cover story. “So they became OK with the idea that the biggest rock band in the world is always going to be s*** – therefore you should never try to be the biggest rock band in the world. F*** that! Rock & roll is the music I feel the most passionately about, and I don’t like to see it f***ing ruined and spoon-fed down our throats in this watered-down, post-grunge crap, horrendous s***. When people start lumping us into that kind of s***, it’s like, ‘F*** you,’ honestly.”
The article appears in the upcoming issue of Rolling Stone on newsstands Friday.
An excerpt is online at: www.rollingstone.com.