Noose Vocalist and solo artist Corey Taylor is simply not a fan of young modern rock bands that lack identity. Taylor said in an interview with Cutter’s Rockcast that he’s really annoyed by young bands that take their sound directly from older bands. In a way, I totally understand, but at the same time, maybe it’s just their way of finding their sound?
“I look at some of these bands that sound like this or sound like that or sound like the other guy, and it’s just, well, they’ve obviously listened to two albums that have been out for a minute. But the ones that really What frustrates me are people who take something that’s been around forever, then rework it and call it new – even if it’s completely derivative.
“You know the band they’re ripping off – they’re not even trying to rip off a bunch of bands; they’re ripping off a band. But the younger generation takes them and says, ‘That’s our blah blah blah’, because ‘they’re tired of old people telling them that the music before them was better. And I don’t know who’s right, but I know both of them are wrong, because we should cheer for everything.
Taylor went on to acknowledge that he was just a grumpy great grandpa and added, “I hate all new rock for the most part. I [hate] artists who failed in a genre and decided to go rock – and I think he knows who he is”, probably referring to Machine Gun Kelly, who started his career doing pop-rap and recently released a pop-punk type album.
“I’m just as bad. I’m the worst old foggy dude who ever shakes his cane. And I hate everything. I hate everything new rock for the most part. I [hate] artists who failed in a genre and decided to rock – and I think he knows who he is. But this is another story.
“I’m the worst. And I hate everything. And people are used to that with me, though. But I’ve also encouraged the younger generation to think beyond the boundaries of what we listen to. Do something that feels fresh; it may not have to sound fresh, but it has to feel fresh. If it’s dead, then people are gonna treat it like dead, man.
Given this information, I guess the arrival Noose registration probably won’t be too inspired by classic rock?
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