Keep in mind that, not only is Rolling Stone asking Henry Rollins about two acts TMR has already slammed, but two acts that dominated American media this year - art, it was not:
“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 sh-t 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 magazine? Yeah, see, I like real music. John Coltrane’s my favorite musician, what am I doing reading Rolling Stone? You know what I mean?”
It's easy to envision a kind of artistic Underground Railroad.
“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.”
Life, under the Boomer's Cultural
"One of the great myths always wielded out in arguments like this is that it’s all about the music man. Pure hippy bollocks of course, and the type of stuff revivalists always cling to like the fringes on their wet moss haircuts. That’s half the problem of course. Today’s music scene is full of revivalists,…these artists are so reverential of the past they daren’t make claims to a grand future and certainly not one to upset their ancient heroes. It’s temperance on a grand scale.”