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Music Has Become a Little Too 'Girly' for Bono's Taste

Music Has Become a Little Too 'Girly' for Bono's Taste”

Camera IconIn his interview with Rolling Stone, U2 frontman Bono opens up about the state of his band, the state of the world and what he learned from nearly dying.

The 57-year-old musician said he dealt with the death scare, which took place in the middle of recording U2s latest album Songs of Experience, like any other "event".

Speaking of music, Bono also shared his own feelings on the state of today's music, lamenting how it's gotten "girly".

There's one opinion, though, that Bono said he and his son Elijah share, and that is that a "rock revolution" is bound to happen soon. "And you think, 'I don't want to leave here".

Bono, frontman of Irish rock band U2, just revealed what he thinks of the music scene nowadays. "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", he explained, arguing that it all boils down to negative emotions. You need to find a place for it and for guitars, whether it is with a drum machine - I don't care. Or, you know, Nirvana and Royal Blood. "The moment something becomes preserved, it is f-king over", he said. "Or Pearl Jam. Eddie has that rage".

However, Bono did say this much: "People have these extinction events in their lives; it could be psychological or it could be physical. And, yes, it was physical for me, but I think I have spared myself all that soap opera".

"You know, people of faith can be very annoying", he said.

But in 2017, female artists have been permitted to grace the charts, and though Bono acknowledges there are "some good things" about seeing women thrive, Beyoncé's musical ascent has in his estimation left the men with naught but one popular genre to dominate, even though nine out of 10 of the top tracks on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart this week were released by male artists/bands.

"Stepping inside the songs was more of an ordeal than I thought it would be".



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