Bono Thinks Rock Music Is "Too Girly" And The Internet is Fuming
28 December 2017, 10:54 | Updated: 28 December 2017, 10:57
The U2 frontman clearly failed to see the irony during a recent interview.
U2 frontman Bono has caused controversy online after stating that he thinks music today is "too girly".
Bono was talking to Rolling Stone when he was asked about the prospect of a "rock 'n' roll revolution" being around the corner:
"I think music has gotten very girly. 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."
Hmm, not entirely sure what point you are really trying to make there fella.
"When I was 16, I had a lot of anger in me" he continued. "You need to find a place for it and for guitars, whether it is with a drum machine – I don't care. The moment something becomes preserved, it is fucking over. You might as well put it in formaldehyde. In the end, what is rock & roll? Rage is at the heart of it. Some great rock & roll tends to have that, which is why the Who were such a great band. Or Pearl Jam. Eddie has that rage."
Right. So, we have a couple of questions...
1) Is he referring to male artists having less toxic masculinity or the industry having more prominent female voices? (Either way, we're calling bullshit on any complaints).
2) Was their "rage" the real reason The Who and Pearl Jam were so huge? (No, it wasn't).
3) Should we really be interested in modern rock opinions from Bono, a man who most recently released a BBC Radio 2-friendly song called 'Get Out Of Your Own Way' (later remixed by Kygo)?
Anyway, clearly his comments have caused a stir judging by some of the reactions online:
Bono: Music is too "girly" and there's not enough rage in that sound.— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) December 28, 2017
Me: *plays Jagged Little Pill in full*
Bono: Okay, but that's not a kind of rage that makes my fragile masculinity comfortable.
In 1992 Donita Sparks of L7 took out her tampon on stage and threw it into the crowd at the Reading Festival after being pelted with mud.— Danielle Henderson (@knottyyarn) December 28, 2017
I believe Bono spent that year shopping for brightly colored lenses for his fancy new sunglasses. https://t.co/awuGeH8XXS
"I think music has gotten very girly. 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”— Mary Christmas and a Happy Numair (@MaryNumair) December 28, 2017
✨ Bono has out-fuckfaced himself once again ✨https://t.co/YArATKY2Fg
Lol at Bono claiming that rock music has lost its anger because there are too many female musicians. Has he MET any women this year? pic.twitter.com/i7tv3Na1id— Charlotte Lydia Riley (@lottelydia) December 28, 2017
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