Henry Rollins Criticizes Miley Cyrus and Daft Punk in New Interview
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 12.21.2013
"I like real music."
Speaking to Rolling Stone, former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins criticized Daft Punk and Miley Cyrus, saying the musical acts were unworthy of his attention. Below are some highlights from the interview.
Rollins on 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 shit 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?"
Rollins on why he doesn't like Miley Cyrus: "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. I like real music. John Coltrane's my favorite musician, what am I doing reading Rolling Stone, you know what I mean?"
Rollins on the situation with his former Black Flag bandmates and the variant Flag: "I'm not interested in the past unless it's the re-release of a record; I'm not interested in my own past that much. But I've heard that the Flag thing is pretty powerful. I've never seen it, but I know some people whose opinions I respect who went. And they said it was solid. It is what it is: men in their 50s playing 30-year-old music. But as far as the politic of all of it, what's going on with all of those people, I stayed well away from it. I'm looking forward to 2014 and what will come."