Teenage boys on the market who need to channel their anger someplace productive however cannot as a result of the music business is simply so female, Bono feels your ache.
The U2 frontman shared some perception into the state of music with Rolling Stone, and defined that he believes a revolution might quickly be on the horizon as a result of boys want someplace to place their rage.
“I believe music has gotten very girly. And there are some good issues about that, however hip-hop is the one place for younger male anger for the time being — and that is not good,” he mentioned.
Bono — who mentioned the concept of a rock ‘n’ roll revolution was first urged by his son, Elijah — added that music helped him escape his personal rage as a child.
“After I was 16, I had plenty of anger in me. It’s worthwhile to discover a place for it and for guitars, whether or not it’s with a drum machine – I do not care. The second one thing turns into preserved, it’s f–king over,” he mentioned. “You would possibly as properly put it in formaldehyde. In the long run, what’s rock & roll? Rage is on the coronary heart of it.”
The Irish rocker, 57, additionally alluded to a near-death expertise, although he selected to not elaborate, as an alternative merely calling it an “extinction occasion.”
“Folks have these extinction occasions of their lives; it could possibly be psychological or it could possibly be bodily. And, sure, it was bodily for me, however I believe I’ve spared myself all that cleaning soap opera,” he mentioned.