Metal Icon Reveals Most ‘Important’ Grunge Bands, Reacts To Trent Reznor’s Bold Claim

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Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford discussed Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice In Chains, and Marilyn Manson in a new Goldmine interview.

“I was talking over lunch about how Trent Reznor said that the internet has made everything too safe in music.

There’s probably some value to what he’s saying. I think what he means by that is – can you remember the last thing that you saw or heard that made you go, ‘Wow, this is kind of interesting, kind of angry – this has got some fire attached to it’?

Because I can’t. I can’t think of anybody. And I’m not being a boring old fart. You know that last big moment for me, I have to go all the way back to [Marilyn] Manson. I can’t think of anything else, can you?

I mean it took Nirvana to really tap into some raw power in the early ’90s, you know? No doubt three of the biggest bands that really shook things up were Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains. You know, and again that was the start of a new decade, wasn’t it? They were very important.

And I think that’s what Trent is saying, when things get too safe, complacency sets in and it can get a bit dull.”