Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins discussed today’s sad state of rock in a new Star 2 interview.
“To me, the things I don’t love about EDM and pop music is the lack of human feel. I get sad to think that the human feel of music is going to be gone from the mainstream and it’s all just going to be sort of this clicking and popping of computers with Auto-Tuned vocals. To me, that sounds so depressing,” he says.
He later said about rock, “These things are always cyclical. I think it will come back. I’d like to think there’s a Kurt Cobain, a Jimi Hendrix or someone in his parents’ basement getting ready to explode it all again. I’d like to think it’s someone with a guitar and bass and drums.”
Hawkins said Foo Fighters had their time as being a new act, and are happy to be elder statesmen now.
“We had our time to be new. Now we’re sort of enjoying our ‘elder statesmen of rock’ status and are happy to teach the kids what it’s like to play the guitar and drums.”