A little over a week ago at the great Welcome to Rockville festival featuring great performances by bands like Soundgarden, Alternative Nation had the opportunity to interview Seether frontman Shaun Morgan. We discussed their upcoming album Poison the Parish (out tomorrow), Rise Above Fest, and what’s going on with music today. You can watch the full video interview and read select quotes below.
Morgan spoke candidly about today’s social media generation, “There’s a lot of things happening in the world socially, the whole social media dominance, and how it’s telling children that being famous is the only important thing. Take pictures of your tits and ass and you’ll get millions of followers, and you’ll make money, and it’s like man, is that really what I want for my kid?”
I responded, “Kylie Jenner. Are you subbing her?”
Morgan responded, “I’m looking at you!”
He also discussed Pearl Jam’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, “It’s about time. I mean, I think that’s a great band and they’ve consistently been a great band. They tour and they still give to their fans, and I mean they play epically long sets. I don’t know how they do that. It’s a great band that really deserves the recognition so I’m stoked, I think it’s awesome.”