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Music has become ‘girly’ says Bono


It came as quite a surprise when a recent interview of his with the Rolling Stone magazine came out. The interview is basically about U2’s new album, Songs of Experience. But somewhere during that interview, Bono made a comment,

“I think music has gotten very girly,” Bono said, when asked about new music or the music of today. “And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment–and that’s not good. When I was 16, I had a lot of anger in me. You need to find a place for it and for guitars, whether it is with a drum machine–I don’t care. The moment something becomes preserved, it is f**king over. You might as well put it in formaldehyde. In the end, what is rock & roll? Rage is at the heart of it. Some great rock & roll tends to have that, which is why the Who were such a great band. Or Pearl Jam. Eddie has that rage.”