Henry Rollins knocks Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus

Henry Rollins knocks Daft Punk, Miley Cyrus

Opinionated as ever, former Black Flag frontman Henry Rollins used a Rolling Stone interview to share his opinions on some of the musicians recently featured in the publication and he made it quite clear that he was far from impressed, especially with Daft Punk and Miley Cyrus.

About Daft Punk he said "I've never heard Daft Punk; I've never heard a track of theirs in my life. They're the two guys with motorcycle helmets on? You know what, you will take this any way you will. That to me is like Rolling Stone music. It's the shit that's in your magazine. And it's like, that world... I'm so glad that you all have found your people, but that world is so alienating to me. Anything that gets on the Grammys or the American Music Awards... like, was Miley Cyrus on the cover of your magazine?"

And speaking of the former Hannah Montana; "She's part of that bigger world of music I was just talking about. All of it to me is like, long may it wave, I don't have anything against anyone doing their thing, but it's just not for me. I like real music. John Coltrane's my favourite musician, what am I doing reading Rolling Stone, you know what I mean?"

Rollins also claimed to have no idea what Robin Thicke sounds like or who Kelly Clarkson is, which may indicate that the 52 year old activist has been living under a rock.

He does like some of the new music he has heard this year, claiming that he went as far as actually buying a new pair of headphones to listen to David Bowie's The Next Day and he did enjoy the new Marnie Stern record, Chronicles of Marnia.

Rollins was also drawn, if just slightly, into commenting on the situation with the two incarnations of the band he shot to fame with, Black Flag and the variant, Flag. "I'm not interested in the past unless it's the rerelease of a record; I'm not interested in my own past that much. But I've heard that the Flag thing is pretty powerful. I've never seen it, but I know some people whose opinions I respect who went. And they said it was solid. It is what it is: men in their 50s playing 30-year-old music. But as far as the politic of all of it, what's going on with all of those people, I stayed well away from it. I'm looking forward to 2014 and what will come."

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