Here are my three favourite recent quotes from rock stars, courtesy of nme.com.
Courtney Love: ‘The Muppets are raping Kurt Cobain’s memory’
Unfortunately, this doesn’t seem to be an actual quote, more a paraphrase of a paraphrase with no basis in reality. Still, when are we going to let a little truth get in the way of speech marks? It’s something that Courtney could have said, and that’s good enough for it to be included here.
Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan: ‘The music industry has been taken over by poseurs’
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. According to Billboard (according to the NME), Corgan recently said at SxSW, “I was part of a generation that changed the world – and it was taken over by poseurs.” Um, interesting interpretation of the situation, Bill. Uh … you don’t think perhaps you might have been one of those poseurs that took over, after your contemporaries ‘changed’ the world? Not even a teensy-weensy bit? No? As you were then …
Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl has claimed that if all albums were as good as Adele’s ’21′ then the music industry “would be on fire”. Talking to Billboard, the singer said that poor record sales were the result of lacklustre LP’s rather than a lack of interest in music, and suggested that people would always be willing to buy “great” albums.
This, from the singer with the blandest mainstream rock band since Bon Jovi. Rock stars, huh? Fucking muppets.