In a new interview with Summa Inferno, Rammstein’s Richard Kruspe talked about today’s rock music, saying the following:
“The thing with rock, it used to have, or every kind of music has a certain kind of mission. Rock music used to be music that we would [use] to rebel against our parents. I remember when I was small, I was cranking up rock music, and my parents would come in and say, ‘Can you put it down?’
”Nowadays, when my kids play rock music, I come in and say, ‘Can you make it louder?’ So the rebellion in rock music is kind of over. That’s why I think the rebellion these days is more in lyrics.
”That’s why I think hip-hop is so popular — because the young generation needs to rebel. But this will also [be] over, and the next generation [will move on to] something else. I don’t know if rock music comes back, but at the moment, obviously, it has changed and it’s not high priority in the music business.”