In a recent interview with Listen Next!, Def Leppard’s Phil Collen talked about today’s rock bands, being asked which artist or artists Def Leppard will “pass the baton to” once he and his bandmates decide to retire.
Here’s what the guitarist replied:
“I don’t know. I’m still waiting, actually. You hear a lot of stuff out there, but it’s few and far between.
“There’s a problem, I think, and I think it’s the TikTok and YouTube crowd.
“When bands or artists would write before, it would be because they wanted to an artist and wanted to express themselves and write songs and share them and go, ‘Wow. Check this out’, as opposed to, ‘Wow. Look at me.
”Please love me. I don’t wanna sound like an old dude, but that’s what I noticed. And I’m still waiting for someone like Prince or [Led] Zeppelin or something that has a bit more something to it. There’s very little stuff.
“Metallica‘s great; when you see ’em, there’s a big difference,” Phil said.
“Guns N’ Roses are awesome. I don’t see that anymore; I don’t see that star power. I don’t see that kind of thing. So that’s what I’m waiting for.
”There hasn’t been any of that. Nirvana was… Obviously, Foo Fighters is an offshoot of Nirvana. And I love the Foo Fighters; I think they’re great. But when Nirvana came out, I was, like, ‘Woah, this is amazing.’ The Sex Pistols, amazing. But I’m just waiting, still waiting.”
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