In a recent conversation, Roger Waters said that he “couldn’t care less about AC/DC or Eddie Van Halen“, because he is not a fan of “loud rock ‘n’ roll”.
“I don’t know… Maybe… I’m not very up on rock history. I’m not very interested in most popular music. I mean, there are certain people that I’m a great fan of, but mainly the sort of writers, the singer-songwriters. So [Bob] Dylan and Neil Young.”
“But I won’t start a long list. I probably could but it’s that end of the spectrum that I’m more interested in. I’m not really interested in loud rock ‘n’ roll. Which some people are and they love it, but I couldn’t care less about AC/DC or Eddie Van Halen or any of that stuff. I just… Who? I don’t go ‘Who?’ Because I obviously know the name.
“And I’m sure Eddie’s brilliant and a great guitar player and wonderful… But that just doesn’t interest me.
“But ‘Look out, Mama, there’s a white boat coming up the river.’ What was that called? ”Powdermonkey” [”Powderfinger” by Neil Young]. Something like that I kinda have to take a deep [breath]… It’s kind of like ‘Wow! What did he just say?'”