Alice Cooper has shared his views on the state of rock and roll today and says that most bands could use a shot of testosterone. Speaking with Cincinnati City Beat, the shock rock legend says rock music as a genre may currently be at an all-time low.
"[M]y pet peeve right now is that 80-90 percent of the modern rock bands are just testosterone-free. I am listening to these bands and going, 'Where is the spark? Where is the fire?' These bands are whining like crazy . . . [I]t's like they are trying not to be rock stars . . . That's crazy," he told the magazine.
He added: "If you are in a rock band, you get in a rock band to be something different. I guess modern rock bands really just want to blend in and I think it is the most boring time in rock right now that I have ever seen."
The rock genre is not without hope, however, as Cooper says there are a few role models for young bands to admire:
"Jack White is amazing," he continued. "The Foo Fighters are amazing. I don't know the Black Veil Brides music very much but I love the image. At least they are going out of their way to be something that when you see them on stage you say, 'That's the Black Veil Brides.' But when I see 99% of the other bands up there I say those bands can be anybody. I just don't get the fact that everybody is so against having image."
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