Hole frontwoman and grunge icon Courtney Love thinks the health of rock music is pretty dire.
“(Rock and roll) is pretty much close to dead, unless there’s some great savior art direction unless there’s a new Oasis or Nirvana and people buy into that and it gets as big as Kanye [West] is,” she explains. “It’s got to be innovative, it’s got to touch that many lives and kids, millennials, have all been raised, with very few exceptions, on rap and so I don’t know if they’d recognised it even if they heard it.”
She adds, “When we were growing up they’d say ‘Oh, Dylan couldn’t get signed today’, 20 years ago people were saying that, so I don’t know, I don’t know if it could get recognised today. Do you think it could get recognised? I don’t know… A lot of millennials don’t know who Patti Smith is, it’s crazy! It’s weird.”