U2 frontman Bono made headlines over the holidays for describing the current output of new music as “girly.” “There are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that's not good,” the singer tells Rolling Stone in a new interview.
“When I was 16, I had a lot of anger in me. You need to find a place for it and for guitars, whether it is with a drum machine--I don't care.” He adds, “The moment something becomes preserved, it is f**king over. You might as well put it in formaldehyde. In the end, what is rock-n-roll? Rage is at the heart of it...which is why the Who were such a great band. Or Pearl Jam. Eddie has that rage.”