I sure hope Iggy Pop keeps doing promotional interviews for his new jazzy album Préliminaires because these quotes are starting to congeal into a one-man crusade against modern rock. Limp Bizkit and Billy Corgan needn’t take Pop’s recent snub too personally though, as he has now slagged off the entire rock genre. Are you taking notes, Elijah Wood?
In a Q&A with NY Mag’s Mike Flaherty, Pop said he is “really irritated” with the state of rock and roll, adding, “I think it’s now officially the world’s worst form of music. Even a mid-level cumbia band in Venezuela sounds better than the biggest-selling rock bands.” Pop thinks rock doesn’t buck the system like it used to, saying that it’s only “there to comfort people. And to keep things quiet. It’s just not much fun.”