Veteran shock rocker Alice Cooper
once again addressed the current state of rock music, calling it mostly dull and mildly amusing.
While chatting with Highway 81 Revisited
, Alice was asked
about his recent Mumford & Sons
comments, but instead of naming the bands who are doing it wrong decided to praise the ones that are doing it right in his book.
"I'm telling you, the Foo Fighters are one of the only rock bands out there,"
Cooper kicked off. "The Foo Fighters are a pure '70s rock 'n' roll band that don't take prisoners. Same with Slash's band the Conspirators, and, ya know, Axl Rose, Axl's Guns N' Roses. Those are three bands that go out to rock 'n' roll, like Aerosmith, Ozzy's band, Black Sabbath, Alice Cooper."
He continued, "We are bands that are dedicated to guitar rock. I don't think you're ever going to hear us unplugged. At least I can guarantee you are never going to hear Alice Cooper unplugged. So that's the kind of stuff I like."
Alice then pointed out the dullness of the "folk period"
he believes we are going through at the moment, hoping it will end as soon as possible.
"I think there's a lot of good, young bands out there,"
he said. "I think we're in a folk period right now. We're kind of in this really, to me, very dull period, where bands are just kind of boring. I'm sorry to say that, but I can't wait until the next cycle comes out when you come up with another Buckcherry or another Guns N' Roses or another Motley Crue or someone that goes out on stage and plays rock 'n' roll and makes you go, 'Wow! OK, That was fun.' Right now, though, it's a little boring."
Cooper is currently busy working on a covers album, recording the tunes from such rock icons as John Lennon
, Keith Moon
, Jim Morrison
, Jimi Hendrix
, the Small Faces