vocalist Vince Neil
recently addressed the "grunge killed rock"
stance shared by some of his fellow musicians, especially those from the hair metal league.
Chatting with Q Magazine
, Vince gave a different opinion, insisting that only musicians whose careers were on the downslide could say something like that."We went on 'Headbangers Ball' and we'd had an early pressing of 'Nevermind,'"
Neil said (via Blabbermouth
). "We were talking about a bunch of upcoming bands and told people to check that album out."We supported that whole thing,"
the singer stressed. "I don't know why people say grunge killed rock. Only people whose careers were on the way out said that. It didn't seem to kill us. "I was talking to Courtney Love one time and she told me that one of Kurt [Cobain]'s favorite records was 'Too Fast for Love,'"
Speaking of artists less supportive of grunge, Rob Zombie
that "US rock has never recovered from the grunge movement."
Furthermore, Animals as Leaders noted
that "grunge killed guitar playing,"
guitarist Eric Peterson said
that once "grunge plagued the world, metal was obsolete."