Alice Cooper talked about the current state of rock music, explaining to RAdio KSHE 95 (transcribed by UG):
"It concerns me that even the rock bands that are out there are very introverted.
"The young rock bands don't wanna be outlaws - they don't have any swagger on stage.
"I mean, if I was 18 years old and I'm in a rock band I would wanna show my stuff up there! Young bands seem to be very introverted about that.
"You know, Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, Aerosmith... We came up in an age when you had to compete with Mick Jagger. And Mick Jagger was the king of swagger.
"That's the way I've always looked at it. Give the audience a great show. You're in the most exciting music in the world, give them a show!
"And that just doesn't seem to exist with young bands. I don't get it. I think that it will be a retro thing. I think young bands will start getting tired of being introverted."