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Posted on Jun 20, 2014 11:18 am
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell shared quite an interesting insight on today's state of music, predicting a major rock revolution ahead. And it actually makes a lot of sense.
Chatting with Howard Stern on June 18, Chris compared the latest electronic dance music (EDM) craze with the disco fever, noting that an equivalent of the punk genre is bound to follow as well.
"I actually heard somebody quoting a percentage the other day, that 70% of people polled nowadays, and it must be young people, are into electronic dance music, and that it goes up every year, which I don't know how much more it can go up," Cornell kicked off (via Loudwire).
"The only thing I can say, is that tends to be the beginning of like a really great new movement in rock, which is the same thing that kind of happened when disco was dominating. All of the sudden then you had punk rock, that came as a reaction to it, where everyone said: 'You know, this sucks.' So maybe that will happen now."
In conclusion, the musician added, "[Now people] will be looking at each other at a rave, their E will kick in, and they'll go, 'This sucks.'"
This would not be the first, and hopefully not the last time for the gritty rock spirit to battle other, more mellow and mainstream genres, making Cornell's prediction a well-founded one. Let us know what you think in the comments.