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Posted on Apr 29, 2014 04:02 pm
Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach recently gave young rock artists a major bashing, calling them spoiled and lacking the genuine understanding of rock 'n' roll.
"These young people that I meet or work with, have this huge sense of entitlement," Bach told Classic Rock Revisited. "Just because they play in a rock band, they don't understand why they don't have a mansion, or a f--king helicopter, and they whine and moan."
Stressing that it's crucial "to understand that rock and roll is a vicious game or you won't last very long," the singer continued to rip the youngsters. "You know, I think it has something to do with technology," he said.
"I will record in the studio with younger guys and I will sing the first chorus to a song and they will look up at me and they will go, 'You're done.' I am like, 'What?' They go, 'We've got it. We are just going to cut and paste from here.' I tell them, 'No we're not.' I've actually gotten in arguments with kids telling me that they don't have time to sing the whole song.
"I am like, 'You sit the f--k down and let me take you to f--king school. This isn't about cut and paste; this is about f--king rock and roll."
Pointing out that the lack of talent isn't the case here, Bach continued, "I meet a lot of musicians that are very talented, but it is hard for them to get to the lobby at eight in the morning to get to the airport.
"It doesn't matter how talented you are if you can't be on time, or be dependable," he continued. "I don't see what the point is of practicing in your room your entire life and then missing the flight to the gig. That s--t doesn't work with me. If I tell you I am going to play, then nothing is going to stop me. I just consider myself lucky and that song ['Rock N' Roll Is a Vicious Game'], the lyrics, are kind of directed to people who have a big sense of entitlement. We're very lucky to do this for a living."