The Strokes Subtly Shade Greta Van Fleet While Rejecting Blues Rock
By Eliot Hill
March 16, 2021
Hot off their Best Rock Album Grammy win for The New Abnormal, The Strokes' Julian Casablancas, Fabrizio Moretti, and Nikolai Fraiture explained that awkward acceptance as well as where they see the future of rock 'n' roll going.
Casablancas said in a post-Grammys interview that he thinks "it's funny" the band won that specific award because he "always makes fun of rock 'n' roll." To be more specific, he mentioned blues rock by name.
He then went on to address the recent claims that rock 'n' roll is dead (made by Paul Stanley of KISS) and he didn't hide his distaste for the genre of rock which includes the likes of Led Zeppelin and '70s blues rock revivalists Greta Van Fleet.
“I think people who say things are ‘dead,’ I feel like it means their imagination possibly has died. There’s room for so many genres of music; not necessarily blues rock, please no more of that,” Casablancas said.
He continued: “Anything that’s been beaten to death, obviously trend dictates those things will be extinct, and you evolve from those things. But what that means, what it’ll be called, who knows what it’ll be called. Rock 'n' roll should definitely stop the way it was done [before], we don’t need more of that.”
Moretti added, “They did it pretty well back then.”
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