The Strokes are not fans of the blues.
The band won their first Grammy for best rock album for “The New Abnormal” on Sunday.
In an interview after the victory, frontman Julian Casablancas was asked whether rock is dead and explained, “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.”
He went on to say, “Anything that’s been beaten to death, obviously trend dictates those things will be extinct, and you evolve from those things. Rock and roll should definitely stop the way it was done [before], we don’t need more of that.”
Do you think blues has run its course?