Alice Cooper spoke to Steve Wright and Tim Smith and expressed his ideas about hard rock music. He also explained why he thinks that hard rock will live forever by giving examples of the biggest names of the genre, such as The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin.

Hard rock can be defined as a rock music subgenre that emerged during the mid-1960s along with garage, psychedelic, and blues-rock. The genre reached its highest popularity thanks to Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, AC/DC, Queen, and KISS, however, it lost its impact after the rise of grunge, pop, and hip-hop in the ’90s.

In addition, even a rock icon like Gene Simmons stated that not only hard rock but also rock music itself was killed because of streaming and downloading free and lack of financial support for the young generation bands. However, many musicians didn’t agree with his ideas and as one of them, Alice Cooper stated that there are still new bands that listen to Guns N’ Roses and Aerosmith and they deserve a chance to be successful.

During a recent interview, Cooper stated that the bands like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper, and Foo Fighters are great hard rock bands. He didn’t forget to pay tribute to The Father of Rock Roll, Chuck Berry.

According to him, the hard rock will never die thanks to their instruments, unique way of playing and performing, attitude, and being outlaws instead of corporate bands even though he has great respect for their dedicated fan base without naming those bands.

Cooper stated in his interview that:

The only kind of music that has lasted has been the hard rock. The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Guns N’ Roses, us, bands like The Cult too, and Foo Fighters… Great hard rock bands just seem to go as long as they want to go.”

Here’s what the host asked:

Why is that particular music endure? Because I think you are right actually.”

Cooper responded:

“It goes back Chuck Berry. He was the originator of what we do. It was the beginning of what I call a much more tribal kind of rock and roll. It’s that backbeat, big guitars, drums, attitude, outlaw. If I listen to a band and they’re corporate, I have no problem with corporate rock fans that sort of like don’t have an edge to them.

They make great records. They’re good bands and everything like that but kind of bands we’ve always been, we’ve always been outlaw. That’s kind of music which has a little bit danger to it.”

You can check out the interview below.

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