Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover spoke in an interview with MB Live and revealed that why he don’t listen pop music and hit songs.
He claimed that there is two kind of music: pop and rock. Here’s the statement:
“First of all, there’s two kinds of music — there’s pop music and there’s rock music. And they obviously have something to do with each other, but they’re very different. And it’s also a different time now.
And a band like Rival Sons or Greta Van Fleet, if they were back in the ’70s, they’d be huge — top of the charts everywhere. But it’s a different world; it’s now a world of streaming and a world of likes…
But there’s some great musicians around. I listen to music all the time; it’s what I do. I don’t listen to pop radio; I don’t listen to the hits and stuff. I listen to a wide range of music and there’s some brilliant musicians around.
And it’s very difficult for them to make a living. It’s because the only thing you can make really a living at — unless you’re Beyoncé or someone — is live music, and there aren’t that many places to play. When we were growing up, you could five nights or six nights a week — easy.”
Deep Purple’s latest album, “Infinite”, was released on October 31, 2018. This album was their 20th studio album.
You can watch the entire interview from below.