Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd spoke in an interview with Jesse Bruce from  93.1 WMPA, and talked on the current “underground” nature of rock n’ roll.

Here’s the statement:

“It’s kind of been that way since we started. We were always not mainstream when we started because we were a traditional rock band. When we first came out, it was all, like, rap-rock bands and what I call nerd-rock or shoegazing bands — all those Weezer-type bands wearing Buddy Holly glasses.

We came out, and we were nothing like any of that, and we had success. Literally, every decade has been the same thing for us. It’s weird — I would have never thought that would be the case — but I’m just grateful that we’ve maintained this great fan base over the years, and people really appreciate what we’re doing.”

He also talked about his initial goals with his band, and said:

“I wanted to be in a band and make a catalog of music and really make my mark. That’s what I’ve done, and that’s what I’ve dreamed about.

I wanted to make sure that it was an honest representation of what was going [on] inside of me, and that has worked for me and sometimes against me, because it’s hard to keep your integrity and do the dance, [which is] what I like to call it, as far as pleasing all the other people that get into business with you.

You really have to be passionate about what you do and know who you are, because people will try to mold you into something you’re not if you’re not careful.”

You can listen to the entire interview. Click here for the source of the statements via Blabbermouth.