Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch spoke in an interview with Daniel Sarkissian and revealed his thoughts about the musical borders between rock and metal. He mentioned about Metallica and AC/DC.
Interviewer said ‘how do you define the term ‘classic rock’?’ and Head responded:
“In my mind, it’s what I listened to as a kid growing up. Like, AC/DC, all those bands.
A lot of it is changing with every decade that passes, so it’s up to each individual person to define what classic rock is, really. To me, it’s the ’70s music.”
Interviewer asked ‘is there a border between metal and rock?’, and Head talked again:
“The border between hard rock and metal, in my mind, is when you get into like Metallica. Stuff like that becomes metal and hard rock, to me, is AC/DC and stuff like that… It just depends on everybody.
I just call it all rock ‘n’ roll, I don’t do good with labels. I’m kind of over labels because people try to label stuff every few years about something new that comes up. I’m just like, ‘It’s music.'”
What do you think about his statement?
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