Rammstein guitarist Richard Kruspe spoke in a recent question and answer session with Guitar World, and revealed how he was influenced by AC/DC and some other bands.
Here’s the statement:
“I’ve always been a big AC/DC fan. Then there’s Big Black, who were one of the first industrial bands I listened to. There are so many records I heard when I was younger that I loved.
At the moment, as I’ve gotten older, I love to listen to more melancholy music. I loved the last Radiohead – smoking some weed – it’s a blast! I really liked the last Depeche Mode record. I also like Lana Del Rey; there’s such great production on her records.
I like electronic dance music as well. My taste in music has gone from one extreme to the other. The one thing I can’t really get into is hip-hop, especially German hip-hop, which is very different to US hip-hop.
There are certain songs I like, say Bring Me the Horizon’s song ‘Doomed,’ but I miss those days back in the ’90s when all those metal crossover bands came up and it was such a unique fucking sound.
I don’t have that feeling with rock music nowadays. I feel that rock in general at the moment is a little dead.”
He also named his favorite Rammstein song to play live, and said:
“Well, that’s an easy one to answer, and probably the one most people might have guessed as well. ‘Du Hast.'”
Click here for the entire interview.