Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford spoke in an interview with Kerrang! and said that “rock & roll will never die”. Here’s the statement:
“I think the legacy of what Lemmy’s left is huge – Motörhead and what three guys can do, the simple experience of three guys making that kind of sound in rock & roll, in metal. There will always be something of that nature. I mean, Royal Blood is two guys, right? And before that was Jack White, the White Stripes.
The good thing about the turmoil that’s going on in the world today is that it does reverberate in music. Through the Sixties the important core bands, like the Doors or the Jefferson Airplane – those really early experiences of pushing back against what was going on around you went into the music. With Lemmy it was like “Eat the Rich,” you know, “Ace of Spades.
It’s a different world, but I don’t think there’s anything to worry about. Rock & roll will never die. This is as true now as it ever was.
But right now, you’re still surrounded by some giants in metal — Metallica and Maiden. In hard rock, you’ve got Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, KISS, Aerosmith. There’s still a backbone of these vintage — if you want to call them that — types of experiences that are still very, very important.”
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