In a recent interview with The Liquid Conversations, Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd has shared the reason of what makes special these singer: Alice In Chains’ Layne Staley, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain.

Here’s the statement:

“I just think that hip-hop is so exciting right now. There’s a lot of risk taking; it’s just nasty, and it’s fucking intimidating sometimes – it’s just awesome, and they’re fearless.

I listen to whatever I’m feeling at the time, but I’ve been listening to a lot of pop and hip-hop. I just haven’t gravitated to a lot of new rock records, because they’re just, I don’t know…

I don’t wanna poo-poo the rock genre right now, but when I try to listen to Active Rock radio, it’s like the same song for 45 minutes. And there’s not a whole lot of risk-taking, and there’s not a lot of rock stars, there’s not a lot of diversity between bands.

It’s become this G-rated, forgettable-type stuff. And it’s kind of on formula too – it’s cut to a grid, and all the songs have the same formula.

If you go back just to the ’90s, we had all these amazing rock stars. We had Layne Staley and Chris Cornell and Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder and Jonathan Davis and Zack De La Rocha… all these incredible frontmen. And it’s just gone – nothing.”

Listen to the entire interview below. Click here for the source.