Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist Zakk Wylde spoke in an interview with Art Thompson and explained that how some bands become big band. He said:
“A lot of it was just helping them learn how to play the stuff they loved listening to. I mean, you can tell a kid that it’s important to learn from Clapton or Hendrix or whoever, but it’s not going to do them any good if they don’t like that kind of music.
I always tell kids, ‘Whatever music moves you, just do that.’ When Bon Jovi was selling 60 gazillion records, the record company told Guns N’ Roses they needed to be more like Bon Jovi if they wanted to get signed.
Then, Guns is the biggest thing on the planet, and they’re telling Soundgarden they need to be more like Guns or whatever. By the time that grunge was the biggest thing on the planet, they were telling Green Day they needed to be like the grunge guys.
But all these bands I’m talking about stuck to their guns, and they played what they loved playing. That’s what it comes down to.”
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