Raging for the machine
Something that has bothered me since 2020 is the absence of rock ‘n roll irreverence and the stick-it-to-the-man rock star attitude. It’s as if, like a timid dog, the music industry put its tail between its legs and retreated to the naughty corner.
Skillet’s John Cooper made a great comment about Rage Against The Machine, labelling them as “government rock”. Green Day and Offspring, with roots in the punk rock era (yes, really), have become establishment hacks, the latter firing their drummer following his refusal to get the jab.
Right Said Fred
Enter Fred and Richard Fairbrass, who are too sexy for the vax.
Not only are they great musicians who still love the art, but they are also a voice of reason, standing their ground and maintaining their principles.
They chatted to me about