Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea talking about rock music
During an interview on SiriusXM’s Pearl Jam Radio by guitarist Mike McCready, Flea – real name, Michael Peter Balzary – discussed the current state of rock music, saying that he “looks at rock music as kind of a dead form in a lot of ways.”
Flea claims the music made during the grunge era in the 1990s was superior to today’s fare.
“I just remember being so excited that we were playing with [Pearl Jam] and with Smashing Pumpkins, because it was just an exciting time for rock music. A lot of times, especially recently, I look at rock music as kind of a dead form in a lot of ways. Nothing to take away from us and [Pearl Jam], because obviously I believe we’re relevant bands that come with a real energy,” he continued. “But if you’re a kid today, and you get in a rock band, it’s like – when we were kids, when I said I want to be in a rock band and that’s what I’m doing for my life, that’s what I was going to do, no question. You’d get: ‘You are a fucking lunatic, you are crazy. You’re never going to get a decent job in your life. What are you doing? You’re ruining your life.”