What's wrong with music today, according to Bono? Boys apparently aren't allowed to be angry anymore. In a new interview with "Rolling Stone," the U2 frontman says that only in rap music they are and otherwise, music has gotten "very girly."
"And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that's not good," Bono explains. "When I was 16, I had a lot of anger in me. You need to find a place for it and for guitars, whether it is with a drum machine – I don't care. The moment something becomes preserved, it is f**king over. You might as well put it in formaldehyde. In the end, what is rock & roll? Rage is at the heart of it."
While Bono allegedly can't be full of rage anymore, he can tackle life and death. Apparently the singer says he almost died and while he doesn't go into detail, Bono says U2's newest release "Songs of Experience" does explore the theme of mortality.