Roger Water Reveals His True Feelings About AC/DC and Van Halen

Roger Water Reveals His True Feelings About AC/DC and Van Halen | Society Of Rock Videos

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Pink Floyd co-founder, Roger Waters, shared that he’s just a little interested in “loud rock ‘n’ roll” bands such as AC/DC and Van Halen.

Waters, who recently appeared on The Joe Rogan Experience for a small talk, shared that he got a little interest when it comes to loud rock ‘n’ roll music. When he was writing a book during the pandemic, he said he made substantial progress by “leaving all the Pink Floyd stuff till last, for obvious reasons — hard things to write about.”

For the host, Rogan believed that Pink Floyd’s breakup was the biggest in rock history. Waters then responded:

“Maybe. I’m not very up on rock history, because I’m not very interested in most popular music. I mean, there are certain people that I’m great fans of: mainly the writers, the singer-songwriters, you know. So, [Bob] Dylan and Neil Young. But I won’t start a long list, because I probably could, but it’s that end of the spectrum that I’m more interested in.”

The singer also shared that he’s “not really interested in loud rock ‘n’ roll — which some people are and they love it, but I couldn’t care less about AC/DC or Eddie Van Halen or any of that stuff. It’s just, who? I don’t go, ‘Who?’ because obviously I know the name. And I’m sure Eddie’s brilliant and a great guitar player and wonderful. It just doesn’t interest me.”

Waters is about to wrap up the 2022 North American leg of his This Is Not a Drill Tour and it will resume in May 2023 in Europe. For him, “These are the best shows I’ve ever done, by far,” he continued:

“I’ve made a real breakthrough, and this is the first time I’ve ever sort of managed to communicate with an audience in a way that is satisfying.

“I’ve opened my heart. I’m vulnerable, and yet, because I’ve done that, they’re responding, and in consequence I’ve become bolder. You know, the more you risk, the more you potentially lose, but also the more you potentially gain.”

Stream his recent interview below.

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