Cult Frontman Feels Rock Star Title Has Been Hijacked
And the Cult frontman says he's not sure where the idea of a "rock star" fits into the modern world, insisting the title has been hijacked by "accountants and four-year-old girls."
Astbury is gearing up to record new music with his band, which will start with a "discovery session" in a rehearsal room, after they completed a tour on which they played 1987 album Electric in full.
He tells Esquire, "An accountant does something amazingly well on the stock exchange and his buddies high-five him – he's a rock star. A four-year-old girl learned to ride a bicycle – she's a rock star!
"What does that mean any more? What is the popular image of rock star? A rail-thin, overly-paid, narcissistic, average-talented individual who self-implodes in front of everybody, eternally having a party and who looks eternally youthful?" He also has some surprising opinions on who he considers rock artists.
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