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Twisted Sister's Jay Jay French Doesn't See New Rock Generation


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(Classic Rock) Twisted Sister's Jay Jay French says there doesn't seem to be a younger generation of true rockstars. The guitarist recalls that most of the bands he watched growing up were in their mid-20s - but he says nowadays veteran acts such as Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Black Sabbath still dominate the rock and metal industry, despite nearing the end of their career.

He tells Kaoos TV: "When I was 17-years-old I listened to The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors. None of them were older than 26 when I was 17.

"Now we, as 17-year-olds, never went to see bands that were 60. We saw bands that were all 25, 26 years old. If I told my mother I was going to go see a band with 60-year-old guys, she'd look at me like I was crazy or I was going to some jazz band or some classical group.

"So now we play festivals where all the bands are 60 years old - us, Whitesnake, Kiss, Black Sabbath, AC/DC. They're all 60. Maybe 50, with Metallica."

French continues: "So I ask everybody out there - where are the 25-year-old rock stars? Where are they? There's a huge gap. You can't name them." Read more here.

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