Will There Ever Be Another AC/DC Or Metallica?


(Gibson) Will there ever be another AC/DC or Metallica, or is the age of the arena rock star over? If you ask Disturbed frontman David Draiman, he'll tell you it's complicated.

Chatting with Argentina's Vorterix radio, Draiman spoke about the current state of rock music and what's ahead for the next generation of heavy music makers. "Look, one can only hope, pray and try to become a legend. It's not something that's guaranteed, it's not something that's automatic, there's no scientific formula for it," Draiman said.

"But one thing that people need to reconsider here is that the elements that existed that made the Lemmys, the Ozzys, the AC/DCs and Metallicas of the world - MTV, big rock radio; things of that nature - don't exist anymore. So it takes longer, and it takes more persistence, and it takes more consistency these days to achieve that level."

He added, "Maybe it can't be done in twenty years. Maybe it takes a lifetime. And if that's what it takes, given the change in this environment, then that's what it takes."

Draiman went on to say he believes there are still "the Freddie Mercurys of our time" out there, even if they aren't getting the exposure right now. "...I definitely think that there's a future generation, and there's even a current generation of luminary rock stars out there who don't have the kind of visibility that, in the past, used to be able to make (that) happen," he said. "And that'll come in time." Comment on the report here.


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