Alice Cooper sat down with Fuse and didn’t hold back his opinions on Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers, starting things off by saying they need to “eat a steak” and “get some blood pumping.”
“If I wanted to go see a great clog-dancing band, I’d go see the Lumineers,” he continued. “Mumford & Sons are great at what they do, but it’s not rock and roll. Don’t call it rock and roll; that’s an offence to rock and roll.”
He goes onto say that he guesses both bands want to “play folk rock” and “look like everyone else” before gesturing that rock and roll is meant to be played with your dick, not your brain.
“Rock bands don’t have accordions and lutes or flutes in them unless you’re Jethro Tull,” he adds before championing Foo Fighters and Green Day as “real rock.”
What’s your take? Is he right?