In an interview with Rolling Stone, the singer said: “I think music has gotten very girly. “And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that’s not good.” He added that one of his sons, Elijah, “believes that a rock and roll revolution is around the corner”. And the singer said he agreed with his son that the genre “will return”.
The Evening Standard listed twitter insults that were made at Bono like;
One Twitter user posted: “1) define ‘girly’ 2) why are boys filled with rage 3) f*** off Bono.”
Another tweeted: “Bono thinks expressing emotions in a non-shouty way is ‘girly’. It’s not. This is just toxic masculinity through the lens of ‘music’ (I mean, if we’re talking metal, U2 don’t exactly cut it). Men: it is not ‘girly’ to express feelings without hitting things or yelling.”
Let me be clear I have never liked Bono or U2. For me R.E.M were always far superior but really I always liked a heavier version of rock than U2 offer. I don’t know Bono but many things I have read about him in the past made me believe he seemed a bit of a prick but this time I think Bono has a point.
Modern Music is shit, its girly, boring, lame and mostly the same. Where are bands like Nirvana, Guns n Roses, System of the down, Sex Pistols, the Prodigy and Rage against the machine? Even rap music has been tamed massively. Its like the music industry has decided that music with any kind of anger or realness to it should not be accessible. It seems that the vast majority of musicians are just puppets selling sex and their gimmicks as opposed creating new original music.
Look at males artists from Britain just lately Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Zayn Malik etc, etc they make Oasis and U2 sound like Cradle of Filth. Everything sounds like it straight from a Disney Musical.
The Great British public never fail to amaze me with their ignorance and hypocrisy, we live in a strange nation, the people are so easily led and controlled. We criticize foreign nations for war crimes when we and our allies are consistently fighting wars all over the world. The British public and the average British citizen annoy me, they are in most cases completely ignorant to the facts and when facts are stated they either dismiss them as “conspiracy theories” or even worse they attempt to justify our own governments war crimes. The British public overlook oil wars, the exploitation of the third world, the greed of exploitative corporations and the negative impact that our lifestyles have on many people in many poor nations.
The sad truth is the British people are not interested in politics, it is much less complicated to believe the liars and the lies than actually seek whats true and the average British person is preoccupied, they are busy raising children, working and their favorite pass time of all watching TV! Newspapers give them “the news” which usually consists of who is fucking who in the sick world of celebrities and TV gives them their entertainment and a slightly more serous version of the news, still propaganda filled rubbish but sensible propaganda filled rubbish. The average British simpleton laps this shit up and anyone that thinks otherwise is wrong! Somewhere between watching the soaps and listening to Sam Smith, Olly Murs and the other shit that we in Britain call music, the average British citizen seem to think they have been given the power of knowledge through their TV, education system (repeating what you are told and being obedient) and media, I believe they are being fed a huge load of bullshit and distractions and they are lapping it up.
The British public turn on individuals, religions and nations based on a mix of lies, the truth (when it suits them) and propaganda. The British people seem to like things simple “bad” vs “good”, its usually more like bad vs even worse. The British people should consider a few facts.
Fact One, The governments of Britain and USA and Europe are responsible for much more wars, greed, corruption and murder in the last 100 years then any government from the Middle East or anywhere in the world for that matter.
Fact Two. Its our lifestyles that have a negative impact on poor nations not the other way round.
Fact Three. You, the British public are usually lame brained, ignorant, TV and celebrity obsessed, idiots.