Poison’s Rikki Rockett on Why Taylor Swift is Braver Than Most Rock Bands Today
Poison drummer Rikki Rockett has some interesting thoughts on Taylor Swift that’ll surely cause debate.
Rockett recently spoke with Yahoo Music’s Lyndsey Parker when the whole “rock is dead” topic was brought up. By no means did Rockett side with Gene Simmons about the current state of rock. However, he did make some interesting points about bands today.
Notably, Rockett said, “Nobody stands for anything right now … Actually, Taylor Swift has more bravery than most rock bands these days — not afraid to open her mouth and go against ‘the man.'” He went on to say that most rock bands “play the game now” and they aren’t “that brave anymore.”
On top of that, Rockett thinks rock has evolved into “an incredibly homophobic genre,” and that’s “part of why rock is struggling.”
Regardless of how you feel about Rockett’s overall comments, he’s the latest rocker to show some love for Swift. Keep scrolling to see what some other rock stars have said about the pop superstar in recent years.