“Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read” – Frank Zappa.

“Rock journalism is people who can’t write…” Its not that they can’t write, it’s just that it is a waste of time to write about something that doesn’t really matter. Unless you’re exposing great evils of the earth to society in the name of public interest, can you really call yourself a journalist? Ozzy’s insights into his latest drug binge getting front page over a political scandal piece? I don’t think so.

“…interviewing people who can’t talk…” Yes. Rock culture is riddled with drugged up musicians who don’t know their ass from their elbow. Slurring, screaming and fiery passion are hyped up by their narcotic haze.

op 10 Delinquent Rockers:

Axl Rose – Guns and Roses

Saul Hudson (Slash) – Guns and Roses

Ozzy Osbourne – Black Sabbath

Alice Cooper

Iggy Pop

Richie Sambora – Bon Jovi

Keith Richards – Rolling Stones

Mick Jagger – Rolling Stones

Angus Young - ACDC

Zakk Wylde – Black Sabbath

“…for people who can’t read…” Enjoying rock doesn’t mean you have to be able to read. All you need is a pair of ears and a lust for head banging, jumping around, soul jamming awesomeness. Experiencing rock ‘n roll means watching crazy-ass rockers swear, break guitars and vomit while they strum, beat and yell. Who needs rock journalists? If you’re a slave to music an A4 1000 word write up isn’t going to tickle your fancy unless it ends with you getting a VIP backstage pass. 

Rock journalists are just groupies trying to make a living.