"Rock and roll is dead,” he says, voluble again. “Rock and roll is a museum piece. It has no viability anymore. There are great rock bands today—I love the White Stripes, I love the Raconteurs. But it’s a museum piece. You’re watching the History Channel when you go to these clubs. They’re just reenacting an old sentiment. They’re channeling the ghosts of that era—the Who, punk rock, the Sex Pistols, whatever. It’s been done. The rebellion’s over."This is just so stupid, I don't know where to begin. I should start by pointing out that even his name is Overt (even if it's his given name). Also, this quote is from an interview where he talks about a 38-piece orchestral suite. In other words, rock is dead, but orchestral suites rule! Some other thoughts: The banjo is real weird. And what happened to those 50 states records? Asthmatic Kitty is a dumb name for a record label. Quiet Riot made better music.
I will give him some credit for trying to embrace Christmas, but I think he was just being Overt about that, too.