Waters, who has recently been criticized for comments about, among other things, Russia’s war against Ukraine, sat down for a three-hour conversation about The Joe Rogan Experiencewhere he detailed some of his musical hatreds.
“[I’m] not really into loud rock ‘n’ roll — which some people are, and they love it, but I couldn’t care less about AC/DC or Eddie Van Halen or any of that,” he told Rogan.
“It’s just, WHO? I don’t say “Who?” because apparently I know the name. And I’m sure Eddie is brilliant and a great guitarist and wonderful. It just doesn’t interest me.”
Admitting that he’s “not very into rock history,” Waters added, “I’m not particularly interested in the most popular music. I mean, there are certain people that I’m big fans of, mainly the writers, singer-songwriters, you know. So, [Bob] Dylan and Neil Young. But I don’t want to start a long list, because I probably could, but that’s the end of the spectrum I’m more interested in.”
Listen to the full interview below.
Elsewhere, Waters has shared his belief that he is on a “kill list” of Ukraine’s enemiesas well as dismissing evidence of alleged war crimes by Russian forces in the country as “propaganda”.
Talking to Rolling stones in an interview published last week (October 4), the former Pink Floyd frontman and co-founder said that “as a US taxpayer” America was “the worst of all”. [countries] by a factor of at least 10 times”, adding: “We are killing more people. We interfere in more people’s elections. We, the American Empire, do all this shit.”
When it was suggested that the people of Ukraine may disagree with his position, especially after months of reports about alleged Russian war crimes, Waters replied: “You’ve seen [those reports] on what I have just described to you as Western propaganda. It is exactly the opposite of saying Russian propaganda; The Russians interfered in our elections; The Russians did it. It’s all a lie, lie, lie, lie.”
The musician went on to claim he was on “a kill list supported by the Ukrainian government” after the interviewer cited credible testimony from both American and Ukrainian journalists about reported Russian “atrocities.”
Last month (September 27), Waters shared an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putinand calls on him to commit to a ceasefire and a diplomatic solution to end the war between Russia and Ukraine.
Elsewhere, Waters is currently embarking on the North American leg of his ‘This Is Not A Drill’ tour, which continues until mid-October, when Waters and his band play two shows in Mexico City. Find remaining tickets for these dates here.