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Modern pop is monotone and unexciting, says Carlos Santana

Published on Feb 27, 2013 6:34 PM
 
Guitar icon and Latin music's biggest rock star Carlos Santana has little love for modern popular music and says that he does not listen to mainstream radio. -- ST FILE PHOTO: SHAHRIYA YAHAYA

Guitar icon and Latin music's biggest rock star Carlos Santana has little love for modern popular music.

In a telephone interview with Life! ahead of his gig at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on March 4, the 65-year-old Mexican-American musician says that he does not listen to mainstream radio.

"Not at all," he says. "I think right now in 2013, the majority of what I hear on the radio is kind of monotone. It's not really profound, it's not exciting - excuse the expression - it doesn't have any balls."

He reminds you that back in the 1960s, the decade that he started out, he and his peers stood up for important issues and protested against conflicts such as the Vietnam War.

 
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