Glenn Frey, RIP

Yeah, I don’t get why and how some bands and artists elicit so much hate in popular culture. I think inevitably it’s partly a backlash if an act becomes hugely popular, then it becomes “cool” to be the contrarian. I could not name a Nickleback song to save my life, or even recognize one (I’ve never been a huge radio listener so I missed that era), so I’m a bit bemused by the hate that band engenders. It’s like I’m “supposed” to hate┬áthat band. For some reason. The same way I don’t “get” the hatred among certain segments that’s directed at Taylor Swift.

Regarding Glenn Frey and the Eagles, I’ve always dug them, although I’ve been aware enough of the “hipster” set’s derision of them to keep my head low on that account. But when somebody f-ing dies and some asshole has to post some disrespectful shit, fuck that. Nobody wants to hear how “cool” you are because you hate a band.

RIP, Glenn.

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6851078/eagles-hatred-explainer-defense-glenn-frey

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