Haters gonna HATE.
Tony Visconti, an American music producer responsible for some of David Bowie’s biggest hits, is going after Adele. Why? Because he wants RATINGS. You see, Visconti is joining a new reality show, Guitar Star, to find the next great rock star. So, in the classiest move possible, he’s decided to go after some current hugely successful artists to show himself off as a new kind of Simon Cowell, a…super Cowell? He says so himself, kinda. Read on:
Tony Visconti, the man behind Bowie’s greatest works, is disillusioned with today’s stars, so he’s joined TV talent show Guitar Star. And the Brooklyn muso, 72, says it will find more authentic musicians than Adele.
Visconti told me: “You turn the radio on and it’s fluff, you are listening to 90% computerised voices. We know Adele has a great voice but it’s even questionable if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated. We don’t know. There’s a sound to pop now that is so perfect it’s boring, because everything is fixed.”
Guitar Star aims to unearth old fashioned, raw ability. He said: “I’m looking for virtuosos like Hendrix, Cobain and Bowie. There’s no fluffy back story, there’s no: ‘I lost my pet dog in 97 and that made me want to play’ nonsense. No-one can mistake me for Simon Cowell. Today is the worst time ever in the music industry, but Guitar Star is a step in the right direction.”
Yeah, yeah, you’re DEFINITELY going to improve music by being on a reality show, dude. That’s definitely the answer. God, his statement seems so flimsy and moneyed. So gross. As for shading Adele? Listen to her sing live. That’s her voice, bro.