Machine Gun Kelly Implies He Revived Rock Music With His Album

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Rapper, singer, and musician Machine Gun Kelly recently gave an interview to Billboard and claimed that one of his albums helped revive the rock music genre.

Especially after his fifth album ‘Tickets To My Downfall,’ Machine Gun Kelly departed from hip hop and began making pop-punk music. He became known for mixing alternative and contemporary hip hop with rock throughout his career, and his early influences included Guns N’ Roses and Blink-182, among other bands.

On August 9, 2021, MGK announced that his upcoming album’s title would be ‘Born With Horns,’ and he will collaborate with Blink-182’s Travis Barker for this project, just like he did on ‘Tickets To My Downfall.’ Later on, Kelly decided to retitle the album to ‘Mainstream Sellout’ on January 31, 2022, and announced the release date as March 25.

The first single of ‘Mainstream Sellout’ entitled ‘Papercuts’ was released on August 11, 2021. The single made music critics believe that MGK is continuing in the pop-punk direction of his previous record. According to Kelly himself, ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ also had another importance; it helped revive rock music.

In an interview with Billboard, Machine Gun Kelly stated that his ‘Tickets To My Downfall’ opened ways for other musicians to make money and opened up more festivals. He then claimed that rock music needed a ‘defibrillator’ and implied that he was the one who revived it.

Machine Gun Kelly said the following about his ‘Tickets To My Downfall:’

“It opened the lane back up for people to make money. It opened up these festivals. Rock needed a defibrillator. Who cares who gives it, just as long as that motherf*cker doesn’t die?”

You can listen to both albums of MGK below.