The Struts’ Adam Slack Admits Disliking Van Halen Because They’re Hair Metal

You might think that just about everyone in the world of rock is a fan of Van Halen, but the Struts guitarist Adam Slack recently proved that’s not always the case. During an appearance on the Jeremy White Show, Slack opened up about his surprising lack of love for the legendary band, as well as Led Zeppelin.

It’s no secret that musical tastes can vary wildly from person to person, and even the most revered bands like Van Halen can’t please everyone. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at what Adam had to say about his musical preferences.

Slack admitted that he used to pretend to be a fan of both Van Halen and Led Zeppelin when he was younger but eventually realized that it just wasn’t true. He does enjoy a couple of songs from both bands, but that’s about it. He’s not one to fake his interests, and he’s not afraid to stand out from the crowd by expressing his true feelings.

When asked to elaborate on his lack of enthusiasm for Van Halen, Slack explained that the ’80s hair metal scene never really appealed to him and categorized Van Halen as hair metal too. While he did admit having a soft spot for ballads and Van Halen’s ‘Jump,’ he stressed the rest of their music just isn’t his cup of tea.

Here is what the musician said about his thoughts on Van Halen:

“This is controversial, but like I’m not a Van Halen fan. It’s just I’m not gonna pretend to be something I’m not. I used to say that sh*t when I was younger. ‘Oh yeah, I love that.’ Like Led Zeppelin; I’m not a big fan of them either, and everyone’s like, ‘Oh my God.’ I’m like, ‘Oh no, I should like a couple of songs.’ Now I’m like, ‘I do like a couple of songs, but that is about it.'”

When asked what he didn’t like about Van Halen, he said:

“It’s just that a lot of like the ’80s hair metal stuff was never really my thing. I really like ballads. I like ‘Jump,’ but that’s about it. It is just not really my [thing]. I’ve tried.”

So, it’s refreshing to see a musician like Adam Slack speak honestly about his musical tastes, even if it means going against the grain. The world of rock is vast and diverse, and there’s plenty of room for differing opinions. After all, what kind of world would it be if we all loved the same music?