Deadmau5 Rolling Stone Cover
I woke up this morning, and one of the first things I saw when I started up my Internet browser was a giant picture of Deadmau5 on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine!
Honestly, nothing makes me more happy than seeing Rolling Stone choose Joel Zimmerman over the countless other major producers for a cover story in their magazine. Simply put, he has a good head on his shoulders. Yes, he sometimes comes off as a complete asshole, but you know what, he tells it like it is, and he stands behind what he believes in.
Zimmerman always looks to progress the genre — he’s never in it for the quick buck. Seriously, this is a guy that would give away every dime he’s made just to make his music or live performance that much more groundbreaking.
You’re probably thinking that I’m being completely biased just because he’s my favorite producer. However, the Mau5 and I truly see eye-to-eye on a lot of issues. Like Zimmerman, I am completely against artists like David Guetta who will go up in front of a 50,000 person crowd and do nothing but fist pump and occasionally twist a nob or two. I also believe that it is incredibly irresponsible and inappropriate for a world-renowned (yet incredibly miserable) artist like Madonna to make a comment about drug use on the stage of an EDM festival.
Anyway, Deadmau5′s Rolling Stone cover issue hits newsstands this Friday, June 22. But until then, you can read a little bit more about what what I’ve been talking about by clicking here. There’s an interesting video interview with Zimmerman there as well.
So let me finish by saying — the day that Deadmau5 produces a track for Justin Bieber, will be the day I stop listening to EDM.