He doesn’t listen to the radio in his car, much to the annoyance of his wife (“I prefer the sound of the motor,” he says).
" Brenna: "I’m proud of being a wonderful mother." "I do want to be more conservative now that I’ll be a wife and a mother." Luke: "Did you have a teacher who most influenced you? It’s hard for me not to talk about everything." Her favorite author is Chuck Palahniuk, (Fight Club, Choke, etc).” Sometimes he listens to Yo-Yo Ma, because he loves the sound of the cello. Eddie Van Halen: The Billboard Cover Shoot“It’s an odd thing, but I’ve been this way my whole life,” he continues.“I couldn’t make a contemporary record if I wanted to, because I don’t know what contemporary music sounds like.”As a high school student, he was obsessed with Eric Clapton and mildly interested in Black Sabbath and Deep Purple.And if that seems strange, here’s something stranger: A few minutes after explaining this, I casually mention Taylor Swift as an example of modern songwriting; before I finish my thought, Van Halen rhetorically speculates on the role Max Martin might play within her songwriting process.So how is it possible to not listen to music for three decades, yet still know the reputation of a faceless Swedish songwriter who specializes in high-gloss pop?
" Brenna: "I guess my dad." Luke: "What kind of advice did your father give you agbout the media? Luke: "Do you think that artists have a responsibility to society or just to themselves?