The reason there's no modern-day Shakespeare is because he didn't have anything to do except sit in a room with a candle and think.
Rock never meant the same thing to everyone, but when I was growing up in the late seventies, everyone could identify the five, ten bands that formed the center.
I think the concept of commercials, for example, I have had offers to do songs in different commercials, and it is not what I have liked.
To me, music shouldn't be ego-driven. When you go out on stage and play songs, it is. But when you're sitting in a room, writing songs, it's a completely different process. It's a completely different place. It's a creative place, a musical place. It has nothing to do with who likes what.
Doug E. Fresh