In a brand new interview with Smells Like Infinite Sadness, MONSTER MAGNET mainman Dave Wyndorf was asked if there are any plans for the band to tour the U.S. later this year.

“I’ve been trying to play the States but right now they’re just not coming up with the dough,”Wyndorf responded. “I mean, we can’t get arrested in the fucking States. We’ll probably play New York City. And if we can get out to the middle of the country and the West Coast, then we’ll play L.A and Chicago. But everywhere else, man… it’s like we’re from a different planet or something. And sometimes the only people that do show up are like stuck in the ’90s and go, ‘C’mon, play ‘Space Lord’!’ And I’m, like, ‘You’ll get your ‘Space Lord’, plus you’ll get all this other psychedelic stuff.’ And it just doesn’t seem to be enough.”

He added: “The States is weird, and getting weirder.”

Asked what he makes ofrock bands getting a better reception in Europe than in the U.S.,Wyndorf said: “I think Europe has always had this way of looking at music, and all art, too, in fact. As if everything is a possible museum piece to be studied for its different merits. And it’s not like they don’t have their pop sensations there… they have plenty of stupid pop singers, over-the-top, ridiculous EDM and DJs. But there’s a really big percentage of music goers, and young too, not just a bunch of old hair farmers… like, kids 18-30 who look at music the way that the mass public of the U.S. did in the early ’70s, all the way through the ’80s and ’90s. Like, ‘Okay, what do you got?’ It’s not just, ‘What’s the next big thing?’ And I think that’s kind of like what America’s doing right now: What’s the next big thing? Does it suit me? Is it worth going out for? Is it that important?’ It’s like the investigative spirit from the live concertgoer in America has gone down the toilet. They’re, like, ‘I checked this out online. It didn’t look too good for me. I won’t even give half the bands a chance by seeing them live. I watched a couple of YouTube shows. I don’t like the way the guy looks, I saw the video.’ It’s stupid! It’s just like they got it all figured out so they don’t go!”

“I mean, do I sound crazy here? It used to be in the old days and it’s still true in Europe where people discuss this shit. They’re out their talking about it like they just went to the movies. Like, ‘Did you see this band?’ They’re into it! Here? I just don’t see that many people into it. I mean, I know they’re out there somewhere. Maybe they’re just inside! Maybe they got it all figured out. They’re, like, ‘This is not going to be cool. I watched a couple of YouTube shows… I saw their setlist online. I didn’t like it!’ And it’s, like, you know something? Fuck you, guys; you don’t deserve to get played to!”