Rock legend Bono is at the centre of a sexism firestorm after calling modern music "girly."
The U2 frontman and anti-poverty campaigner made the rather unfortunate comment while lamenting the fact there are very few places for "young male anger" on the 21st-century music scene.
"I think music has gotten very girly," Bono told Rolling Stone. "And there are some good things about that, but hip-hop is the only place for young male anger at the moment – and that's not good.
"When I was 16, I had a lot of anger in me. You need to find a place for it and for guitars, whether it is with a drum machine – I don't care. The moment something becomes preserved, it is f**king over. You might as well put it in formaldehyde.
"In the end, what is rock & roll? Rage is at the heart of it. Some great rock & roll tends to have that, which is why the Who were such a great band. Or Pearl Jam. Eddie has that rage."
Naturally Bono's outburst has gone down rather badly with female readers. One respondent on Twitter simply told Bono to "f*** off" while another said she was "really angry when he put a U2 album on my phone without asking me."