Lest you believe the dumbest things to ever come from the mouth of ex-W*A*S*P* guitarist Chris Holmes were left floating in his Beverly Hills swimming pool, Riff-mag.com caught up with the noted social drinker/cultural critic at last month’s Hellfest and learned Holmes has relocated to Cannes and he’s not coming back. Here’s the fascinating reasons why, as quoted by that treasure of musical knowledge, Blabbermouth.net :

“Well, unless you’re the opposite of me — a hip-hop artist or a rapper — you won’t sell in America anymore. There’s no rock magazines anymore. The black culture has really… The black culture has taken hip hop to white… The white culture and all the kids act like that; they wear their pants down. I think it’s… I’m not 100 percent sure, but I when they go to school and they listen to hard rock, it’s called ‘pussy music.’ [They are told] ‘You need to listen to gangster rap.’ I think that’s what it is.”

He continued: “I really looked at it in the last year and the way the culture has changed, and I don’t wanna even be there. I had a hard enough time playing in a band in L.A., finding musicians. I’m tired of L.A., tired of the musicians there; they’re stuck up. That’s why I came to Europe. I like it here.”