“Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read” (Frank Zappa)

In 1977, singer/songwriter Frank Zappa was quoted saying: “Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read”. 

I think that statement is very stereotypical (and ironic).

Besides, how exciting can a writer make an interview?

Musicians express themselves through their music – not their interviews.

And people don’t read magazines for their intellectual content.