Guitarist Bob Mould helped pave the punk rock road with the '80s trio Hüsker Dü. And newer artists on scene have taken note.
"I've been fortunate — or cursed — to be around for so long that there's yet another wave of musicians coming up that seem to be influenced by the work that I did in the 80s," says Mould, after appearing on WNYC's Soundcheck. He considers the L.A. power-pop duo No Age among that group.
"It's nice. Dean and Randy and other groups in that same position ask questions about what it used to be like," he says.
While artists ask for advice, he doesn't consider himself an expert at maneuvering the industry. "The music business is very different now than what it was 20 years ago."
During the '90s, he aimed for sweeter sound with the group Sugar. Since then, he's been a solo artist, nightclub DJ and even a scriptwriter for World Championship Wrestling.
Mould’s latest album "Life and Times" is out now.