Dave Matthews Praises Bernie Sanders, Discusses New Album Plans

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Dave Matthews had some serious praise for Democratic presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders:

“When I hear someone speaking in terms of the workers rising up and the working people feeling like they have a voice, when I hear someone like Bernie Sanders talking, I think there’s a hope. And I have no party affiliation [laughs]. I’m not saying with his half-a-million donators and supporters that have committed 30 bucks on average to his campaign, he can win without a Super PAC. But that’s a guy who is talking about something real and that isn’t insulted by being called a liberal. Someone could call me a liberal, and I’d say, “Thank you.” Someone could call me a socialist, and I’d say, “I wish I was a socialist.” I should get a shirt that says, “Tax me! Tax the fuck out of me!” At least we’re hearing more of a voice from him by having him out there and speaking in complete sentences rather than a bunch of slogans that don’t mean anything. So I feel like there’s hope as long as some people are speaking to the real problem in this country.”

Matthews continued:

“We shouldn’t look down on homeless people in this country or the mentally ill or the people who don’t have work or migrant workers who want to come here and work hard for their futures, and they’re trying to make something. That in the richest and the most powerful country in the world we can’t house our own people and we can’t take care of people who have fallen through the cracks and that we don’t have a safety net to look after each other is fucking astounding.”

He also took time to bash the GOP and their latest debate performances:

“When I listen to the bold-faced, impossible and nonsensical, disconnected claims at the last debate, I’m like, “What the fuck are you all talking about? None of you are remotely connected. None of you have an actual plan!” I can stand up and say, “If I was President, I would make everybody’s boobs bigger, and I would make men stronger, and everybody would be happy, and everybody would be fed, and the oceans would be clean, and everyone would have jobs. And that’s what I’ll do if I’m President.” Wait, do you shit money? What are you fucking talking about? There’s no way you can do anything but damage our children’s future by claiming you can spend more money to make us stronger, make us better, make us happier, make the whole world a better, more peaceful place, and cut taxes and have less government. ‘Cause you’re just talking about something that’s fucking impossible.”

Dave also took time to address plans for a new DMB album:

“We’re going to have an album at some point. It’s not the Eighties or Nineties or Seventies when it mattered. We’ve always let people record our music, so probably they’ll end up getting some of it anyway if they just tape the shows or we put some live releases out. But at some point, we’ll have an album that we’ll put out for whatever reason people still do that.”