Solos aren’t cool anymore?

I was just chatting with my little brother (showing him how to play a few Blink 182, Sum 41 and Green Day songs on his guitar) and I asked him him if he knew why no one really solos anymore. His first thought was that most of the bands out there nowadays can pretty much only play like 4 fucking chords and that’s why. Then he said also, it’s not cool anymore to solo. WTF?!?!

However that does explain part of the tragedy that was the last Metallica album. Kirk did not play one god damn solo…