Is Rock N Roll Dead?

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  1. david henman

    david henman Member

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    ...seriously.

    where is today's elvis presley? gene vincent? stones? jimi? led zep? sex pistols? curt cobain? guns n roses?

    -dh
     
  2. Scott Miller

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    Many geezers think it was killed off by the Beatles.
     
  3. Tubes and Strings

    Tubes and Strings Supporting Member

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    given how much my kids dig it via their exposure in Rock Band and Guitar Hero, it would certainly be a pre-mature death....
     
  4. Cotton

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    Not dead....

    But today's great ones, just break up too soon.... GNR

    If you ask me, Slash brought the Les Paul back into fav... at a time when whammy wonders ruled the scene...

    There will never be another Elvis...

    Cotton
     
  5. Lance

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    No. Just getting some sleep.
     
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    ..yup. and there have been a million rock and roll bands around for decades.

    but the rebellious spirit of rock, who embodies that in the new millenium?

    -dh
     
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    Dave,

    If possible you should check out Little Steven's Underground Garage, though I'm not sure if any of the Canadian stations carry the show. There's a lot of cool stuff on there both new and old, that you don't hear anywhere else.
     
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    If you look at the times when rock was dead (Early Pat Boone 60's, disco 70's for example), something rock HAD to come out. It's just that primal teenage angst that needs to be expressed. We will hear some wild, sexually driven music in the next few years. Good old fashion scares the parents rawknroll. Then the record companies will be looking in every college town for clones.
     
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    Probably some guy in some band that play their hearts out to an half-empty club you never heard of and never will.
     
  12. cjcayea

    cjcayea cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce

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    i know some rock n roll rebels. . . problem is, theyll never see a record deal, so no one will ever know they even exist.

    i hear nickelback is doing well, though:D
     
  13. Dog Boy

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    +1

    i think a better question is "Is Protest Rock popular?"..... Do I even have to say it?
     
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    With all due respect and this is for conversation's sake, not to be rude or dismissive at all, but it seems more like you're asking why is there no mainstream focus on some person or band or whatever that embodies that spirit.

    Because, again, I think tons of people embody that spirit right now, but no one is paying any attention to them. Unfortunately, people seem to be more interested in High School Musical part 12 and American Idol (or whatever the crap the mainstream audience is into these days).

    Rock and Roll is rebel folk music to me, so the rebellious spirit is always contained therein.
     
  15. seiko

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    Its a mistake to look for the exact analog of bands that have gone before, the new whatever, when looking for what is vital in rock or any music. If its going to be new then it should have at least some WTF factor even if it builds on what happened before.
     
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    Check out my newest song / download it free... I think it fits the type of rock and roll you are describing.
    If you hate it no prob at least you got it free! (but I hope some folks like it) oh yeah...we haven't mixed it yet so the levels are probably all over the place but you'll get the idea
     
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    As long as AC/DC and ZZ Top are still recording and touring, Rock and Roll is alive.

    Mike
     
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    If "rock and roll" is about the music that makes your parents cringe when they hear it- Junior's been listening to it far too often...

    http://www.1037kissfm.com/

    *shudder*
     
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    It turns out my 12 year old is a closet Jordan Sparks fan!!!! :NUTS

    ARGH!!!!! :(

    I'm Bleeding Love here!!! :confused:

    Fortunately, my 14 year old blasted some Alice Cooper in their room for some re-education....:RoCkIn

    Then my 9 year old clues me into why his brother likes Jordan Sparks ..:huh

    It turns out all the GIRLS in school like Jordan Sparks!

    :banana:p:D:AOK:AOK:dude:dude:):banana


    Cotton
     
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    Rock n' Roll stopped being about rebellion when it actually became a business.
     

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