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Kyle Huntington 01/11/11 06:12 AM

Rock 'n' Roll Is Dead?
The Guardian posted an article about the decline of rock music in the charts here.

Submitted by OnaedInSpace

Craig Manning 01/11/11 06:30 AM

This article is retarded for several reasons:

1) Because it shows that no one in the music industry is able to recognize that the commercial aspects of music have changed.
2) Because they consider Hey Soul Sister a rock song.

timb89 01/11/11 06:33 AM

I love the way rock is going, post-rock is just incredible!

davosmavo 01/11/11 06:38 AM

haha rocks not dead, it's different. sometime in the 80s the record labels stopped being run by music people (like the 60s and 70s) and through the 90s and 2000s the selling points of records have been everything other than music. its more marketing and making the acts commercial and such. plus the radio plays rihanna or eminem or whatever way more then they'll play the latest rock singles. but no one uses radio anyway.

Deadbolt01 01/11/11 06:41 AM

""Promoters are panicking, because in 10 years these artists will retire and then where will they be?" said Gambaccini."

Are they, though? Are they really?

Fox83 01/11/11 06:44 AM

This is the year 2000 all over again. I remember MTV had this big special that featured members of Korn and Limp Bizkit, various pop artists etc talking about rock being a dying genre. Then all of a sudden some of the biggest acts in the mid 2000s were rock bands (Nickleback, Puddle of Mudd, System of a Down, Jet, Hinder, Creed, White Stripes, Shinedown, Red Hot Chili Peppers, etc etc). Obviously not GREAT rock bands all the time, but they were huge during that period of time and some still are pretty big.

It's cyclical. Great artists come out and carry a genre. Rock will have it's day again, and I honestly can't say that it's entirely declining anyway.

IAmAFallOutBoy 01/11/11 06:46 AM


Originally Posted by davosmavo (Post 83188112)
but no one uses radio anyway.


Jake Gyllenhaal 01/11/11 06:51 AM

_><_ 01/11/11 06:53 AM

Who gives a shit about charts anyway ? The better stuff is always underground.

prefix-core 01/11/11 06:57 AM

Does anybody else cringe with second-hand embarrassment when they read something like this? The author of this article is extremely out of touch.

Spartan789013 01/11/11 07:02 AM


Originally Posted by timb89 (Post 83188012)
I love the way rock is going, post-rock is just incredible!


Stev0 01/11/11 07:02 AM

Rock Sound wrote a pretty damn good response to this:


Jackisback 01/11/11 07:04 AM


Originally Posted by _><_ (Post 83188482)
Who gives a shit about charts anyway ? The better stuff is always underground.

A friend said to me the other day that going to a Senses Fail show wouldn't be good because they aren't big. Granted, Senses Fail aren't underground but the comment still shocked me.

incognitojones 01/11/11 07:06 AM

They just need some new style of rock to be trendy for the mainstream. Like the grunge thing. I'm guessing it will be indie.

heyjoshua 01/11/11 07:18 AM

Rock n roll will never die.
Though when more people listen to hip hop then rock it makes me lose faith in humanity.