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Rock 'n' Roll Is Dead?

Posted by - 06:12 AM on 01/11/11
The Guardian posted an article about the decline of rock music in the charts here.

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06:30 AM on 01/11/11
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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.
and
2) Because they consider Hey Soul Sister a rock song.
06:33 AM on 01/11/11
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I love the way rock is going, post-rock is just incredible!
06:38 AM on 01/11/11
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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.
06:41 AM on 01/11/11
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""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?
06:44 AM on 01/11/11
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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.
06:46 AM on 01/11/11
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but no one uses radio anyway.
06:51 AM on 01/11/11
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06:53 AM on 01/11/11
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Who gives a shit about charts anyway ? The better stuff is always underground.
06:57 AM on 01/11/11
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Does anybody else cringe with second-hand embarrassment when they read something like this? The author of this article is extremely out of touch.
07:02 AM on 01/11/11
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I love the way rock is going, post-rock is just incredible!
agreed.
07:02 AM on 01/11/11
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Rock Sound wrote a pretty damn good response to this:

http://www.rocksound.tv/features/art...nd-utter-moron
07:04 AM on 01/11/11
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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.
07:06 AM on 01/11/11
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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.
07:18 AM on 01/11/11
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Rock n roll will never die.
Though when more people listen to hip hop then rock it makes me lose faith in humanity.

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