Jeez, I'm tired of the Wigs "rock is dead" talk

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  1. FishySausage

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    Music will never be what you remember, old man.
    But ROCK IS NOT DEAD. Post a vid to prove him wrong

    [video=youtube;zEVg9niMXPQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEVg9niMXPQ&list=PLTfNCIk8uLZTZShaSh_VdlvAZxJa-Q1BE&index=7[/video]
     
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    Rock as a popular music form is pretty much dead. There are some great rock bands out there, but rock for the most part is not mainstream. Kids today listen to hip hop/rap and if they listen to rock, it is classic rock.

    Name the last major rock album or new rock group. The only rock acts who break into the mainstream for the most part are older acts like Foo Fighters, U2, and Green Day.

    Howard is wrong that rock is dead, but he is right that rock is becoming more of a niche form of music. And I never agree with him anymore.
     
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    Kings of Leon started out strong as a raw rock band, but the douchebag lead singer started sucking his own cock and they tanked.

    Now pop rock not too far behind Train.
     
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    [video=youtube;dd24vvq_H8Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dd24vvq_H8Q[/video]
     
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    That chick that wrote diamonds , Howard discovered her , after the NY times article , great find faggot
     
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    I'm tired of Howard's "there is nowhere to hear live music anymore, we are bringing it back" bullshit.


    There are more outlets to hear or watch live events now then there ever was.
     
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    The dealer gave me a new loaner car to take home today while they worked on my car. I had no discs or the i-pod hook up, so I tried to listen to the radio.

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    Every single station played absolute ((((SHIT)))) Not just rock is dead, all forms of music are dead! Is this what kids today are listening to? :grouch:
     
  8. SouthernListen

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    I must admit, when I find a "new artist"I like, it just means it's someone from the 70's I hadn't heard yet.

    [video=youtube;1ICvDjXjf6c]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ICvDjXjf6c[/video]
     
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    Enough young bands with their own style out there. You just gotta look for 'em. I saw these three not too long ago, and each of them put on a fantastic live performance.

    Sure, they're not Led Zeppelin or Hendrix, but that was a one time thing.

    [video=youtube;FSZzZSJuLSA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSZzZSJuLSA[/video]

    [video=youtube;a4UYwL4owEs]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4UYwL4owEs[/video]

    [video=youtube;caLsegdOs6Q]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=caLsegdOs6Q[/video]
     
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    the sword arent a black sabbath cover band?
     
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    yeah lets bring back tight pants, long hair, make up and high screams....No homo
     
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    I agree that rock is pretty much dead as far as being mainstream. Listen to the horseshit that is on top 40 radio or look at the Billboard charts. Pure bullshit. The charts always had their share of pop pablum, but there was always a rock presence. Casey Kasem's death sent me to youtube to watch old America's Top Ten episodes and the charts from 80, 81, 82- through the 80s all had a rock presence. Now every sonng is this fake RnB/rap, autotuned bullshit. Every song is by Fuckity Fuck (featuring Kwanee$ha)....

    I wait for the old bands that are still around to put out a new album occasionally, otherwise I listen to classic rock/metal. People will always say "there's new stuff out there, you just have to look for it." Yeah, that's exactly why rock is dead. If it were alive as a genre, people wouldn't need to search it out. When I have, I never find anything worth wasting my time and money on.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    Screw rock...music is dead.

    All of this crap is regurgitated from somewhere else...barely anything original going on in the mainstream.
     
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    How dare you! :nocheer:
     
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    It's different tastes. The demographics of the people buying music as well. Kids today download only a song to their phone. They don't know about the joy of putting on a classic album and letting it play out from beginning to end. Since the end of the 60s, the good rock bands believed in putting out whole albums (along with singles). Record companies don't want to push that anymore, because it won't sell. They want artists who concentrate on hit singles. My generation still buys albums. Whenever you get an album from one of the old classic bands, it will chart high the first week of release, and then drop considerably the second, because we crave what little rock we can get, and we have the $, so we grab it up as soon as it hits the stores.

    Really, for rock bands, the live show is where they make their money now. Those tours rake in the cash because the older fans have the money and we wait for the big tours. Not to mention, those acts are built on playing live, and they know how to do it.
     
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    This is Howard's kind of music.

    [video=youtube;kGqiHAxKJ4E]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGqiHAxKJ4E[/video]

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    Yes, rock as a MAINSTREAM genre may have decreased quite a bit. But I think "dead" is much too strong a word.
    The music biz in general has just changed so much. Album sales aren't close to what they once were.
    But all this shit is cyclical. Don't count out live guitar heavy rock just yet. I smell a resurgence.
    Oh and the Black Keys had like a half dozen songs in commercials. What the hell's more mainstream than that?
    I just think Howard sounds like such a bitter codger when he starts with all his "rock is dead" talk.
    My opinion :dontknow:
     
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    I know for a fact that a lot of the kids today are into classic rock, it always stuns me when someone keeps on discovering Led Zeppelin 1
     
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    that's what I thought it was too
     
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    Queens of the Stone Age are one of my favorite rock bands, but its such a bummer that they don't get the credit they (especially lead singer/songwriter/producer Josh Homme) deserve.

    If they came out in the 70's-80's they would be revered as Gods.

    Today?

    If they can get 10,000 people at one of their shows its an achievement.