Is Rock Music Dead? 

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Is Rock Music DEAD? I mean as a worldwide MEGA genre. Is there a mainstream radio and touring movement that will ever be as big as it was with Grunge (Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden or AIC) or the early 2000's bands (Linkin Park, System of a Down)?
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nitemunky76 5 anos atrás
I remember MTV in the early 90s. Constant rock music on repeat 24/7 - Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains etc, etc. Good times.
Anthony Herrera
Anthony Herrera 4 anos atrás
Green day was also huge on MTV
ItsNoahScott 4 anos atrás
Nylon Tusk
Nylon Tusk 9 meses atrás
Wish I were there as a teen or twentysomething. Unfortunately I was a toddler and little kid through the 90s
Adam McDonald
Adam McDonald 3 anos atrás
What was really weird in the mid 2000s/early 2010s was that there were tons of indie rock bands that tons of people I knew liked and listened to, that sold lots of concert tickets... but rock radio never played any of them. Ever. You would have thought there were like 10 new rock bands in existence if you only listened to rock radio. My local modern rock station was still playing 90s stuff more than anything. No idea what was going on behind the scenes. Here in Canada a lot of bands still got exposure through Much Music at the time, but rock radio would only pick up the bands if they actually started to get huge based on their success elsewhere. Arcade Fire finally showed up on the radio with their third album, despite having been critical darlings and touring extensively, and getting played on Much Music, for like 5+ years before that. For a lot of bands, it was basically all word of mouth and file sharing. And throughout this whole period certain rock listeners kept saying all new music sucked, despite lots of GREAT indie and punk stuff (and probably metal/prog/etc., but I was less tuned in) coming out of the underground and finding moderate success with 0 support from rock radio. You just had to do a bit of digging, because rock radio had no interest in promoting anything that wasn't already successful. Top 40, you could basically forget the idea of ever hearing a decent rock song. Even now, most of the best new bands I listen to are basically juuuuust successful enough to tour and release albums and make enough money to live.
fleshrags Anos atrás
Car Seat Headrest is probably the first band in decades to have a known frontman (Will Toledo)
Savoir Rare
Savoir Rare 5 anos atrás
I'll never forget watching Tom Petty on Late Night with David Letterman in the late 90's. The first thing Dave asked him was "Is Rock Music Dead?", to which Tom immediately replied, "Oh, it's alive over at my house!"
Emil Garcia
Emil Garcia Anos atrás
That is sooo Tom! I read that in his voice. He had such a great sense of humor! I sure miss that guy.
n scoped
n scoped 5 meses atrás
Love Tom petty but that is not rock music
J C.
J C. 5 meses atrás
Tom petty and Aerosmith kinda kept the classic rock alive through the 90's. I'm probably forgetting someone else.
J C.
J C. 5 meses atrás
@Emil Garcia Yeah, he even played Lucky on King of the Hill. Very talented guy.
denroy3 3 meses atrás
@n scoped lol. Sure pal.
NerdRock 3 anos atrás
Thank you, Rick. I'm mostly a home body, so I don't get to have many conversations about rock music with actual musicians. Listening to you is really a treat.
John Ryan
John Ryan 4 anos atrás
I think that rock music is not a popular as it once was, but I also think that people are hungry for this type of music to make a comeback. Modern rock (if you can call it that) doesn't have the same driving beat and energy that classic rock does. Hopefully a new form of rock music will emerge that will satisfy people of all ages.
mnyfrnthg 10 meses atrás
Exactly. I still listen to 90% rock but almost all of the are old stuff pre-95, except Dream Theater. The best song are done in 70s, 80s, 90s. And there are hundreds of them. Why would I spend time with today's machine based music? IMO. The thing is 100 years will pass and all those classics rock songs will still be listened to. Not EDM or hip-hop. Do you really believe people in 2080 will listen to Beyonce. I bet they will still listen to Bohemian, Hotel California, Free Bird, Living on a Prayer, Master of Puppets, Sweet Child O'mine, etc. etc.
Carlos Anglada
Carlos Anglada 9 meses atrás
@mnyfrnthg Not hip-hop? Come on...
J C.
J C. 5 meses atrás
Definitely going to be something more sincere and raw.
beingsshepherd 4 meses atrás
People want rock without the rebellion, which is why it ain't happenin' For some unspoken reason these days, everyone now supports the government's troops, as though it's the obvious _good_ thing to do. I imagine everyone in this very thread is obdurately of that same "patriotic" mentality, which they refuse to even question.
Ethereal 3 anos atrás
Rick truly loves rock. I wish I could afford to have him produce our music. love your passion
beingsshepherd 4 meses atrás
But what's his professional track record?
Scott Pigman
Scott Pigman 5 anos atrás
We rock fans in 2017 are learning how Big Band fans must have felt in 1967.
An_Amazing_Login 5 anos atrás
Oh its been a while since the concert halls was filled to hear Sibelius. 80-100 years of "death"? We're not going to gently go out into that cruel night, and you should'nt either.
Gregory Swift
Gregory Swift 5 anos atrás
True that another lost art. The amplification and fact the bands must become small to tour reasonably cheap killed the swing standard.
Gregory Swift
Gregory Swift 5 anos atrás
The Beatles did 32bar form songs very reminiscent of those in the early days
TokyoBlue 5 anos atrás
sad but true I think. I just finished reading Pete Townshend's autobiography, and his dad was a sax player in a big band playing swing music and jazz type stuff, and hated it when rock came along, seeing it put him out of work
Seabury NeuCollins
Seabury NeuCollins 5 anos atrás
Man, thinking about that analogy, all that newer indie stuff is still rock just the same way that cool jazz or bebop were still jazz. But a swing fan knew that his genre was dying the same way as a rock fan knows that his genre is dying. We expect great stuff to still come along, but there's a "spirit" that's fading away. Popularity matters for the life of a genre.
Stewart Bone
Stewart Bone 4 meses atrás
It was an era we were lucky to experience. I never realized how wonderful it was but listening to you brings back memories of how it was. I think life was a bit slower and information more valued. We talked a lot more, there were no distractions, we listened and shared more together. Looking back, it was truly special. And I was piss-poor too.
Frey Jepson
Frey Jepson 5 anos atrás
This video was very insightful and really put things in perspective for me, growing up in the last era of rock. My favorite band, King's X is exceptional and as soon as you dropped the name i knew you would say something positive about them. Thank you, man. Cheers
Cassidy Robinson
Cassidy Robinson 5 anos atrás
Interesting points. I remember back in the early 00s waiting for another Grunge to happen and thinking for a brief moment that the Garage Rock revival (white stripes, strokes, hives) might be it, and then seeing it get watered down into pop music like The Killers. Rock may not be the dominant genre anymore but I think it's improved the overall quality of the rock music being made, now that nobody is worried about making money. Niche micro-genres like Black Metal, shoegazing, emo-revival, Hardcore/power violence, prog metal, tech/death and garage punk are healthy, vibrant underground scenes in the US and Europe, and while they don't fill stadiums right now, neither did grunge and alternative music in the late 80s. All it takes is one authentic rock band to break and expose how homogenized EDM and trap-rap has become. But until then I'm going to enjoy seeing bands like NAILS and Code Orange at smaller venues destroying the audience with amps and guitars.
Brian Blackwood
Brian Blackwood 3 anos atrás
As long as you and people like you are breaking down songs it won’t be dead. Maybe less popular but man I play I’m an indie artist and have more of a footing in Europe than USA but idc. I make the best music I can and use stuff I learn on your channel and you absolutely inspire me. Love it. Even if it is more localized it’s not dead.
dogmart 5 anos atrás
Fantastic channel, Rick. These video lectures and discussions are inspiring and smart, as is the analysis in the episodes of "What Makes This Song Great?" Please keep up the good work--this kind of analysis and discussion will help rock survive.
Jorgie WTF
Jorgie WTF 5 anos atrás
To me, this video is Rick subconsciously challenging those of us who rock to take back music and make it what it once was... amazing music! Rick, challenge accepted!
Violet Deliriums
Violet Deliriums 5 anos atrás
Jorgie WTF We don't need a "what it was" because rock in the 70s and 80s was about stupidity -- getting wasted, sexism, look how cool we are, etc. Nirvana showed us that you could play mainstream hard rock without the assholery of Zeppelin/Stones/Van Halen, etc., and it didn't have to be preachy like U2 or Rush. Contrary to popular opinion, Nirvana was HILARIOUS because they satirized the stupid.
Lee Torry
Lee Torry 5 anos atrás
music is still amazing, stop using the mainstream as the only place to find modern music.
Take Flight!
Take Flight! 4 anos atrás
Come on widdit Jorge WTF!!🌏🌍
PrimalCircus 3 anos atrás
Rock had its day. I’m looking forward to whatever comes next! I’m glad rock came along when it did. Jazz had its time. Let’s see what comes next!
13 Black Cats
13 Black Cats 3 anos atrás
Rock ---->Post Rock
Rusty Wood music
Rusty Wood music 4 anos atrás
Recently subscribed to your channel, Rick and am enjoying your videos very much. Keep up the great job!
mattygee5000 4 anos atrás
No discussion of the death of rock can be complete without examining how the the internet has changed the distribution, consumption and marketing of music in general. To me, the music forms that have had the most durable presence (like country) on ota radio will be with us the longest.
RTDF516 3 anos atrás
I'm recalling in the post September 11th wave of paranoia it became difficult for big-name bands from overseas to get visas. That seemed to almost immediately put a hit on large scale concerts, the effects of which trickled down to dampen the rock music scene in general.
Different Music
Different Music 5 anos atrás
Do we need rock music to come back? We have a huge catalogue of great rock music to keep us going - so maybe we don't. I'm always searching for interesting new music that is not generic autotuned rubbish. Strangely enough, there is some great music out there but it isn't promoted due to the fact that the bands are recording their own music and publishing it on the net themselves as the record companies aren't interested in them.
Wat Anos atrás
The rock sound is so iconic now, I think anyone who tries to make rock today can only make a copy or an homage to it
Andrew ColyerMusic
Andrew ColyerMusic 5 anos atrás
What a great rock music history lesson over the past 40 years. It's amazing the encyclopedia of knowledge that you have in so many areas of music. Is Rock Music dead? No, it's just gone the way of the Indie Rock bands, promoting themselves. Also, it's become so splintered (classic / progressive / metal / etc.) that there's not one sound to dominate the mainstream. That's also because, as you stated Rick, the labels (therefore, the world) have moved more towards EDM, hip-hop, and Pop. As a giant worldwide movement, rock is not the dominant force, as many people have stated. But it's definitely not dead.
Andrew ColyerMusic
Andrew ColyerMusic 5 anos atrás
I was at the AES Convention at the Javits Center in NYC two weeks ago, sitting in a group of people that included Pearl Jam's longtime stage monitor engineer on my left, and two young guys in their 20's on the right. "Oh yeah, my dad likes Pearl Jam." OUCH!!! But these guys (one african-american, one Hispanic), were complaining that all they hear on the radio is Pop. And they didn't like it. And my modern progressive rock band Circuline has been getting lots of good feedback from people of all ages, particularly the musicality from which we write, and the 3-4 part vocal harmonies. "We don't hear that" is a common comment. So people of all ages, worldwide, appreciate rock. It will take a concerted effort by Indie artists and the labels to bring rock back to the forefront of the music industry.
Corey Norlander
Corey Norlander 5 anos atrás
Very interesting to hear how things are in the US because here in Canada rock is still relatively popular. We have 2 modern rock stations where I live and one classic. I think rock music has just changed names. A lot of these bands fall under Alternative now having Integrated more electronic stuff into their work. In canada we have a large number of up and coming alternate/rock bands that are often on the radio. Bands like July Talk, Mother Mother, Sam Roberts Band, The Flatliners, Hollorado, etc. These bands are also very popular in europe but yes, edm and hiphop are more popular but rock, in Canada at least, is not dead, just modernized. Even in the US the Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Arctic Monkeys are also still massive in tye US.
blackbarnz 3 anos atrás
This is why "Lost Aesthetic" formed. We're still struggling to find a purely new sound but, we've seemed to do an ok job mashing together much of what's come before us in the hard rock genre and spitting it back out with an edge and genuinely emotive. We've had a little insider industry success early on but it really came too soon. Catching the ear of local rockers Genya Raven, Zach Alford Tony Levin, Michael Bernier. Which lead to us recording with producer Danny Blume but that was a horror show ended up being a waste of time and money. We only did because he had a Grammy. He was out of his comfort zone with a rock band and the fact that he was in the process of moving his studio didn't when we were there didn't help much either. Anyways 3 years later we're still at, the shows are getting bigger and better but we don't have our online presence in order. 3/5 of the band compromises of millennials lead vocals, lead guitar and drummer. Whilst the bassist and I on rythym guitar are young Gen Xers. The millennials in the band cannot comprehend rock bands being super stars, they've never experienced it. It's a foreign concept to them. We did get to play Woodstock 50/50 in Woodstock NY this year that was kinda cool, totally out of place but, kinda cool.
Jim Diesel Pepe
Jim Diesel Pepe 4 anos atrás
Great historical overview. One rock pop band who sells out arenas worldwide but ignored throughout this piece is The Killers.
grg2110 2 anos atrás
Great video Rick. Love your channel. Long love rock and grunge.
cheeks6700 4 anos atrás
"Bands like Nickelback did a pretty good job of killing rock music" - Rick Beato.
PrimalCircus 3 anos atrás
I’d be interested to hear Rick talk about how he believes Nickelback killed rock music. They had a lot of fans. They were kind of a last attempt at resurrecting rock. I’m not a fan of Nickelback, but I believe that the enormous success they had/have is an indication that they are doing sometching right for their fans.
Terrence Reed
Terrence Reed 3 anos atrás
@PrimalCircus He explained his reasoning in the video. They were part of what he calls the "No name bands" i.e. can you name the band members? Lead singer started at 10 and had no where to go, became repetitive.
David Gallo
David Gallo 3 anos atrás
Mark Lanzarotta so it was more of a mercy killing then - huh?
Akash Ichagutu
Akash Ichagutu 3 anos atrás
Mephilis 78
Mephilis 78 2 anos atrás
Just stating the obvious.
Crackmandan 5 anos atrás
I've been listening to a lot more Japanese rock bands because they seem to garner that spirit of rock and roll that we here in the states have forgotten. If anyone is curious I've been listening to a lot of Art School, Supercar, and Bloodthirsty Butchers.
Nolyn Sprouse
Nolyn Sprouse 3 anos atrás
Ningen Isu
Alex Sainz
Alex Sainz 4 anos atrás
I really liked this video! You have epic taste in music! I enjoyed your thoughts and perspective on rock. I was super impressed how you were able to recognize bands from the comments and just give out little facts about them. I agree, we haven't heard of a new rock band being signed lately so maybe rock is dead? There hasn't been a huge new genre phenomenon since grunge. I mean grunge shifted the entire culture of the 90s. Grunge was the last big "movement." It is interesting that it seems music today has evolved into more of a mixture of past genres rather than trying to make a new genre. Bands are experimenting with putting different sounds and genres together like imagine dragons, twenty one pilots, and panic at the disco. But as for pure rock, I think the foos are the last band still pushing for that rock sound. Pop/Hip Hop/EDM are on the mainstage of the music industry today while rock has been on the sidelines, still around but used as an aid to other genres like Alt/Indie/Pop Punk rather than released on its own. Anyways, yeah those are my thoughts after watching this. Again, awesome video hope you do more videos about music history!
Garance A Drosehn
Garance A Drosehn 4 anos atrás
I'm landing here about 17 months after you recorded it, so I'll just say that I like Shinedown (especially the newest album), so I'll give you a thumbs-up for helping them along. 😊 I also think your description of what caused a backlash against Nickelback is spot-on. I kinda like some of their songs, but if I play an album's-worth of them then I hate them by the end of the album.
Crypsilon Music
Crypsilon Music 2 anos atrás
Rockmusic changed over the last 60 years, allways in a musical way. But now it‘s allways faster, harder and louder. It becomes to technical. What we need is new simple rockmusic which grows out of the 70s rock.
William Robinson
William Robinson 2 anos atrás
Rick, it would be nice if you could make a chart with all of this band/genre info on it.
Mordant Vistas
Mordant Vistas 5 anos atrás
The media also has distorted the definition of Rock and Roll. I remember Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus being introduced as rock stars. Once the definition gets changed, it (ROCK) will have to come back as something else.
Gabe 5 anos atrás
A lot of the commenters on here seem to be missing the point. You could name good rock bands all you want, but Rick was pretty clear about this. Rock being dead has nothing to do with the quality of music made by new bands, it's about sales and airplay. A&R guys depended on local scenes for a long time as a source to find new bands to sign. Seattle was a hot bed in the late 80's/early 90's, just as LA was in the early 80's and New York was in the mid-late 70's and San Francisco was in the late 60's and London was in the early 60's and New York was (for jazz) in the 40's and New Orleans was (for jazz) in the 20's and Mississippi was (for blues) in the 30's and Chicago was (for blues) in the 50's, etc... One of the things that was an unintended consequence of these locals scenes was that bands came up around each other, rivaled with each other, befriended each other, and tended to share some stylistic similarities. Thats how's a local scene can become a national trend, e.g. Seattle and grunge or LA and hair metal. The internet destroyed that. Record sales went down the tubes forcing companies to stop signing bands. The world became a smaller place at this time. Bands could be signed from anywhere. Local scenes were no longer important. The need to move to a cultural hub no longer existed as long as you had a microphone and an internet connection. This also led to a more eclectic musical landscape. Formerly underground sub-genre's were able to grow in popularity which of course evens the playing field a little bit. OF COURSE there is still great rock music being made today, but there is also more competition for the consumers attention than ever before. The days of an organically grown scene which then sweeps the nation and the world and captures all music lovers attention are over. Rock IS dead. But who cares, if you like it, it's out there. Go listen to it.
Rick Beato
Rick Beato 5 anos atrás
Exactly! Thanks
Roboprogs 5 anos atrás
ARENA rock dead, then?
Stefano Papaleo
Stefano Papaleo 5 anos atrás
Then "rock as we knew it";) The same can be said about any genre then because record labels are becoming less relevant and the way we "consume" content has vastly changed. No music genre is dead as long as people listen to it and play it.
Khayyam1048 5 anos atrás
The rock music business as it existed from roughly the 60s to the 90s is dead. It produced some great music (in the early years, at any rate), but the business itself was always pretty vile, and the music itself became bloated and vile (especially after the fake rebellion of the overrated punk movement). Maybe its collapse is a harbinger or early symptom of a wider collapse in the capitalist system, Western culture, or both.
Khayyam1048 5 anos atrás
The power may now be in the hands of the artists, but it's now so widely diffused that - at the level of the solo performer or band - it doesn't amount to very much. I didn't like the old gatekeeper system either, which largely came in (as Frank Zappa noted) when the middle aged executives (who knew nothing about the music or the subcultures it sprang from) were replaced (some time in the early to mid 70s) by the "house hippies" who, contrary to expectation, were more narrowly focused on the bottom line than their predecessors (and consequently more risk averse).
Gabriela Gun
Gabriela Gun 3 anos atrás
I am interested in what do you think it would take for some new band to change it... what do you think are the elements that the band should have? What are the new factors they should introduce? Video on thy subject would be fantastic!
Boar Head
Boar Head 3 anos atrás
Born in 1995, loving Rock, Metal and Grunge as a teen and still doing, I realize that Rock was actually dying, when I was growing up? That's kinda sad. :(
agdtec 5 anos atrás
When I was a teen in the late 70's I could look in a magazine called Illinois entertainer and see live bands at big bars and small venues any night of the week and have hundreds of choices on the weekends. It is a struggle to find live bands playing today. bars and small venues went from bands to djs and the public was still packing into the bars. The death of rock starts with the loss of interest to see live music period.
THE AVIARY 5 anos atrás
agdtec i remember in my youth living in Chicago reading that every week. :-)
Mitch 4 anos atrás
Yup, just stick to playing in your homes now. People would rather hear themselves speak than listen to anything.
Jeff Blanks
Jeff Blanks 4 anos atrás
You might better speak of a loss of interest in *providing* live music. The public might rather hear live music, but they'll tolerate a DJ rather than not go out at all.
WhoWouldWantThisName 3 anos atrás
I agree with ProgRockNerd that there is still a demand for live music of some sort. There's a lot less willingness to provide that though. It's just a difference in what "live music" means to those going to these places. While the younger crowd is not interested in a "band" it's really only because of what they are growing up on. The live aspect of it still has appeal. The local bars are unwilling to pay a band 5 times what it will cost to get a EDM DJ and that was back when people still wanted analog pop and even rock music live. Now of course, the largest demographic (21-25 year olds) don't care about music created by a band and still want to see a guy play a computer file over big speakers with a light show and some other visuals. That's their entertainment they call "live music". They still want to experience music in a big room with a bunch of strangers and enjoy it together as a sort of group activity. The understanding of music and what it is or where it comes from is very different now. We used to see the players create everything we heard directly live on that stage. The only way to experience that anymore is maybe a jam night, where the bar doesn't have to pay them, at the one bar in town that does that and it's still just 2 or 3 older guys with the same set list they know so it's almost a "house band", but at least it's "LIVE" and REAL. You won't find anyone under 50 in there and there's maybe 20 or so to turn out on a good night, and therein lies the reason for no bands booked anywhere anymore.
Manly and Loving It
Manly and Loving It 3 anos atrás
I don't know if rock will ever have multiple worldwide bands again, but as long as Queens of the Stone Age and Mastodon are making music, rock isn't dead
Draydon F
Draydon F 5 anos atrás
Hey Rick, being binge watching your channel since I stumbled upon it about a few weeks ago. I'm curious to see your thoughts on Greta Van Fleet as a band and where are they going to bring rock music. Thanks again for the awesome channel! Draydon
Slobodan Maksimovic
Slobodan Maksimovic 5 anos atrás
I never understood why Faith No More weren't bigger in the US. They have a massive following in Europe, and I was lucky to see them here in Serbia five years ago. It was a great concert!
frodofraggins 4 anos atrás
cheesy vocals
kevt31 4 anos atrás
@frodofraggins what the heck? Have you only ever listened to Epic and We care alot?
frodofraggins 4 anos atrás
@kevt31 I've only heard what was played on MTV and I didn't really like most of it. I never had a desire to hear anything else.
SouthDank 4 anos atrás
one of the best bands from that era
StratMatt777 3 anos atrás
I'll tell you the reason... It's it.
Garance A Drosehn
Garance A Drosehn 4 anos atrás
Listening to this again, and you mentioned Nirvana. That reminded me of an interview with Mike Reno of Loverboy, where he said something like "We were doing great, and then Nirvana hit the scene and made us irrelevant". So think about that: Has there been any recent cases where some new group comes out, and it does so well that all the existing groups suddenly become uncool?
Nylon Tusk
Nylon Tusk 9 meses atrás
No unfortunately no.
AGGIOSOUND 2 anos atrás
Plastic hearts by Miley Cyrus is a great album with lots of rock elements. I don’t think rock is dead it’s just not popular at the moment.
mattygee5000 4 anos atrás
It hasn't gotten any un-deader since you posted the vid, so I'd say yeah. Maybe rock as an art form simply has nothing left to say.There was no decade crueler to the one before it than the 90's... it also lulled us into thinking that rock would adapt... fast forward to 2018.. the media landscape simply changes too fast for any sound to gain a foothold.
David George
David George 4 anos atrás
It grieves me to think about where the future of music is going, totally electronic without soul,without feeling without humanity, and creativity.
beingsshepherd 4 meses atrás
And language too, with all these infantile abbreviations: _Selfies, veggies, apps._
6u174r808 5 anos atrás
In rock there was even room for jazz on the radio thanks to Steely Dan. Rock is such a wide open genre.
Kevin Gamble
Kevin Gamble 5 anos atrás
So many variables that it's hard to settle on what the definitive answer is. Two things are top of mind for me. One: The idea that rock as we know it was a construct of a certain form of commerce in a certain range of time. It needed the gatekeepers, the kinds of mass media, and the barriers to entry that allowed a big business with the right amount of detached celebrity to form around it. It drew from a culturally rich upbringing in music that became intensely commercial at the right time and with the right audience. All of those variables have now fragmented or changed. Rock of the past seemed like a natural outcome of its environment; rock of the present seems like an imitation of something. Second is what I call "shortcuts". There are shortcuts in every part of the process now that dilute it and undermine the ability of substantial artistic statements and cultural impacts to be made. Anyone with a little money and a computer can make almost any kind of music now, and it shows. You rarely get the sense any more that you're really hearing an artist; you're hearing them run through a pile of software, which now extends to the stage. Pop music has never sounded more like a factory spewing out the same formulaic stuff; production is immaculate but all sounds the same. Radio has retreated into a few commercially safe formats. No one needs to buy music any more; you can listen to and watch whatever you want now, for free, any time. All of this together dilutes music from its creation to its consumption. Everything is watered down and it matters. We can't have every part of the process get cheapened and expect the result to have the same resonance.
BlunderCity 5 anos atrás
The classic channels of the recording music industry has declined 80% or 90% from its peak. The reality is that there is no money in that industry anymore. And what do the big actors of an industry do when it's dying? They concentrate on what is safe, on their "sure thing". And the sure thing isn't a 4 piece rock band, it's a cheaper and simpler to produce hip hop, EDM or modern R&B act or a manufactured pop star. Before, there was enough money to produce a wide array of music and enough marketing money to brainwashed everyone into liking it all. Now, there is only enough money to produce the lowest common denominator so that the rest of the money can be used brainwashing us into liking it. Diversity is a luxury we can no longer afford and rock has been the biggest casualty.
Duncan 3 anos atrás
Nickelbacks first few albums were iconical for the genre, post grunge. They really dont get enough credit for their origin work. Granted their more recent work is "popularized" but such is the case for most rock bands these days
neuroisis85 5 anos atrás
No type of music dies it just goes underground. Honestly that's where it should be any way, the best Rock, like it's brothers Metal and Punk, isn't mainstream. The truly great Rock music of the past was never mainstream to begin with.
Brian Bonaventura
Brian Bonaventura 4 anos atrás
I am SO LUCKY to have grown up with Keith Richards a man who's interviews are as GREAT as his music.
Bill Klaproth
Bill Klaproth 3 anos atrás
Hi Rick I am a subscriber and own the "Beato Book" thanks for your great work. I am a former rock radio program director with my last stop at 97.9 The Loop in Chicago. I actually have been thinking about this lately, the way I look at it is great songs win, we no longer have young guitar heroes or guitar bands with rock star lead singers who can write mass appeal hit songs with catchy hooks and memorable lyrics wrapped around incredible musicianship. You’re right “grunge” was the last time all of these factors came together to form a “movement.” Plus, guitar-driven music isn’t the sound of today’s generation as a mass-appeal genre (outside of country) or even a viable rock radio format. For Boomers and Gen Xers, guitar music was the foundation or an important complementary part in many hit songs, and that’s not the case today with computer-driven music. So much more to say about this, but will rock music ever define the sound of a generation again? Sadly, in my opinion, I don’t think so.
ForTheLoveOfMusic 2 anos atrás
Rock isn't dead at all. It just doesn't get attention from mainstream media. It's all to do with money and the big recording companies controling what we get to hear. They pay and influence radio airplay, which influences downloads and sales, which again influences the charts. The recording companies created a self enforcing virtual loop. Rock, in all it's variations, is still well alive and going strong. Bands like Halestorm, Idles, Monster Truck, Chelsea Wolfe, Inglorious and many more make great music with hit potential. Update 3 years later october 2021. Been checking out a lot of new music through the charts through metacritic, a website collecting reviews, radio and Spotify. Here rock and metal is doing really well. Gojira and Trivium got amazing reviews, there's a lot of (alternative and indie)rock and The Pretty Reckless and Mammoth WVH are doing well. Listening to the radio, at least here in The Netherlands, the most listened to stations play rock. Festivals still need rock bands to sell tickets. The thing is that the whole music market has become so fragmented and every genre its own little planet. And a lot of kids (aka the non record buyers generation) just listen and stream Pop/EDM/r'n'b/hip-hop hybrid stuff. And with their streaming they dominate the charts, although it doesn't proof anything in the amount of unique listeners. Rock music and all other sorts of music, I believe, have just a lot listeners. But because they do, still, true cd, vinyl and radio they don't get valued and won't ever chart and so will not get in to the focus of the mainstream listener.
Calio&Melody Digitalartist
You've got the point dude! I'm totally agree.
ForTheLoveOfMusic Anos atrás
@fliub YOU think it's not very good.
Firebird Lover
Firebird Lover 5 anos atrás
Metal is still a worldwide phenomenon. Metal festivals still sell out all over the world, but there is definitely a change...the crowds are now all ages, even family events. Take out the 40 and older set and the crowds would be half the size they are. And that's a HUGE change from what metal shows always were. The music is alive, but the teeth have been removed.
TartTooth 2 anos atrás
47:13 Rick may be thinking of Nothing is Sound. One of two Switchfoot albums I still revisit sometimes. The thick, distorted guitar tones (along with the entire production) are immaculate.
Peter Kaminsky
Peter Kaminsky 5 anos atrás
Garage Rock Revival was the last worldwide rock movement. It was all across Europe and North America in the 2000s. The Killers, The Strokes, the White Stripes, Kings of Leon and Vampire Weekend were selling stadiums. You couldn't escape them on the radio. Nothing in rock is that big anymore
Randyrocker 5 anos atrás
Time after time, the Rolling Stones have had to come along and miraculously save the music industry, I've noticed this throughout the past fifty years, not only that, they've almost single handedly injected energy into the rock world, that has nearly died on the operating table. They're going to release a new album soon, and I believe it will once again save rock. Stay tuned. No other rock band has done so much for the entire rock industry than the Rolling Stones, no matter how much heavy metal has been thrown their way.
Gadg Scoastguitars
Gadg Scoastguitars 3 anos atrás
I've been in rock bands since 1965 (as rhythm, lead and bass) and am still playing music from the 50's to 70's. Occasional 80's, but for me that says it all I guess. Thanks Rick - great shows.
Donald Rickert
Donald Rickert 5 anos atrás
I think Rock music is becoming a niche genre like jazz or blues.
roomandaroom 2 anos atrás
Not at all true. Lots of rock bands are enjoying platinum records since 2005, the year Rick declared that rock died.
James Middleton
James Middleton 2 anos atrás
I dont think we're there just yet
RJ Van Etten
RJ Van Etten 2 anos atrás
@roomandaroom who
Richard Delaney
Richard Delaney 2 anos atrás
Rock music is no longer part of the cultural zeitgeist. The rhythms and beats of popular music today are in a sense, anti-rock.
Rah Silly
Rah Silly 2 anos atrás
It already has. Rock is where jazz was in the 80s you had some jazz hit records SOME
Ronald Morgan
Ronald Morgan 2 anos atrás
I've been listening to rock since the early 60s and I love the fact that it started going off into tangents starting around '65. Now, I don't necessarily like each and every tangent. When punk and grunge, and a lot of the loud metal that had no rhyme or reason came out in the late 70s, and continued for decades, I tuned out and listened to 60s and 70s stuff almost exclusively. Every once in awhile I'd hear some good songs (thanks to having kids), but sporadic at best. I now regret though tuning out as some of the so-called "one hit wonders" actually had some decent songs that weren't top hits. For example, I find some of Evanescence's songs good to listen to (not just the overplayed "Bring Me to Life"). They don't do solos, or tons of elite musicianship, but the melodies and lyrics are nicely done. Now, if I hadn't just stumbled on them (and others) I'd never know what else was out there. So no--rock isn't dead. The air time has been hijacked by music that you don't have to think about.
Kirk Shelton
Kirk Shelton 2 anos atrás
I've noticed a good song works in any genre. It's just right now it's easier to produce a pop song rather than a group of physical players and instruments etc. Instant gratification is good for people who don't want to learn how to play drums but more importantly it's cheaper for the record companies.
Nick Guzman
Nick Guzman 2 anos atrás
Not to mention thay the time of tracks has been substantially reduced, as people no longer need to listen to a whole album. They can pick a single song and never hear anything else from an artist ever again
Joshua Senic
Joshua Senic 3 anos atrás
Hey Rick. I'm new to your channel. Keep up the good content! Rock isn't dead, it is overlooked since the popularity of electronic music. Now that anyone can buy software to produce sounds like instruments, kids are interested in the easy road. Unfortunately, interest in playing instruments seems to be dwindling. I've been playing bass for over 25 years, and I believe rock can come back IF the new generation picks up guitars and takes the difficult path of learning the craft. Love from NC.
Higgsfield In the field
Most of the bands you mention I have never heard of, I am still listening to Led Zep and Free and finding new nuances, But I have purposely kept myself away from listening to popular music so that I don't become unconsciously influenced by it, being original is the most important part for me, being original and also something that is appealing to people is ideal. I always look for people saying that my song sounds familiar but they just can't place it, that is the sweet spot, People only really want what is already familiar to them, it is the same with Hypnotism, gaining 'rapore'
James Gilmartin
James Gilmartin 3 anos atrás
Love all your BRvid posts! Extremely informative, enlightening and enjoyable! Keep them coming. Using the BRvid platform to its full potential as a teaching medium.
James Gilmartin
James Gilmartin 3 anos atrás
I think of you as the Anthony Bourdain of music! Cheers!
The Angry Cro-Mag
The Angry Cro-Mag 5 anos atrás
I agree that Grunge was the last huge rock movement that was global. But I would also throw Britpop in there as the little brother to Americas Grunge.
The-Art-of-Guitar 5 anos atrás
You really know your stuff Rick. I think rock will make a big comeback after the A.I. take over pop music (since it’s already so mechanical it won’t be hard) and the people want to fight back with a more “human” form of music. And yes I WAS just watch Black Mirror. Hehe!
William Campbell
William Campbell 5 anos atrás
So good to see you here. Three top lesson/info sites Art of Guitar, Beato, and Eric Haugen... Pebber Brown when I'm feeling masochistic.
Remote God
Remote God 5 anos atrás
thanks for this tip, was subbed to Beato but just did the same for Art of Guitar and Eric Haugen... looking forward to watching
Cthulhu Awaken
Cthulhu Awaken 5 anos atrás
The-Art-of-Guitar "What's up everyone it's Mike from The-Art-of-Guitar" *finally breathes*
TokyoBlue 5 anos atrás
yes, but who will be left to teach them how to play?
Matt 5 anos atrás
yes. music that doesn't come from guitars isn't real music. music is about being difficult to play, not about the sound. most importantly, if electronic music is real then i'd feel i wasted my time and get super bitter. if i downloaded ableton i'd surely be able to make the best EDM in existence but, ya know, i just don't bother. basically i play guitar just to get women and i need it to be popular or i won't. i don't actually understand or care about music.
John Ferra
John Ferra 5 anos atrás
I recently met a 10-yr-old who was into Led Zeppelin. He’s started guitar lessons, so there is hope that people will continue creating. There are still bands out there playing excellent rock, played by millennials & younger. I see quality local or regional bands all the time, either here in Phoenix or in San Diego. The scene, in general is pretty anemic when compared to the 90s, however. I don’t know what it will take to bring these bands & their music to a wider audience, but it’s clear that there are younger musicians still into playing what we call “rock & roll,” advancing the genre in their own way. I’ve seen too many incredible acts that no one has ever heard of. I’m getting pretty tired of having to hunt down obscure acts within my geographic sphere for any new music. This “democratizing force” of digital streaming media is not serving this segment well, by any means. I just don’t know what else we can do but keep supporting these local efforts wherever we find them & keep hoping that somebody will see value in promoting them. Maybe someone will find something that will catch fire, like grunge, punk, & rock once did. We can’t rely on Foo Fighter & whatever Tom Morello project that happens to be ongoing to keep rock alive in the public sphere forever. For the record, Phantogram & Cage the Elephant have both played recently to arenas on at least four continents. They are both formed 2006 or later, & so far as I know both owe their success to playing at SXSW. I don’t know if you consider Phantogram to be “rock” per se, but Cage certainly fits the mold. There is still a thirst for the music, & there are still bands doing it. Why aren’t there more like these examples? I just don’t have the foggiest idea. How do you create a movement around any genre of art without something else significant going on socially? Music was an integral part of most of the movements in the 60s, & we had several massive social movements along the way since then that have often been supported by music. Now, we have significant social movements happening with teacher strikes & protesting students & women, but if you look at the music that surrounds these movements, if there really is any, you’ll not find any Dylans nor any punks nor anything else that isn’t formulaic twaddle. So far as I can tell, paint-by-numbers music isn’t art anymore than a kid’s coloring book is art. How do you convince the money people that there is still room for the art, that there is plenty of room for authenticity, feeling? Does “art as expression, not as market campaigns” still capture our imagination? I think people can tell something genuine from something synthetic, & I’d like to think that there is still a broad audience for what’s real, regardless of whether it’s played on a vintage Strat or on a kid’s computer.
BassDVA 3 anos atrás
Wish you would devote a show just about the bands you were in and do --What makes this song great --with your own music.
riseagainstfb 3 anos atrás
This is what i love most about music is how it is in the eye of the beholder... and speaks to everyone differently... Now i know in my heart rock will be back... i mean it may be in diff. Form ...i think there will be more hybridization of ECM and metal.. kinda like KMFDM ... But personally i maybe in denial an i know this vid is a bit behind us now .. rick if you do read this you ARE part of what keeps the heart beat alive in rock so dont ever stop you are amazing... great work... Personally ... i gotta say look at a few bands like metallica still going.. but i know they arent the same but still... i think death magnetic should of come right after the black album or even justice.. i mean that 10 tracks kicks ass an that came out in 2008 ..... GNR working on an album ... We got disturbed still going strong since 01'.... Godsmack i mean my god theres so much blues in there and sullys vocals man i wish youd cut some tracks with just his vocals... they are still big and got their start on the streets of boston the old school way.. Volbeat is killer... lots of sounds in them.. i hear some social distortion.. johnny cash... life of agony .... metallica .... We got Five finger death punch i know people love to hate on em but they have stuck true to their roots since 07 damn near 13 years going ?? I mean where was metallica 13 years in or GnR ... i mean that band we could go on an on but if you think how big they got from only 3 real legit albums .. it was a shame they fell apart so fast.... imagine the possibilities I digress and if you wanna talk real metal theres InFlames ... Shadows fall... Amorphis ?? Like those 3 are still going hard since early 2000... Manson came out in like 95 ish hes still rockin with zombie...listen i know all this is debatable and probably gonna be some hate on this but i think true rock, from what we learned and loved ... is there its just underground and when it surfaces it will be big... Gavin rosedale from bush just had this interview where he says its coming back and they just put out a new album with a track from John wick III... You have all valid points about bands that follow in footsteps by inspiration ...such as volbeat and those bands i commented on like a metallica... social distortion.... johnny cash And look at ACDC ... from there we got Airborne ... i mean they are ACDC personified.... I have kids myself and the problem is the radio and the promotion or hype for these ECM is saturating all of the music and theres no room for anything else and the youth of today really is a big part of the process... they need to be taught not to be tunnel vision so much... 30 years ago i had the benefits of having a guitar teacher and he always said a good guitar player will listen to everything.... and how all the best players always listened to classical music to be inspired and learn and you never stop learning... anyways im into a short novel know... and thats my .2 cents \m/ Best show going on youtube!!!!!
B R W 5 anos atrás
In rock's golden era there were very few paths, for bands and listeners alike to take. Nowadays, there are so many channels to get into music, and even small niche bands and genres can be big and mildly successful, but relatively, practically, no one knows who they are. Given all the choice and options and personalization in this world, it is hard to imagine the majority of consumers will coalesce around a single genre like rock again.
whoohaaXL 4 anos atrás
Helmet and Live, two of the 90's greatest bands. "Lakinis Juice" is still one of my all time favorite songs, juxtaposed with "Ants Marching" from DMB....AND "Raoul and the Kings of Spain" from Tears For Fears was one of the best records in the mid 90's. My God, so much AWESOME stuff in the 90's After 2000, "In the wake of Determination" from Story of the Year was a standout record that no-one knows.
Caleb J
Caleb J 4 anos atrás
I feel like everyone has forgotten about The Black Keys. They were massive!
Jack Thomson
Jack Thomson 3 anos atrás
Rival sons
sanya aynas
sanya aynas 3 anos atrás
He just said that they're not that big
Arbo Gash
Arbo Gash 2 anos atrás
Massive? No
chrisjaybecker 10 meses atrás
Rick, a late 80s-early 90s Seattle-Area band that had great songwriting, hooks, and vocal harmonies for days was The Posies, led by dual singer-songwriter-guitarists Jonathan Auer and Ken Stringfellow. They put out a few very good albums on Geffen, but their label did not promote them well, and the band never hit it big. For me, The Posies top my list of Bands That Should Have Been Huge But Were Not. Other bands I'd mention in that list would be Arc Angels, and King's X.
Tilmann Kleinau
Tilmann Kleinau 3 anos atrás
Rock Music will never die!
dogmart 5 anos atrás
Fugazi proved that you do not need mega-label recognition to become worldwide famous. I'm from the D.C. area, and Fugazi was just "Ian's next band" in 1988, when we were buying 13 Songs and Margin Walker. By 2000, they were everywhere, enormous. And the Fugazi guys were all self-taught. So, I hope rock is not dead--I think the appeal is still there to create on organic instruments like electric guitar and drums and bass guitars. St. Vincent (aka Annie Clark) is an incredible guitar player who comes up with amazing, unusual riffs, for example, and as long as players can do that there will be others inspired to learn the instruments and not just rely on the lazier side of the EDM/hip-hop/laptop "movement."
Ted Dennison
Ted Dennison Anos atrás
The band Velvet Revolver is a great illustration of the issue. This was Slash's first serious project after G&R, and despite being a mixed success, were touring stadiums worldwide in 2005. Slash's later band with Myles Kennedy fronting is just worlds better. I'd put Anastasia up against anything Slash has ever done, including G&R, and I could rattle off 5 more tracks nearly that good. But I had to go see them at a casino when they came to town in 2018. Slash had to put it on the shelf to go tour with G&R playing old stuff to make some $. There's just no justice there.
Hugh Monte
Hugh Monte 5 anos atrás
Thank you for this video. I am creating a new album of music and Im trying to find out whats the best vibe. This helped me understand the frequency of market. Not something I love but I have to learn if I want to succeed in this biz. So thanks again and I look forward to learning more from you bro.
im215exempt 5 anos atrás
"Nickelback killed rock." 🤣 So true. I was laughing at someone's hilarious comedic timing during Rick's live session.
Rich Sackett
Rich Sackett 5 anos atrás
So not true. It just died of old age like any other worn-out genre.
Patrick Mulder
Patrick Mulder 5 anos atrás
I don't know how they are in the US these days, but it appears that the last time they managed to get in the charts here in the Netherlands was back in 2006 with Far away. Thats 12 years ago! If they are even remembered it's for that 'how you remind me' song back in 2001! Even when you mainly listen to Rock stations you rarely hear Nickelback. They are unimportant, uninteresting and not influencial enough to kill anything except their own careers.
Rich Sackett
Rich Sackett 5 anos atrás
I did an analysis like that a couple years ago. 2007 was the year I came up with.
clouds5 5 anos atrás
im215exempt they really did. And everybody knew it. I was at a local rock festival in 2001 or something and the other bands laughed and disliked them, the audience didn't like them and threw stuff at them... We all felt it that they would fuck everything up.
esteeb67 5 anos atrás
I do think The White Stripes and the Strokes were part of a movement. It may not have been as big as grunge, but there were a ton of bands that followed like The Hives, The Libertines, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Mooney Suzuki, The Datsuns, D4... Each of these bands came from different pockets of the world. Then there was the angular movement with some dance rock in there... Leaders: The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, Interpol, Arctic Monkeys, Futureheads, etc. But even I, an avid 70s rock and AC/DC fan, have moved towards the alt country movement... Now I listen to Jenny Lewis, Nikki Lane, Jason Isbell, My Morning Jacket, Blitzen Trapper, etc.
Jopetto 2 anos atrás
Thank you so much Rick. Absolutely agree with your hair band statement. I have been Saying the sane thing since the late 80’s. From Pasadena CA and saw the whole thing transpire 👍👍👍
J C.
J C. 5 meses atrás
I'd describe the 90s as the alternative era. Alternative not being specific, meaning people had lots of options and not just one or two kinda genres. It was a smorgasbord.
Azen Kwed
Azen Kwed 3 anos atrás
Like disco, rap or funk, it's not's time has passed. Now there are other things going on.
CashlessProductions 5 anos atrás
It's always funny to me how one thing I can bet with tons of confidence is that any classical musician I meet listens to some form of rock lol Literally the bass trombonist in my Orchestra compulsively pats metal drum fills while we tacet every other movement of whatever piece is on the stand
Trx 1136
Trx 1136 4 anos atrás
You missed the Black Crowes. Awesome 90's rock band. They just were classic rock in grunge era. That's why they didn't get so big later on.
Trx 1136
Trx 1136 3 anos atrás
@Ivan Ostrava Yeah now that you say it, they were in both in Atlanta in the 90's.
SushipOp 3 anos atrás
For the record, I absolutely love music. The No name bands, The faceless bands (nickelback, firehose, ceed, live and the rest) Most of Hair Metal .... were all in the same bracket as a disposable lighter you get from Circle k. Aside from that hiccup in the industry, music as a whole is something that should be cherished and clutched onto with both hands
Jordan Brooks
Jordan Brooks 5 anos atrás
Took me a while to watch this but what about Mumford & Sons? Could they be a modern success story that could sell an arena out worldwide? (I know they aren't technically rock but its close enough)
Amber_xoxo_133 2 anos atrás
Rock Music will never die it will live forever 🤘🏽🎸🎸🎸
Cthulhu [ Music Channel ]
I know I'm late but you sincerely have a valuable opinion on our rock world , Im improving as a industrial rock musician because of this channel 🤘😎🤘
Hezzy 4 anos atrás
I believe possibly a band may come, and may not stick to traditional rock, but will be more inclined to modern society and relevant, and will still have the rock sound and instruments that we all know and love , but the lyrics may be more relevant ? Just an idea I had
Remote God
Remote God 5 anos atrás
WOW this is the rock history video I did not know I needed... until now. so good. *practices guitar diligently while watching intently* if I said everything I wanted here, this comment would last infinity
hd95 5 anos atrás
Watched this last night. As far as country music is concerned there is an important distinction to be made between pop country vs traditional or alt country. What Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton are doing is worlds apart from the pop styles of Luke Bryan etc
pi frei
pi frei 4 anos atrás
Great Video like always, but I'm missing a little bit the answer of your initial question: IS rock music dead? Or is it just sleeping, and if so - how comes? Is there a reason to regret the death of rock? Questions over questions...
dogmart 5 anos atrás
Mother's Milk was the game-changer album for RHCP, which paved way for Blood Sugar Sex Magic.
Axel Reezus
Axel Reezus 5 anos atrás
Rock will never die! At least not 'till my heart still beats and my lungs breathe in the smog from the polluted air, even if it would be outlawed for whatever reason you can have my word I'll keep playing it 'till my demise, after all nowadays it's the last thing that I have left that still keeps me alive while everything around my life crumbles to pieces.
SnifSnaf 4 anos atrás
My statement stays the same : we need another Nirvana Not in the sense pure rock or whatever, but I mean an artist or artits who launch something big and new around the world
No Damned Youth
No Damned Youth 5 anos atrás
There's A lot of great bands out there that have riffs and some new punk rock stuff , hard rock , metal , for example , Knuckle Puck , Of mice and men , Angels and Airwaves , some new foo fighter songs , there's A lot to choose from still but it is hard to find though , Deffinitly not too mainstream these days.
David Curtis
David Curtis 3 anos atrás
Holy crap, Rick! I love your stuff. Me and two of my closest friends have been discussing this exact subject and I brought forward many of your ideas. I am a huge grunge fan and classic rock, but the new stuff🤢. I’m in Charleston, SC. We have one contemporary rock station and it’s all trash. Imagine Dragons are the pinnacle example that popular rock is dead. Anywho, keep on rocking and I’ll do the same.
El Tigre
El Tigre 2 anos atrás
When I think rock is dead I just put on a Cheap Trick album.....My God the first album is a masterpiece! The first 5 are amazing! Later on ......Rockford is a great album! They don't quit. Best live band I've even seen back in 79. Hardest working band. Yes, I know Bun E. is out, problems with Robin, etc. I can still live in the past hahaha!
jjack flash
jjack flash Anos atrás
How many bands that had broken up, came back to touring during this period, like Journey" and many others I cant put a finger on" because there was a longing for good music.
Blue Marble Photography
Rick! Love your analysis. Especially concerning the rise of EDM. Appreciate your restraint when it comes to NOT disrespecting the mix masters that create this genre...people love it and in the end that's all that matters. There's much that can be said about it from a personal POV, but opinions mean little in the end. The dismantling of the business has a lot of components that all happened in concert...unwittingly, AND intentionally. I subscribed because of your historical breakdown. When I became a dad, I stopped "following" music (1983). Most of my interaction was purely passive radio I missed much of the parade. This type of interaction was likely not too uncommon and part of the demise mix. As you stated, bands became too homogeneous without the identifiable front man or notable shredder. Will rock "come back"? It will take a different mindset by listeners..."indy" is where I think it will stay for some time. "It's old" is the current mindset. From arenas..... to coffee shops.
Libanon Boy
Libanon Boy 3 anos atrás
Yes it is RIP Rock Music long life 80's Music
Chris Spiroff
Chris Spiroff 2 anos atrás
The Internet, file sharing, Spotify, etc. killed radio. Radio used to decided what we heard and how often. Labels pushed new artists to radio stations (all are now owned by 4 companies), and everyone is listening to what they want on their phones, with stuff they pulled down from various apps. Rock may come back a little, but not like what was spoon fed to us in the past.
Phil Thornburgh
Phil Thornburgh Anos atrás
And corporate radio
Kirk Shelton
Kirk Shelton 2 anos atrás
I'd like to add the pressure from major labels for bands to perform like seasoned pop stars after their first single never let a band grow and develop. They wanted instant gold.
Nate Reynolds
Nate Reynolds 2 anos atrás
I make electronic music but I began getting serious with music with guitar as a high school kid in the 2000s. I got into music production because I had no luck with bands and I thought that with a computer I could make music and the only way something could fall through in terms of making music was that if I just didn't do it. I'm not the greatest guitar player by any means but I try and pay homage to my roots by including it in my electronic music and even do guitar solos on it. I don't use the guitar like how its used in rock music (it doesn't drive the song) but thats okay, it still gets included
Daniel B
Daniel B 2 anos atrás
The beginning of the end was when we had POD, Finger 11, Hoobastank, and Stained in heavy rotation with Youth of the Nation, One Thing, The Reason, and Its Been A While respectively. Those were dark times.
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