Friday, 15 April 2011

Is Rock Music Dead?

I was listening to a new rock band called The Computers (introduced by punk rock DJ Mike Davies) and their new song Music Is Dead brought up a question that has, at one point or another, been asked by every single person on this planet: is rock music dead?

As fans of 80s rock music, The Computers answer would be yes. Because looking through this week's rock chart, I fail to see many rock bands from this side of the year 2000 making mainstream hits. Okay, there's My Chemical Romance, 30 Seconds To Mars, Nickelback and Foo Fighters but only Muse seems to be flying the flag for the UK (no disrespect to Muse, they're amazing). So maybe rock music is dead.

Or maybe rock has evolved into this thing called Dubstep which has recently been making waves in the UK and US. The likes of Katy B, Chase & Status, Magnetic Man and even Britney Spears are constantly having dubstep songs charting so maybe rock still is there, just. It was rock fan Mary Anne Hobbs that gave it the extra push it needed.

No, we'll never get another Rolling Stones or Lynyrd Skynyrd (and if you've never heard of them, shame on you) but rock is still out there - you just need to know where to look!

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