1. How would you categorize someone like Olivia Rodrigo? Some is pop or pop-rock. But some of her music rocks pretty hard.

  2. Interesting read! Rock music had a span of influence that lasted half a century, there’s only so much you can do with a singer, two guitars, a bass, drums and the occasional keyboard. I am 60 y.o, I’ve been through Rock music culture in the 70s, 80s, 90s, and when internet started I knew the days of our culture were, for want of a better word, threatened. For the first time in my life, my generation was irrelevant, isn’t that the doom of every generation? except for the boomers of course, our generation was the most numerous of the 20th century and we REALLY thought we were going to change the world through Rock and roll music, which we almost did! we contributed to the ( thankful ) fall of Nixon, the fall of the Berlin wall too…but in the end we failed, due to a lack of energy, we had become “comfortably numb” and self obsessed and feeling important educating our children with Rock music. That’s exactly what I did. Today one of my sons regularly plays gigs with his metal bands ( I hate metal, it’s no doubt the most obscene parody of Rock!) and the other one is a DJ playing mostly EDM ( very stoned most of the time ). I respect music ( ieven when I don’t enjoy it ) when it is played by real people on real instruments, there’s taht ORGANIC feel that can’t be felt with computer generated music. I appreciate that each age group needs to dissociate from the previous ones, and that’s what happened to Rock music culture. In 1977, we lost the King, in DEC 1980 we lost John Lennon, and BoB Marley 6 months later. The mid 80s were an all time low for our music, thanks to MTV, image had taken precedence over music, that’s why most 80s stuff now sounds dated when 70s stuff still sound fresh. Obviously there was excellent music in the 80s too, but it was sterile, Phil Collins ( the undertaker of great music ) ruled with synthpop and ( sacrilege ) drum machines. We were very lucky to live through these times, they will NOT come back. Why? because time goes forward. Thanks for reading.

  3. Rick is dead huh? Funny… I see millions of streams, plays, and follows for all sorts rock bands in the heat 10 years. Beartooth, Wage War, Dayseeker. Tool’s last album knocked everyone off the billboard charts written it dropped in 2019.

    Yes… Rock is dead 🙄.

    What a dumb article.

  4. It’s been dying since 2006, but is officially dead in 2023 as there was zero response from the world to both Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age LPs, both of which were genius, but both receiving zero to no air time anywhere. New 2024 Pearl Jam is not derivative but has zero bite. The key factor is any listener under the age of 40 has zero context for the genre other than news bites. The target consumer is between ages 9 and 29, with no understanding nor interest in understanding the significance of Beatles, Clash, Jane’s, Nirvana, etc. They are well fed, have all the toys, and simply have zero cultural need for Rock. They consume quick bright fast and easily forgotten content, and have zero need for the cathartic nature of Rock nor the empathy it can solicit, and “audiophiles” like Thurston Moore and Henry Rollins can’t possibly reach flash-in-the-pan listening. RIP Taylor Hawkins.

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