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Reply #30 posted 10/21/18 12:36am

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I haven’t stopped loving it. When I get full of Thirty Seconds To Mars I play Metallica. And back and back and forth and forth.
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Reply #31 posted 10/21/18 12:40am

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I guess there aren't too many U2 fans on here but I went to see them twice this year and they are still performing new songs as well as old classics...and I was thrilled to be at the show that debuted this song (at a different venue):

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Reply #32 posted 10/21/18 5:16am

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What do you think?



*Me* personally, I'm of the opinion that it died about 20 years or so ago.....



No, rock will always exist.
Try listening to The Amazons, VANT, The Pale White and Yonaka. 4 UK bands that have kept me rocking.
Rock just isn't fashionable anymore. It's all pop and hip hop thrown in your face by the mainstream media.
Dig a little deeper.
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Reply #33 posted 10/21/18 6:13am

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MoBettaBliss said:



HOLY SHIT! This guy is a soulful force of nature!

This cover makes my point...




Thanks a million for enlightening me!



cool

welcome to the growing list of Reignwolf fans waiting for him to release an album lol

he's the real deal... something special imo



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Reply #34 posted 10/21/18 6:17am

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The hair is dead.

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Reply #35 posted 10/21/18 7:02am

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Is it dead? Why does this question come up every 10 years? Songs have been written about the death of Rock & Roll and it's just weird to me. I wonder if people were wondering this about other genres of music. Looking for the 1948 article asking if swing music is dead...

I like that that Rock is in the back seat these days. It makes it cooler somehow, more underground, like quality live music is now.

Theses guys are one of my favorite newer bands. They have an album coming out next year. The last one wasn't as strong as their first few but I've seen them live and they are the real deal.

They wear their influences on their sleeve but still sound original. They are way bigger in Europe (of course) and the singer is amazing.


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They're coming to my country next February. I might go and check them out!

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purplethunder3121 said:

I guess there aren't too many U2 fans on here but I went to see them twice this year and they are still performing new songs as well as old classics...and I was thrilled to be at the show that debuted this song (at a different venue):</p><p>

I adore Songs Of Innocence/Experience. Two records that show a band that has aged gracefully, while maintaining the kind of energy they had in their early years. I personally prefer those two albums to their output just prior, like No Line On The Horizon and Atomic Bomb.

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And wow does Bono sound good in that performance!

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Reply #36 posted 10/21/18 9:23am

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The world is dead.



THIS!!!
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Reply #37 posted 10/21/18 2:03pm

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ginusher said:

S2DG said:

Is it dead? Why does this question come up every 10 years? Songs have been written about the death of Rock & Roll and it's just weird to me. I wonder if people were wondering this about other genres of music. Looking for the 1948 article asking if swing music is dead...

I like that that Rock is in the back seat these days. It makes it cooler somehow, more underground, like quality live music is now.

Theses guys are one of my favorite newer bands. They have an album coming out next year. The last one wasn't as strong as their first few but I've seen them live and they are the real deal.

They wear their influences on their sleeve but still sound original. They are way bigger in Europe (of course) and the singer is amazing.


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They're coming to my country next February. I might go and check them out!

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purplethunder3121 said:

I guess there aren't too many U2 fans on here but I went to see them twice this year and they are still performing new songs as well as old classics...and I was thrilled to be at the show that debuted this song (at a different venue):</p><p>

I adore Songs Of Innocence/Experience. Two records that show a band that has aged gracefully, while maintaining the kind of energy they had in their early years. I personally prefer those two albums to their output just prior, like No Line On The Horizon and Atomic Bomb.

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And wow does Bono sound good in that performance!

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Yep, some real gems on Songs of Innocence/Experience. I hear the Dublin concerts and the rescheduled Berlin concert (when Bono's voice gave out) are supposed to be special (and they are going to film the last Berlin concert). And since I have some time today, I'm going to check out these Rival Sons videos...

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Reply #38 posted 10/21/18 2:55pm

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These are pretty hot right now, though obvious comparisons are being made

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Reply #39 posted 10/21/18 6:55pm

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bigd74 said:

These are pretty hot right now, though obvious comparisons are being made






I hear Ozzy, Axl, and Elton?
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Reply #40 posted 10/21/18 8:33pm

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S2DG said:

Is it dead? Why does this question come up every 10 years? Songs have been written about the death of Rock & Roll and it's just weird to me. I wonder if people were wondering this about other genres of music. Looking for the 1948 article asking if swing music is dead...

I like that that Rock is in the back seat these days. It makes it cooler somehow, more underground, like quality live music is now.

Theses guys are one of my favorite newer bands. They have an album coming out next year. The last one wasn't as strong as their first few but I've seen them live and they are the real deal.

They wear their influences on their sleeve but still sound original. They are way bigger in Europe (of course) and the singer is amazing.


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These guys are really good! Just sent my son the videos. Thank you for posting. Now, gotta check out Reignwolf!

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Reply #41 posted 10/21/18 9:20pm

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I'm impressed--Rival Sons are really good!

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Reply #42 posted 10/21/18 9:36pm

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #43 posted 10/22/18 1:31am

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Frank Zappa once said:

"Jazz is not dead, ladies and gentlemen,

it just smells funny."

Maybe it's the same with rock now.

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Reply #44 posted 10/22/18 1:59am

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Johnny has to pay the rent so has gone into making commercials for Mondelez International instead of rocking out. Advertising diabetes-accelerators and population-reducing, cancer-inducing GMOs pays much better than pondering on the philosophical & historical finer points of Rock.

But even 11-year old Sarah knows that Post Millennium Rock arrived DOA, along with its maker.

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Reply #45 posted 10/22/18 3:29am

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I've heard Greta Van Fleet referrred to as the new Led Zeppelin. So, no.

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Reply #46 posted 10/22/18 10:43am

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BlaqueKnight said:

I've heard Greta Van Fleet referrred to as the new Led Zeppelin. So, no.



i would suggest that a group of teenagers cosplaying in an (unremarkable) attempt to intentionally ape the sound of what is likely the best known rock band from 40 years ago is not a very convincing argument that rock is not dead.

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Reply #47 posted 10/22/18 10:47am

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peedub said:



BlaqueKnight said:


I've heard Greta Van Fleet referrred to as the new Led Zeppelin. So, no.





i would suggest that a group of teenagers cosplaying in an (unremarkable) attempt to intentionally ape the sound of what is likely the best known rock band from 40 years ago is not a very convincing argument that rock is not dead.


Hahaha, my thoughts exactly. There will always be an audience for blues rock but it's trapped in amber at this point.
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Reply #48 posted 10/22/18 1:08pm

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I definitely think rock is dead. It has been taken over by hip hop. Rappers are the new rock stars, sadly.

What's sad about it? Rock music was first popularized by the baby boomer generation and they're getting really old. They're around the same age now as the main audience who watched The Lawrence Welk Show in the 1970s until it was cancelled in 1982. By the early 1990s, most of the easy listening radio stations were gone. They had Bob Hope TV specials, Perry Mason reunion movies & Matlock in the 1980s for that generation. Rock became popular around 1956. Expecting rock to be mainstream popular in 2018 is the equivalent of Al Jolson style crooner singers to be all over MTV & Top 40 in the 1980s. Rock's mainstream popularity lasted a lot longer than jazz did.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #49 posted 10/22/18 2:32pm

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Yes. Nirvana killed it.

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Reply #50 posted 10/22/18 3:15pm

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Yes. Nirvana killed it.


Not far from the truth, IMO. Grunge had a special place in music culture, and the fact that most of those bands aren't producing that sort of music anymore - or not producing anything at all as they're either forgotten or dead from drugs - challenges the longevity of the genre. I do believe there are ebbs and flows in music. Anti-war music was a direct reaction to the happy-go-lucky bops from the 50s. Disco and the rise of R&B/Soul was a backlash against the dismal anti-war music before it. Punk reacted to disco, 80s dance music reacted to punk, heavy metal reacted to pop. Grunge reacted to heavy metal and the phoniness of it. I even believe the boy bands and pop princess influx was a reaction to grunge. All that, which is a broad stroke mind you, doesn't invalidate those genres. It does challenge the viability of it over time. Is someone still listening to Bleach vs One More Time or Vitalogy vs No Strings Attached? The hardcore base may be, but grunge as a long-term genre did not pan out very well.

There was never room for growth in grunge. It seems like if someone dared to use a major chord or do anything interesting or complex, that it was nullified by the larger grunge community. I think it killed some creativity in the rock field. Thank God for emo bands sorta bringing some angst and aggression back to rock music. I believe rock has grown. It's no longer 3 chords and the truth. But it's still alive and well.

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Reply #55 posted 10/23/18 5:25am

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RodeoSchro said:

Yes. Nirvana killed it.


Interesting take, but not correct imo. It's not just rock that died, it's also Britpop, regular pop, and a handful of other genres that all died together when today's "music" started to dominate. You know, that music for people without taste, braincells and style.

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Reply #56 posted 10/23/18 7:24am

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I'm looking forward to the new Vampire Weekend album, whether you think they actually fall under "indie" or whatever is just a matter of your filing system.

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Reply #57 posted 10/23/18 8:15am

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TheFman said:

RodeoSchro said:

Yes. Nirvana killed it.


Interesting take, but not correct imo. It's not just rock that died, it's also Britpop, regular pop, and a handful of other genres that all died together when today's "music" started to dominate. You know, that music for people without taste, braincells and style.



Before Nirvana, rock was about getting wasted, having sex, and generally having fun.

Nirvana made rock about how much life sucks.

IMO, rock never recovered. At least, not to the extent that put it back on the radio.

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Reply #58 posted 10/23/18 8:43am

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TheFman said:


Interesting take, but not correct imo. It's not just rock that died, it's also Britpop, regular pop, and a handful of other genres that all died together when today's "music" started to dominate. You know, that music for people without taste, braincells and style.



Before Nirvana, rock was about getting wasted, having sex, and generally having fun.

Nirvana made rock about how much life sucks.

IMO, rock never recovered. At least, not to the extent that put it back on the radio.

well.. Nirvana was never rock to start with, so they didn't change Rocks' message. It's not like all genres suddenly start discussing how life sucks. Not even grunge did that to such extend.
IMO too many genres died together, it was a turn of the page, a new generation of people that were grown up so very different than we did.

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Reply #59 posted 10/23/18 10:32am

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Nirvana killed it.

How is that? Hootie & The Blowfish was considered rock and they were extremely popular in the 1990s and they're nowhere near grunge. Hootie's lead singer has Darius Rucker has become a popular country singer in recent years. Bon Jovi, U2, Eric Clapton, Rod Stewart, & Aerosmith were still popular in the 1990s too.

Hip hop changed music more than grunge did. It influenced rock music. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Rage Against The Machine, etc. all had rap elements in it. Blondie had a big hit with Rapture. Aerosmith's career was resurrected by working with Run DMC. Public Enemy did a song and tour with Anthrax. Beastie Boys was played on alternative rock radio in the 1990s. There was the rock/rap collabo soundtrack Judgement Night. Many rock fans embraced rap, instead of rebelling like they did with "disco sucks" t-shirts and blowing up disco records & rioting at the baseball game in the 1970s. Rock & rap was considered cool but rock acts making disco records was seen as "selling out". Notice the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame started inducting hip hop artists as soon as they were eligible. But Chic has been nominated around 10 times but has not gotten in. Donna Summer likely got in because she had died recently the year she was inducted.

New Jack Swing was R&B singing mixed with hip hop sounds and early 1990s groups like Bell Biv DeVoe, Jodeci, TLC, Jade, Xscape and others dressed in a street style. The suit and tie look of Luther Vandross & Freddie Jackson and matching suits of The Temptations was mostly out with the New Jack era acts. Many of Weird Al's later parodies were rap hits and he also did one of those Epic Rap Battles of History. There's hip hop in modern country music, jazz, zydeco, blues, gospel, dance music, and even symphony orchestras are doing it. There's sub genres like chap hop, horrorcore, hick hop, backpack rap, gospel rap, etc. Several rappers have become big movie and TV stars in a way that pop & rock singers before them failed. Straight Outta Compton is the highest grossing music biopic ever. Dr. Dre & will.i.am made a lot of money from Beats headphones.

Many veteran acts have done songs with rappers like Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, B.B. King, The Dramatics, Chaka Khan, Mick Jagger, Michael Bolton, Bob Dylan, Isley Brothers, Herbie Hancock, Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Aretha Franklin, Daryl Hall, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Page, David Bowie, Phil Collins, Lionel Richie, etc. ZZ Top remade the DJ DMD song 25 Lighters. There's a TV show hosted by Method Man called Drop The Mic where celebrities do rap battles with each other. One of them is by Kenny G & Richard Marx.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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