it came out of rhythm and blues, out of desperation and its that same desperation still exists today... it grew and evolved. From Chuck Berry, to the Beatles, to Led Zeppelin to Rush to Nirvana, to the Foo Fighters to Disturbed..... Heavy Metal, soft rock, Pop... all of it has a parent..... It springs forth an energy to the soul... it speaks loudly so as to not be ignored... Is Rock dead? Nope... sometimes hidden, it still will strive to answer the same desperation it was derived from. One just has to keep their ears and heart open and you will find it.