Will there ever be another marked influence in rock music?
Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bob Dylan, and Elvis Presley influenced the music of The Beatles and the Rolling Stones and those groups in term influenced rock for many more years to come and still do to a degree. Is that time over in music?
Rock as we knew it is over. Times and tastes change. Some musicians will take the older genres of music and re-invent them over and over again.
Much of the 50's to 70's music sounds very dated and even a bit bland by today's standards. You wouldn't want to listen to the music of the 20's for long and the music of the 50's to 70's will seem ever more dated with each passing year.
Young people have more refined tastes in music as they're been exposed to a much wider variety over the past several years. Today's music has much more complex rhythms, melodies and beat structures than music from the recent past.
I'm no expert, but it seems to me that influence on a music style requires some influence over the listeners of that music; and there's just too much media out there for people to listen to and watch. Musical personalities just need to join the crowd to make their fortunes.
I think rock music is considered less of a threat to society than it was in it's less sophisticated infancy. Nothing shocks people these days, so marked influence is over.
Have you seen the movie Pirate Radio ("banned" station with music from the 60's)? Philip Seymour Hoffman, the main DJ, has a line late in the movie that goes something like this -- Here's to all the future songwriters and the music they will write and lives they will inspire . . .
It seems like artists (and other creative souls), musicians will always be influenced by what came before them. Perhaps rock really lives in the current music and in the future music too.
When I listen to new rap and hip-hop, it sounds somewhat like rock to me. Maybe rap is adopting it without really declaring it. Examples are KidCudi and Kanye West.
Rock was born in the fifties,
Perfected in the sixties,
Peeked in the Seventies,
Mellowed in the Eighties,
And died in the nineties.
There is just a lot more music available these days. Hundreds and thousands of rock bands and artists. The people you listed may have been pioneers, but the music has exploded now and there are so many artists these days that no one really stands out.
i guess that the best answer for this question is Pink Floyd and Bryan Adams
I agree with angusNZ, it basically collapsed after the 1990s: a downward spiral since then, which is kind of natural because as time passes there is less room to explore and create unique music with the classic recipe of bass, guitar, vocals and drums
These days there is countless types of rock music and rock music will never die because the category is to huge but lately there has been a few influences in different types of rock for ex. the guitar player slash has made his mark or MCR i've read an article on them saying there music has saved thousands of lives. For the 2000s and up i would have to say red hot chill peppers did there thing with there latest album, system of a down came out with some good music, blink 182, the killers, linkin park, pearl jam, slipknot, velvet revolver, korn, kings of leon, green day, there are too much to say but then again i mention a alot of different types of rock music. In the 90's rock influenced the legend kurt cobain, marylin manson lol u know what i might be getting off topic ima just hub it
Hard to say. I think it is possible that a new genre will emerge, like grunge did in the 90s, that inspires people and may have been influenced by a previous generation of music. However, since there are many interpretations of what constitutes "music" I don't think there will ever be one true answer to this. It will always depend upon who you ask and what they like to listen to.
A: Rock never dies. It may change, evolve, and be vastly different from decades past, but there will always be amazing musical artists.
B: How can you say rock died in the 90's - Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Smashing Pumpkins. The 90's was a great decade for rock and roll.
C: The worst thing about classic rock is that they're not making any more of it. Will there ever be another Jimmi Hendrix, no. Jerry Garcia, no. But that's not to say that there won't be outstanding talent and new directions for rock and roll to go. If you don't believe me, go read my hub about Wolfmother - then go listen to some of the music, you might be surprised.
Guns N Roses was the last great rock n roll band. Had they kept it together they would have been the next Stones. Nobody since them has come close to the music, attitude, and just plain rock n roll lifestyle that GNR had. Nobody has come close since.
They won't, because rock grew into Heavy Metal, but who knows in the near future ;-)
It's scary, but now our rock influences are Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.
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First off I think you stop your list prematurely with the Beatles and The Stones. For example you neglected influential 70's punk bands and artists such as Ramones, The Clash and Patti Smith (for example Micheal Stipe of R.E.M. cites Smith's 1975 album Horses as one of the primarily reasons why he started a band, and Bono of U2 cites the Ramones as a major reason why he started a band). Then you have underground 80's bands like Sonic Youth & Dinosaur Jr. which helped influenced the 90's alternative rock & Grunge explosion (and you can't argue with the influence of Nirvana).
Since then you had the garage rock revival ushered in by The White Stripes (which also lead to the popularity of two person rock groups). You also have indie bands like Arcade Fire that help popularized what is commonly referred to as "baroque rock" or "chamber rock". There is a number of other "indie" artist that are doing interesting things. Only time will tell what kind of influence they will have on the modern music landscape. But music continues to evolve. Unfortunately we sometimes have a narrow view based on what we hear on mainstream top 40 radio. Often the true innovators remain underground.
by shazwellyn 8 years ago
Let me start .. Joy Division, because of unique sound. There really wasnt anything like it at the time and since. Many bands model themselves on them and they are thought of as highly influencial. If it werent for Joy division, there may not have been Editor and Interpol, for example.
by Jim Dorsch 6 years ago
PhoenixV wrote a hub with this title, and concluded that the answer is Led Zeppelin, for various reasons.I countered that the Beatles were most influential because they wrote their own songs, something almost unheard of at the time, and that this changed bands forever by removing the songwriters...
by James Buffin 4 years ago
What happened to all the good rock music?
by BritishRock 7 years ago
The year end music charts have been released showing that 2010 was the worst year for rock music since 1960. In the UK only 3 rock songs were amoung the top 100 singles of 2010 the news isnt any better in the US Trains Hey Soul Sister is the only rock song to appear in the US top ten throughout the...
by Alastar Packer 6 years ago
Who's made the greatest rock music? Great Britain or America?
by Devin Bender 5 years ago
What is your Opinion of Drug Influenced Music?Many artists are known for using drugs to "inspire" their music? What are your thoughts? (No, I don't want to hear whether drugs are good or bad)
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