Will there ever be another marked influence in rock music?

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  1. Wayne Brown profile image80
    Wayne Brownposted 13 years ago

    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?

  2. profile image0
    Butch Newsposted 13 years ago

    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.

  3. Mr. Smith profile image68
    Mr. Smithposted 13 years ago

    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.

  4. Truckstop Sally profile image61
    Truckstop Sallyposted 13 years ago

    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.

  5. saesha profile image60
    saeshaposted 13 years ago

    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.

  6. AngusNz profile image61
    AngusNzposted 13 years ago

    Rock was born in the fifties,
    Perfected in the sixties,
    Peeked in the Seventies,
    Mellowed in the Eighties,
    And died in the nineties.

  7. jenniferain profile image58
    jenniferainposted 13 years ago

    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.

  8. vishal.rossi profile image63
    vishal.rossiposted 13 years ago

    i guess that the best answer for this question is Pink Floyd and Bryan Adams

  9. davidrio profile image67
    davidrioposted 13 years ago

    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

  10. avalencia_25 profile image61
    avalencia_25posted 13 years ago

    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

  11. Jaynie2000 profile image83
    Jaynie2000posted 13 years ago

    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.

  12. mcrawford76 profile image88
    mcrawford76posted 13 years ago

    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.

  13. darrenhooper profile image60
    darrenhooperposted 13 years ago

    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.

  14. TheOneWhoKnows profile image58
    TheOneWhoKnowsposted 13 years ago

    They won't, because rock grew into Heavy Metal, but who knows in the near future ;-)

  15. hotwebideas profile image63
    hotwebideasposted 13 years ago

    It's scary, but now our rock influences are Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.

  16. LensMan999 profile image58
    LensMan999posted 12 years ago

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  17. spartucusjones profile image91
    spartucusjonesposted 12 years ago

    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.


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