Rock music is dieing

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  1. maheshpatwal profile image67
    maheshpatwalposted 9 years ago

    In this new era where hip hop and other forms of music have gained huge popularity rock music has lost its fanbase and its sheen? Do u really think rock music has died?

    1. Never_Forget profile image59
      Never_Forgetposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Both Hip Hop and Rock are dead.

      Hip Hop is dead, but remember, Wu Tang is forever ;-)

      Great artists and groups like Wu Tang, Nas, Heiroglyphics, Deltron 3030, Jurassic 5, Gravediggaz, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Biggie, Pac, etc...that was true hip hop. Amazing poetry, delivery and flow. Nowadays its nonsense. I'm not even going to get into it. I'll probably give myself a nose bleed if I do.

      As for rock, every band sounds exactly the same. It's ridiculous. There are so few bands out there with actual talent anymore. It's all just the same formula over and over again, just like pop music. Heavy Metal is dying too. Fortunately not as fast though. 

      No longer do musicians make music for the sake of making good music. All anyone cares about anymore is making money. Music is an art and it has been destroyed by greed and consumerism. It's honestly very tragic.

      The only positive thing I can say about this topic is that the bands and artists that actually are still keeping music alive in its purest sense are not in it for the money and are not mainstream. Hopefully in time the underground bands will outnumber the mainstream ones. It does seem like more and more people are becoming aware of how shitty the music has become in recent years. We need some kind of revolution. We need Jon Stewart or Steven Colbert to get on board with this.

      It's a damn shame when Justin Bieber gets 300 million hits on YouTube and a classic song like Going to California by LedZep only has a little over a million views with all of the separate videos combined!

    2. Ivorwen profile image67
      Ivorwenposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Lost its fanbase?  Or has its fanbase gotten older, with less hype?

      I don't think rock music is anywhere near dead.  wink

      1. bgamall profile image78
        bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        We are still kicking. However, hip hop musicality, not just rap, is pretty popular. Still, it is light, like disco. At some point it can't rule. But rock is getting a little too heavy and crazy. That could be the death of it. Naw.

      2. bgamall profile image78
        bgamallposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        We are still kicking. However, hip hop musicality, not just rap, is pretty popular. Still, it is light, like disco. At some point it can't rule. But rock is getting a little too heavy and crazy. That could be the death of it. Naw.

  2. Johnnie Black profile image60
    Johnnie Blackposted 9 years ago

    Rock Music was first pronounced dead fifty years ago, when folk music started becoming popular.  Since then, people haven't stopped declaring the genre's demise, though to date it hasn't obliged.

  3. alternate poet profile image66
    alternate poetposted 9 years ago

    Clearly rock music is less popular generally. There are only a few emotions that can be screamed down a microphone and stomped out.

    Hiphop etc was almost interesting, rap music is poetry for the educationally challenged, punk was, well, punky and pop is for kids.

    I love it all - equally and in silence.

    1. Never_Forget profile image59
      Never_Forgetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I came to the shores of america disguised as a pillar
      The alpha and omega and the home of the beggars, the black sellers
      Who been beaten, raped, lynched, robbed and stoned
      And caused to roam the earth in service cause they couldn’t maintain at
      This dates back to 1555
      When they captured the first tribe of men
      And piled them in a pen
      Fifty feet high
      They took em all on a 9000 mile ride
      And landed on the shore of a place they never seen before
      But read about this inside the ancient books of war
      Bonded in stainless steel, stripped of their language
      Still survived the anguish of slavery but still remained nameless
      Separated to portions and tricked by john haughty hawkins
      And sold on the auction, taught birth control and abortion
      Rulers of the first part became slaves of the worst part
      The devils cursed God and reversed god
      And turned God into dog and made people search hard
      No relief came to the prophet of w.d. feraud
      To a trauma, dropped our mommas off in bahamas and barbados
      Tobagos, separated us from slave boats
      Made our own brothers hate us
      From virgin isle to jamaica
      Trinidad, honduras, haiti, grenada
      Bermuda to cayman, mental enslavement
      You black gods become awaken

      At night time you can hear the earth cry
      How many more black gods got to die
      Before we realize there’s no God in the sky
      The devil tricked us, that’s the worst lie
      At night time I can hear the earth cry
      How many more black gods got to die
      You realize there’s no God in the sky
      The devils tricked us, that’s the worst lie


      ^^^Poetry for the uneducated?

  4. thedaybreak profile image61
    thedaybreakposted 8 years ago

    I think there's a lot of generic, trashy bands about in every genre nowadays, so I'd say that in one sense many genres are dying, not just rock. Or maybe it's the case that people's appreciation of original, meaningful music is dying?

    It's often quite easy to predict what's going to happen next on most songs when you're listening to the radio. I really think that this is the bad side of most genres nowadays; there's rarely anything stimulating and fresh that's released.

    Also, perhaps it's just to do with media attention that certain genres get over others?


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