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    Default Is hard rock music completely dead in our day and age?

    It seems very few people where I live listen to rock music especially hard rock. Now growing up in the 1990s everyone was either into rock (or rap, but the rap of the 90s wasnt at all like it is today), now it seems all people listen to is poppy RnB, Reggae, dubstep, and Lady Gaga. This might just be a local thing, as I live in a city where subculture is completely dead. But it seems hard rock has died unfortunetly, which is why I think what the stuff the mainstream music industry is currently producing is boring, period. I still occasionaly see guys with band t shirts etc but its rare...whats happening to hard rock and all its subgenres? Is it dead where you live also or am I just in the wrong place at the wrong time?

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    It's not dead; it's just not quite as mainstream as it used to be. You might have to look in places where you normally wouldn't think to in order to find it. I personally prefer voca-rock, but I'm into all of that Japanese stuff. I'm sure that you can find some good music if you just look. I really am not sure what's going on with the American hard rock scene, but I can't believe that it would be dead.

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    It's not dead. Go to South America. They love the rock there. Europe too.

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    Well, what counts as rock? Most of the bands I prefer I guess would qualify as related to rock in instrumentation but are more punk/post punk/rockabilly/old school rocknroll/alternative influenced than metal/classic/glam/hairbandinfluenced.

    I think most rock they play o the radio is kind of the rock equivalent of club music, very sex and party related but with a weird undercurrent or dumb machismo (see nickelback). Basically generic mass appeal rock with out the psychedelic or dark or technical or progressive elements or reguonal influences or soul that make other rock groups great.

    Modern groups I like that I would consider rock related:

    The growlers
    Wavves
    Jacuzzi boys
    Jay reatard (though no longer)
    Best coast
    Coat hangers
    Black Lips
    Japanther
    Vivian girls


    There not particularly "hard" but I'm not really into that scene.


    I'm sure there will be a resurgence after people crap themselves put on modern disco.

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    Well, it seems that rock is dead in Seattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanton Moore View Post
    Well, it seems that rock is dead in Seattle.
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    When I go to shows I see lots of kids, and when hard rock albums are released they often chart well the first week or two. I don't think it's dead, but it's not a part of the larger culture like it once was from the 60s to the 90s. It's more of a live draw, and a small but viable core of fans still buy the records.
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    D Jr just put out a new album, as did David Bowie and I think iggy pop is also

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    Of course rock isn't dead. Have you been on the internet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Typh0n View Post
    lol, well it's not 1994 anymore!
    I'm in a 'rock band' and the scene here is dead. I'm tellin' ya.
    On top of that, people don't seem to go out and see music anymore, of any kind. I went to Neumo's last Friday night, here in Seattle, to see a friend do his rap thing, and it was only half full. That's a big name club too. I've played so many gigs where it was full for the opening band, then 10:00 PM rolls around and everyone goes home to relieve the baby sitter. Blah... A pal theorizes that people get their music through digital means and that cell phones eat up money that would have been used for going out to see music.
    Might as well stay home with PPV and recorded music...

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