Now I don't mean the rock genre as a whole, as we know rock is still ticking still rocking and going strong, which is great.
Now I am from the UK. I love Rock music anything from soft Rock to metal, Classic Rock to Current Rock. No matter how hard or what genre of Rock is current I still always love something about it
Now two things got me writing this, one being the list current on this forum about listing your best hit rock track of the year and another by looking at the current UK top 40
Notice anything? I am sure you do, the fact that its covered with R'n'B, Dance, Pop, or a merger of them all. Now I am usually the first to say "I dont care about the charts", and I still dont (much). But lately there has been a lack of rock music in our charts, I am all for one for it being okay that its out but I am missing the commercial Rock music that has always dominated the charts at some point.
I am not talking about a certain rock genre here, I am covering Rock as a whole, from the wussiest/softest rock to the heaviest and dirtiest rock, nothing has been seen.
At the time I wouldn't have put a pin point on when Rock died out of the charts, the last I remember a lot of Rock in the charts was probably around 2008 - 2009. Here in the UK at least he last Rock acts to get any airplay were 30 Seconds to Mars and Kings of Leon. Coldplay (if you class them as rock I guess indie can be a form of Rock I'll leave that up to you) and bands like Train and Maroon 5 have all shifted their "rock-esque" roots to more "radio friendly" sounds cutting out the rock aspects and adding pretty much what everyone else is doing..
But lately at least since the turn of the decade there's been no new Rock revival. The 70's you had the classic rock acts then you had Punk, the 80's you had hair metal, the 90's was all Grunge and the emergence of pop-Punk by the end of the 90's along with Nu-Metal and then emo music by the early to mid 00's. all of which every single one of those genres got air play on raidos. Now though there's nothing. There are a few rock station s here in the Uk that do play rock music but hardly ever anything recent. I thinkt he only place you can find Rock music is on TV with channels like Suzz or Kerrang.
So what do you people think, is Rock music just plain dead now (in the commercial sense)? I know we had some small form of rock emergence with Gotye and fun and their songs (more less art rock is making a come back), but that's just about it, the radios are dead again.
Are we due for another Rock revival like every decade seems to have or we going to miss this one out. Because so far my radio is always off (except when at work in which case I have to suffer), The rock bands I listen to now are great in my eyes but a little part of m,e would at least love to hear one of their songs played on the radio once