Is rock dead? Yes, if we don't get our facts straight
"Is rock dead?" posits Mark Hanson in the Grand Forks Herald (North Dakota) Teen Section: "From rock to punk to grunge, genre slowly fades into ruin".
Well, rock certainly might be dead if teenagers don't get their facts straight on rock history. Mark writes:
"Hey, hey. My, my. Rock 'n' roll will never die." This may have seemed true in 1969, when Neil Young sang it to thousands of strung-out fans at Woodstock in Bethel, N.Y.
Now, fast-forward to 2006, and you'll find modern rock in a state of utter ruin.
Since its birth in the early to mid-1900s, rock music has passed in and out of many different genres including rock 'n' roll, punk and grunge. As of today, all forms of rock, despite Neil Young's prophecy, are undeniably dead."
While Neil did perform at Woodstock, last we checked, "Hey, hey, My, my" was yet to be written.
Hey Mark, you need to go to Rock & Roll high school like Jake.