Hope I die before I get old? Not so fast……

Apparently, rock music is not longer cool, and no young person would want anything to do with it.

I’m going on record as saying that I firmly disagree with this entire article. First off, rock is dead? Says who? No one under 40 listens to rock music? The all-ages show by The Kills that I went to a couple of weeks after this article was published was packed with everyone from teens to people quite a bit older than I.

There are new artists in every genre emerging all the time, rock included. Anyone who fails to notice this is either lazy or wilfully ignorant.

Finally, I think it’s fucking excellent that musicians are continuing to create and play music regardless of what age they are. Leonard Cohen is 77 and has just released an excellent album. I love that the “rules” of aging are being redefined, or better yet, done away with altogether.

And how ironic is it that rules are now being imposed on rock music?

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  1. Congrats on getting back into playing and singing! I hope it’s going well for you. Speaking of Leonard Cohen, I saw him perform last week. At 78 years old, he brought a huge stadium to its knees. I also saw The Who for the first time recently, and even though Roger Daltrey joked about it being past his bedtime because he’s a pensioner, he and Townshend were in fine, fine form.


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