Is Rock-N-Roll On Life Support?

Bon-Jovi-in-concert-at-O2-005Rock songs on the charts have fallen to their lowest level in 50 years, with only three songs among the Top 100 — at least in the U.K. The U.S. isn’t far behind. The top rock song of 2010 was 30 years old: “Don’t Stop Believin'”, by Journey and recycled by “Glee.” It’s true that some rock acts still clean up on the road: Bon Jovi (pictured), among them. And it’s true that, as a genre, rock does passingly well in terms of CD sales. But rock amongst the under-25 demographic is pretty much dead. Does the overall decline bother you, or is it cause for celebration? Or is The Decline of Rock a song that’s been sung for years now, so we shouldn’t be concerned?

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