Is Rock & Roll dead?

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To say that Rock & Roll is dead is dead is too dramatic. We have to take into account that so many bands from the classic days are still touring.

Going around the world as we speak.

Today we are going to talk about what has changed in Rock & Roll, let’s start with what people probably miss the most.

In the last decades, we have seen the world change quite a lot.

A Rock & Roll band full of mavericks would struggle to find a label to sign them if they cant be controlled.
Nowadays we find artists being controversial in a strategic way, most times as a marketing stunt.
One slip in the digital age can end a public figures’ career.

Managers, as well as labels, pay very close attention to that.

Let’s use an example of a band that was crazy back in the day.

Guns N Roses was known for being rebels.

With a lot of alcohol and drug abuse, to a level that it often interferes with business and the timeline for releases.

Being able to have a reliable artist, an artist that will be there regardless of what goes in his personal life is gold for managers and labels.

We can check the Lady Gaga documentary for that in which we can argue that she no longer lives for herself but to please her audience and the people that work around her.

That being said it takes more than talent for music to succeed in the music industry.
This is especially true if you plan to survive at the end of it all.

Which brings us to the aspect of Rock & Roll bands, drug abuse, and overdose. Music is business and losing a band member to an overdose can cost millions and the end of a group.
nowadays we still see this in the music industry.
More often we see cases of depression and prescribed drugs dependency.

The lesson we should take from this is that we need to give more love to our artist and understand that they are also human beings.

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Is Rock & Roll dead?

by Cecil Hall time to read: 1 min