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Old 04-01-2007, 03:25 PM
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I think it is safe to say that rock(by rock I mean rock, hard rock, even heavy metal) music is officially dead, for now anyway. I can't remember the last true great rock band to come along. There is no one out there who I feel can be labeled with the word "great". A few of the hard bands are good but won't be remembered like a Van Halen or AC/DC.

What was the last great rock band? I say Guns n Roses. Metallic maybe.
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Old 04-01-2007, 03:31 PM
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Pearl Jam, still going!
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No offense, but Pearl Jam is not anywhere near the league of the 70's and 80's "rock" bands.

They may have been a pioneer in the "grunge" stuff or whatever you call it, but I have to agree, rock as we know it is dead. Hell, Guns & Roses are almost 20 years old from now back to when they made a rather smallish splash in the real rock world.

I think 3 Doors Down is one of a handfull of new bands worth carrying on the tradition of hard rock. I hate the new hard rock for the most part, but I've heard a few good tunes from new bands. Puddle of Mud or whatever sounds pretty promising with some of their stuff, but some of the "hard" rock today pretty well sux. Just a lot of hateful screaming with some halfassed talent behind it.

LOL I went to a couple of used CD places after church today and picked up some Rainbow stuff I didn't have on CD along with a 2 disc set of greatest hits. I also picked up couple of DVD's, Van Hagar and The Cult. Hopefully that will fill the need to make the ole' ears bleed!
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Pearl Jam and 3 Doors Down.....in the same league as Van Halen, Metallica and Aerosmith.....I think not
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pugnacious33 - 4/1/2007 4:06 PM

Pearl Jam and 3 Doors Down.....in the same league as Van Halen, Metallica and Aerosmith.....I think not
Pearl Jam? Not a chance.

3 Doors Down? They rock, but not like the "old school" rock bands. IMHO No new band has a front man or lead guitarist who can make them stand above the competition of the new bands.

Hell, Steven Tyler can't live forever, and his voice is questionable based on previous health problems. I'm sure Aerosmith has a few more good albums left in them, look at the Stones.

What's up with Metallica? Seems like they should be due if not past due for a new album.
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GNR was the last real rock band IMHO, the chilli peppers had a few good tunes , creed had a chance of becoming great, nickelback almost rocks, but none of them can compare with the bands of the 70's and a few of the bands out of the 80's.
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Funny how each generation thinks the music they grew up with was and still is superior to all other music. Not that I don't agree with you guys but do you think we will ever move on from The Who, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Van Halen, etc??

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Captain Sid - 4/1/2007 4:49 PM

GNR was the last real rock band IMHO, the chilli peppers had a few good tunes , creed had a chance of becoming great, nickelback almost rocks, but none of them can compare with the bands of the 70's and a few of the bands out of the 80's.
Captain Sid, I agree with you
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god smack rocks if you haven't heard there music you should give them a try, i also like lincoln park rocks pretty hard.
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Don't know about god smack, but my 16 year old son has all the linkin park stuff and it's ok I guess.
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SeaNile - 4/1/2007 5:11 PM

Funny how each generation thinks the music they grew up with was and still is superior to all other music. Not that I don't agree with you guys but do you think we will ever move on from The Who, Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Van Halen, etc??

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Strangely enough, many younger kids still love the 80's bands despite the fact they themselves were born in the 80's!

I hope this type of rock music will make a comeback of sorts as it will show that all us old farts blasting the 80's rock with our kids strapped in their car seats will prove to be a good thing!

How many people listened to 50's music in the 70's, 60's music in the 80's, compared to how many still listen to 80's music in the 00's?

80's rock still rules boys and girls, maybe you just need to go back and find some really good stuff you may have never heard just to bring new music to your ears!

Who likes Bullet Boys? If you haven't heard of them, you should look high and low for a couple of their CD's. Their debut self-titled CD rocks big time. The only other CD I've seen of theirs, "Freak Show" was also very good. I need to research to see if they had more, but those two are definitely good if you like 80's style kickass, no excuses rock & roll with an attitude!
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Old 04-01-2007, 08:12 PM
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rock music like that is mostly likely gone, for some new good bands, try incubus, or 311
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My five year old Loves Rock n Roll, we were in the car driving to Disney and Led Zeppelin came on- he kept asking to make it louder and was playing air guitar while strapped into his booster seat. He goes binkers when he hears Welcome to the Jungle and he knows all the words to We Will Rock You and when the guitar solo comes on he drops to his knee w/ one han held up in a fist with an extened index finger and pinkie and nods his head (hard) to the beat. He Pre-school teachers call him the little rocker. I just don't want him to listen to hip hop - I can't stand the stuff
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There is something to be said about bands like AC/DC, so far ahead of their time and still better than most of the "rock" bands on the radio now. One of the newer bands that I really like and have seen many times throughout the years, Dropkick Murphys, they do a wide range of music from Irish folk and drinking tunes to punk and even covers of AC/DC and The Who. Nobody can combine the sound of bagpipes and a guitar like these guys. Just my opinoin though.
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Stone Sour.
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Bob Segar's new album is pretty good. Face the Promise.
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makosteve66 - 4/1/2007 8:24 PM

My five year old Loves Rock n Roll, we were in the car driving to Disney and Led Zeppelin came on- he kept asking to make it louder and was playing air guitar while strapped into his booster seat. He goes binkers when he hears Welcome to the Jungle and he knows all the words to We Will Rock You and when the guitar solo comes on he drops to his knee w/ one han held up in a fist with an extened index finger and pinkie and nods his head (hard) to the beat. He Pre-school teachers call him the little rocker. I just don't want him to listen to hip hop - I can't stand the stuff
My soon to be 4 year old son laughs at me for banging my head, playing air guitar and drums, or for singing and screaming the words to some good stuff. He giggles and points at me while saying, "You're funny Daddy"! But now days, I see him bobbing his little head although I don't crank up the tunes too loudly when he's in the car!

I bought a DVD of Van Hagard today, "Live Without a Net" which was recorded about the time 5150 came out. I didn't know until watching that tonight that 5150 was a police radio code for crazy people!

Man on man, those boys sure did put on one helluva show! It was recorded in New "Halen", CT and it was awesome to hear and watch. Eddie is questionably the best guitarist to ever pick up a guitar, but Alex can bang the bongos with the best of them!

I live in a fairly rural area outside of Knoxville, TN so we don't get much in the way of top shelf bands around here. I've had to go to Nashville to see some of the greats, and now I wish I would have made the effort to see Van Halen the last time they were there. A buddy of mine is a bass player for a local band and he went to see them and said they were awesome. This even with Gary Cherone at vocals. Van Halen III sucked IMHO as the signature sound of Eddie's riffs and Michael Anthony's back ups were gone. Apparently Cherone did a good job with the DLR and Hagar stuff though.

Oh well, maybe they'll get together and play again some day. If nothing else I wish they would get themselves together long enough to record another album or two even if they don't tour.
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try Creed
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cerichcreek - 4/1/2007 11:11 PM

try Creed
Creed is above average, but no comparison with 80's stuff.

Did you know the lead singer for Creed got kicked out of college in Cleveland, TN?
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Here's a few of MY favorites I like when I'm drivin' the car or tryin' to blow the windows out of the house!

"Trapt" - Stand Up
"System of a Down" - B.Y.O.B., Toxicity
"Chevelle" - The Red
"Evanescence" - Bring Me To Life, Going Under
"Hoobastank" - Inside Of You
"Audioslave" - Shadow On The Sun, Show Me How To Live, I Am The Highway
"Tantric" (Tantric) - the WHOLE CD!!!!!!!!!!!!
"Fuel" - Scar

THAT outta' get you started!

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