Gene Simmons said that rock ‘n’ roll is dead and he brought many different opinions from his peers and fans alike. MTV, the Grammys and the other award shows for years have ignored rock ‘n’ roll. That’s fine. Metallica, Iron Maiden and Judas priest or never on the radio but today they can sell out any arena or stadium in the world and that says a lot.
Well the headline was rock ‘n’ roll is dead let’s examine the meaning behind the headline. What Gene Simmons was saying and that it remains true that to keep rock ‘n roll music alive we have to support the bands definition of supporting a band is buying a CD buying a ticket buying merchandise and coming out to support them.
If you start a restaurant And everyone comes in and eats for free you are going to be out of business soon because you have to pay the chef ,the waiters and the bartenders. The best way to support vans is buying their merchandise, bring someone to the show with you. They may end up liking or not liking the band.
Rock ‘n’ roll is alive and well as long as bands are putting on shows and putting out great music which there is a lot of great music out.Let’s mention what bands go through just to put on a show: rehearsing the songs, coming up with the set list, money for gas, paying for the roadies, getting the equipment together and bringing it into the venue making sure everything is working, paying to get the merchandise made and having it get delivered. It’s all done for the fans to come to the show and have a good time for the venue to make money. Do what you can to promote music if you have a friend or relative who has a birthday coming up consider buying them merchandise of their favorite artist.