The Rock is Dead: “I love metal.”
That’s what the late Bob Weir said to a crowd at a New York City concert.
But his message didn’t last long.
“We’re here to celebrate and to put the music on the table,” he said.
That was three decades ago, and for a while, he was right.
Today, the rock is dead.
The music is dying, and that’s where it is.
The last few decades of metal have been dominated by the heavy metal genre, which has a global appeal that stretches from the shores of Japan to Germany and even beyond.
But the genre also represents a cultural trend that’s losing its grip on a number of countries.
The genre has been at war with metal over the past few decades, and the metal movement is losing its most ardent supporters in the United States.
There are currently no more metal bands performing in the U.S. than there were in the 1980s.
That’s a long time in the making.
Metal is a subgenre that grew out of the underground punk scene in the early 1990s.
At the time, the genre was mostly centered on the metalcore of hardcore punk, which saw its peak in the mid-2000s.
Then came the rise of new-wave punk, whose heavy sound reflected the changing demographics of the U: In the past decade, the number of women in metal has risen, with women in general becoming more vocal about the subgenre, and its influence has spread across the globe.
In 2017, metalcore band the Stooges released their self-titled debut album.
“It’s just really fun to make music that people can enjoy and enjoy their lives in, and it’s also fun to be a part of the music world,” singer Dave Grohl said.
“That’s what I like about it.
I think that’s what we’re doing.
That is what we do, and I think it’s what’s really great about metal.”
Grohl is no stranger to the genre.
He was a member of the Stoogs for four years, but the band’s final tour was canceled after one performance because of an undisclosed health issue.
“I’m not sure why I didn’t take the band on that tour,” Grohl says of the hiatus.
“But I did.
I guess I just had a bad case of the flu.
That sort of stuff.”
The Stoogs are currently touring again in 2019.
As Grohl’s band plays in the country and in places like Germany, the Stoops are getting a lot of backlash for the band staying in a band called the Black Keys.
But Grohl sees the band as a sign of a cultural shift in the metal world.
“Metal is a great genre, but people don’t understand it anymore,” he says.
“And that’s fine.
That shouldn’t bother me.”
The rock and roll movement began with the release of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1969.
The album spawned the hit single “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the rock-rock anthem “She Loves You.”
The song’s title is derived from the rocker’s desire to “put rock and Roll back in the hands of the people.”
But the rock and roller genre was quickly eclipsed by other music genres, which included hip hop, rap, and country.
For example, the rap genre grew in popularity during the early 1980s as the rap music scene exploded around the world.
The late 1990s saw the emergence of punk rock and the rise to prominence of hardcore bands like Metallica.
Then, in 2000, the rise in the popularity of rap and hip hop coincided with the rise and fall of the American alternative rock scene, which was dominated by metal bands like thrash metal and metalcore.
But then, as the metal genre took off, so too did the music that followed.
The rock is back, but its influence is not.
In 2018, The National Symphony Orchestra released its sixth album, The Rock, which debuted at number one on the U-Kiss charts.
That album also featured some of the heaviest songs of the decade, with the album’s lead single “The End Is Near.”
The next year, the band released a follow-up, Rock, and a second album, Rock and Roll, which peaked at number two on the charts.
But both albums were canceled after just one single.
“The rock is still here, but it’s not as strong,” says guitarist Chris Squire.
“In a lot [of ways], it’s been diluted.”
The Rock has since made a comeback in 2016 with the new album The Rock & Roll Revival.
But it is still very much a rock and a roll genre, Squire says.
The Rock remains a great alternative to the metal scene and, in some ways, is an even bigger draw than the genre’s last two incarnations.
“If you look at what the rock scene is doing