Top 10 Things That Killed Rock and Roll

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21Elton John

Dude, Elton John is amazing. Do yourself a favour and listen to some of his songs.

Homosexuality was not accepted in Rock and Roll. Elton John was at the forefront of changing that. later other luminaries of Rock like Freddy Mercury and
Rob Halford would come out of the closet but only after they had made it big.

Elton John was flaming from the start. and it caused a schism in the Rock fan base that helped kill Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll was about honesty and homosex was seen as not being honest with one's self. -

The ones who are saying that Elton John is Rock and Roll are the ones who're killing Rock and Roll. If you concider this as Rock, you only give Rock and Roll a bad name. I don't say that he's not talented but I concider his music as Pop, Pop-prog, Glam-pop and many other things but certainly not Rock and Roll.

22ELOThe Electric Light Orchestra are an English rock band from Birmingham. They were formed in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne with drummer Bev Bevan.

Electric Light Orchestra's contribution to the death of Rock and Roll was their
taking little pieces of popular songs and smashing them together to make
original songs. This was so wrong. Rock aficionados would cringe listening to this bands amalgams of other Bands riffs. They had no shame and to this day no one know what any of them look like. Like a hit team, they came in, planted the concept that rock was so dumb that you can take a part of this song and a part of that song, and voila, you have a hit song.

The radio stations jumped all over their songs. Pop Radio mind you.

but the damage was done ad the public took this crap in and started singing along. This weakened the public understand of good well though out and performed music. -

Did NOT ruin rock music, in fact they are one of the finest rock groups to ever exist. Jeff Lynne is a genius and their songs are great.

What are u talking about they WERE a rock band, and they were a great one, plus they were not pop rock

23SlipknotSlipknot is a Nu Metal band formed in 1995 from Iowa . The band released their first album in 1999 and was well received by critics and fans. The group gained success after the release of their second studio album, "Iowa". ...read more.

I like Slipknot. Especially the first 2 albums. Watch the music video for "Spit It Out." It has scenes from one of my favourite movies, The Shining! - IronSabbathPriest

They didn't ruin it! They're the best!

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24Fangirls

This is quite an obvious one. They will listen to anything that has anything to do with love, is catchy, is about how beautiful they supposedly are, or if the front man of the band or soloist is attractive. They do not know talent.

Is Rock music strictly for men? Why can't a girl be a fan of Rock music? If you mean Groupies, well, this was always part of Rockmusic ( and other types of music ). It's not them who are killing Rock and Roll.

25The Death of Freddie Mercury

Fred you were the best! Your music has inspired us all. RIP. - IronSabbathPriest

26The BeatlesThe Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. The members consisted of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They were soon known as the foremost and most influential act of rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll, the Beatles later experimented ...read more.

When they became intellectual ( after 1966 - 1967 ) they really killed the standard two minutes single. And Rock and Roll is really about two minutes of instant noise. Not an concept album that even can't be played live because too difficult to reproduce the sound. So, in a way, they contributed to the death of Rock. We had to wait 1977 with Punk to hear the instant noise two minute single again.

No they didn't they were the birth of rock and roll

The Beatles killed rock and roll with their music.

I love the Beatles. They're not my favorite band but they promoted rock and roll like no other band. If anything, the concept of a rock band was born with them. - RalphSaad

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27Kurt Cobain's Death
2830 Seconds to MarsThirty Seconds to Mars (commonly stylized as 30 Seconds to Mars) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1998. The band consists of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto and Tomo Miličević.
29Satanic Black Metal
30Digital Technology

Techno beat helped kill rock and roll

31The Idea of Rock and Roll being the Devil's Music

I think this is the biggest thing that killed Rock and Roll.

32NirvanaNirvana was an American grunge band that was formed in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana disbanded after Kurt Cobain committed suicide in 1994. The drummer of the band, David Grohl, went on to start the Foo-Fighters, an alternative rock band. ...read more.

Kurt Cobain was very talented. Nirvana is one of, if not the best alternative rock band ever.

They were just not musically talented.

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33Teenybopper Bands
34VH1
35The X Factor

The X-factor made a weapon called One Direction

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36Artists and Repertoire
37Lil WayneDwayne Michael Carter, Jr., also known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age . He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career . He's often criticized for constantly talking about money, girls, and ...read more.

Saying that he killed Rock is like saying that he changed music. That all what became before him is obsolete and all that comes after him is his legacy. He is just one of the many bad artists of today's music with no importance in the history of music. Will be forgotten in a couple of years.

38Limp BizkitLimp Bizkit is an American nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed in 1994. Their lineup consists of Fred Durst, Sam Rivers, John Otto, and Wes Borland.
39Stupidity
40Emo Rock
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