Top 10 Things That Killed Rock and Roll

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I hate 5 seconds they're big time posers. someone get rid of them, please!

42Post-Grunge

I can summarize how it killed rock in just one word: Nickelback

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43Bands That Play For Nothing
44Metal

Guns N' Roses,a heavy METAL band is what RESURRECTED rock in the 1980s

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45Alcoholism
46The Day the Music Died

You are refering to the death of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens and the Big Bopper. But what about Eddie Cochran? He died one year later in 1960. What about the non-dead rockers who were very popular during the sixties like Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley etc... Rock and Roll didn't die in 1959. Some said that Elvis as Rock and Roll singer died when he was drafted into the army in 1958, but what about his 1968 comeback? Maybe there's no day when music died. Singers are dying but their music lives on forever.

1959: Three deaths herald the end of rock and roll... Until the Beatles arrived.

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47Cell Phones

In the 90s it was still possible to sell CDs and gain an audience with the presupposition that your band had a modicum of talent. Good bands/musicians were once revered. What happened is that people of younger generations lost something they may have never had. The ability to think critically. To think for themselves. The ability to discern between what's not bad and what's musically abhorrent. Furthermore when they are out at a club where live music is being performed it only serves as background music to their incessant texting. I'd gladly give up my cell to go back to a time when people weren't constantly distracted and were effectively compelled to pay attention to what they spent their cover charges on: the bands. It's despairing to be a musician and see bands doing everything and anything to find that "box" outside of which to think. Record sales used to matter. Now you sell 100,000 units and you're at the top of the charts. That's tragic and where's the motivation for record ...more

48Electronic Music
49Pop
50GG AllinKevin Michael "GG" Allin was an American singer, songwriter and record producer, who performed and recorded with many groups during his career.

He's one of the reasons rock and roll started dying. His mission was to make rock and roll dangerous again. That's not a good thing. Not a good thing at all.

51Miley Cyrus
52Psych Meds

Many people who think 'differently' are now taking happy pills, or calming pills, full time, and their thoughts are one color, instead of the palette needed for creative songwriting.

53Black Veil BridesBlack Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. ...read more.

They're the reason why people think rock is satanic music for freaky people.

54Christian Rock
55Boy Bands

1D sucks the most, but The Wanted and 5 sec of summer are bad as well

56Nu Metal
57Rumors of Rock and Roll being a Bad Influence

That started in the fifties. So, if you're saying that the rumours of bad influences killed Rock and Roll you're in fact saying that Rock and Roll died in the fifties. And in a way it's those rumours that helped the popularity of Rock and Roll amongst the young generation in the fifties.

58Pop Stars being called Rock Stars
59The Death of Elvis

The death of Elvis didn't really killed Rock music. It killed " The King of Rock ". After Elvis's death many people rediscovered fifties rock and that did even give a rock and roll revival in the late 70's and early 80's. Many fifties Rockabilly compilations came out on records again. Besides Elvis Presley is still today the most selling death artist on vinyl and Cd's.

60Black Metal
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