Classic Rock Investigates: Rock Fights Back!
It's in the charts. It's on the radio. Why your music matters again
Rock music in 2015 – it’s over, isn’t it? That’s what everyone’s been saying. The album’s dead. No one goes to gigs any more. Downloading and streaming have killed sales. Rock clubs are closing down. The singles chart is going the way of the dinosaur.
Yet something else is going on here, a story that no one is telling. It may be slightly obscured by the way in which we now measure success – those simple days of record companies sending countable physical products to stores that sold them really are gone forever – but take a look around and there’s no denying that rock music is fighting its way clear of the fog and back into a rude state of health.