In a recent conversation with Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider and Rikki Rockett, the topic of rock is dead was discussed.
This controversial statement was coined by Gene Simmons 6 years ago.
When Dee Snider and Rikki Rockett were asked, here’s what they said:
Snider: “Rock is not dead. It’s such a false narrative. Just go to the concert halls to see what’s going on. I don’t wanna tear up Gene, but he did something in an article in GQ a number of years ago where he said rock was dead [and] don’t bother picking up a guitar. And I was, like, how can our own people be reinforcing that message? Our job is to lift up young people — not crush their spirits.”
“I think that organic rock music is absolutely going to go into the forefront again — it just is. But I think it needs to reinvent itself a little bit. People need to be a little more creative in the rock genre. It’s a little bit too, like, this guy could be in that band or he could be in that band or he could play with this guy, and everybody looks the same and plays the same. There needs to be a little more of a movement, a little more of a scene.
When I was growing up, there was a punk scene and there was a rock scene, and then metal came along. There were scenes, and it created a lot of energy. Rock’s been a little stagnant for a while. It’s there. I mean, even people like Steve Miller can put on tickets for sale and sell f*cking out — it’s amazing. So it’s there. But as far as newer bands, I think rock is gonna have to reinvigorate itself just a little bit and not just copy what other people have done that came before them.”
With the recent rumors on Motley Crue canceling the upcoming The Stadium Tour, fans are confused and waiting for the official announcement.
MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee confirmed that the band’s “The Stadium Tour” with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS is happening.
Here’s the statement:
“We’re all in constant communication”
“[Bassist] Nikki [Sixx] and I have been in several production meetings. You’re talking multiple stadiums, so it’s like two kids in a candy store putting together something people are going to walk [away from] saying, ‘Are you f*cking kidding me?!’ That’s our mission right now, and it’s definitely headed in that direction.”
There is little indication as to when we might get the coronavirus under control to the extent that public gatherings and normal business can resume. Even some of the more conservative estimates say certain areas may be locked down until the end of the summer and possibly into the fall.
The Stadium Tour has sold out 75-80% of the tickets and fans are eagerly waiting for the tour.