Thats the note from music writer Dave Thompson who has just penned I Hate New Music: The Classic Rock Manifesto (Backbeat).
Thompson says true rock doesnt really exist anymore and todays wannabe rock such as Radiohead or Coldplay lacks edge.
He says the use of rock in mainstream TV shows, cheesy commercials, and political campaigns has ruined the once- rebellious genre.
He explains, When politicians, parents, and advertisers think rock is cool, its not cool anymore. They shouldnt be encouraging rock n roll, they should ban it! Thats the point of rock n roll!
Thompson says rock n roll took a nosedive the minute Princess Diana started bumping Duran Duran.
He also says parents of kids in rock bands need to do their part to make the music cool again by being petrified of their kids hobby and nagging them to get a haircut and a real job.
I Hate New Music hits shelves this November.
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