In the 60's there was the birth of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, CCR, The Grateful Dead, Hendrix and The Doors.
In the 70s we were introduced to was Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Bob Dylan,
The Ramones and Queen.
The 80's gave us Michael Jackson, Guns N' Roses, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and a splash of Hip-Hop.
And then there was the 90s....don't get me started (Well, if you were curious: Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Green Day, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, 2pac, Biggie, Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Pantera, Nine Inch Nails, Incubus and Tool).
These are the bands that we grew up with and they were from a time before me (except the 90s). And the current generation of music listeners will still hear them as they all have stood the test of time. They have defined their decade of music and, no matter what the current trend is in the industry, the majority of music lovers will experience what they have created.
So the question is, who are those bands from the 2000 decade? What band will still be listened to by new music lovers 10 years from now? Which ones will it be that will still sell out stadiums 15 years after their prime?
The reason I pose the question is because it don't think there is an easy answer. I have no idea which group, if any, will step up to fill that role. So far I think here are the candidates:
- Kings of Leon
- The Strokes
- Arcade Fire
Nothing against them but I hope not. I want to be able hear the kids of my family and friends get excited about the new _____ album from a group that stared when I was 22 years old. Maybe I wont be such a drag that they will let me go with them? I doubt it. However, unless someone takes control for the rock fans of the 2000s that is a reality that may never be.