Monday, June 23, 2008
Gas prices may kill rock 'n' roll
"You can't kill rock 'n' roll. It's here to stay ..."
Ozzy sang it way back when. He was talking about making good music against the odds. He must not have foreseen $4-a-gallon gas prices.
CNN, via AP, reports that high petro prices are hurting indie bands, the up and comers. The classic rockers of the future are cutting back on tours, sharing vehicles.
This is bad news for the future of music. (I'm watching 'Nashville Star' right now, and everyone is off key. So much for mainstream, well-funded noise).
Is anyone taking up a collection? Live Aid for Live Bands?
What would have happened if bands like, let's say, Black Sabbath, had to stop touring due to gas prices?
No Paranoid. No Iron Man. Robert Downey Jr. would be unemployed.
What about Motley Crue? There would be four more people in U.S. prisons.
Maybe there will be a run of new songs about high gas prices.
Gas prices thwart indie band tours - CNN.com