|Slash thinks rock n' roll has become a bastard stepchild, what do you think?|
It is becoming harder and harder to ignore the facts, but as fan interest seems to dwindle, rock n' roll seems to be a thing of the past. Even though there are bands far and wide waving the banner of rock n' roll, are things becoming too safe and diluted?
In a recent interview with the Manchester Evening News, Slash of Guns N' Roses fame stated "Rock and roll definitely needs a movement. It's become kind of the music industry's bothersome step child and what it needs is someone really committed to come and shake things up who doesn't give a shit if they make it." Is this a war cry for up and coming bands to realize their potential and to make rock n' roll dangerous again? We sure as hell hope so.
As an indie label we do our best to consistently find new bands and help cultivate their fan base by putting out their releases and pushing their online efforts. If we weren't such fans of the music and consider this a true lifestyle, we would have given up long ago as we sure as hell don't see a full return on our investment.
But that my friends is entirely the point. Do something because you love it. Not because you think it is what you are supposed to do, but live it, breathe it and be willing to put your soul on the line to carry the flag to the end. Until then stay as an arm chair quarterback and leave the pity parties off social media pages. Crying online about times being tough or hard are for those who really never had it within them from the start. Now is the time for rock n' roll to become dangerous again and we have some of the bands that can ignite the fire.