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"A good thing never ends." –Mick Jagger
Singer Sean Lennon (John Lennon’s son) told a news conference in July ‘07 that there is little room for innovation in the genre that his father helped make famous as a member of The Beatles.
“I mean rock ‘n roll is already kind of played out,” he said at the Montreal International Jazz Festival.
The death of Rock and Roll happened approximately around 1995 according to zeitgeist rocker Lenny Kravitz....
Well, we’re here to show you that Rock and Roll isn’t dead….
“As a musician, when I first learned about the popularity of games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band I was a little suspicious. …I must say that I was shocked by how much I really love Rock Band. I'll leave the philosophical discussions for another time, but the bottom line is that whether someone plays an instrument already or not, Rock Band is genuinely fun. Guitar Hero is nice too, but the ability to play with three friends, the inclusion of drums (my instrument of choice), and vocals really puts this one head and shoulders above anything else out there. For the skeptics: believe me I never thought I would say this; Rock Band is worth the money.” –Rocker/writer Derek Wilson 2/5/08
Derek Wilson isn’t the only one that has caught the “Rock Band Fever”. People have always been drawn to the rock 'n roll lifestyle, and each day thousands of wanna-be rock stars, are picking up guitars, drums, and mics and rock’n out to some of their favorite rock songs in their livings rooms. They may have traded those pesky tight leather pants for flannel pjs, but they are totally keeping rock and roll alive, and we want to help.
The rapid success of the video game Guitar Hero, followed by Rock Band is already “drumming up revenue for the music industry”. (USA Today) Virtual rockers downloaded roughly 2.5 million songs in the eight weeks since the game launched on the Microsoft Xbox 360 and Sony PlayStation 3 systems. So, why do Hip hoppers and R&B stars get to have all the fun in NYC nightlife? How many times to we have to sit through another rendition of ‘Umbrella’ upstairs at Cipriani’s karaoke on Sunday nights? Are we going to continue to trek down to
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Jason Lee aka Jeff Babe from Almost Famous: “Some people have a hard time explaining rock 'n' roll. I don't think anyone can really explain rock 'n' roll…Rock 'n' roll is a lifestyle and a way of thinking... and it's not about money and popularity….But it's a voice that says, "Here I am... and fuck you if you can't understand me." And one of these people is gonna save the world. And that means that rock 'n' roll can save the world... all of us together…”
Come save the world with us. Monday, March 3rd, 2008....the day we begin.