With the rise of pop music, house, and other genres of music, some individuals may wonder if rock and roll is starting to lose steam. After all, whenever you go to a club, party or musical event, most of the time the music played is something with a heavy beat. Plus, most musicians garnishing any sort of media attention is a pop or rap musician, pushing many rockers out of the limelight. However, despite all of this, rock is still going strong and, more than likely, will outlast any other form of music.
When you look at it, pure rock is mainly unchanged since its inception in the 50s. Pop music, rap and other genres must continually redefine itself in order to stay relevant. Most individuals who enjoy pop and rap music want something new and exciting, so if the sound is similar the listener loses interest. This is why pop musicians come and go. However, a popular rock musician is in forever. The top touring rock groups of the 1990s were Rolling Stones, U2, Dave Matthews Band, Areosmith and ColdPlay. You look at the current most popular groups, and it is almost an exact replica. This just shows most good rock is timeless, while other forms of music have an expiration date.