sorry I can't star, because rock IS dead. It's dead for now anyway... Hopefully it will be ressucitated.
I listen to Dark Tranquillity, Maiden, Death, Alice In Chains, Zeppelin, Mozzart, Megadeth, Sabbath, Amon Amarth, Down, Kalmah, Ensiferum, Naglfar, Immortal, Pink Floyd, The Cult (lol), Nirvana, Mudhoney, Deep Purple and Opeth just to name a few of my favorites...
But by Rock and Roll being dead, I mean that most artist now-a-days are not producing the same quality of rock music. Music has become a greedy money making biiitch, and a lot of artists are not in it for the art anymore!
If you look at ten, twenty years ago even, the generality of bands were making tastefull rock music. For example... Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Iron Maiden.. they were all super publicised and were in the mainstream, but they still made amazing music. Now-a-days all the mainstream bands make mediocre music for advertisement and tastless teens that don't know what good rock is because they havent heard it yet (lack of exposure).
There is a shortage or good rock bands today. Even you look at bands like Metallica and arguably In Flames who made kick *** metal!!! what are they doing know... changing their sound to siute the masses and to make more $$$.
Rock Music is dead because rock music of today (in general) = $$$
Just to remind you, I'm talking about rock music that the masses are hearing. Because remember rock artists need to make a living and if the record companies, the big businesses are looking for shitty rock... what we will keep getting is shitty rock. The music industry decides to certain point what we listen to. Tons of great rock artists can't get there music heard, can't get it recorded because they can't get the suport from labels and can't afford to release their music.
EDIT: Well, what do you mean by rock music beind dead?
And Instead of all these thumbs down, I'dd like someone to prove that rock music is still alive... Well, actually Sara makes a really good point and I agree with her.
I'm not saying that there is NO good rock anymore. It's that there is a lack of new talent, and if it's not dead, it's on a pretty big decline. And yes I do have an open mind and I have discovered a bunch of obscure rock bands, but it shouldn't be so hard to find good bands.