Tue, 2 November 2021
Part 2 of my conversation with guest Brian Salvatore as we discuss rock stars and retirement.
- Recorded recently via Skype
- Will we see KISS JR.?
- Will bands bring in replacements after the original members are all retired/dead?
- Plenty of good cover bands out there who can probably outperform the originals
- The "officially licensed cover band"
- Hologram concerts are still trying to get off the ground
- Fan base is also getting older
- The big money these days is in hip hop, pop and country
- Meanwhile, revered indie artists like Lou Barlow are playing living room/backyard shows
- Who's going to stadium shows?
- We don't like large venues
- Bands like VH should release archival live shows like Neil Young
- Sammy Hagar's living the good life
- Bands that are outstaying their welcome
- When bands you like are disappointing
- Checking out Canadian classic rock radio
- Nobody in 1991 would have predicted Dave Grohl would be the face of rock n' roll 30 years later
- Will rock ever make a comeback?
- Might end up like jazz, blues, bluegrass
- Lots of interesting new rock coming out all the time
- Commercial rock radio is pointless
- It's easy to release albums, but tough to find an audience
- Brian: Spotify's new music algorithm works well
- Singers have a tougher time replicating their heyday
- Iggy Pop has aged gracefully, believe it or not
- We should take better care of artists
- So hard to make a living as a musician these days
- Jay: As a journalism major, I feel their pain
- The band Sloan has carved out a nice niche in Canada
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