If you listen to a lot of music journalists, they will tell you rock and roll is dead. And, as much as I hate to say it, for the most part they are correct. Now, we all know rock and roll isn’t really dead, but what is meant is that the true spirit of rock and roll is dead as well as the impetus to create new sounds and forms for rock and roll. Seriously, since punk and new wave happened in the early ’80’s, there have not been any new innovations in rock and roll. Yeah, I said it. You may disagree but if you really think about it, post-punk, hair-metal and grunge/alternative are very much derivative to what came along before. You might mention electronica but that is more an evolution of dance music per se than rock and roll.