Rock & Roll is Dead quoth dreadful article on local US paper’s website. Boo hoo. What the article is saying is that the thing called ‘rock and roll’ which used to sell a lot of records (and hence make rock writers’ lives easier) is dead. And? Solution: obvious – either the writers in question should find some low-selling rock which isn’t dead, of which there is plenty, or they should actually pay some bloody attention to the stuff which is selling plenty and try thinking about it for once rather than scoring cheap points by mentioning disco and the Village People.

Anything else is just whining and hackwork.