Couple of clarifications:
One, I wasn't saying rock is dead because Rolling Stone or whoever doesn't report on it. I was saying that if crap like the majority of what is out there today is grouped with rock, then rock needs to dye.
Two, the rock that existed in the 80's wasn't bad, but it wasn't the most mainstream, popular form of music at the time, in the same manor that right now bubblegum bullshit is. And Petty is from the 70's, he just happened to exist in the 80's.
Pinkos, please refrain from spelling my name that way.