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Ozzy Osbourne on Whether Rock Is Dead: ‘We’re the History Now’

Ozzy Osbourne attributes the music industry's issues to technological advances – many of which, he freely admits, have completely passed him by.

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17 Rock Stars Who Have Claimed Rock is Dead

17 Rock Stars Who Claimed Rock Is Dead

See who has already stuck a fork in this cherished music – and why.

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Peter Criss Says ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Is Over’

Former Kiss drummer Peter Criss has had his differences of opinion with ex-bandmate Gene Simmons, but they agree in at least one respect: both men seem to think rock is dead.

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Terry Wyatt, Getty Images

John Mellencamp Says Rock’s Glory Days Are Over

For decades, rock was the center of the American music world, but that's been changing for some time now, and John Mellencamp doesn't see it ever coming back.

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Ian Gillan Slams Royalty Payments: ‘How Many Albums Have Deep Purple Sold? About 11 or 12’

Ian Gillan recently said that his royalty payments suggest Deep Purple have sold “11 or 12” albums throughout their career.

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Tom Scholz Weighs in on the ‘Abysmal’ State of Rock ‘n’ Roll

Veteran artists offering their thoughts on the current state of rock 'n' roll has become something of a tradition in recent years.

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Roger Daltrey Says Rock ‘n’ Roll Has ‘Reached a Dead End’

Roger Daltrey, the man who once sang "Long Live Rock," has declared that the genre is dead.

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Helix Unveil ‘(Gene Simmons Says) Rock Is Dead’ Video

Helix take on Gene Simmons's infamous "Rock Is Dead" declaration with a comical new song and video.

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Chung Sung-Jun, Getty Images

Lemmy Says the State of Rock Is ‘Pretty Poor Right Now’

We can officially count Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister among the rock vets who aren't happy with the current state of the genre.

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Rob Kim, Getty Images

Twisted Sister Guitarist Jay Jay French: ‘Rock Is Severely in Trouble’

You can add Twisted Sister guitarist Jay Jay French to the list of veteran artists who aren't optimistic about the future of rock 'n' roll.

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