Dear Rock and Roll Legends,

The days of great music making are over. In today’s music industry, nothing stands out as being unique, special, and substantial. Anyone with a good look and the right connections can make it to the big time. Since when can something that is not the least bit innovative be called great? What happened to the time when it took real talent and skill to be recognized as something great?

Most musicians that put out music today are not putting out music for the right reasons, and that is why the music that they do put out is crap. These musicians should stop sounding how they are told to sound and start sounding how they want to sound. They are sure to become “One Hit Wonders”, maybe a couple hit wonders if they are lucky. Most artists today have superficial motives for what they do, which causes the product to be anything but diverse or difficult. It is difficult to find true music today that evokes emotion and carries relevance. However, it is possible to find one good piece out of the millions that are out in the world.

I am sorry to say that the soul of the music industry started to slowly die over 20 years ago. Back in the time of great musicians such as Cream, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Beatles, rock and roll hit it’s peak. Those artists took their roots from previous greats such as Stevie Ray Vaughn and Buddy Holly who all made music with a deeper purpose than expanding one’s wallet size. It is sad to say that ever since these bands took the stage, the music industry has been in a slow decent to destruction.

So, Rock and Roll music legends, I am writing you this letter to ask you to please bring life back to the music industry! Come out of your happy Retirement and show the world what amazing music really sounds like! Replace the empty sounds of the recent synthetic pop nonsense and fill it with your soulful guitar rifts, heavy baselines, and elaborate drum techniques. Give us something great and memorable and kick these “fads” out the door!


Wishfully thinking,

Priscilla Neuer, Rock and Roll enthusiast.