|Pages/Publication Date:||320 / 2018|
Since the late 1960s, a legendary cadre of artists—including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Black Sabbath, and the Who—has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, many idols are leaving the stage permanently. Can classic rock remain relevant, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before? In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Steven Hyden heads to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music and talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, to consider whether arena rock has something to teach us.