I'm starting to think that Rock has ran it's course. I turn on MTV or the radio, and all I get are these faceless bland Nu-metal bands. I turn on Conan O'Brien or Late World With Zack, and it's the same Alt. music with the same format, the band just has a different name: Jangly rock, by four guys who look like what the Beatles would look like if they never combed their hair, the guitarist always plays a Rickenbacker, the bassist always plays a sunburst Jazz Bass, they sound just like the blatant Velvet Underground-ripoff band that was on the night before them. Back in the early days of Rock, when Chuck Berry and Elvis were out playing their hearts out, rock n' roll was new. There were so many avenues to explore. Now that Rock is 50 years old, it seems like a lot of the new artist have run out of ideas. I mean, with things like Prog Rock, you have covered a lot of territory. Rock has been mixed with every style from bluegrass to techno, to jazz to rap. I'm just wondering if you think there is anything left for Rock to accomplish. Do you think we are just in a bland era of rock that will pass eventually or that Rock is finally going down the tubes for good? I mean, there's only so many songs you can write with E, A, and B chords, and there's only so many riffs you can play with the pentatonic scale. Personally, the only mainstream bands I find entertaining on a musical level are Tool and SOAD. The only mainstream artist that I like on an entertainment level is Kid Rock. (I'm sick of all these bands with no stage presence) I keep listening to Folk, Jazz, and Techno music more each day. I'll always listen to Rock, but the mainstream bands seem bland to me and the underground ones just seem unoringal. Sorry if I sound like I'm whining in this post What are some of your opinions.