Stellar Revival Reps Rock and Roll: Who's Carrying the Torch for Rock Music Today?

Music 2012/05/07 19:17:33
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Stellar Revival thinks of their music as "an homage to people who are different and really stand out ... someone who perseveres and goes against the grain." And in an age of endless revision and transient "new genres" -- dubstep, post-dubstep, chillwave, whatevercore, jazzstep, slip hop -- there's no better way to stand out and persevere than to to harness a timeless tradition like rock and roll and make it your own.

Rock and roll, defined by '50s and '60s legends like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, and The Who, is easily as rich and diverse as any contemporary movement, but maintains a strong tradition in songwriting, attitude, and approach. For Stellar Revival, the band that best encompasses the idea of rock and roll today is Foo Fighters, lead by former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl. Foo Fighters' Grammy-winning riffs have been carrying the torch for 18 years, but they can't do it on their own. Stellar Revival is up for the challenge.

Stellar Revival's first single, "The Crazy Ones," is about "people who don't take 'no' for an answer." Frontman Rino Cerbone says, "To me, those are the crazy ones. I think that's a force to be reckoned with and we need more of them." In a new press kit, the band discusses their approach to rock, the video for "Crazy Ones," a couple of other songs off their upcoming album, and most importantly, the tradition of rock and roll. Who do you think is carrying the torch today?

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  • Funky Monk 2012/05/07 19:45:06
    Foo Fighters
    Funky Monk
    Wasting Light was made in a garage on analog tape, debuted at #1 in 11 countries, and won 4 Grammys. That's no easy feat....
    Foo Fighters

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  • PurdyGirl Tamz 2012/05/25 21:24:58
    There are hundreds of thousands of us.
  • OnyxRaven Tamz 2012/06/05 07:56:02
    lol, if you think there's only the two of us then you're an informed idiot - have you by any chance been living in a cave for the past 3 years? BVB has a massive and extremely dedicated fanbase.
  • Solid S... PurdyGirl 2012/06/01 02:47:19
  • boneman1 2012/05/10 14:49:04
    You occasionally hear a good new rock song, but there have been very few rock bands with any staying power since the early '80s hair bands. Most of the really great rock bands come from the late '60s and '70s. The few that are still around and touring are the biggest money makers when you look at concert draw.
  • GlennDiamant 2012/05/10 11:44:01
    I don't know much about more current Rock artists. I listen more to the classic ones, like the Beatles and Stones.
  • Kibbles 2012/05/09 22:11:45
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Apparently my generation has tired of Rock and roll, I am in deep mourning due to this fact.
  • T 2012/05/09 21:52:40
    The Black Keys
    I don't really think anyone is "Carrying the Torch". I don't think anyone needs to. Rock will continue on, and it doesn't need a champion.
  • OnyxRaven T 2012/05/11 10:42:24
    Well said.
  • NickTheAceBassist 2012/05/09 21:35:29
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Even though the torch is the size of a match now,,,
  • afro.ninja.rockstar 2012/05/09 19:29:01
    Foo Fighters
    definately foo fighters. :D
  • BRIDGET 2012/05/09 17:41:21
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • sandra 2012/05/09 17:23:09 (edited)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    I picked them because they had some good original sounding songs. But they didn`t stay around for long, neither did guns n roses they were good to.

    I never heard of the rest. except for black eyed peas , they suck now. Or maybe they always did, one hit wonder. None of the newer bands will ever be worthy of carrying the torch from the past rock n roll bands. And definately not the way too much over rated band U2 they suck to. They are just way to over rated for my liking, most people just have no taste in music anymore. Another crappy band is Nickleback. yuck.
  • H-Dizzle 2012/05/09 15:35:23
    Foo Fighters
    I'm sorry...but in reality, rock is dead.
  • sandra H-Dizzle 2012/05/09 17:24:46
    I totally agree
  • Sailor ... H-Dizzle 2012/05/10 04:32:17
    Sailor Jerry [Proud Libertarian]
    rock isn't dead, it's just gone back underground for now.
  • Kitty Kat 'CARROT' 2012/05/09 13:29:23
    Kitty Kat 'CARROT'
    the blackout
  • SloDelSS 2012/05/09 12:10:32
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Right now RHCP or Foo Fighters. Rock isn't dead but lacks the depth in new material these days. Mainstream doesn't suit me no more. Its hit or miss.
  • poprocksandcoke15 2012/05/09 11:41:32
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    I love Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • fifitta.b 2012/05/09 11:32:03
    sans oublier le fameux groupe PROCUPINE TREE i loooooooooooooove <3 <3 <3
  • Tish 2012/05/09 09:16:46
    fightstar thye are rock they could do it
  • cristina- Fiv-valencia 2012/05/09 08:08:55
    Foo Fighters
    cristina- Fiv-valencia
    for me, foo fighters.
  • Rachel Searvogel 2012/05/09 06:17:49
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Rachel Searvogel
    Though I lament the fact that Linkin Park was not included in this list.
  • DianaXoGirl 2012/05/09 05:27:53
    Linkin park all the way
  • Ivan Franco 2012/05/09 04:51:42
  • SloDelSS Ivan Fr... 2012/05/09 12:19:41
    While I agree, White Stripes haven't had a new album in how long? He is/was with the Rackatuners last I saw. BLACK KEYS are awesome.

    Also anyone who says LP carries the torch for Rock Music .....needs to wake up.

    Back in the 60s you had the best artists in Rock. BEATLES DOORS THE WHO THE BYRDS ROLLING STONES just to name a few. Zeppelin is and always will be one of the best, if not thee best
  • sandra SloDelSS 2012/05/09 17:26:08
    You are so right ! I agree 100 %
  • aleksandr savchenkov 2012/05/09 02:07:22
    aleksandr savchenkov
    Just so many bands. Megadeth tho.
  • metasebia 2012/05/09 01:44:48
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    I listen music ..........I like very much
  • Dick Nixon 2012/05/09 01:29:33
    Dick Nixon
    I like Seether but a lot of the above are just as good if not better...
  • ken 2012/05/09 01:18:43
    Foo Fighters
    also green day and cinder road. but the big bands of the 70's and 80's are still the best concert going experience today
  • NancyR1 2012/05/09 01:12:18
    Foo Fighters
    Yeah FOO!
  • Dude-a-baker 2012/05/09 00:49:14
  • Lindsey 2012/05/09 00:22:04
    The Black Keys
    I find the foo fighters too commercial some how.. And I like the black keys bluesy sound
  • SloDelSS Lindsey 2012/05/09 12:21:03
  • harold 2012/05/08 23:57:03
  • hasher 2012/05/08 23:37:05
    rock will never be dead to me. i love rock. groups like puddle of mudd and nickelback are great bands. but nothing beats classic rock. ac/dc, the stones, zztop, black sabbath and others are still around and are the real torch carriers for now. and these older rockers aint dead yet!!! so rock on!!!
  • hasher hasher 2012/05/08 23:38:00
    buck cherry is great too!!!
  • Mike 2012/05/08 21:41:07
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Carry on the torch guys and gals
  • Laura Densmore 2012/05/08 21:27:55
    The Black Keys
    Laura Densmore
    The Foo Fighters are almost as good, it's just that...why, why, WHY did they have to name themselves the Foo Fighters? It makes it twenty times lamer to listen to their music.
  • fooley177 2012/05/08 21:08:53
    Carrying the torch of rock and roll is none other than David Arvedon and The Psychopaths, worldwide, guaranteed, and if you don't believe me check their website at www.davidarvedon.com. Anyone who owns one of their CDs is mesmerized.

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