Twilight of the Gods
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The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band is
Killing Me offers an eye-opening exploration of the state of
classic rock, its past and future, the impact it has had, and
what its loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way
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, its idols are leaving the stage permanently.
Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or
will this major musical subculture fade away as many have
before, Steven Hyden asks.
In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism,
Hyden stands witness as classic rock reaches the precipice.
Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are
still making music, he talks to the artists and fans who have
aged with them, explores the ways that classic rock has changed
the culture, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock
radio, and turns to live bootlegs, tell-all rock biographies,
and even the liner notes of rock's greatest masterpieces to
tell the story of what this music meant, and how it will be
remembered, for fans like himself.
Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden's story. Celebrating his
love of this incredible music that has taken him from
adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions:
Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this
music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams
intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their
music-are they ephemeral or eternal?
Title: Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic
Rock | Paperback
Author: Steven Hyden
Publisher: HarperCollins | Dey Street Books
Music / Genres & Styles - Punk / Genres & Styles - Rock / History & Criticism
Published Mar 19, 2019
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