Little Caesar singer Ron Young states rock isn’t dead but not a lot of money behind it
Little Caesar frontman Ron Young was recently interviewed by the White Line Fever podcast and commented on Gene Simmons‘ now infamous declaration back in 2014 that “rock is dead.”
Young stated (as transcribed by White Line Fever podcast):
“Rock’s not dead – big huge business of rock is dead so Gene Simmons laments.”
“It’s ridiculous. Rock is never going to go away. It’s just a question of whether people want to find it, if people want to make it.
“Sales and good music have nothing to do with each other. People like him don’t understand the difference because to him, if it isn’t selling out arenas, it’s dead.
“But it’s not dead. It’s going on in clubs and venues and smaller places, happening everywhere. There isn’t a lot of money behind it. Those are two different things.
“So rock isn’t dead.”
You can hear the interview with Ron Young at the White Line Fever podcast.