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Old 05-15-2009, 10:07 PM   #21
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They'll open the Ark of the Covenant during the show, it'll be huge.
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Well, his face is already half-melted off, so that should finish the job.
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If you have to ask if everyone agrees, then I don't think you can use the word "undisputed."
and, I'm not quite sure what is meant by "our time". It wouldn't encompass "my time" because I'm quite sure I may be considerably older and therefore have seen and heard many Rock Gods".
U2 is the only one I still actively follow. Neither Prince, Madonna or MJ even hold a candle to either U2 or many of the 70's, 80's & 90's music I love.
But that's just me.
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If you have to ask if everyone agrees, then I don't think you can use the word "undisputed."
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Well, his face is already half-melted off, so that should finish the job.
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To the thread starter: 1987 called. They want their pop music back.
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Well Oasis wipe the floor with everything past and present
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Old 05-16-2009, 08:13 PM   #28
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How long has it been since he had an album out? Since he had a string of hit singles? Since he had ANY singles?

There's no way anyone can say he should still wear any sort of popular music crown in 2009 with a straight face.

And you know what? I would gladly take a bet that says this "record breaking" string of shows supposedly coming up in London never even happens. He'll have some sort of mysterious illness pop up, maybe he'll claim some terrorist threat against his poor kids, who knows - I fully expect some excuse to come out of his melting face and the concerts won't happen.
2001. That's 8 years. Kate Bush took 12 years in between albums, and her last album, "Aerial," was considered one of the greatest albums of her career. He's working on a new album, which should be out in 2009 or 2010.

As far as the shows go, everyone is saying that he'll perform. He's been in rehearsals for six weeks already, and everything is being designed. If he backs out, he'll not only recieve backlash from the fans, but he'll lose a ton of money and be sued right and left from people who are backing this tour. I doubt he's going to back out, there's too much to lose.

Honestly, I don't care what anyone says. Michael Jackson makes great music, and for that I reserve space on my ipod for him. Madonna...meh, I can take her or leave her.
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Hey, I'm not saying I don't like some of his music - I enjoy the hell out of his hits.

I just think it's a big stretch to consider him relevant in 2009.
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And using Kate Bush as a beacon for relevance is quite a stretch.
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I feel Madonna gets to much credit for reinventing herself the last decade or so
IMO since Ray of Light her last couple of albums are just mediocre to good songs + lyrics that would mostly embarrass a 15 year old whipped into shape (sort of) by the producer of choice
seems to me that if you think that's reinventing yourself than you also reckon her version of American Pie is a good cover
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And using Kate Bush as a beacon for relevance is quite a stretch.
Why does his music have to be 'relevant?' Why can't it just be good music?

I love David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Rush, and Black Sabbath. None of these artists are really breaking any new ground with their new music, but they still make good music. That's why I listen to it. I think too many people put pressure on Michael Jackson to break new ground musically; his past and future music should be taken as either good or bad, not because it's 'groundbreaking.'
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Why does his music have to be 'relevant?' Why can't it just be good music?
Because this thread is about whether or not Jackson, Madonna and U2 can still be considered the king/queen of rock. And it's 2009.
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Out of the 3 you mentioned, I'd say U2 are closest to attaining the title of "Rock God of our time" ...unfortunately, I don't think they quite have it. Coldplay are *the* band as far as modern rock music is concerned. Do I think they'll have the longevity and as venerable a career as U2? Absolutely not. It's no fault on U2's part, mind you. It's surprising as hell that, since '84, U2 have been a prominent force in music (with varied degrees of success, but success nonetheless). It's only natural that, due to the pop musical climate primarily being decided by the 15-25 demographic, U2's popularity has waned (though, again, still relatively very popular... but mainly in part for the band's history as opposed to recent music triumphs - an aid as well as a hindrance).
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Because this thread is about whether or not Jackson, Madonna and U2 can still be considered the king/queen of rock. And it's 2009.
Yes, this.
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Run (or maybe it's DMC) is technically the King of Rock. There is none higher. MJ, Madonna and U2 should call him sire.
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Out of the 3 you mentioned, I'd say U2 are closest to attaining the title of "Rock God of our time" ...unfortunately, I don't think they quite have it. Coldplay are *the* band as far as modern rock music is concerned. Do I think they'll have the longevity and as venerable a career as U2? Absolutely not. It's no fault on U2's part, mind you. It's surprising as hell that, since '84, U2 have been a prominent force in music (with varied degrees of success, but success nonetheless). It's only natural that, due to the pop musical climate primarily being decided by the 15-25 demographic, U2's popularity has waned (though, again, still relatively very popular... but mainly in part for the band's history as opposed to recent music triumphs - an aid as well as a hindrance).
Coldplay isnt rock
they are for people who wet the bed at 25 and have sleepless nights over whether or not their carbon footprint is a size 8 or 9
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I dont consider any of those musicians/ bands as "rock"

Michael Jackson is certainly not rock (and most people who like his music now a days are usually embarrassed to say they are a fan of him...which is unfortunate because he made some good music.) but yes, him and madonna are "idols" but not "rock idols"

and I wouldnt really consider U2 a rock band either. Coldplay certainly isnt strictly rock and neither is radiohead, so I dont consider U2 a rock band. Nickelback is a rock band. U2 is more along the lines of art rock/ experimental rock/ alternative rock than just straightforward music.

so if you are asking for the 3 musical idols of our time, then possibly those 3 would count... but I wouldnt consider them 'rock' gods.
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they are for people who wet the bed at 25 and have sleepless nights over whether or not their carbon footprint is a size 8 or 9
That has made my day
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and I wouldnt really consider U2 a rock band either. Coldplay certainly isnt strictly rock and neither is radiohead, so I dont consider U2 a rock band. Nickelback is a rock band. U2 is more along the lines of art rock/ experimental rock/ alternative rock than just straightforward music.
You don't think U2 are rock, yet you used that word after "art", "experimental" and "alternative". Hmm. A band doesn't have to be RAWK to be rock.
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