• 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
    of life.

    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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