Published on February 10th, 2019 | by Alan Cross1
The Grammys are tonight. Could this be the start of a big year for rock?
The only reason I’m going to watch the Grammys tonight is because it’s my job. Okay, maybe there’s one other reason. Some are wondering if this year’s ceremony might give us some hope for rock music in 2019.
“Rock isn’t dead. It’s not on life support, either, and hasn’t been for a single solitary second since Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard and the forefathers of the genre brought it into the mainstream more than six decades ago.
“’Rock is alive and well, it’s just been underground,” says Allison Hagendorf, Global Head of Rock for Spotify. ‘I’m out [in Los Angeles] at the Roxy and Troubadour every night. I’m seeing it.’
“The rise of acts like Ghost and Greta Van Fleet, reflected in this year’s Grammy nominations, where Greta