It's getting harder and harder to defend the honor of rock & roll these days. One need not even glance at the charts anymore -- just listen through the closed bedroom doors of adolescent music consumers everywhere, and it's easy to tell that down-'n'-dirty hip-hop (woof woof, DMX) and flyweight teen pop (say it aloud: Grammy winner Christina Agui-lera) have supplanted rock as the music of the masses. So who, besides comeback musician of the century -- the new century, that is -- Carlos Santana, has the standing or the chops to bring rock out... More >>>
By David Rehor
Bruce Springsteen: serving the "ministry of rock & roll."