Rock started losing its primacy on the charts in the '80s, and these days, the Top 40 is almost exclusively the domain of pop and hip-hop acts -- a state of affairs that has prompted a steady flow of "is rock dead?" editorials over the last couple of decades. Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney isn't willing to bury the genre just yet, but during a recent interview with Rolling Stone, he singled out Nickelback as a major cause of rock's decline on the charts.
The Black Keys
Despite pop stars and Christmas albums ruling the charts, rock acts are claiming their spots on the Billboard 200 tally.
Falling in Reverse continue to move forward in our Cage Match as they beat out Four Year Strong over the weekend. Will they be able to do it again against today’s opponent?
Ohio post-blues darlings the Black Keys will launch the first leg of their 2012 North American tour on Mar. 2 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dates are scheduled through Mar. 23 in Norfolk, Virginia.