Rock is Eternal. Just not in the forefront of commercial music. It has always been and always will be a real alternative to the commercial teen fodder churned out by various fly by nights for the 'pop charts'. In my opinion Darkness come into the commercial teen fodder category. The Stones are still going strong. Led Zep were until fairly recently even after they lost JB. Many famous rock bands rarely had anything in the pop charts but were hugely successful, and their legacy continues with the tribute bands, some of who are very good. Both my daughters are into what could be described as Classic Rock. Its only Classic Rock because the long haired rockers of the '60's and '70's are now bank managers and accountants etc still with a record collection of Deep Purple, LZ, Sabbath etc. My youngest daughter (32) has a tendency towards Metal these days but its all Rock based. (she has a masters degree in Graphic Design -see what I mean about Classic Rock - it has become respectable in its old age).