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R.S. McCain’s Thesis, That Rock Died With Bonham, Is ‘Climate Change’ For Music

Posted on | May 29, 2013 | 29 Comments

by Smitty

Watch Rush working out to “Headlong Flight” off of their recent “Clockwork Angels”. This is one merits going full screen.:


29 Responses to “R.S. McCain’s Thesis, That Rock Died With Bonham, Is ‘Climate Change’ For Music”

  1. Matthew W
    May 29th, 2013 @ 7:13 pm

    “Rock died with Bonham?”
    I don’t get it

  2. BobBelvedere
    May 29th, 2013 @ 7:19 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each @RSMcCain’s Thesis, That Rock Died With Bonham, Is ‘Climate Change’ For Music | It did change.

  3. rsmccain
    May 29th, 2013 @ 7:23 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: @RSMcCain’s Thesis, That Rock Died With Bonham, Is ‘Climate Change’ For Music #TCOT

  4. rsmccain
    May 29th, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    Exactly: R.I.P., Bonzo (And good riddance, ‘global warming’) @BobBelvedere @smitty_one_each

  5. David Ledbetter
    May 29th, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    C’mon peeps, stick with the FAITH! “R&R is here to stay” This is nice, too..”Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.” !!

  6. keyboard jockey
    May 29th, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    Bonham was the drummer for Led Zeppelin he died.

  7. MaroonedInMarin
    May 29th, 2013 @ 7:56 pm

    @BobBelvedere @smitty_one_each @rsmccain I still prefer Anthem, 2112 or stuff up to Test for Echo.

  8. Matthew W
    May 29th, 2013 @ 8:19 pm

    so what?
    Moon was best drummer EVER !!!!
    Zepplin is the most over hyped, over rated band EVER

  9. smitty
    May 29th, 2013 @ 8:29 pm

    I think they’re a fine band. If ‘overrated’ is a skill/hype ratio, I’d give the most overrated title to Motley Crue.

  10. richard mcenroe
    May 29th, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    If only Zep had stayed sober long enough to write an ending for Immigrant Song… Greatest opening in the world, wasted.

  11. Wombat_socho
    May 29th, 2013 @ 9:01 pm

    I like the cover version by Trent Reznor and Karen O.

  12. Finrod Felagund
    May 29th, 2013 @ 9:31 pm

    My $0.03 is that the 1980s are overrated, and there really haven’t been any new good rock bands since 2000.

  13. mark
    May 29th, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    love me some rush

  14. MrPaulRevere
    May 29th, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    Well, someone had to post it. Perhaps the most cynical rock tune ever recorded:

  15. Bob Belvedere
    May 29th, 2013 @ 11:26 pm

    Take that back, Sir!

  16. Reggie1971
    May 29th, 2013 @ 11:30 pm

    Bonham is the greatest rock drummer ever. It is not only R ‘n R fans who consider him so, but his peers as well. Greatest drummer for the greatest rock band ever!!!!!!!!

  17. Adjoran
    May 30th, 2013 @ 12:00 am

    How could Rock ‘n’ Roll be dead while Keith Richards lives?

  18. Richard McEnroe
    May 30th, 2013 @ 12:09 am

    Do I know you?

  19. Wombat_socho
    May 30th, 2013 @ 12:12 am

    We’ve never met. Clearly.

  20. Wombat_socho
    May 30th, 2013 @ 12:13 am

    I regret that I have but one upvote to give to this comment.

  21. richard mcenroe
    May 30th, 2013 @ 1:12 am

    But the 1980’s gave us Xanadu, Streets of Fire and Get Crazy! Where could music possibly go from there but down?

  22. richard mcenroe
    May 30th, 2013 @ 1:14 am

    Dude, even the Swedish version (with Noomi Rapace) was better than that mess. In Swedish.

  23. Finrod Felagund
    May 30th, 2013 @ 1:19 am

    Heh. I actually have the Xanadu soundtrack for the ELO tracks.

  24. Shawny
    May 30th, 2013 @ 1:21 am

  25. Richard McEnroe
    May 30th, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    I got the video for Sandahl Bergman as the tallest blondest muse in Greek Mythology. Cuz a the anthropology . That’s my story and I’m sticking to it

  26. Matthew W
    May 30th, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    NEVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. richard mcenroe
    May 30th, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    According to my Amazon notices, Megadeth has a new album coming out.

  28. Finrod Felagund
    May 30th, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

    I will admit to Blondie being a guilty pleasure band for me.

  29. Good Stuff
    May 30th, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

    I swear those “Damn Hippies” with their LOUD rock and roll music will be the death of us all!

    Just started building an old hippy style playlist using facebook —