Remembering when emo was king

At one point in the early-to-middle aughts, it seemed that everyone was going emo. My Chemical Romance. Dashboard Confessional. Taking Back Sunday. Panic! At the Disco.

Phil points us to this video from MC Lars (c. 2006) that talks about the music industry’s once-mighty emo fetish.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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