Rock and Roll Revolutions

Here’s a question I’m often asked: “How important is music in reflecting the ideas, angers and frustrations of our times?” To know what I think, check out this interview I did with TVO. And, as always, let me know what YOU think. 


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.

2 thoughts on “Rock and Roll Revolutions

  • March 4, 2012 at 10:32 am
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    Just had this conversation a few days ago…..during the 80s there was the easily accessible MuchMusic which kept us informed this side of the ocean with its disciples (critics) and teachers (A&R). We learned valuable lessons through music….politics, socio/economic status, artistic perspective amongst a catalogue of potential visions and future concepts etc. Now…..I don’t know if it’s bitterness in old age or if it’s because I’ve since left the cool kids as I stumble into adulthood, but not only do I miss the knowledgeable content we once held sacred, but I just can’t get my head around some of the recent pop culture episodes of Silent Library or Jersey Shore.

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