Over on Salon David Marchese asks the question, Did Gen X kill the rock star?
“Think about it: Has there been a single rock act since Nirvana that reached the dizzying musical heights — and unquestioned, mass success — of such immediate forebears as U2, Springsteen or Guns ‘N Roses?”
Does Linkin Park count? Avril Lavigne? Also, who cares?