skippy the bush kangaroo: rock and roll is dead (and we don't care):
in the end, rock and roll killed itself. Or, to put it more accurately, the "invisible hand" strangled rock and roll.
The "invisible hand" was Adam Smith's phrase for the force that drives individuals in a capitalist economy to serve larger economic interests, whether intentionally or not. Wrote Smith, "... he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention."