Gene Simmons is famous for saying rock is dead. I know he is referring to the old model with big labels, bands making money from album sales vs touring, but he is not the only one to have expressed this opinion.
But luckily there are bands like Chevelle who keep plodding along. The new release, if you haven't heard it, is a classic formula:
A driven beat with over driven guitars. Wonderful.
Rock lives on!