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Black Veil Brides Frontman Says Fans Need To Keep Rock Alive

04/14/2015
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Black Veil Brides frontman Andy Biersack is the latest rock star to weigh in on the controversial remarks by KISS legend Gene Simmons that "rock is dead." Biersack has a different take on Simmons' comments than the popular view and says it's up to the fans to keep rock alive.

Biersack tells Kaaos TV, "I think that statement was a little misconstrued. I think what he was trying to say, and what probably wouldn't have gotten the big headline, is that the reality is that rock and roll, in the mainstream, it's in a difficult place right now.

"People don't buy music, and they certainly don't buy rock bands' music in the way that they used to. And so, for our genre, it's kind of We're limping along when it comes to public appeal."

He continues, "It's really up to the kids who listen to rock music to get out there, come to the live shows and buy the records when they can and really support the genre. Otherwise, it will get taken away from us, because the hip-hop fans and the pop fans, they buy the records and they go to the shows in big numbers.

"So I think it's a little bit of both. But I believe that rock and roll is alive and well. I just think that people need to show their support and let the genre keep thriving."

Watch the full interview here.

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