Speaking to Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna of Appetite For Disruption, Krokus drummer Chris Von Rohr spoke about the claims of ‘rock is dead’.

He said:

“No. I think the new big stars we don’t know yet. There are somewhere in the cellar or at home. There are immense, a lot of great talent around. Rock music is going to go a long, long way, but then we have to say something.

The ’60s and the talent, like The Beatles, [Jimi] Hendrix, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones, that’s kind of like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Chopin. These guys will never come [again]. Things like that, or the ‘King Of Pop’, even, Michael Jackson. I don’t think we’ll have something like this so far. They will look back at this century and this decades of creation as the big, high times of pop and rock music.

That’s for sure. I believe that because there was another spirit, the spirit of the ’60s where I grew up. We’re going to see. I believe in the youth. I believe in new talent. I believe in some guys they can discover like a treasure in some big box. They can dig out, then they can make their own version of it.

So, no, rock music, as long as there are guitars, there are ears and the heart, the rock music will go on. One-hundred percent. One-hundred percent on this planet, as long as human beings are here.”

As we reported, Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine claimed that ‘rock is nowhere anymore’ and some rockstars has reacted to Levine’s statement. Click here.

You can reach the entire interview from here.