Rock and Roll. A very broad term that in my opinion that really just boils down to a "Spirit" of sorts. A Way of Life if you will. There are many people that are paragons of Rock and Roll the Rock and Roll Attitude.
When I think of the term Rock and Roll, Angus Young is always the first to come to mind and AC/DC isn't even in my top 10 favorite bands, though I love them as well. I have watched many Angus Young videos along with SO many other guitar greats and Young really comes across as the embodiment of the Rock and Roll attitude when it comes to playing on stage. The way he is constantly running back and forth from end to end on stage and rolling all over the floor while still executing with precision whatever lick or solo he is playing at the time. He is so exciting to watch even though like I said, I wouldn't consider myself a true AC/DC fan like those with memorabilia and such.
That is what Rock and Roll is in one aspect. The raw energy that the musician and band beam onto their fans and in turn cause them to feel that immense raw energy as if it were them up on that stage going nuts.
Rock and Roll is something that the fans carry on in their hearts and every day of their lives. Always going out and exploring, looking for the next best thing, or just something great to cruise around listening to feeling like you are on top of the world, as demonstrated in a scene from the movie, "The Drummer". It is a way of life that we the fans take charge of and in turn create more of these Rock and Roll Gods. We are the ones responsible for the future of our beloved Rock and Roll.
Attitudes changed tremendously after the explosion in popularity and take over of other music types. I feel that this has made so many Rockers bitter and bitter to the point that the Rockers themselves are starting to be THE VERY PROBLEM with the state of Rock and Roll today. Just think about it. There are so many people that are either so stuck up on their favorite bands that they refuse to listen to absolutely anything beyond what they already do. Some of these people actually do make what they believe to be and "effort" to listen to new music and broaden their horizons but these are the same people that give a listen through an album or song ONE TIME and decide, "Oh this doesn't sound like AC/DC, Iron Maiden, or Metallica! This band sucks!" This is the very attitude that is destroying our beloved genres.
If everybody is always expecting good to be, Sounds like this good band or sounds like this good classic band, then how is our Rock and Roll going to grow? If everybody is constantly shooting down New Rock and Roll because it doesn't sound like Old Rock and Roll, the it will surely fall even more into obscurity. We the fans to take responsibility and REALLY LISTEN to new bands. Leave a new album in your car for at least a week or two on repeat and then decide if you really do or don't like it.
We NEED to give these new bands a chance or else it will be almost impossible to keep our beloved Rock and Roll relevant.