Studies have come out that say the music you loved to listen to when you were 14 years old is the music that sticks with you for the rest of your life. Well, let's do the math, I was 14 in 1991 and I loved Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots, Soundgarden and many more. And I still blast all of them from my car speakers today.

Even before then, I have always had an affinity for rock 'n roll. The 80's hair bands like Bon Jovi, Skid Row, Motley Crue and others really turned me on to the genre. From there, I fell in love with the grunge era. After that, I moved into heavy metal and some of the industrial rock of the 90's and early 00's.

I do listen to other genres, somewhat. Really, it's just select songs that I enjoy. We all have those guilty pleasure songs. There's a couple from Katy Perry I enjoy even some older hip hop. Even, gulp, a country song or two. But I always come back to rock.

Give me Led Zeppelin. Give me AC/DC. Give me Metallica. Give me Dio. Give me Nine Inch Nails. That's what I want on my playlist.

I do find it funny to see the expression on people's faces in traffic when I have the windows down and they can hear those guitars waling from my radio. I'm sorry that you're listening to that Post Malone but his "music", and any of those related artists, just doesn't do it for me. Making noises with computers and adding meaningless lyrics doesn't give me good vibes.

I give you classic rock every weekend, which is awesome. I keep up with the current rock scene, too. Rock is not dead by any stretch of the imagination. There's great current rock out there that needs to be enjoyed by more people. It's not a popular opinion, I know, but I think that's the way us rockers want it. Sometimes, the best thing isn't the most popular thing. And that's perfectly alright by me.

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