Is rock dead? Not in the stadiums of Great Britain, at least, where you can barely move for old rockers strutting what’s left of their stuff. This summer, hundreds of thousands of fans have been flocking to catch Rod Stewart, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Who, the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac.
It would be almost like the Eighties never happened, if it wasn’t for relative whippersnappers Bon Jovi squeezing into leather trousers one more time to lead us all in a chorus of “Woah-oh livin’ on a prayer”. In London’s Hyde Park next month, Bob Dylan and Neil Young will perform for 60,000 admirers willing to pay steep ticket prices to see a duo with a combined age of 151. Hip hop and digital pop dominate the…