Ace of Spades wrote:
I am still waiting to hear whether the line is drawn with tramp-pop like Britney or Ke$ha, somewhere else, or if there is a line at all. Britney isn't on the same planet as rock music.
generally, for a "Rock Artists" list, i draw the line at Rock Artists
... which include rock n roll, r&b, blues-rock, prog, funk, punk, soul, protopunk, postpunk, new wave, hip hop, alternative rock, metal, hard rock, folk-rock, dance pop, etc. if you trace back its lineage to rock n roll, its here. thats where the line is drawn. you can trace it back further if you want, but for this list the line is drawn at rock n roll and its many many branches. there is a clear split from blues and country to rock n roll. the split from rock n roll into any of its subgenres is not as clear and it has evolved gradually into very different forms. if history decides to split any of those branches off into its own genre, its probably gonna have to break them all off. as of now, its generally accepted that hip hop, pop and prog are all as much rock music as hard bop and swing are jazz.