Just read this cool interview with Tom Scholz founder of the band Boston. It appears in The Improper Bostonian at improper.com. One of the questions for Tom was his thoughts on the 'current state of rock ’n’ roll'.
Mr. Scholz said it's "really abysmal," adding that when he was in school, "college kids were at the forefront of super high-quality sound. They were buying kits and building really great equipment. Everyone was obsessed with really excellent audio quality. Within the last 10 years, college kids embraced the most hideous-sounding means of audio distribution, MP3 files. I wish I’d never heard the term. Combined with the Internet, I think it actually damaged people’s ability to enjoy music."

See the complete interview at improper.com