The 10 Rules of Rock and Roll

I have a personal story about the Go Betweens and their first album Send me a Lullaby but it’s not very interesting. Probably more interesting are Roberts Foster’s “10 Rules of Rock and Roll”

  1. Never follow an artist who describes his or her work as ‘dark’
  2. The second-last song on every album is the weakest
  3. Great bands tend to look alike
  4. Being a rock star is a 24-hour-a-day job
  5. The band with the most tattoos has the worst songs
  6. No band does anything new on stage after the first 20 minutes
  7. The guitarist who changes guitars on stage after every third number is showing you his guitar collection
  8. Every great artist hides behind their manager
  9. Great bands don’t have members making solo albums
  10. The three-piece band is the purest form of rock and roll expression

I agree with most rules, although I can also name a couple of exceptions just to confirm them.

If you want more get the book