In the context of guitar based music, I was thinking this morning that a lot of the large live concerts are based on old 60's and 70's bands or at least pre music industry crash, bands. (internet/pirating and so on) I could be quite wrong but on initial thought wonder if there are enough popular, mainstream artists being setup / promoted or whatever to replace these bands as they fade from life / suitable age. I wonder if as these bands retire the music industry will be forced to work with younger acts as they did in the 60's and 70's, promoting and trying to build them in to international artists in the manner (or a version of) the old model. From manufacturing groups (Monkeys etc) to fostering talent and marketing it up to the levels of true international artists as in those old times. I believe the artists are there but the budget, marketing, power of the recording industry etc. just isn't like it used too be. IF.... that is true, I wonder if it brings back or reinvigorates the music companies a little more...They did a lot of damage to artists via terrible contracts etc. BUT they did foster a healthy supply of mainstream / international music that seems to be missing these days. Interested to hear other thoughts.