“Maneskin: l’ultima rock band secondo il New York Times? Un’analisi polemica”

Maneskin, the Italian rock band that achieved international fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021, has recently stirred controversy. The New York Times posted an article on their official Instagram account, posing the question: “Are Maneskin the last rock band?” This statement sparked a heated debate, with even the children of rock legends joining in.

There is no denying that Maneskin has enjoyed tremendous success. Their popularity was further solidified by their recent performance at the MTV Video Music Awards, where they won the Best Rock award, surpassing iconic bands like Metallica and Foo Fighters. However, does this automatically make them the last active rock band? This label did not sit well with some of the heirs to rock music royalty.

Lucas Jagger, the son of Mick Jagger, expressed his confusion by simply commenting, “What?” on the post. Lily Cornell Silver, daughter of Chris Cornell from Audioslave and Soundgarden, chimed in with a sarcastic “HAHAHAH What?” Violet Grohl, daughter of Dave Grohl, leader of Foo Fighters and former drummer for Nirvana, also commented on the post, asking, “Who wrote this lmao?”

The discontent was not limited to the offspring of rock legends; it echoed across the web. Comments such as, “Wait, what? Listen to all the bands that aren’t popular on TikTok,” and “This article will not age well,” flooded in. Some even attacked Maneskin directly, saying, “Stop giving this band visibility. They are not even remotely close to being the last rock band. Anyone who truly listens to music knows this.”

Even celebrities weighed in, including James Campbell Bower, the singer and actor from the hit show Stranger Things, who called it “truly offensive.”

The debate continues to rage online, with no conclusion in sight. Whether Maneskin deserves the title of the last rock band remains subjective and will likely remain a topic of passionate discussion among music enthusiasts for some time.