Tiesto- I Am A Rockstar
William Conn from Las Vegas nightclub The Joint at Hard Rock praised Tiesto for being ‘our classic rock growing up’, in the official trailer for Tiesto’s new In The Booth series, this week declaring “He is your Led Zeppelin. He is your Bon Jovi. He is your U2.”
Speaking to the New York Times the same week, the Dutch trance-pop icon coincidentally agreed.
“DJs are the new rock stars,” he decreed, “We’ve been saying it for years, but now you can really see it.” http://nyti.ms/AnyYS8
The Miami New Times, however, seemed disappointingly less than reverential, launching a poll ‘Is Tiësto the Led Zeppelin of Electronic Dance Music?’ and taking additional exception to Conn’s comparison between the rock gods and popsters Bon Jovi and U2.
“Just five seconds in (to the video) and some dude squeezes Tiësto onto the same fucking pedestal as Robert Plant,” they moaned, “Further insulting the greatness of Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham by inadvertently lumping them into the same category as radio rock.”
Judging by Youtube views, however, Conn was remarkably modest, with Tiesto and Diplo’s smash hit C’Mon attracting 19million views in the last 6 months compared to 9 million for Led Zep’s 1972 classic Kashmir.
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