It's a question being asked by the BBC. There are more young songwriters in the UK than ever before, so why are all the biggest live acts over 40? IMO I think it's that society today are deluded, not just in music, in everything, they just accept shite. I sat through one episode of X-Factor the other Saturday and hand on heart there is not a drop of talent between any of them imo. 90% of all TV adverts advertising some tart's new CD are auto tuned, you can hear it plain as day, they just can't sing, simple as that. Deluded parents telling their deluded children how great their voice sounds, they go on some talent show and are told by lying money grabbers they are brilliant. I sat watching it thinking how can so many people think this is talent? They can't sing for shit! Take Floyd, U2, Queen, Dire Straits, Stones, Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart etc All bands or singers that have talent, great song writers, great musicians and play with passion, power and presence. You can't manufacture this, you have to be born with it. So Mr Cowell, where is all the new megastars to take their place? Will young? Once the last of the greats have gone we will be left with auto tuned bull shit singing about nowt.