Where are people getting the idea rock is dying or that electronic music is replacing it?? At least from my perspective anyway there aren't any less rock bands than there was 15 years ago.
This silly idea has been around since the 70's with the emergence of full on electronic synth based bands. Sounded stupid back then with rock bands proclaiming synth music as a fad that would die out and synth bands proclaiming rock is dead, because it's all been done before etc. sounds stupid now with people claiming the same tired cliches.
Also, much respect to Trent as an artist, zero respect to him as a commentator on music. He always says something negative about some other musicians or artists, it's not very cool.
Especially considering his start as a Flock of Seagulls / Missing Persons / Cars style new wave guy in the 80's when Industrial had been around for a dozen years at least by then. At first he was all apologetic about making Industrial pop music, now he routinely trashes artists he ripped from in the first place, or people who are doing Industrial without pop hooks....