Music death watch: ‘Modern Family’ writer Danny Zuker scored with #BBMA mockery


Actor Chad Lowe apparently agrees.

As Twitchy reported, the Billboard Music Awards included some horrendous performances of alleged music. Kid Rock zinged the lip-synching performances masterfully.

But “Modern Family” writer and producer Danny Zuker was angling for the Twitter award for the best #BBMA mockery.

Snort. Bieber’s pants provided snark bait for other Twitter users as well. Twitter users also agree with Zuker on the sad state of music today.


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  • TheOriginalDonald

    I blame American Kareoke and eMpTyVee

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      PLEASE Don’t blame Karaoke, Don, it keeps me connected to certain artists (Not Beiber, Kei$ha, PitBull, etc.) GOOD ARTISTS!(Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffett, Sinatra, etc.) #MusicTriviaTime Jawamax 8<{D}

      • TheOriginalDonald

        I have no problem watching drunks who THINK they can sing, as it provides endless entertainment. Putting it on TV, having the singersd sobe, and calling it American Idol, OTOH, is mindless drivel.

        • SideshowJon36

          I would contend that some of the best singers in Pop, R & B, and Country came from American Idol. Rock doesn’t have time for that crap, though.

          • TheOriginalDonald

            I don’t recall Alison Krauss, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Arena ever being on American Kareoke

          • SideshowJon36

            No, but Kelly Clarkson, Daughtry, Carrie Underwood and others have indisputable talent, write their own music and lyrics, etc. American Idol brings attention to corners of the country the recording industry would never venture (read: outside LA).

            Interestingly, you never see the American Idol winners getting caught up in drug or tabloid scandals either.

  • CatHerder

    Plenty of popular entertainers still alive, they just can’t get air time any more.

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      You must be in lockstep with “the industry” in order to get that air time.

    • mdtljt

      Check out Straight No Chaser on YouTube if you’ve not already. 10 man a Capella group with awesome voices & an awesome sense of “group humor”!! They say they take music seriously but not themselves…perform great versions of everything from the 50s through today….and even make Justin Bleater palatable…which is saying a BIG something!!!

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    If they want good music, they should listen to Country Music! It may not agree with their values, but at least it’s music….And there’s some pretty good stuff, too! #MusicTriviaTime Jawamax 8<{D}

  • CombatDiver

    I must be the Nostradamus of our time because I have been saying this for the better part of 10 years.

    • AWomaninTX

      It’s why I stick to the “Classic Rock” stations.

  • JR48

    It’s dead but pop has been dying for a very long time. Even kids don’t like most of it. My teen has turned to old rock and country. My younger one has turned to some old rap and old rock. What no one is listening to is Justin Bieber et al. It’s all bad synthesized club music.

    But I remember being a young adult in the 80s and it was bad back then for the most part, too. Michael Jackson? Devo? Really? Bleh.

    • Riddle Me This….

      But…but…but I like DEVO…

      • ceemack

        Are we not men?

    • TheOriginalDonald

      Slightly agree here. I mean, if not for eMpTyVee WOULD we have heard of A Flock Of Seagulls???????

    • Blake Waymire

      I mostly listen to Asian music these days. At least the artists there tend to do different genres, sometimes even mixing things up within an album or even a single song. Not truly original, but entertaining at least. Most else is older than I am.

    • Harry A

      i agree its bad, but its a bit of a stretch to say no one is listening to the music, quite the opposite. Its noteworthy that your teen is listening to old rock and country because so many around them probably aren’t. i mean Beiber and Gaga certainly didnt get net worths of $100million+ because no one listens to them.

    • Hiraghm

      Rap is not music.

      • Damien Johnson

        as a hip hop fan I disagree. Real, actual rap IS music. Not the garbage on the radio today.

    • mdtljt

      My 8yo daughter’s favorite group is The Who…which THRILLS me!!!

    • TMZ2

      Well the 80s had Billy Joel, Def Leppard, Scorpions, Kansas, Phil Collins and Genesis, Foreigner, Van Halen, Georgia Satellites, Rick Springfield, Pat Benetar, Eric Clapton, Whitesnake, Living Colour, Gary Moore of Thin Lizzy, Stevie Ray Vaughan and many other good rock acts

  • thomas moore

    Come on guys. If you think award shows represent music then of COURSE you’ll despair for the future of rock n roll. My advice? Calm down. Rock n roll gets saved more than Christmas.

  • Sons Thunder

    I’m not an expert on this subject but it seems music awards are relics of a time when major record labels and radio stations had more control over the music we heard.

    You no longer have to be a dedicated music snob to access more obscure artists. There are many great musicians working but they have a lot of competition. As music consumers, we benefit because we can catch a great show for a few bucks. Instead of being treated like cattle at a stadium, we can sit in a bar several feet away from musicians far more talented (a subjective term, obviously) than those who are charging $100 for the ‘cheap seats.’

    It feels like many of these new acts are market tested and homogenized into boring acts that just can’t compete with the diversity of talent readily available to us. With so much great music easily accessed via the internet, I just find it hard to be interested in most of the big names in music (or music awards shows).

  • likeablaze

    iTunes-radio-recocrd company cronyism has left 12 year old girls in charge of music.

  • Steve_J

    Everyone knows Feb. 3, 1959 is the day the music died.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Everything’s written for 13 year old girls or gay men, but then, they both have similar tastes don’t they?

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Compare that Billboard crapfest with the Eurovision show. The American music industry is dead and MTV can take credit for it by mainstreaming the garbage to the kids.

    • Barack Hussein Sharpton

      This is what get’s rewarded in Europe:

      In American music Taylor Swift writing cornball crap about her ex-boyfriends and Justin Beiber sucking real bad gets rewarded.

      • Renny

        Europeans make fun of Eurovision. I blame Simon Cowell for what’s happened to our music. Anyone who can shout and hold the note wins.

  • neoface

    Not sure why they call it music? Even country is not country music anymore. The pass 20 years will be known as, dark age of music.

  • trixiewoobeans

    What do you expect from a society that celebrates fakery? Fake breasts, butts, lips, hair, pecs, “reality” shows, news, etc. etc. If you haven’t got it, fake it! It’s big business these days.

  • el_polacko

    …and you kids get off of my lawn !!!

  • Sara Nichols

    Music died in 2011, along with everything else. That is why I listen to talk radio and older music.

  • TMZ2

    Mass media sucks. Most people don’t know acts, especially modern artists, in Blues, Jazz, Americana, Bluegrass, real Rock, real Soul, real Country, Singer-songwriter, indie, Folk, Folk-Rock, Traditional Rock and so many other genres. Just highlight mass produced junk. Heck, in Latin Music, everything is geared to Mexico or American Pop music. They don’t highlight Andean Music of South America or Brazilian music of Bossa Nova and Samba or Colombian Cumbia, Tango or even Salsa. They also don’t highlight Scottish, Celtic or Welsh music. And as the show Smashed proved, outside of rabid Broadway fans, people don’t care for acts in musicals as well as acts in opera or classical music. Basically the suits and their fans are trying to kill music.

  • geronl

    I like Korean music, probably because I don’t understand the lyrics

  • CrustyB

    American music died sometime around the mid 1980s. It’s been nothing but street trash, slutty girls and ambiguously gay teen boys ever since.