'Idol' is not a dirty word. Unless your Bias plays Guitar . . .
If you have ever gotten defensive because someone calls your bias an Idol, you are not alone.
You are, however, wrong.
Almost all of us do it, on some level. And as a whole, our culture categorizes boy bands and girl groups on a different plane of musicianship than rockstars and solo singers, even EDM DJs. Our culture thinks of them as being different species of music makers, we look down on Idols and up to Bands and defensively refer to our bias-groups as 'artists'. But should we?
The answer to that is a resounding NO.