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Rock Bands of The Eighties

Rock music has been steadily evolving since its inception in the 1950s and continues to be a popular part of mainstream music. During the 80s, bands were more easily identified under specific sub groups of the rock genre and the decade, long thought one of the most memorable on the music scene, gave rise to […]

How Rock n Roll Influenced Fashion

How Rock n Roll Influenced Fashion

The Early Years The term Rock n Roll really had its start in the 50s when music took on a more urban, eclectic feel and the genre was born out of this fusion of ideas and sounds. Along with the evolution of the music came the inevitable desire to identify oneself with this exciting new […]

Rock Bands

How Rock Music Has Evolved Over the Years

There is some debate as to the exact beginning of this iconic genre of music and therefore any consideration will be open to opposing opinions. It is also worth noting that essentially the term Rock and Roll appeared first and then developed into the all-encompassing term Rock music. It is generally safe to say that […]

Essential Instruments of a Rock Band

Essential Instruments of a Rock Band

To understand what instruments are essential to the formation of a rock band, it helps to have an appreciation of what rock music really is and the sound it delivers. Rock music is now a fairly diverse term that covers a broad spectrum of musical sounds but initially the movement emerged back in the 50s, […]

Queen Are King

Queen Are King

You have to go all the way back to 1968 to discover the beginnings of what would become arguably the greatest rock band of all time, Queen. Brian May was a student at London’s Imperial College and together with Tim Staffell, decided to form a band. Roger Taylor answered a message on the college notice […]

Green Day

Discover Green Day

If we asked you if you had heard of a punk rock band called Sweet Children, you would be forgiven for saying no. However, if we told you Sweet Children was the former name of the global superstars that are now Green Day, there is no doubt in our minds that you would know who […]

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The Legendary Metallica

It is hard to believe that Metallica has been producing hit record after hit record for the best part of 38 years, yet that is exactly what they are doing. Formed in Los Angeles in late 1981, Metallica have gone on to become one of the best-selling rock bands of all-time. Lars Ulrich placed an […]

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Biggest rock hits of the 2000s

There were some fantastic mainstream rock songs released during 2000-2009 and some rock aficionados consider this decade a golden one for the genre. In the United States of America, one major measure of success if the Billboard rankings. Billboard’s mainstream rock station collaborated listener data and produced a list of the most successful hits of […]

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Irish legends U2

Formed in Dublin on 1976, U2 are now one of the biggest rock bands in the world and have sold tens of millions of records. U2 consists of Bono as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitar player, the Edge on lead guitar, keyboards and backing voals, Adam Clayton on bass guitar and Larry Mullen Jr. […]

Why Listen To Rock Music

Why Listen To Rock Music

Rock music is usually described as being hard, edgy music made using electric guitars, drums, and bass. Rock traces back to the 1940’s when the popular genres were country and jazz, whose sound completely changed by incorporating the electric guitar and a loud drum beat. By the 1970’s, rock music became the most preferred type […]