Tag Archive for grunge

Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal Achieves Total World Domination

Heavy metal has been pounding eardrums around the world since the back end of the sixties and the beginning of the seventies. Pioneering UK heavy metal bands included Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zepplin while the USA produced Alice Cooper and the metal godfather himself, Jimi Hendrix. Since then, heavy metal has gone for total world domination and everywhere from Japan to Chile harbours metal fans. » Read more..

Classic Rock

Classic Rock to Now

Classic rock is a format used on the radio which came about from AOR (album orientated rock), a layout of music used in the1980s. In the US, Classic Rock is classed as the type of rock music that was created and produced anywhere from 1960 to the late ‘80s, mostly centring on the hard rock category that jumped in fame sometime in the ‘70s. While at the time, there were many bands that fell into this music category, there are few of these bands that are still in the public eye. » Read more..

The History of Rock Music

How can you define rock music? It is vintage and contemporary, melodic and discordant, angry and beautiful. Among these musical oxymorons is a genre that continues to defy explanation; a genre that refuses to be pigeon-holed into either this or that. What exactly defines a rock song? Does it have to be an adrenaline fuelled, angst-ridden-two-minute-assault on the ears like Blur’s anthemic Song 2 or a slow, mercury-rising crescendo such as the seventies epic Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. » Read more..