Month: January 2021

10 underrated rock bands from the 90s

The ’80s started a trend for independent rock groups to find their place, with REM and Sonic Youth both becoming quite successful after initially gaining critical acclaim. But the model of independent rock bands becoming truly recognized didn’t solidify until the early 1990s, with the grunge movement and other eccentric bands like Pavement. No matter […]

Phil Spector, producer who transformed rock music, dies in prison at 81

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and was later convicted of murder, has passed away. He was 81 years old. California State Prison officials said he died of natural causes in a hospital on Saturday. Spector was convicted of […]

2020 sales data shows rock music’s enduring popularity is based entirely on classical rock

Most of the biggest rock albums of the year were hit collections. According to a recent report by MRC Data (formerly Nielsen Music), R & B / hip-hop remains the most popular musical genre in the United States. In 2020, R & B / hip-hop accounted for 28.2% of the total volume of music consumed, […]

New punk rock bands | Emerging punk artists

[Photos via False Heads/Spotify, Pleasure Venom/Spotify, Miss Vincent/Spotify, Pinkshift/Mary-Ellen Davis] If the sonorous inclinations of the new alternative the bands are an indication, pop-punk is not dead and neither punk rock. Whether through the continued influence of traditional groups or experimental infusions through gender outfits, the punk sound is still omnipresent in the modern scene. […]

Exit 111 Festival Features Classic Rock Bands This Weekend | Culture & Leisure

This weekend, Great Stage Park will be leading and moshing when the Exit 111 music festival comes to town. Bonnaroo’s newest ground festival will see dozens of hard rock and heavy metal bands converge on Manchester for three days of metal madness. The festival will be presented by Lynyrd Skynyrd, Def Leppard and Guns N’ […]

Celebrate National Rock Day with rock bands – The Current

Music is one of the things of this world that lasts forever and has broken generational gaps throughout history. In honor of National Rock Day, we take a look at the history of rock and look at some fossils of the genre. From the early 1950s with trendsetters like Elvis Presly taking the world by […]

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