Category: Rock bands

The day five hard-rock groups released heartbreaking albums

For Alice in Chains, their first album facelift represented an introduction to rock fans around the world. The group cut their teeth in Seattle, hosting house parties and local clubs as part of the burgeoning grunge movement. The band’s distinct sound caught the attention of Columbia Records, who quickly signed a recording contract with Alice […]

2000s rock bands that looked like Nickelback (but better)

Do you remember when rock and roll ruled the airwaves? I’m not talking about the Rolling Stones or Motley Crue. I’m talking about that clean modern rock of the early 2000s, when all the rock bands that appeared were just Nickelback carbon copies. Rock had long been headed in a more commercial direction, but the […]

Best Alternative Disney Covers | Rock Bands Covering Disney Songs

Was there ever a more universally beloved album than disneymania? Since we first heard Aaron Carter and Christina Aguilera, among other famous artists, covering our favorite classics circa 2002, we couldn’t get enough of disney song remakes. Unsurprisingly, given the longstanding affiliation between Disney and hot topic, alternate versions of our favorite show songs are […]

The 25 best heavy rock bands of all time on YouTube, ranked by their most popular video

Have you ever wondered how various artists in the metal and hard rock communities stack up when it comes to YouTube views, Apple Music streams, pure album sales, ticket sales (back then? one thing … and when they do again) and other metrics? Stream N ‘Destroy is a newsletter that features all of these things […]

These 10 British Guitar Rock Bands Will Make Your Playlists Stronger

In these troubled times America is home to a wide array of pop stars using laptops and synthesizers. Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom (the country which practically invented electro-pop), there is a new awareness of British guitar-rock bands plugging into guitars and turning on amps. And they brought hooks and riffs to spare. Here are […]

Sing a Song of Subversion: US-Funded Venezuelan Rock Bands to Shake Chávez | Venezuela

The United States has funded rock groups in Venezuela to record songs promoting democracy – and undermining Hugo Chávez’s rule – according to documents released following a Freedom of Information Act request. More than 10 groups were hired in 2011 to produce new songs promoting free speech in this oil-rich country. The $ 22,970 program, […]

Classic rock bands selling masks for charity

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to plague people around the world, many musicians are stepping up their efforts by selling masks of rock bands. “During these weird days, stay safe and donate to charity by pre-ordering a 3-pack of The Doors face masks,” the classic rockers said via Twitter, noting that 100% of the proceeds […]

Music Reviews: New Albums from Columbia Rock Bands Boo Hag and Wombat Junction | Concerts and musical news

Boo Hag, Graveyard (self-published) Find it: boohagmusic.com It’s a classic conundrum for most rock bands, but it’s especially acute for a minimalist, garage-oriented rock band like Boo Hag: where exactly are we going? The Columbia duo seemed to burst onto the stage fully formed, with protean guitar riffs, thundering drums and personality to spare. The […]

Beyond Santana: Malo and the Forgotten Wave of 1970s Latin Rock Bands

Morning editionThe One-Hit Wonders / Second-Best Songs series focuses on musicians or bands whose U.S. careers are defined by one monster hit, and explains why their catalogs have so much more to offer. In this episode, Felix Contreras of NPR, the host of Alt.Latino, argues that the band Malo, known primarily for their 1972 Top […]

Over 300 metal/hard rock bands ranked by their Spotify listeners for the last month

Another month and more bands added to the list! Last year, we started tracking monthly listener counts for hard rock and heavy metal artists. Spotify. Where did we get this data? Everything is accessible to the public on the artists’ pages. Advertising. Scroll to continue reading. Please note that this is not an exact science, […]

Six up-and-coming rock bands you need to hear – NEIU Independent

The era of Rock n’ Roll supremacy is over. Today’s airwaves are dominated by rap, hip-hop and pop artists, with occasional EDM songs. However, just because rock is no longer the preeminent category doesn’t mean capable artists aren’t honing their craft anymore. In fact, many underrated artists continue to release outstanding music with little to […]

Singers from Classic Rock Bands Kansas, Journey, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Foghat to Perform in Colorado Springs | Culture & Leisure

The voices of rock radio When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday Or: Boot Barn Hall at Bourbon Brothers Price: $ 59 to $ 89; 888-718-4253, bootbarnhall.com It’s funny how only a few notes of a song can transport you to a particular time and place. Four guys coming to Colorado Springs would love to take […]

10 rock bands that need a Netflix biopic like Motley Crue’s dirt

Dirtiness, Netflix’s new biopic based on the life and times of “the world’s most famous rock band” Mötley Crüe, was recently dropped on the streaming service after spending years in development hell. The biopic received mixed reviews from critics, with some describing it as “a funny and gross whirlwind through one of the last great […]

The 20 Greatest British Rock Bands of All Time | London Evening Standard

F From hard rock to punk, new wave, indie and britpop, British bands have defined entire genres and influenced millions of rock fans over the years. The UK music scene has produced some of the world’s most iconic bands and artists, whose work remains equally popular and revered to this day. From Joy Division to […]

How Muse became one of the biggest rock bands in the world

Photo: Pedro Fiuza/NurPhoto via Getty Images “Headphones connect to iPhone / iPhone connected to internet / Connected to Google / Connected to government,” MIA raps on “The Message,” the intro track from his 2010 LP ΛΛΛYΛ (pronounced “Maya”). At the time, the provocative lyrics sounded ridiculous, carrying all the presumed legitimacy of a stoned Jon […]

15 recent rock bands to know besides Greta Van Fleet

Photo Neilson Barnard / Getty Images Over the past year, Greta Van Fleet is the only young guitar group to have made their way to the golden god and blues of contemporary, fantasy and plastic music culture. On October 19, the group should finally release their first feature film, evoking the town, entitled “Anthem of […]

How Much Money Classic Rock Bands Make on Tour – Quartz

It’s no rumor: Lindsey Buckingham, former Fleetwood Mac guitarist, is pursue former group mates, saying that cutting him off from their current tour deprived him of up to $ 14 million. According to the costume Buckingham attorneys filed in Los Angeles Superior Court this week that Fleetwood Mac struck a deal with Live Nation for […]

The 100 Most Popular Rock Bands of All Time

1. The Beatles John Pratt / Keystone / Getty Trained in: Liverpool, UK in 1960All album sales in the United States: 178.0 millionMost popular album: The BeatlesAnnual Wikipedia page visits: 9 168 431 Detailed results and methodology Rock music is unique in that the artists mostly work together and release music as groups or ensembles […]

11 best rock bands in New Orleans

Vicki Peterson, formerly of The Bangles There is a good argument to be made that rock ‘n’ roll was invented in New Orleans in 1947 by Roy Brown with “Good Rocking Tonight”. Then you have Fats Domino, Little Richard (his first singles were recorded in New Orleans) and everything else from Cosimo Matassa’s J&M studio. […]

Korean rock bands are shaking up the status quo

While the country is best known for its clean, meticulous pop, these bands are leading a renaissance of rawer music. guitar music South Korea’s meticulous and sophisticated pop music is its greatest cultural export, having found its way not only to international music charts, but also to Olympic sporting events, political delegations, and since yesterday, […]

The best indie rock bands of all time | London Evening Standard

W When it comes to rock music, the nickname “indie” is confusing. Originally used to refer to groups that operated with a do-it-yourself philosophy, outside of the mainstream and out of the eyes of the majors, it has since become a reference to a certain sound – loosely defined by upbeat guitars, rhythms of music. […]

12 times rock bands have brought fans to the stage to epic songs to shreds

Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Blink-182 and many more have all given viewers the chance of a lifetime. Left: YouTube / Aaron Rawcliffe Performing in front of a full house is the goal of every musician, but jamming on stage with their idols is the kind of wild fantasy that most superfans only dream of. Fortunately, […]

southern ambassadors of classic rock; One of the first southern rock groups of the 1970s, The Marshall Tucker Band performs only one night at Liberty

From left to right, BB Borden, Rick Willis, Doug Gray, Marcus Henderson, Tony Black and Chris Hicks of the Marshall Tucker Band. (Photo submitted) Copyright © 2021 Roswell Daily Record Very few bands have influenced an entire generation with their style and have remained as relevant to rock and country music as the Marshall Tucker […]

southern ambassadors of classic rock; One of the first Southern rock bands of the 70s, The Marshall Tucker Band performs one night only at the Liberty | Vision

Very few bands have influenced an entire generation with their style and remained as relevant to rock and country music as The Marshall Tucker Band has. Alabama, Garth Brooks, Travis Tritt and Blake Shelton all cite The Marshall Tucker Band as one of their biggest influences. Trendsetter, the voice of America’s highway, legend, all of […]

100 most popular rock bands of all time – 24/7 Wall St.

Special report April 6, 2018 1:49 p.m. Last updated: January 12, 2020 1:41 a.m. Rock and roll has been a huge cultural force since bursting onto the music scene in the 1950s. Not only has it dramatically altered the evolution of popular music, but it has also influenced fashion, human behavior and cultural norms. in […]

List of Spotify’s Best Rock Bands: 6 Things That May Surprise You

Today (July 13), the nation’s most popular streaming service shared rankings by genre that audiences normally don’t have access to – Spotify’s most popular rock bands. The occasion is International Rock n Roll Day (centered around the anniversary of the 1985 Live Aid concert) and the big reveal features the 21 most listened to rock […]

3 Celtic rock bands to listen to at least once

Drawing from classic rock, modern rock and Celtic influences, the genre of Celtic rock, which was born in the 1970s, is a blend of folk and rock, which despite its name was not created exclusively by people from the UK. Celtic influences can be found in the music of folk-rock groups from many other European […]

Rock Bands Go Disco: Why The Killers, Arcade Fire and More Return to the Late ’70s

There might not be a more logical career choice for a band like The Killers to make in 2017 than hitting the clubs. When new single “The Man” strutted the internet on a Wednesday afternoon like ’77 John Travolta, with a growling synth hook, pounding drum beat, and peacocking Brandon Flowers chorus (in half-falsetto, natch), […]

20 awesome country songs from rock bands

File photo of the eagles At its core, rock n ‘roll is half country and half blues, but sometimes there is a little more of one of these elements in a song than the other. Other times there are many more. Hence the often used descriptors “blues rock” and “country rock”. The Eagles are perhaps […]

Cheap Trick are one of the greatest rock bands of all time – why aren’t they in the Hall of Fame?

Last week, Billboard published an enlightening article on the process by which an individual band or musician is elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. In particular, the article shed light on the secret nature of the voting system and the mafia code of silence that surrounds it: the members of […]

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