The cover of the song. Before many bands made their big leap, they started playing covers somewhere before finally expanding their catalog to include original material. For some bands like Disturbed and Foo Fighters, covers have remained a favorite spot in their shows to this day. Other bands such asRead More →

Every band worth their salt will try to create a sound of their own. For as much fun as playing in cover bands, the earth tends to move once you find a sound you’ve never heard before. Again, it’s just as easy to copy what came before you. Even asRead More →

Rock and roll is a genre that too often tends to become Americanized. Although rock has spread to all corners of the world, the United States has always embraced the musical genre as its own. As far as America brought to rock, the genre actually hardened once it hit EnglishRead More →

While Korean rock music has been largely overshadowed in recent years by the vibrant world of K-pop idols and the burgeoning Korean hip-hop scene, that’s not to say the genre has little to offer in comparison. In fact, there are many hidden (as well as not so hidden) gems inRead More →

A band is like being in a wedding. Throughout a musical career, these members must depend on each other, get along, and stay true to their loved ones until death do you part. While many groups have repeatedly called divorce attorneys, there’s something to be said for the groups thatRead More →

It’s always a great feeling to discover a new band for the first time. While the biggest bands in the world can kill Spotify playlists, the beauty of these acts is that they feel like their own separate entity than the more corporate creations up top. Then the money rollsRead More →

The sounds of classic rock have always had more international connections than you might imagine. While many people immediately focus on America when it comes to the rock genre, the larger forms of rock and roll have always resembled a dialogue between the United States and the United Kingdom. RockRead More →

There’s no shortage of world-beating hard rock albums around the world. Whether it’s Black Sabbath on Paranoid, Metallica on Master of Puppets or Guns N Roses on Appetite for Destruction, musicians have taken the genre in every avenue. The muted heaviness of hard rock was fused with Southern groove, sludge,Read More →

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, notingRead More →

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 drumsRead More →

The 70s were known as one of the golden ages of hard rock music. Once bands like Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple came to the fore, the world suddenly craved more rock music centered around hard-hitting riffs and chaotic performances from its members. The period was so concentrated that evenRead More →

The violin is a very versatile instrument. Centuries ago, the violin was mostly seen in courts and orchestras. However, over time the violin has evolved and been incorporated into emerging musical genres. As modern artists dabbled in classical instruments and expanded its use into the realm of rock, the violinRead More →

There are plenty of instances where bands thrive when they’re in the studio creating some of the most finely crafted tracks ever created. The art of peddling your sound to achieve a flawless masterpiece is always a commendable endeavor. However, what separates technicians from professional musicians is how you translateRead More →

There is a strange, but stubbornly entrenched stereotype that the French are passive, arrogant types who don’t like confrontation. It’s the kind of image held by the people who order Freedom Fries from McDonalds, who never paid attention to the footage of battles going on amid political protests on theRead More →

The 80s gained a reputation for being a bit of a pompous decade. It felt like everything in pop had gotten a whole lot bigger and draped in a neon coating. On the other side of the spectrum, the 80s turned into a phenomenal decade for hard rock. At thisRead More →

Most of us grew up idolizing one rock band or the other. We hung their pictures in our bedrooms, stood in line to buy their albums and concert tickets, and tried to learn the guitar or another musical instrument to cover their songs in our makeshift basement studios. They inspiredRead More →

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 releaseRead More →

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 elseRead More →

While the country is best known for its clean and meticulous pop, these groups are leading a renaissance of guitar music South Korea’s meticulous and sophisticated pop music is its greatest cultural export, having found its place not only in the international music charts, but also in Olympic sporting events,Read More →

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 countryRead More →

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 ofRead More →

When the line-up for Coachella 2018 was announced in January, a lot of people wondered where all the rock bands were. Even Louis Tomlinson, perhaps one of the least rock n ‘roll musicians alive, was confused. Unlike previous Coachella Bills, which often featured prominent bands like Radiohead and used toRead More →

What qualifies a group as “new”? Which bands are too old to be new? What if we were already listening to them and posting about them in 2015? What are the groups a little bit old but stay a bit new? How can we pay a little more attention toRead More →

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 “countryRead More →

The rock pub was definitely music to drink a few pints of beer at Pub rock was both a musical idea and a political movement in British rock from the early 1970s to the early 1980s, when 1960s heroes had outgrown the audiences they had once played for, beginning asRead More →