As we slowly recover from the Coronavirus hangover, life is getting more enjoyable day by day. Last year we saw a moderate return to normalcy, with concert halls reopening and music festivals dispersing. With Glastonbury returning this year, after a two-year hiatus, we can look forward to the triumphant returnRead More →

When did rock music embrace darkness? It’s an intriguing question. Folk music, of course, has long recorded both the joys and sorrows of life, triumphs and tragedies, but it was arguably not until the 1960s when the reach of popular music widened. is expanded through such high-profile artists and bandsRead More →

The 60s are often over-romanticized by those who remember it and those who want it. While they may not have been flower heaven, some would suggest, however, the decade-long period produced undeniably superb music that still influences and sounds amazing today. It took many attributes to make them a topRead More →

Bengal rookie Evan McPherson (file photo from Bengal) through Geoff Hobson as reported by NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Bengals enter next Sunday’s AFC title game on rookie Evan McPherson’s 52-yard field goal that downed the Titans, 19-16 After stuffing fourth-and-first Derrick Henry, Bengals center linebacker Logan Wilson caught cornerbackRead More →

Today in Old White Guy Opinions: Elvis Costello doesn’t care much about rock music these days. The 67-year-old pop rock legend – who has just released his 32nd studio album, The boy named if – said in a recent interview that he thinks modern rock has lost its spark. “IRead More →

John Cooperthe leader of grammys-nominated Christian rock band SKILLETspoke to “Watch Washington with Tony Perkins” about how music and his band’s music in particular affects the way people perceive the world. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “Music is a fantastic vehicle. Music, what’s the right word for that? MusicRead More →

Elvis Costello has admitted that he “doesn’t like” modern rock music very much because “the rhythm is so square”. Costello was interviewed by rolling stone which further drew the rock veteran to writing guitar music, with the singer replying “I don’t like rock music very much. I like rock ‘Read More →

Ever since rock greats Journey and ’80s arcade giants Bally Midway came together to create a video game named after the band, the genres of music and gaming have become near perfect. Rock giants like Mötley Crüe and Aerosmith have since followed suit, inspired by Journey before them, the latterRead More →

No casual rock fan will argue that the most important instrument is the guitar. No matter how many people like Sting or Elton John become famous playing another instrument, the reason we remember icons like Jimi Hendrix and Eddie Van Halen is because they have a six-string in their hand.Read More →

Since the dawn of MTV in 1981, music videos have played an increasingly important role in the industry. Artists and record labels are, of course, always looking for new ways to market their work. For years, musicians have visually enriched their live shows with elaborate costumes, sets and designer lighting.Read More →

Metaphor, allegory, and ambiguous language are often used in music to disguise the true meaning of a song. The lyrics to Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds went over the heads of many who were unfamiliar with LSD. Blondie’s One Way Or Another may sound like a romantic ballad, butRead More →

By Michel Christophe Rock Music Menu Columnist It’s beyond last minute to find a gift for the music lover in your life, but don’t panic; Rock Music Menu is here with the annual holiday gift guide to help the desperate. This week, we’re looking at 10 of the best rockRead More →

Emilie Weaving is not your usual Stem ambassador Many 10-year-old girls write letters to themselves as adults. Few say that when they are older they will be the team manager of Italian motorcycle rider Valentino Rossi. Almost 20 years later, mechanical engineer Emilie Weaving is still chasing her dream, fingersRead More →

My column as we see it in the November 2021 issue of Stereophile was a heartfelt expression of regret for my inability to connect with current rock music. It ended with a request for recommendations. I have them. What’s more, most (but not quite) of those who responded found themselvesRead More →

Covering someone else’s gear has been the norm since rock and roll has been around. While some people like to think that artists “borrow” their song ideas a little too much, the foundation of rock was the same blues groups that jam in their garage on other people’s material. Dammit,Read More →

Charmie Joy Pagulong – The Filipina Star November 14, 2021 | 00:00 Måneskin thinks rock music is coming back. “I think slowly, maybe it’s coming back. The fact that this kind of music is working really well again proves to people and bands that maybe they want to do it,Read More →

Rock and roll tends to take care of itself much more than the pop market. While most costumes tend to let their great performers down like flies, people like Radiohead and U2 wouldn’t be where they are today if they didn’t get it right on their next rounds of dance.Read More →

Nico Marks spent his youthful days in Long Beach, surfing, skateboarding, and listening and playing punk rock music. For a while, Nico Marks lived on a beach in Jamaica. He made a living working as a plumber on the island paradise. He loved the beaches, surfing and playing music. ButRead More →

Although throughout the ’90s MTV began to dedicate more of its slots to reality shows and celebrity-centric slag, music video gaming was still going strong. A larger budget, developments in CGI, and the emergence of new musical genres have all contributed to ever more innovative and exciting ways of representingRead More →

LENOX – Many locals still call it “the duck farm” – officially, the Stonover Inn, a historic Under Mountain Road property owned for 20 years by former rock music producer Tom Werman and his wife, Suky, an educator who reinvented himself as an art gallery curator for the farm’s renovatedRead More →

The history of music is littered with those moments that changed the cause of its evolution. As music scholars endlessly debate the origins of this genre or movement, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what sparked certain trends. That said, there are those moments that are universally accepted as being groundbreakingRead More →

There is a certain respect that comes with being the leader of a group. No matter what’s going on in the studio, people will have their eyes drawn to you every time they take the stage. You better make sure you have that stage presence because you might have someRead More →

The role of the bassist has been pretty much written in rock music since its inception. If you are having a hard time with the singer overcoming you, imagine how the guy holding the bass in the background feels. That being said, there are still some bass players who manageRead More →

The 90s may have been the last great decade for rock music. With guitar bands booming thanks to Nirvana and the excesses of the ’70s and’ 80s going out of style, there has never been a better time to form a band and start making tracks. Complexity and indulgence wereRead More →

Quarrels between musicians are as much a part of rock music as guitars and cocaine. With all the fragile egos swirling around in a haze of booze, adultery and media tabloids, it’s inevitable that music’s big names will end up rubbing shoulders in a less than cordial mansion. Sometimes theseRead More →

Determined to host this year’s Philly Music Fest, organizers have carefully considered various safety protocols, as well as vaccination and infection rates in the Philadelphia area, and will move forward with the annual music festival in non-profit made up entirely of Philly Band. Due to the ongoing pandemic, some necessaryRead More →

Fathom Events and Greenwich Entertainment are proud to announce that “NEEDTOBREATHE: Into the Mystery” will hit theaters nationwide in a special one-night film event on November 3rd. This intimate documentary chronicles the recording of GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock group NEEDTOBREATHE’s latest album, while in quarantine in a historic house turned intoRead More →

Here in the United States, despite being the best-known band to emerge from the Britpop explosion in the mid-90s, Oasis never quite conquered America. Yet in their home country, the UK, they were more than gigantic, as evidenced by their two-night adventure in August 1996 in Knebworth, England. The documentaryRead More →

The Nova Twins discussed the resurgence of rock and punk music at festivals this summer, saying rock is “getting back to its time.” The duo were talking to NME for a new Big Read cover after their sets at Reading & Leeds festivals last month, and explained how rock andRead More →