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 →

It’s kind of amazing that classic rock artists escaped the 70s, 80s and 90s without being electrocuted. After all, one of the most common tropes in music videos of the era – besides the sheer scarves, quick editing and, shall we say, separate hairstyles – was the rain. Rain buckets,Read More →

Garage rock artists like Ty Segall are essential to integrating rock music. Everything about his music screams retrospective rock ‘n’ roll, while still keeping the genre fresh through the use of heavy-handed distortion. Artists like Segall, through their indie-tinged approach to rock, are the makers of summer festival-goers who areRead More →

During 2016 we also lost Eagles frontman Glenn Frey, Jefferson Airplane guitarist Paul Kantner, fifth Beatle George Martin, Genius of Earth, Wind and Fire Maurice White, prog rock maniac / E in ELP Keith Emerson, Elvis Scotty Moore guitarist, Alan Vega nightmare machine, King Crimson lead singer / L inRead 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 →

Booze is a wonderful muse for musicians. It’s the only thing, besides love, that keeps the creative juices flowing and overflowing in the studio. This does not necessarily mean, however, that alcohol is reliable in producing great Songs. Because there are a lot of really, really bad songs about gettingRead 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 →