How has Folk music Impacted Contemporary Popular Music?

A discussion of the enduring influence of folk music upon modern popular music using the example of Whiskey in the Jar and Cold Chisel’s compositions. Isabelle Mills has argued that ‘The texts of the traditional folk songs give poignant reminders of the universal timeless characteristics of mankind in their living, loving, toiling, and suffering’[1] and … Read moreHow has Folk music Impacted Contemporary Popular Music?

Best Ten Hard Rock/Nu Metal Songs of 2009

A lot of hard rock bands had singles on the charts in 2009. Which ten were the best? 2009 saw the release of lots of good new hard rock/nu metal songs. It also saw the return of several veteran rockers with singles such as Metallica’s “Broken, Beat & Scarred” (off their Death Magnetic CD), AC/DC’s … Read moreBest Ten Hard Rock/Nu Metal Songs of 2009

The Most Anticipated Heavy Metal Albums of 2011

2011 already looks to be a promising year for heavy metal music, with a large number of leading metal bands slated to release new albums. 2010 was a year relatively light on releases from big-name bands, with Iron Maiden and Blind Guardian among the few true heavyweights putting out new albums. This is not to … Read moreThe Most Anticipated Heavy Metal Albums of 2011