A discussion of commercial and independent death metal continues, choosing and illustrating some of the finest metal musicians to be found within the genre. While certainly no list of note can be definitive when it comes to such a large and diverse genre as heavy metal, a few choices do stand out amongst the crowd … Read moreTop 10 Death Metal Songs, Bands
My personal choices for the ten songs that best represent the hair metal genre. Indeed, it’s easy enough to make fun of so-called hair metal, but there’s a good chance that some of the same people who bring it down are singing their lungs out whenever a Poison song comes on the radio. Hair metal at … Read more10 Greatest Hair Metal Songs
Learning to play lead guitar the old school way is fun and easy. You will however need a record player and a reel-to-reel tape recorder. Back in the day before MP3 players and CD’s, before YouTube and Tabs, the most effective way to learn lead guitar solos was playing them by ear. For the novice … Read moreLearning To Play Lead Guitar-The Old School Way
A list of 10 rock ballads that are perfect for listening to with that special someone on Valentine’s Day. For many couples, Valentine’s Day is the most romantic occasion of the year. It’s a time to be together, and often involves: a candlelit dinner, roses, chocolate, expensive wine, and jewelry. Of course, for all of … Read moreBest Rock Songs for Valentine’s Day
There is always debate over the Ten Best Classic Rock Songs, but little about the worst – so here are ten contenders for the Heavy Metal Hall of Shame. They keep coming around, those lists of the top ten rock songs, the best riffs, best guitar solo, greatest live act. And many people spend hours … Read more10 Worst Classic Rock Songs – the Heavy Metal Hall of Shame!
A timeline of rock music at its most creative, experimental, and controversial One of the more prominent subgenres of rock music to emerge from the 1960s was undoubtedly progressive (or ‘prog’) rock. While rock itself was becoming an increasingly sexual fusion of electric blues and 50s rock and roll, the more adventurous groups began to … Read moreA Brief History of Progressive Rock
Although the age of “when giants walked the earth” is over, a retrospective look at possibly the greatest Rock ‘n’ Roll band ever serves as a reminder… Led Zeppelin represent most if not all of what Rock ‘n’ Roll stand for: charismatic stage presence, distinctive characters, talented musicians, an enigmatic and sexual aura, and of … Read moreThe Greatest Band In The World?
Rock band 30 Seconds to Mars takes over The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA for an epic performance filled with excitement, emotion… and dress up? It is February 28, 2011, a freezing Friday night on Luckie Street in downtown Atlanta. A line forming around the block 500 strong belts out a chorus of one of 30 … Read moreMars on Earth: Rock Band and Followers Take Over Atlanta
The Bee Gees 1968 concept album “Odessa” was both an artistic triumph and their Waterloo. Recorded at New York’s Atlantic Recording Studios, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb’s Odessa has been compared in stature to The Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart’s Club Band. Odessa gets off to a rocky start with the title track, “Odessa (City on the Black Sea).” … Read moreOdessa: Bee Gees Early Career Masterpiece
The development of concept recordings and story-telling through songs in the 1960s, starting with the album ‘S.F. Sorrow’ by The Pretty Things. During the 1960s, rock groups took a step into the realm of storytelling. When certain composers saw the direction that pop/rock recording was taking (especially in light of the new predominance of the … Read moreThe Story Albums of the Sixties – Part One