Rock News Today
- Glenn Hughes needs immediate treatment for his illness. May 2019 UK Tour ‘Performs Classic Deep Purple Live’ gets postponed.
- Sweet, a rock icon of the 70s, announces 16-date event in the UK for this festive season.
- Geezer Butler, the lyricist, and bassist of black Sabbath say that “heavy metal keeps you young”
- Michael Monroe, frontman of Hanoi Rocks announces new album ‘One Man Gang’ in Autumn tour 2019.
- Bruce Springsteen has lyricized a songs series for E Street Band record
Best Rock Musicians Of All Time
There are thousands of rock bands that have come and gone with the wind. But some bands have made a mark in the hearts of their listeners worldwide and will remain immortal in rock music’s history. Rock news today names 10 best rock bands of all time to name a few:
- Led Zeppelin: a London based band formed in 1968 with Jimmy Page the gugitarist, Robert Plant the singer, John Paul Jones the bass and the keyboard player, and John Bonham the drummer . The band is one of the firsts to create heavy metal with a hint of folk tunes in their music
- The Beatles: another Liverpool based English group formed in 1960. Members of this band were legendary John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Paul McCartney. The style of their music was skiffle, beat and rock and roll of the 1950s.
- Pink Floyd: a rock band from England whose lyrics were philosophical and live shows were elaborate. Pink Floyd was founded in 1965.
- The Rolling Stones: started in the year 1962, this band had Brian Jones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ian Stewart, Bill Wyman, and Charlie Watts in the first line up.
- Queen: a rock group based in Britain was formed in 1970, it had Freddie Mercury, John Deacon , Brian May and Roger Taylor as leading performers. Heavily influenced by hard rock and heavy metal.
- The Who: this top band one started in 1964. With Roger Daltrey as the lead singer, Pete Townshend as the guaitarist , John Entwistle as the bassist, and Keith Moon the drummer. Among the greatest rock bands of 20th century. they sold more than a hundred million records worldwide.
- AC/DC: a popular rock band from Australia that started in 1973 by Malcolm and Angus Young brothers. This band was commonly called the hard rock band.
- Jimi Hendrix: James Marshall also nicknamed as “Jimi” Hendrix was a one-man army, a guitarist, songwriter and singer as well as the most celebrated rock artist of the 20th century.
- The Doors: started from Los Angeles in 1965, with Jim Morrison as vocalist, Ray Manzarek as keyboardist, John Densmore as drummer, and Robby Krieger as guitarist, the name of the band was taken from a book by Aldous Huxley named “the door of perception”.
- Nirvana: found in 1987 by Kurt Cobain the lead singer and the guitarist and Krist Novoselic the bassist, this American band was one of the most significant band of modern times.
Origins Of Rock Music
It is argued that rock music originated in the Southern United States – where African musical traditions merged with European instrumentation. Slaves and their descendants migrated to the chief urban centers like New York City, Memphis, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Buffalo, St.Louis, in this way their music and cultures started getting amalgamated. Radio and gramophone record played a major role in popularizing afro-American music like jazz, swing, and rock, which were then adopted by the European musicians and resulted in a “cultural collision”. Rock and roll as a music genre that evolved in the US between 1940s and 1950s