The Story of One Song: Don’t Drag Me Down - Social Distortion
The only political song “I'm an activist, a member of the American Civil Liberties Union, and an anti-racist, but the only political song I have ever written is Don’t Drag…

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Stormy 60s sensation
There was a new sensation in the early 60s when Chubby Checker invited everyone to dance to The Twist and Let's Twist Again. Around the same time, the charts began…

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MATTHEW SO FROM BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE FACTS AND QUOTES
On January 20, 1980, in the Welsh city of Bridgend, Matthew Tuck was born - the illustrious leader of perhaps the most popular metalcore band of the first decade of…

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How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin? (part 1)

It all started with the fact that in 1920 the Soviet engineer L. Tremen invented a new musical instrument theremin. It was arranged as follows: the pitch changed by approaching the antenna or removing the performer’s hand from it. The desire to use electricity in music encouraged inventors to come up with unusual instruments with fancy names – emiriton, trautonium, and violen. In the thirties, the first electric guitars appeared. But they probably have nothing in common with a modern electric guitar, except for the belt on which it is hung. And it was difficult to call those instruments an electric guitar. Just because of the urge to somehow isolate the guitar in the orchestra, to make its sound louder, a pickup was attached to the acoustic guitar. But this did not bring the guitar to the place of leader in the orchestra, which they wanted to achieve so much. The sound became louder, but the essence of the guitar (accompaniment) remained. Continue reading

MOTIVATION FOR THE GUITARIST: JAMES HETFIELD
was very afraid of quite a lot: I was afraid of the world, I was afraid to speak, and I was a very, very modest guy, and music was the…

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The procession of rock (part 5)
Dublin bands that made a name for themselves in the mid-80s left an imprint of Irish folk ballads on a rock and roll guitar base. The success was so impressive…

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Overview of Heavy Music Styles (part 1)
Grindcore (Grindcore) - the hardest musical (?!) Direction of all ever created by mankind. The first grind album was released by perverts from Napalm Death (England), mixing in their music…

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5 best riffs for Lars Frederiksen
Kiss - Parasite “Probably one of the first riffs I heard that had a huge impact on me was Kiss's Parasite. I was born in the 71st, and for the…

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