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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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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Definition of Rock Music (part 1)
Rock music (Eng. Rock music) - the generalized name of many areas of music. The word “rock” - rocking - in this case indicates the rhythmic sensations characteristic of these…

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FACTS AND QUOTES “BON JOVI”

Bon Jovi is an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 1983. The ensemble includes vocalist John Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, bass player Hugh MacDonald, guitarist Phil X and drummer Tico Torres. Over the years, the composition of the group remained virtually unchanged, only in 1994 did bassist Alec John Sach leave them, who was replaced by Hugh MacDonald. In 2013, guitarist Richie Sambora left the band. In 2016, Hugh MacDonald and Phil X became full members of the team. The worldwide popularity of Bon Jovi contributed to the album Slippery When Wet (1986). In 1990, after heavy touring tours and a large number of hits, the group suspended activity; then John Bon Jovi and Sambora released on a solo album. In 1992, the album Keep the Faith was released. Their 2000 song, It’s My Life, caught the eye of a younger audience. Bon Jovi used different styles in their music: for example, the Lost Highway (2007) album included country elements. The band’s latest release, This House Is Not for Sale, was released on November 4, 2016. Continue reading

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 to conquer a new style, born in America’s Detroit automobile heart (Motor Town) and dubbed “motown”. At the top of popularity were The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Ray, The Miracles, Mary Wells and “Kid” Stevie Wonder. Subsequently, Diana Ross from The Supremes and Stevie Wonder became a legend in the music industry.

Two weeks after the release of the United States’ debut single, The Supremes, Buttered Popcorn, four young men – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Pete Best, who called their group The Beatles – began regular performances in the Liverpool club Cavern. Continue reading

Definition of Rock Music (part 2)
AT THE SOURCES OF ROCK Rock is not just a musical direction, it is a youth culture, a means of youth communication, a mirror of society. You don’t need to…

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62 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT MEGADETH
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from the city of Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983. The band was founded by guitarist and vocalist Dave Mustaine and bass player…

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15 BEST HEAVY METAL GROUPS OF ALL TIMES AND PEOPLES (part 1)
Metal rockers are great guys! They give fans of heavy music the opportunity to shout and shake their heads - in short, to feel like teenagers at any age. And…

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The procession of rock (part 3)
Hard rock, like rock and roll in its time, was sharp and aggressive, but unlike punk, it implies good command of instruments, and in it aggressiveness is present not as…

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