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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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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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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Monthly Archives: September 2017

How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin? (part 3)

“What are Western rock bands singing about?” Not a lot has already been written about the texts of songs of the “hard rock” style in my work, and we could no longer touch on this topic. But the fact is, while sorting out my “archive” of articles about rock music, I came across an article with the title written above, published in the newspaper Argumenty i Fakty in 1988. How uneducated, in the field of rock, the author of the article becomes clear from the very first lines, but by the middle of the article, a rock-savvy person realizes that he is deliberately misled. So, the author divides the texts of various groups into 3 categories:

a) Variations on the theme of love. Unfortunately, N. Arefiev ranks exclusively pop groups in this category, obviously forgetting to listen to Scorpions, Europe, Gorky Park and many other hard rock groups. Continue reading

How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin? (part 2)

ROCK FESTIVALS – MMFM’89
So, what is hard rock promoting now, what ideas does it advocate? Before talking about the texts of some groups, I must say a few words about rock festivals held under the motto “No to alcohol, war, drug addiction, etc. …” I think everyone knows the Woodstock festival, about which no need to speak. But about one of the most unprecedented cases, about the festival, held in Moscow in 1989, it’s worth talking about.

It probably already became clear what I want to write about the Moscow World Music Festival, which was attended by such stars as Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, Motley Crew, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, and which music critics of the whole world called nothing more than Woodstock on the Moscow River. Continue reading

Deepening in the roots
Ugly, vicious, destructive "- such epithets awarded white America a new musical style - rock and roll. But subsequent decades have shown that this trend, rooted deep in history, is…

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15 BEST HEAVY METAL GROUPS OF ALL TIMES AND PEOPLES (part 2)
Goblin Goblin is difficult to classify as a pure metalist, but their active involvement in the composition of soundtracks for horror films makes them similar to the iron guys. This…

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TATU OF POPULAR ROCK MUSICIANS
In this article we will tell about the history of the occurrence, the number of tattoos of rock musicians, such as: Andy Birsak, Billy Joe Armstrong, Chester Bennington, Frank Iero,…

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MOTIVATION FOR THE GUITARIST: KIRK HAMMETT
There is one guitar riff that I can easily play at any time, even if I am woken up abruptly in the middle of the night, because we played this…

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