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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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 7)
"... And justice for all" is what Metallica called their double album, released in 1988. For the first time since recording "Kill’em all," the band came to the studio with…

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15 BEST HEAVY METAL GROUPS OF ALL TIMES AND PEOPLES (part 3)

System of a Down

The Armenian-American group System of a Down was founded in California in 1994. She has sold over 40 million copies of her albums and was nominated four times for the Gramm Prize. And today, this gang is full of fans around the world. They started with performances in California clubs. During one of the concerts, producer Rick Rubin noticed and immediately took it under the wing. Their songs ‘Sugar’ and ‘Spides’ quickly gained popularity, but the group did not last long, parting in 2006. Four years later, System of a Down reunited again, although it did not regain its former popularity, once again returning to the format of the club group. Continue reading

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 Me Down.”

The Story of One Song: Don’t Drag Me Down – Social Distortion
From personal experience

“I wrote this song in 1994 after I had to deal with racism throughout the country, even at our concerts. I know how it feels when you are discriminated against – sitting in the back of the restaurant because of tattoos. Continue reading

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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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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25 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT ROCK MUSICIANS
Did you know that once John Lennon pulled a condom on a microphone? Or that Noelle Gallagher took to the stage of the Reading festival in a cow costume? And…

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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…

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