25 interesting facts about the life of Viktor Tsoi
Viktor Robertovich Tsoi (June 21, 1962, Leningrad - August 15, 1990, near the village of Kesterciems, Latvian SSR) - Soviet rock musician, songwriter and artist. The founder and leader 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…

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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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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

HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT THE 69 EYES GROUP
Time - early 90s, scene - Helsinki, Finland. Hanging out with friends in the bars, Bazi, who was playing the drum kit at the time in the beginner group, met…

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How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin? (part 4)
CONCLUSION So what is rock? Rock is a real art. And like every serious art, rock music raises all the issues of human existence, trying to solve them in its…

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10 PLACEBO BEST SONGS
Change is an integral part of this world. The British band Placebo was no exception. Almost 20 years ago the band has undergone a number of different changes: new drummers,…

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Rock history
In general, the history of rock music has its roots in the distant past. The term "rock music" is a generic name for the many directions of modern rock. Also…

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