The term “grunge rock” has never been properly defined. Some consider it a subgenre of alternative rock music that emerged in the late 1980s around Seattle. Only a few immigrants from this state have identified themselves with this subgenre, but many of these groups remain incredibly popular to this day.
On November 13, Soundgarden released their first album in sixteen years. Rolling Stone decided this was the right time to interview readers of the music genre in order to identify the best grunge albums of all time.
10. Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff
When the Green River rock band broke up in 1987, bassist Jeff Ament and guitarist Stone Gossard continued to form Mother Love Bone, which became Pearl Jam after the death of lead singer Andrew Wood. Continue reading
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
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 not a passing fashion, but the musical culture of several generations.
The rock and roll style, which absorbed elements of both European and African culture, could appear only in America. Immigrants from different countries of Europe, who poured into the New World in the XVII-XVIII centuries, brought with them not only their music, but also their instruments. Slaves imported from Africa retained their musical traditions, but in view of the ban on playing national instruments, they had to be content with singing and dancing. Continue reading