A LITTLE ABOUT NIGHTWISH
Nightwish is a Finnish metal band performing songs primarily in English. It was founded by Tuomas Holopainen in 1996 in the city of Kitee. The early work of Nightwish was…

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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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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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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 way to speak, that’s all. I could just keep a journal, compose poetry, write everything I could think of, and then sit down, play a couple of chords, put everything together and get myself. It’s me! So I tell the world about myself when I can not say in words. So the music was a voice that I didn’t have.

At my school there was one guy from a jazz band who was selling his guitar. He seems to have had a Gibson SG ’69 with a tremolo and he wanted to sell it. He asked me: “Do you want?”, And I told him: “Yes, how much will you take?”, To which he replied: “200 bucks!”. I begged my mother, did everything I could and finally, she gave the go-ahead and bought me my first real guitar. Continue reading

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 dull bitterness at everything and everything, but as expressions aversion to the dark sides of man. Naturally, hard rock was not something completely new, it only absorbed the most vivid and expressive features of other directions, in hard rock you can see classical music, black blues, and rock and roll, at the same time hard rock brought a lot of innovations to the music. Hard rock performers in the lyrics began to study the dark corners of the human soul, raise philosophical topics, reflect occult knowledge, consider Christianity and Satanism. Hard rock was the first heavy-sounding musical direction. Hard rock originated from world-famous bands such as Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and Led Zeppelin. Continue reading

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 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…

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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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The procession of rock (part 1)
By the beginning of the 60s, the next generation was approaching adulthood. Parents of these children actively fought for peace, tranquility and abundance. Parents, however, entered it with a load…

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