‘Rock Around the Clock’ became first rock hit

Today in History, July 9, 1955: ‘Rock Around the Clock’ became first rock ‘n’ roll hit On July 9, 1955, “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Haley and His Comets became the fist rock ‘n’ roll single to top the Billboard’s Pop charts. Pioneer rock ‘n’ roller Bill Haley, seated, and his Comets rocked around and around […]

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Killer Guitar Control Secrets

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Korn’s Brian Welch Responds to Huckabee Show Backlash

Following an appearance on political commentary show Huckabee, Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch has seemingly responded to criticism for the segment after it aired earlier this month on Christian-based TV network TBN. During the episode, Welch performed a version of Korn’s “Blind” as the former Republican Arkansas Governor and talk show host joined in on the bass guitar. Watch the video down toward the […]

Sting Ray Anthony Will Perform History of Rock n Roll

Music Tributes

Sting Ray Anthony will perform ‘history of Rock ‘n’ roll performing the 50’s 60’s Hits! Ray Anthony’s arsenal of talent extends beyond look and voice. As an accomplished musician/songwriter, his knowledge in the high-tech, fast paced music industry is unlimited. A gifted guitarist, Ray also plays bass, piano and drums. “My best musical work is […]

Woodstock 50: Will the show go on?

Woodstock

Despite having lost its main investor and production partner, and with rumours of artist contracts now being invalid, Woodstock’s founder says the show will go on. In a week that most festival organizers would want to forget, the problems faced by Woodstock 50 appear to be mounting. In addition to having lost its primary investor, […]

Apple To End iTunes & What Happens to Your Music

Apple Ending iTunes

As teased late last week, Apple has officially decided to discontinue their iTunes music service, choosing instead to break up the desktop service and offer three separate applications for music, television and podcasts. One of the biggest questions that longtime users of iTunes had upon the initial discussion of the new service is what would […]

Led Zeppelin Will Celebrate 50th Anniversary With First Official Documentary

Legendary British rock band Led Zeppelin announced the release of the first ever band-sanctioned documentary in celebration of their upcoming 50th anniversary. “The time was right for us to tell our own story for the first time in our own words, and I think that this film will really bring that story to life,” said […]

15 Women Who Shaped Rock n Roll

  Rock n’ Roll would be in a much different place were it not for the talent and efforts of some of the greatest female artists that had a hand in shaping the music that we know and love today. From the days of classic rock in the ’70s, to the hair-raising hairbands of the […]

’70s Punk Gets Its Due with New Design Exhibit in New York

More than 400 flyers, posters, album covers, zines, and other ephemera from the punk era will be on view at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design. The punk scene of the 1970s and early 80s burned brightly and briefly, but its impact on culture, style and design can still be felt today. Opening April 9 at […]

L.A. Guns Phil Lewis Slams Gene Simmons Over ‘Rock Is Dead’ Comment, Says Rock Has ‘Thriving’ Future

L.A. Guns

L.A. GUNS singer Phil Lewis has dismissed the notion that rock is dead, saying fans can look forward to “a thriving, crazy rock scene like we’ve never seen before.” While rock ‘n’ roll has been king of the music world for decades, in the past few years, it’s been unseated by the growing popularity of […]

Museum exhibit celebrates rock ‘n’ roll

NEW YORK — Museum exhibits tend to be quiet. Not this one. In Play It Loud, an exuberant show that can be heard as well as seen, the Metropolitan Museum of Art takes on the history of rock ’n’ roll through iconic instruments on loan from some of rock’s biggest names. There are flamboyant costumes […]

70 years ago the 45 RPM record was introduced, accidentally helping give birth to rock’n’roll

For the first fifty years of the recorded music industry, everyone had to make do with scratchy, fragile 78 RPM records. These 10-inch discs dating from the late 1800s and generally worked fine. It wasn’t until 1948 when Columbia Records came along with its long-playing albums pressed on a new plastic called polyvinyl chloride that […]

Road Tripping From Nashville To Memphis Is A Music Lover’s Dream

Nashville knows how to pull the big crowds. For years it’s been one of the most popular destinations in the United States. But the fact is, Tennessee has so much more to offer beyond Nashville — specifically, the cultural landmark of Memphis. Like Nashville, Memphis is one of the most important cities in American music […]

Motley Crue in the Beginning

Motley Crue

Way back in the early 1980s a family friend owned a record store called Boomer Sound. It was located in the Brunswick shopping center, near where Safeway is now. One day he had a band signing autographs in his shop. Not very many people turned out to meet them, but my cousin was one of […]