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questions about the genre known as "Rock", which is characterized by a heavy guitar-driven sound

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Identify the English-language rock song with the same music as the Brazilian song Olhos Coloridos?

We recently heard this song by Seu Jorge and Sandra De Sa. I am pretty sure there is an English-language song, from the 1970s maybe, with the same melody, but I just can't identify it. The ...
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Which car engine sound is used in the studio recording of KISS' Detroit Rock City?

Given that it was in the '70s when 8 cylinders were abundant, there could be many. Those who have better ears and car knowledge than I may pinpoint hopefully. Here is a clip
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I am looking for a list of Tool pieces with piano/keyboards

I may join a friend's music band so she told me to practice something from Tool. Now I am looking for a list of songs from Tool with a piano or keyboard part.
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Name of song with lyrics “let it shine”

I heard a song in yoga class that I enjoyed very much but never had a chance to ask what is was. It's in f minor and has a strong beat. The tempo, key, and feel is quite reminiscent of "Staying Alive"...
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Recent psychedelic alt-rock song with “wall of sound” type production

Over the course of a few months last year a song was getting a lot of playback in the local coffeehouse. It was emotionally intense and dramatic with a moderately aggressive sound. It had maybe a ...
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Anyone have lyrics to “Ich schenk dir mein Herz” by Peter Reusch?

As part of my German education, I'm taping old 1970s and 1980s hits to the bathroom wall -- along with translations -- and singing them in the shower. I'm sure my neighbors love me. The compilation CD ...
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Steve Vai logo meaning

Is there any significance in the Steve Vai logo below? To me it looks like the artist's name but I was always wondering if there is more in it since Steve always likes to put hidden meanings ...
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Mic stand wrapped in American flag, guitarist with happy face jacket

I have a screenshot from a music video but I cannot recall the band's name The image is a mic stand wrapped in an American flag. A guitarist with an acoustic guitar stands behind the mic stand, ...
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Why would the final part of Biffy Clyro - Bubbles remind me of something much older?

Why would the final part (03:26+) of Biffy Clyro - Bubbles remind me of something much older? It reminds of some composition from progressive rock of 70-ies... Could anyone name what the composition ...
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Why did Ozzy Osborne choose to make “Hero” a hidden track?

When the album "No Rest For The Wicked" was released adding extra "hidden" tracks to the end of albums was the latest "thing." They are usually either an outtake or a song that doesn't fit ...
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Music video of a band being buried alive while they play

I remember watching it maybe early 2000s on MTV Latin America and for some reason I always thought it was 3 Doors Down (but apparently it's not). Basically, the band plays the song while people with ...
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Please help me to find this 80's-90's rock song

I don't remember the name of a song I heard some time ago, but I remember the video of this one. All starts in a wedding where the groom starts noticing strange things in the guests at some point they ...
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Great 21st century bands worth listening to?

Can anyone recommend any good (present) rock bands of the like of Tame Impala, Muse, The Heavy, and the Rival Sons? These are the only 21st century bands that I listen to regularly. Other bands to ...
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Is it true that Jimi Hendrix didn't know music theory?

I've often heard that Jimi Hendrix didn't know anything on music theory and harmony, and he was just playing 'by ear'. Is this true or just a urban legend?
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Who is Niandra LaDes?

I've been listening to John Frusciante's 1994 album "Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T-Shirt" which, by the way, is a truly great album. I've been wondering who the eponymous Niandra is/was....
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Which song is very similar to “Vallecito” by John Craigie?

I just listened to this very nice ballad by John Craigie: Vallecito, which he published in April 2020. You can listen to it here: It reminds me very clearly of another ...
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Help to find a song. Psychedelic rock (true) [closed]

https://www.nts.live/shows/the-witching-hour/episodes/the-witching-hour-12th-september-2019 starts on 7:40 Shazam, google, soundhound,ect are not helping... It seems something authentic and rare, I ...
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David Gilmour live at pompeii performance string gauge

In this performance David Gilmour seems using a very thick gauge set of strings but I could not be sure which gauge is this. Which gauge does he use?
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Correctness of my attempt on writing down the lyrics of Trapeze's “Midnight Flyer” song

As a Trapeze fan, finding lyrics to most of their songs on the internet is quite difficult (if not impossible), and trying to make a transcription of the song's vocals has proven to be sometimes ...
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Symmetry in rock music scores

This webpage is an interesting article on symmetry in the scores of J.S. Bach. Are there any examples in jazz bands or in rock/pop music? If we exclude the prob rock bands of the late '60s and early '...
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Did John Lennon condemn the Free Love ideology on the 1970 track “Working Class Hero”?

It's safe to say that the Beatles had a pretty good time in the Sixties. They were certainly at the forefront of the hippie movement, a central aspect of which was the Free Love ideology. However, in ...
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Why was Ian Hunter ashamed in Oreole?

I'm referring to All the Way from Memphis (1973) by Mott the Hoople. The lyrics are here. I think we can all feel a bit unhappy about the unfortunate use of the word "Spade" but I don't see any ...
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Music video with monster chasing firefly

The video of this song shows a monster chasing a firefly at first. Eventually, the monster catches the firefly, he puts her in a cage. He realizes then that the firefly is sad, is losing her shine. He ...
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Identify a pop Thai song

There was a Thai hit album released 1988. The name of the Album was a Thai fruit. It had some great songs on it. One other song was called Rock n' Roll. I had it as a tape. The album cover was notable....
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Survivor - Eye of the Tiger song [closed]

Is there a remix of the song "Survivor - Eye of the Tiger"? What are the different musical instruments in this song? The music is awesome.
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How would you Find music if what you listen to isn't all the same genre but it has the same appeal? [closed]

Through the Fire and Flames by DragonForce is a song that can very easily hype a situation to that of epic proportions and it can be "Felt" or other wise envisioned by those who are moved ...
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Can anyone help me to find this rock music?

Some years ago, maybe more than 10, when I was a kid, I used to listen to a very engaging rock music that i’m mad to try to find what that music was. I remember some part of the lyrics but they aren’t ...
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Identify the lyrics of KISS' God Of Thunder (Alive 2)

Following the drum solo of KISS' God of Thunder from Alive II and before the "I'm the lord of the wastelands", could you identify what is being said?
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Rock band with name and theme associated with circus or freak show

I'm looking for a rock band's record. I heard them several years ago (more than 5). The only things I remember: Their vocalist (male) had very high voice tone Their theme was circus or a freak show ...
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Can Anyone Identify This Japanese Rock Song in the Background of this Mika Nakashima Video?

Link to Mika Nakashima video here This is a personal video of Mika Nakajima (中島 美嘉) towards the beginning of her fabulous career (2002). The song in question starts here at 5:53. I'm pretty sure the ...
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Can't find song by lyrics or title

I heard this song on twitch stream in ~2010-2015, it's a rock song, band name (I can be wrong here) contained letters "grim". All chorus parts started with words "all I want" (I'm ...
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Has Joe Satriani ever played “Speed of Light” live?

I could never find a Live performance of this track (possibly my fav among Satriani's works). Was it ever played live? If not - is there a reason for that?
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Is Deuce an Atheist?

Deuce, from Nine Lives, wrote a song called America. It has the following lyrics: They wanna see blood, They wanna see hate, Like needle in your vain, Sickness with no name, In a world that's insane, ...
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Should we consider Audioslave a continuation of Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, or neither?

I've always felt that Audioslave is too clean, too accessible, too 'mainstream' to be considered a continuation of either RATM or Soundgarden. I enjoy it to an extent, but for me, it doesn't resemble ...
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Rock video from '00s featuring topless male artists in studio

There was a rock song that I had on my computer when I was very little. I have no idea of the band name or when they were popular. I remember little snippets of the video, none of the music. It was ...
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Photograph of two (possibly) glam rock artists, one holding a guitar - can anyone please identify these musicians?

I have a box of band and concert photos from a storage locker I bought, some possibly from Woodstock. Some things that I've found in the box indicate that the owner was in the music business in some ...
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Is there a sizable audience for very long rock/metal songs?

I am a huge fan of rock and metal, in particular all things experimental/progressive. It is fairly common for prog albums to feature extended track lengths, and or the last year or so, the longest ...
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Need help trying to figure out the tuning / chords of a live acoustic performance of “Two is Better Than One” by Boys Like Girls [closed]

The song is called "Two is better than One" and the live performance is very nice and different from the original record, been trying to learn it so I can use it during a wedding. However I can't ...
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NOFX's song “Linoleum” - what's the meaning of this song?

What's the meaning of NOFX's song Linoleum? What's the reference to linoleum?
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Who composed and performed the soundtrack to the game Lords of Thunder

In the early 90s a game was created for the Sega CD system called Lords of Thunder. It took advantage of the new system's ability to reproduce CD quality sound and included an instrument-only hard ...
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Why have so many Grunge artists died of suicide and drug related deaths? [closed]

The Grunge genre seems plagued by tragedy, with a large number of the top performers having taken their own lives. Is there some sort of connection to explain why all of these artists of the same ...
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What is “The Seattle Sound”?

You often hear of early 90's Seattle music as having "Th Seattle Sound". What, exactly, are they talking about? Seattle has birthed Heart, Jimi Hendrix, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana and ...
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Was Pixies inspired by Rites of Spring?

I was listening to "Hey" by Pixies, and I noticed that the style was quite similar to that of Rites of Spring ("For Want Of" came to mind specifically). Both bands were active around the same time, ...
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I can't remember a song, whose video clip is weird

I can't remember a song, the clip of which had some mannequins without faces in place of people. Some of them, for example, represented a family at home (father, mother and son) sitting around a table....
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Why is a lot of Rock music focused on stuff like demons and Satan?

I have a friend who's really into Rock and Metal music. A lot of the music I see him post online, has names that seem to worship demons or Satanic beings. So, I wanted to know if the idea behind Rock ...
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“Summertime”, late 60s, early 70s, who sang it?

Who sang the version of "Summertime" that received a lot of airplay on American pop radio in the late 60s or early 70s? I've been wracking my brain, searching youtube, and I can't find it. It wasn't ...
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Dream by Imagine Dragons seems to have ripped off a song from the early 2000s to maybe 2010

music fans. I love the album Smoke + Mirrors (Apple Music). Today I was listening to the song "Dream" when I noticed this: A little after 2:53, the vocal melody sounds incredibly familiar. I have ...
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Where did the “rock on” hand sign come from?

A lot of rock musicians use a hand sign to symbolize the concept of "rock on" typically during a performance. The hand symbol is shown below. Where did this hand symbol come from and who created it?
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Artists similar to Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Evanescence, Fireflight, Within Temptation, Red, Trading Yesterday, Three Days Grace [closed]

I'm a music enthusiast but have a hard time classifying sub-genres. So I wanted to ask what genre do you think I am into. The reason I'm asking is that I'd like to explore other artists of the same ...
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What is this song? A catchy riff

https://youtu.be/GiQmKsjrZdg What is this song? A catchy riff as background music of a video I watched. I tried humming it to a detector website to no help. I have heard this riff but don't know the ...