Questions tagged [rock]

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

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Iron Maiden's Eddie and Tolkien's Gollum

Rigg's first offical Eddie was used on Maiden's 1980 'Running Free'. In Wall's autobiography, it is said that this was from a design given to Dave Beasley. Ralph Bakshi released his 'Lord of the ...
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What is the true concept behind the band ghost?

I came across the band “Ghost” recently. Their melodies and riffs are amazing. I am trying to learn more about them. I have seen many interviews for them and in many of those ones they emphasize that ...
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Why were so many classic rock musicians born between 1945 and 1950?

There are numerous classic rock musicians, such as Don Henley, Bob Seger, and Tom Petty, who were born between 1945 and 1950, with an occasional odd bird like Roger Waters or Paul McCartney born ...
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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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Genre of “Band Take [X]” songs from the “Scythian Lamb” soundtrack

I discovered these songs on the Scythian Lamb soundtrack and am pretty curious about them. See the above link --the songs I'm interested in are all named "Band Take #" What genre do these songs fall ...
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Identify music video that have blue colored men on DTS demonstration disc?

What is the music video that has blue colored men on a DTS demonstration disc?
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What is the meaning of “special option in your car?”

The song Don't Turn Your Back, off of Blue Oyster Cult's album Fire of Unknown Origin, includes the line "You'll use that special option in your car." What does this mean?
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Rock covers of Wagner's music

I am looking for rock/prog rock/jazz covers or interpretations of music written by Richard Wagner (except the ride of the valkyries). There are a lot of musicians that have made very interesting ...
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Why do radio stations only play hit songs?

Those hits never used to be hits. It took radio play to become a hit. I’m a huge Led Zeppelin fan and as much as I love Stairway, Black Dog, Whole Lotta Love, etc. I just sometimes get so sick of ...
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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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What happened to Andy Fairweather Low and Greg Phillinganes regarding Eric Clapton?

If you are also a fan of Eric Clapton, you've probably noticed like me that in the recent past (probably ten years) Eric almost has a new backup band for him apart from the great bassist Nathan East. ...
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Records of ballads of Jerry Garcia

I am trying to get into the Grateful Dead for a while now, but their jammy style does not excite me too much (I prefer Jazz for that). Their ballads on the other hand seem exceptional too me. They are ...
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“Roses never grow…” (rock song)

I am not able search song which I remember is rock song and starts something like this "If you wanna be my best friend then show it, If you wanna be my lover then prove it...." .. "I don't wanna be ...
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Looking for examples of irregular time signatures being used in post rock

Post rock and prog rock are very different, however they both share an experimental nature. Having gotten used to irregular time signatures through prog rock, I was disappointed to find that the ...
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What song is played in the background in “Intro - Live” on Fleetwood Mac's Rumours (Super Deluxe)

You can hear the song in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xmm-_tW3sBo
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Old (Rock?) song sung by a guy. Instrumental sounds similar to Jerk It Out By Caesars but slower. Lyrics contain Woah oh oh oh oh

The instrumental part sounds similar to a slower version of Jerk It Out By Caeser's Palace. It is sung by a guy. It constantly repeats: "Whoa oh oh oh oh" then lyrics that sound something like "And ...
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Genre of music favored on “Lucifer” tv show

Note: This was moved from another question by @JasmineMcShea to avoid having two separate questions in the same post. [Trying to find a better genre description for] what I THINK is Rock'n'Roll, ...
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Is there a streaming music service that plays music by year or decade (esp 60s to 80s) based on what was actually popular in the decade?

I find that most “decade channels” (eg 80s Music) play music based on a retrospective notion of the decade. In that, some songs are overplayed and some songs are forgotten. I want to (re-) hear the ...
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Had Mark Knopfler written some more rock songs after Dire Straits?

I love Mark Knopfler's guitar playing such that I would not turn off his playing but neither deliberately listen to him. So I do not really follow his career path. Just out of curiosity: had he ever ...
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Why “un, dos, tres, catorce” instead of “un, dos, tres, cuatro” in U2's “Vertigo”?

U2's song Vertigo from their album How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb begins like this: Un, dos, tres, catorce!! In Spanish that's "one, two, three, fourteen". Why "fourteen"? I've read a number of ...
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What genre or other singer matches the chorus of “Dream State…” by Lucy Dacus?

In the chorus of her song Dream State... Lucy Dacus sings in a deep, monotone drone over guitar, peaking with a chorus of her own voice layered over itself several times... I know there is at least ...
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What musical effects is Jimi Hendrix using in “Machine Gun”? [closed]

Now I am listening to Jimi Hendrix' Machine Gun, one thing I do not understand is which additional musical effects Jimi Hendrix is using.
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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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Intro to popular rock music

I was raised in a home whose music appreciation mostly centered around church music. I don't mean Christian rock, gospel, or anything like that—more like large chamber choir music. As a teenager I ...
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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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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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What kind of music do people born in the late 80's listen to now? [closed]

I'm 30 years old. I fell out of touch with American music sometime in the late 2000s, because I got into European metal music. I started off listening to symphonic metal, but eventually ended up ...
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Are theses images logos from some bands?

I just found these in a pack of bands stickers, but I'm not sure where are they from.
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What are the nights in the Eric Clapton's 24 nights album?

My favorite Eric Clapton's album is the 24 nights. I wonder what specifically the 24 nights are? I know some of them, say blues nights or orchestra nights.
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1980s video with hot spanish rocker girl playing guitar

Had a crazy flashback to this video. It's an upbeat rock song with a 20-something guitar girl. Lyrics all in Spanish. In one scene she is playing on railroad tracks. Can't recall much else. Was ...
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Can a band (i.e. Linkin Park) survive the loss of a core member?

After Chester committed suicide and broke our hearts, I wondered what will happen next? Will Linkin Park survive? Is there an example from history where bands were able to recover after losing a core ...
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Who was the guy in the B-52's video “Roam”?

In the music video Roam by the B-52's there appears to be an African American B-52 with large hair (not really an Afro but similarly large). Upon seeing that I though "Oh, cool, the B-52s were more ...
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Why did not I see black people in Rodriguez concert in South Africa?

I just watched the documentary Searching for Sugar Man, a movie about Rodriguez. In this documentary they said that his music was a big influencer in fighting with music against the apartheid. But ...
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History of the Guitar in Rock 'n' Roll music

Since when guitars were used in Rock 'n' Roll music? Not necessarily as lead instrument. The wiki page says In the earliest rock and roll styles of the late 1940s and early 1950s, either the piano ...
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Which concert(s) is featured in Aerosmith's “Crazy” videoclip?

In Aerosmith's Crazy videoclip, there are several scenes of the band playing live, which appear to be from the same concert. Yet, I am unable to find a proper reference for this concert. Wikipedia in ...
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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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What's this song called?

Here's the video URL on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMztE5vJDsI It's titled "I can't live without you" by Romeo Jones. However, I've looked, quite literally, EVERYWHERE on the internet. ...
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70's rock song about a man and his ship

I have been racking my brain and searching high and low to identify a song I can only partially remember from the 70's. Hoping someone on this exchange will have an idea. Here's what I can remember: ...
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Animated music video with snake-haired girl

there is this song which had animated or anime video. A guy goes into a bar and there is this beautiful girl with long hair and big breast. and later her hair turns into snake like medusa. it has a ...
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What version of the song “Rock Me” was popular in the 1960s?

In the mid-1960s I listened to 2 AM radio stations in Southern California: KHJ and KFWB. The DJs included Sam Riddle, The Real Don Steele, and Humble Harv. A song has come to mind recently that may be ...
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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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Whose​ faces are behind the Nimrod stickers on the cover of Green Day's “Nimrod”?

I googled a lot but couldn't find who's faces are behind the Nimrod stickers. Are they some popular faces?
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About Jimi Hendrix

Why is Jimi Hendrix called the Father of Guitar? What are the unique playing-style of guitar about him. There are many best guitarist like G-3, Jimmy Pages, Eric Clapton, etc. What are the difference ...
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Did NME really say Public Image Limited was “arguably the first post-rock group”?

On the Wikipedia page for Post Rock (Here) it says that the magazine New Musical Express has stated that Public Image Limited was "arguably the first post-rock group" (the quotation is from the ...
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First rock band ever?

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the ...
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Please help me find this psychedelic rock (?) song!

I've been listening to this mix: https://www.mixcloud.com/by4konata/metatronshotblast-ep02-weird-progressive/ and the track at 8:40 is absolutely mindblowing! It seems to be some sort of psychedelic ...
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Looking for a modern-rock song

There's a song I heard at the mall once that sort of reminded me of something similar to "Green day" here's what I remember, The song's chorus repeated something like "You don't wanna, you don't ...
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New EDM-Rock Bands (Not old bands, Not metal, Not Djs)

Can anyone suggest bands with this criteria? New bands (not bands with long careers like Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, etc) Electronic (EDM) and Rock at the same time. Not Metal bands ...
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Australian or NZ bands like Mountain Goats, Neutral Milk Hotel, etc.?

I am looking for Australian or New Zealand bands like Mountain Goats, Neutral Milk Hotel, etc.? This may not exist. I am also interested in any bands with a similar sound from other languages or ...
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Is Kategorie C music not allowed in Germany?

I know some of the band members are radical right, perhaps neo nazis. But their music sounds really good and its about football, but as a none German they might be hiding some political/racist chants ...