CCR guitarist Tom Fogerty's solo career continued after leaving Fantasy Records in the mid-'70s, facing a changing music scene, numerous trials and tribulations, and finally, his own mortality.
Pop radio has become very diverse with indie music, folk pop, rhythm and blues and pop rock. Traditional guitar rock, which has been in decline for years, has yet to make a comeback.
The charts are filled with music by so called one-hit wonders, a surprising number of which went all the way to number one.
Here’s my ranking of Van Halen’s best albums, from first to worst. If you are discovering Van Halen for the first time this is your roadmap. If you are a longtime fan of the band like I am, vote in the poll and make your opinion heard.
While the raucous sound of Jimi Hendrix's lead guitar playing is still celebrated, the deeper ballads of Hendrix serve to tell the whole story of Jimi.
Over the years, soft rock has remained a chart-topping genre. This article showcases the very best soft rock songs.
How the Grunge Revolution ushered in a dark age for guitar in the 1990s, and set the evolution of the instrument back a decade.
This article is an in-depth biography of the career of Mike Bloomfield, one of the greatest blues guitarists of all time.
This article provides a list of 10 great young rock guitarists, as well as biographies and videos for each.
This article provides a list of facts and trivia regarding the life of rock and roll guitarist Jimi Hendrix. It also tries to answer the question: How did Jimi Hendrix really die?
It's one of the "princes of punk"'s biggest hits, but what exactly are blink-182 singing about in "I Miss You"?
There is something enjoyable for everyone on this one, whether you are more a fan of Anthony Green's sweet and genuine love songs, his more playful pop songs, or his darker explorations into love and relationships.
In 1971, CCR's Tom Fogerty left the band he helped form to find his own voice in music. But would the public listen?
Close kin to Rhythm and Blues, Swing and Boogie-Woogie, Jump Blues hit the music world in the 40s with a big bang. Originating among the black musicians, who played the chitlin circuit, Jump Blues helped launch the careers of crossover musicians like Louis Jordan, Ella Fitzgerald and Big Joe Turner.
The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Kinks, and the Who are the most popular acts associated with this era. But, what other bands flourished during this time?
"Hallelujah" was the first song I heard by the late Jeff Buckley and everything still stands still for me in that moment back in 2002. I remember sitting in my friend's basement bedroom, completely confused about who I wanted to be and...
The four members of KISS took a massive gamble when they all released solo albums on the same day in September 1978. Instead of platinum success, it was the beginning of the end for the original band.
Since the release of the double Use Your Illusion albums, the public waited 17 years for an album of new material from Guns N' Roses. Chinese Democracy fits perfectly inside the GNR legacy.
This unavailable material pre dating the 2000's decade from Nirvana provides a further glimpse into the genius of Kurt Cobain.
We need to take a journey back in time to when legends were born and songs became anthems of a generation
I loved the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, but I came out of the cinema saying, "Why didn't they mention X? And why did they gloss over Y?" So here's a short list of things that didn't make it into the movie.
Guns N' Roses' "comeback" album, "Chinese Democracy," finally appeared in 2008 after 13 years of hype, but the disc can now be found at your local dollar store. Is it worth the buck?
Nirvana is the name of one of the most famous and influential rock bands of the 20th Century. The band is famous for its grunge and punk sound, heavy drums, interesting riffs and poetic lyrics. The band consisted of Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist...
The greatest debut album in rock history Guns N Roses Appetite For Destruction was also one of the rawest and mean spirited albums in years.
One of my passions is music, past and present. During the years as a middle school and high school teacher, my favorite topics would be about music history and rock music was very fun to teach.
KISS has an extensive catalog, so there are a lot of great songs that don't get a lot of attention. Here are 20 songs that don't get the love they deserve.
There was something really magical happening with music in the 60s and early 70s. Psychedelic Rock music gave voice to the dreams of an idealistic, if unrealistic generation.
As selected by Click2Connect, Imagine Dragon's "Radioactive" has been selected as song of the week for August 18 - August 24, 2013. Enjoy!
Here are 12 classic punk rock music videos that help chart the evolutionary development of punk rock.
"Van Halen III," released in 1998, is the lone VH album to feature Gary Cherone of Extreme on lead vocals.
KISS' 1998 album "Psycho Circus" was the first new studio album in almost twenty years by the reunited original band... but did it live up to the hype?
Most baby boomers remember, the sixties and seventies were an expansive time for music. Many of the musicians of that time are still making innovative music today.
"Infestation" was Ratt's first studio album since 1999 and their finest release since the glory days of the early 1980s. Unfortunately the reunion didn't last long.
Rock 'n' roll has long been dominated by men, especially hard rock and heavy metal, but over the last couple of decades, women have taken a bigger and bigger role in the music scene. Here we take a look at the powerful and lovely ladies of rock 'n' roll.
The Dead Kennedys, Beatles, Alice in Chains... These bands ruled the Anti-Establishment scene a couple decades ago. But who are today's biggest system opposing bands?
There is no doubt that the busiest and most productive man in music may very well be the one and only Mike Patton.
This article suggests a list of the 13 greatest Native American rock bands. It only includes bands from North America, that is, Canada and the United States.
Check out the top albums by Motley Crue along with their best songs. They are one of the most influential glam metal bands of all time, and they paved the way for a decade of memorable music.
The ‘70s were an epic time for rock music. This article showcases the very best rock songs from that enigmatic decade.
This article suggests a list of the ten greatest rock bands of all time and provides a short biography of each group, as well as photos and videos.
Weezer isn't the first band to breathe new life into Toto's classic song "Africa." Here are five more versions that are Weezer-worthy.
This article looks at some of the top rebel all-girl bands who have taken on the realms of punk and rock and clawed their way to the top.
Third Day is a great Christian rock band. Cari Jean lists her favorite Third Day songs which includes Thief, King of Glory, Creed, My Hope is You, I Need a Miracle, and more.
Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol.1/ LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun could have stood to take more risks, neither fully succeeding as as a return to form nor an innovative next chapter for the Smashing Pumpkins.
In recent years, Hindi films have started to embrace rock music. This article showcases the very best Bollywood rock songs.
I have gathered my favorite rock ballads from the '80s and '90s in this list of videos. Listen, enjoy, and pick up some trivia about rock power ballads!
These loves songs from the 1960s may have special meaning to those who fell in love during that era, but I think they have something special to offer to people of every generation.
While the roots of hard rock music date back to the late '60s, it was the '80s that propelled the genre to new heights. This article showcases the best hard rock bands of the ‘80s and ‘90s.
On June 7th, San Francisco based shoe gaze/drone rockers Slowness released their latest album "Berths." Here is an interview with band member Geoffrey Scott.
"Killers" was KISS' second "greatest hits" compilation, and was only released outside of the U.S. It is noteworthy because it featured four "new" songs.
The debut album by prog-rock "Supergroup" Asia was an instant success in 1982. The band featured members of Yes, King Crimson, the Buggles, and ELP.
Ever since rock music announced its arrival, bands with an all woman lineup have been dishing out memorable music. This post is an ode to the best all-female rock bands.
This article looks at the era when David Bowie was Ziggy Stardust and helped define the British glam rock genre of the 1970s.
Shaking a leg to rock music is a whole lot of fun. This article showcases the very best rock songs to dance to.
Portland, Oregon based new wave duo, Camp Crush, are set to release a new EP on May 18th, 2018. Find out what dance moves they are good at, among other things, in this chat with vocalist Jen Deale.
Just like many other music fans, Kurt Cobain liked to make lists. Here is 50 albums that he felt influenced Nirvana. We will profile 8 of these albums in detail.
This article explores the history and meaning of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. It also explains how the song can be viewed as a kind autistic meltdown.
Karaoke performances shouldn't be reserved to Beyoncé and Demi Lovato songs. Rock songs get hips swaying too. Here are 100 rock songs to put your vocal chords to work!
Did the rock group Led Zeppelin really steal some of their music from other artists? This article tries to answer this question by providing analytical text and videos.
A long time Dokken fan presents a brief history of the band and examines their extensive catalog of hard rock classics.
Your ringtone can express a variety of sentiments. If you're looking for a ringtone for a loved one, then check out these rock love songs to get ideas!
15 of the very best Scottish Punk Rock bands. Raw, vicious and even chart superstars with uncompromising lyrics, loud music and hard-core principles from the Caledonian crews of rasping guitar.
Die Happy was a short-lived Christian heavy metal band that rose from the ashes of the notorious Vengeance Rising. Their three-album discography still sounds pretty good today.
When we talk about great guitarists, the spotlight is often on men. Well, it’s time women got their due. This article showcases the best female guitarists.
1984's "Animalize" was the second album of KISS' "non-makeup" era, and their first - and last - album to feature guitarist Mark St. John.
The Kinks issued this concept album in 1968 and, with good reason, it is one of Ray Davies's favorites. This album will take you to the magical world Ray created to find peace and harmony.
Here is a list of the most important guitar players in the history of rock. These are the guitarists who inspired millions to pick up the instrument and make their own marks in the music world. Every great guitarist had their own influential hero, and chances are it was one of these players.
Beau Nasty was a "one and done" hair metal band whose lone album, 1989's "Dirty, But Well Dressed," is not only a decent listen, but a sought-after collectible too.
As the classic album "Nevermind" turns twenty five, the music still keeps the fresh smell of teen spirit.
The ‘80s and ‘90s were awe-inspiring decades for rock music. This article showcases the best classic rock songs from that memorable era.
This is a list of classic rock bands that never cracked the top forty, but are certainly worth a listen!
Elvis burst on the scene in the 1950s with much controversy. His dark black hair, vocal style, and shake and wiggle were patterned after black entertainers, like Ukelele Ike.
Paul McCartney gets back to his post-Beatles career by reissuing the first two albums by Wings in special archive editions. Marshall Fish takes a listen to the new releases of "Wild Life" and "Red Rose Speedway."
The late '60s witnessed a musical explosion of music that people still listen to today. As a result of the fierce competition, many excellent performers never received wide recognition.
The ‘70s are remembered for their pure, unadulterated rock music. This article showcases the best rock bands from that mystical decade.
Queen's Brian May is one of the most profoundly gifted, influential, and prolific guitarists to ever grace a studio and stage. Having fully functional right and left brain hemispheres, the musician capably balances hard rock and hard science: he’s also Dr. Brian May, a world-renowned astrophysicist.
Here are some of the best Italian Alternative Rock bands. Some bands are hard to categorise in any language. The Italian music scene is no different and many groups will produce quite unique music.
This article explores eight begginer-friendly guitarists that any novice guitar player can look to for wisdom and inspiration.
Record stores may be a dying breed, but thankfully music collecting addicts can still get their fix at their local thrift stores!
KISS' 1981 concept album "Music From The Elder" bombed when it was first released, but has developed a cult following over time.
Punk rock brings a high-octane energy that empowers an audience. In this article, we plumb the depths of punk rock, exploring the very best the genre had to offer throughout the '70s, '80s, and '90s.
My top 5 favorite Ska Punk bands of all time, along with descriptions of each and my favorite album.
Faith No More's genre-bending hard rock classic "The Real Thing" was originally released in 1989 and was reissued as a deluxe 2-CD set in 2015.
Duran Duran was a big influence on my preteen and teen years. Watching their videos and hearing their music brought me lots of joy in the '80s (and ongoing). Here are eight of my favorite Duran Duran songs from the '80s.
Kiss' Music From the Elder has long had a reputation as being one of the worst albums by the band. In Fact, it's actually a surprisingly progressive and fulfilling record that shouldn't be missed.
This is a list and brief description of 10 male rock musicians who are still going strong even as they age. They have had influential careers and their careers have lasted since the 1960s and '70s.
Jeff Buckley is probably most well-known for his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." But he also has an entire discography of equally stellar songs. Here's 10 of Jeff Buckley's best songs.
A brief history and some fanboy perspective on the Ramones, aka the greatest rock band ever to set foot on God's green earth.
In the 80s punk started to move in different directions. Hardcore, Psychobilly and more! Here is a list of the 10 best punk albums of the 80s.
Learn about the famous bands that started in the bay area! This article includes details about bands from San Francisco, Oakland, El Cerrito, Palo Alto, etc.
Enjoy 15 of the best heavy rock bands from the nation which literally sparked the inspiration for 'Smoke on the Water'.
Kix's third album, Midnite Dynamite, was released in 1985 and is still considered to be their finest work, but success would continue to elude them for a few more years. The hard working Maryland band is still on the road to this day!
The great Peter Frampton has given us lots of memorable music, and most of it was played on a Gibson Les Paul. His most famous one was a gift. It was lost, but now it has been found again. Here's the rest of the story.
Sometimes the meaning behind a hit song's lyrics can get lost in translation. Here is a list of 12 songs whose meanings we completely got wrong, either because we didn't fully grasp the lyrics or because we took the song at face value.
Released in February 1977, this song by beloved American entertainer Jimmy Buffett might just be the perfect summer song. Margaritaville conjures up images of a tropical paradise where "booze in the blender" seems to be the perfect recipe for passing the day away.
Ozzy Osbourne knows how to pick a guitarist. Here’s a list of some of the guitar legends he’s toured and recorded with through the years.
These are all classic hit songs, but do you know who did the original versions of these songs? Read on to find out more.
Over the years, many musicians have covered Elvis's most famous songs. Here are 10 of the best covers of Elvis's hit songs.
Excessive use of fade outs, simplistic guitar-work and other recurring elements make Interpol's songs blend together, and although a lot of the songs are good on their own, listening to the album as a whole can start to make the music seem more like background noise.
Abbey Road, the last record that The Beatles made together will be released on Friday, September 27. The deluxe version contains three audio CDs and one Blu-ray DVD.
'Artificial Selection' is one of the least risky albums produced by DGD. But, honestly, with choruses that catchy and songs that well-produced, it's hard to really care.
Check out 7 of the best rock guitar albums. These are the essential masterpieces that changed music and influenced millions of guitarists.
KISS' 20th album, "Monster," was released in October 2012. Did the fire-and-brimstone rockers still "have it?" Your columnist and longtime KISS fanboy takes you directly into the belly of the beast!
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has caused much debate over who is excluded. Here is a list of 15 artists that deserve to be considered for inclusion.
"Obsessions" was the fourth studio album by the Chicago-based Christian metal band Sacred Warrior. Originally released in 1991, it was reissued in 2019 by Retroactive Records.
This article suggests a list of the 14 Best California Rock Bands of All Time. Each band must have started its career in California and be known primarily as a rock and roll band.
KISS' 1983 album LICK IT UP was a do-or-die release for the struggling hard rock legends, who opted to appear without their trademark makeup for the very first time.
The '90s was a productive decade for music that produced many great artist and bands across vast genres, including alternative music.
Fifty years after it was first released, The Beatles "White Album" is now available in a Super Deluxe Edition box set. Marshall Fish reviews the new recordings.
Rob Halford abruptly left Judas Priest in the early 1990s and formed a new, grittier heavy metal band called Fight.
With a famous reputation for glamour and fashion and all things exotic the country of Italy has also produced much beautiful music. Here is a collection of famous female vocalists from the country who would come under a fairly broad definition of Rock music.
Was Cream the greatest rock band ever? There is a strong case, but that's for you to decide. Regardless, this trio of virtuoso musicians changed rock music forever.
"Creatures Of The Night" is considered one of KISS' best albums today, but in 1982 it seemed like their last gasp. It features new guitarist Vinnie Vincent and the anthem "I Love It Loud."