Rock VideosRock music is a genre of music started in America. It has its roots in 1940s and 1950s rock and roll and rockabilly, which evolved from blues, country music and other influences. According to the All Music Guide, “In its purest form, Rock & Roll has three chords, a strong, insistent back beat, and a catchy melody. Early rock & roll drew from a variety of sources, primarily blues, R&B, and country, but also gospel, traditional pop, jazz, and folk. All of these influences combined in a simple, blues-based song structure that was fast, danceable, and catchy.” Rock usually has a prominent vocal melody, accompanied by guitar, drums, and bass. Many styles of rock music also use keyboard instruments such as organ, piano, mellotron, and synthesizers. Other instruments sometimes utilized in rock include saxophone (originally in the 50s the central instrument), harmonica, violin, flute, French horn, banjo, melodica, and timpani. Also, less common stringed instruments such as mandolin and sitar are used. Rock music usually has a strong back beat, and often revolves around the guitar, either solid electric, hollow electric, or acoustic.
In the late 1960s, rock music was blended with folk music to create folk rock, blues to create blues-rock and with jazz, to create jazz-rock fusion, and without a time signature to create psychedelic rock. In the 1970s, rock incorporated influences from soul, funk, and latin music. Also in the 1970s, rock developed a number of subgenres, such as soft rock, heavy metal, hard rock, progressive rock, and punk rock. Rock subgenres that emerged in the 1980s included synthpop, hardcore punk and alternative rock. In the 1990s, rock subgenres included grunge, Britpop, indie rock, and nu metal.
A group of musicians specializing in rock music is called a rock band or rock group. Many rock groups consist of a guitarist, lead singer, bass guitarist, and drummer, forming a quartet. Some groups omit one or more of these roles and/or utilize a lead singer who plays an instrument while singing, forming a trio or duo; others include additional musicians such as one or two rhythm guitarists and/or a keyboardist. More rarely, groups also utilize stringed instruments such as violins or cellos, and/or horns like saxophones, trumpets or trombones.
Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Linkin Park, David Bowie, Foo Fighters, Paramore, Kings of Leon, U2, The White Stripes, Maroon 5, My Chemical Romance, Incubus, Panic! at the Disco, Evanescence, Weezer, R.E.M., Rage Against the Machine, Nickelback, Bruce Springsteen, Papa Roach, Aerosmith, OneRepublic, Jimmy Eat World, Bon Jovi.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Linkin Park
- David Bowie
- Foo Fighters
- Kings of Leon
- The White Stripes
- Maroon 5
- My Chemical Romance
- Panic! at the Disco
- Rage Against the Machine
- Bruce Springsteen
- Papa Roach
- Jimmy Eat World
- Bon Jovi
Tenacious D, All The Right Reasons, The Pick of Destiny, Light Me Up, Life Starts Now, Waking Up, Away from the Sun, Get Born, The Fray, Dizzy Up the Girl, Backspacer, The Beatles, Born in the U.S.A., The Reason, Achtung Baby, Daughtry, Exile on Main St., Don't You Fake It, Hipertrofia, Silver Side Up, The Joshua Tree, The Black and White Album, Greatest Hits, Finding Beauty in Negative Spaces.
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All The Right Reasonshttps://sonichits.com/album/Nickelback/All_The_Right_Reasons https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/04407e91b4844c5d8a3f75173986aee0.png
The Pick of Destinyhttps://sonichits.com/album/Tenacious_D/The_Pick_of_Destiny https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/9c3d305fe2b74c7d80020ac641ff39ca.png
Light Me Uphttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Pretty_Reckless/Light_Me_Up https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/3b9d39d8efad96335d0c6d67464d35cf.png
The Pretty Reckless
Life Starts Nowhttps://sonichits.com/album/Three_Days_Grace/Life_Starts_Now https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/c59bab1a342e46ba96013a3c26ca8302.png
Three Days Grace
Waking Uphttps://sonichits.com/album/OneRepublic/Waking_Up https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/b243e3b226cf4b3089e166f30e2cb83c.png
Away from the Sunhttps://sonichits.com/album/3_Doors_Down/Away_from_the_Sun https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/056ec23d90254b70b62aa84ce14876aa.png
3 Doors Down
Get Bornhttps://sonichits.com/album/Jet/Get_Born https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/22765d073954a2e392c5faafb3fddb45.png
The Frayhttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Fray/The_Fray https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/133e459bafec410aaf1d04d7345713d7.png
Dizzy Up the Girlhttps://sonichits.com/album/Goo_Goo_Dolls/Dizzy_Up_the_Girl https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/21de4e9110564c31cccc9230a8d0f25e.png
Goo Goo Dolls
The Beatleshttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Beatles/The_Beatles https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/0e17c97cccf44f7a85bb6c1c4029c0c9.png
Born in the U.S.A.https://sonichits.com/album/Bruce_Springsteen/Born_in_the_U.S.A. https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/cacd10a3c29f4d2bab40f31c20e6cbe0.png
The Reasonhttps://sonichits.com/album/Hoobastank/The_Reason https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/cf4e799bfd9f4c48952ca5cb11091eee.png
Achtung Babyhttps://sonichits.com/album/U2/Achtung_Baby https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/a482040d21924ddacd5fe75dedbb1ef2.png
Exile on Main St.https://sonichits.com/album/The_Rolling_Stones/Exile_on_Main_St. https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/46fe7f0a728349f6c9c37daf96c988af.png
The Rolling Stones
Don't You Fake Ithttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Red_Jumpsuit_Apparatus/Don%27t_You_Fake_It https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/666cfa4b8dba4703a9f0b16f149070fc.png
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Silver Side Uphttps://sonichits.com/album/Nickelback/Silver_Side_Up https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/e71caf16a6df482aa2ea584efa6155d9.png
The Joshua Treehttps://sonichits.com/album/U2/The_Joshua_Tree https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/c35229c920e24a938625aef2037acf01.png
The Black and White Albumhttps://sonichits.com/album/The_Hives/The_Black_and_White_Album https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/6d17941a3e3441d7b254c81e7211a3e1.png
Greatest Hitshttps://sonichits.com/album/Bruce_Springsteen/Greatest_Hits https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/eaf46fd74b4945d485c4026c7f2011cf.png
Finding Beauty in Negative Spaceshttps://sonichits.com/album/Seether/Finding_Beauty_in_Negative_Spaces https://lastfm-img2.akamaized.net/i/u/300x300/0c7646db6d754068afdfba51ee460fd9.png
Smells Like Teen Spirit, Mr. Brightside, Wonderwall, Come as You Are, Take Me Out, Clocks, Somebody Told Me, Viva la Vida, Karma Police, Creep, The Scientist, Californication, Yellow, Fix You, Under the Bridge, Song 2, Chop Suey!, Sex on Fire, Seven Nation Army, Lithium, Feel Good Inc., Chasing Cars, Supermassive Black Hole, Scar Tissue, Starlight, When You Were Young, Use Somebody, Otherside, Sweet Child o' Mine, Bohemian Rhapsody.