New Rave – It’s Not New

New RaveNew Rave is a sub genre of famous rock music world but still unique of its own kind. Some refer to is nu rave while some term it as neu rave. It is broadly used for that music that fuse unique elements of numerous types of music like new wave, electronic music, techno, indie, electro house, mash-up and how to forget the break beat hardcore.

Till date this music has been broadly & successfully applied to a dubious & arguable music scene that was British based originally and took place between 2005 to late 2008. This genre successfully celebrates the late era of 1980s Madchester along with rave scenes by fast pacing electronica inspired & influenced wide indie rock music. The term ‘raving’ was used to refer to going to some nightclubbing while rave scenes were illustrated by making use of neon colors.

The aesthetics as well as attributes of the popular new rave scene are principally quite parallel to the conventional rave scene, quite being typically centered on psychedelic effects. But the new wave has also faced criticism from media and some other critics in spite of immense fame, popularity and high demand among youngsters. The major reason for criticism is that experts say original sound of actual rave style is scarcely discernible in these so called new rave bands. But as earlier mentioned despite of these criticism and obligations, new rave has not lost any of its fan following and is still in immense demand among people especially youngsters due to its cool attributes.

35 Greatest Songs of The 60s Rock

Best Rock SongsHere we are presenting you some of the greatest rock songs of the ear of 1960s. On the basis of eternal fame & popularity of these records, these are ranked accordingly along with keeping in consideration their vital impact on the whole rock musical history.

Song – Artist
1. Will You Love Me Tomorrow – Shirlles
2. Stay – Maurice Williams and the Zodiac
3. Only The Lonely – Ray Orbison
4. Georgia on my Mind – Ray Charles
5. Chain Gang – Sam Cooke
6. Let’s Go, Lets Go, Let’s Go – Hank Ballard & the Midnighters
7. Shop Around – Miracles
8. Save The Last Dance For Me – Drifters
9. Cathy’s Clown – Everly Brothers
10. The Twist – Chubby Checker
11. Spanish Harlem – Ben E. King
12. Shakin All Over – Johnny Kidd & the Pirates
13. Wonderful World – Sam Cooke
14. Spoonful – Howlin Wolf
15. At Last – Etta James
16. Walk- Don’t Run – Ventures
17. He Will Break Your Heart – Jerry Butler
18. New Orleans – Garry U.S. Bonds
19. I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
20. Gee Whiz – Carls Thomas
21. It’s Now Or Never – Elvis Presley
22. Doggin Around – Jackie Wilson
23. The Magic Moment – Drifters
24. When Will I Be Loved – Everly Brothers
25. Fingerpoppin Time – Hank Ballar& the Midnighters
26. Back Door Man – Howlin Wolf
27. I Count The tears – Drifter
28. Stuck On You – Elvis Presley
29. Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis Presley
30. Blue Angel – Roy Orbinson
31. Please Come Home For Christmas – Charles Brown
32. Walking to New Orleans – Fats Domino
33. Big Boss Man – Jimmy Reed
34. A Fool In Love – Ike & Tina Turner
35. Let It Rock – Chuck Berry

25 World’s Most Weird Rock Band Names

So have a look at these world’s most weird rock band names –

1. !!!
2. Porno for Pyros
3. Stone Temple Pilots
4. Nickelback
5. Matchbox 20
6. Archers of Loaf
7. Def Leppard
8. W.A.S.P.
9. Smashing Pumpkins
10. The Alan Parsons Project
11. Puddle of Mudd
12. Of Montreal
13. Goo Goo Dolls
14. The The
15. The Mr. T Experience
16. Panic! At the Disco
17. Mr. Mister
18. Limp Bizkit
19. Chumbawamba
20. Enuff Z’nuff
21. Mott the Hoople
22. Hoobastank
23. Toad the Wet Sprocket
24. Thirty Odd Foot of Grunts
25. Hootie and the Blowfish

Weird Band Names

You love rock music? Then you also must have a craze for rock bands? But have you ever wondered that some of the rock bands in the widely famous rock music world have such weird names that leave you speechless regarding the name? Well if you still could not recall much of such weird funny and amazing names in the rock music world then go through this article first. This article has incorporated some of the weirdest, outlandish, hilarious and extra ordinary names that rock music world has ever had. These names are just for info sake and do not say anything with the musical quality of these rock bands. These names still leave us astonished regarding why such names were opted by our favorite rock music artists? Whether it was just for fun sake or a desire to be different or a short cut thought to make a major label out of something unique and extra ordinary.

Porno For Pyros – Pets / Woodstock 1994

Courtney Love – The Most Controversial Women Rock Artist

She Ruled Millions of Hearts

Some say rock music world has always been bias with women and some think it is not an appropriate place for women to succeed while some claim that woman has contributed heavily & aggressively in the success story of wide rock music world. Here we are not debating over any of this fact. In actual practice we are combining these three claims. In simple words this article is all about one woman – who is considered the most controversial women rock music world ever had and the same women who established herself in the rock world with her immense talent and ruled millions of hearts with her unique attitude, fashion and style. This woman is – ‘Courtney Love’.

Courtney Love

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For those who do not know this diva – Courtney Love, she is an American musician, singer, actress, song writer and an artist. She gained her initial success by the rock band ‘Hole’ which was formed by her in the year 1989. On one hand she has climbed up the ladder of success and at the same time she has also climbed up the ladder of controversies. Whether it’s her try to hit a journalist or controversy regarding her drug intakes or her statements regarding poor boyfriends, she has always hit the controversial graphs with a bull’s eye. But at the same time she has been doing the same, hitting the bull’s eye in terms of success too. Still till date her art pieces have been getting critically acclaimed and her fans dying to see her performing.

Courtney Love Interview About Kurt Cobain’s Suicide and more…

Oboe – Most Suave yet Difficult Instrument to Play

Music world is all about instruments bending together with the player. Musical instruments have played a vital indispensable role in the popularity of music. Even rock music has been surrounded by numerous musical instruments, some classical while some innovated (while experimenting) by artists. The variety of musical instruments in rock music has always been a matter of attraction to people.

Oboe

Some instruments are very simple yet some are quite difficult to learn & play. One such instrument that has always been considered one of the most elegant, suave yet one of the most difficult one to learn & play is Oboe. In rock music world, Oboe has been widely used after the period of 1970s. Before the year 1770, this graceful musical instrument was termed as hautbois or hoboy. The name Oboe was originally adopted in the year 1770 while the musician playing Oboe was termed as Oboist.

Oboe is basically a soprano-ranged musical instrument with double reed. Oboe belongs to the woodwind family and is crafted from a fine wooden tube that is usually a 60 cm long tube. The idiosyncratic Oboe tone is typically versatile. The Oboe tone has always been described typically as “bright”. This musical instrument is equipped with a conical bore, some metal keys along with a flared bell. The sound in Oboe is formed by blowing into Oboe’s reed while vibrating some air column. Peter Gabriel (famous rock artist from the well recognized band ‘Genesis’) has always been well known for playing Oboe in some of his band’s studio recordings.

Sonata for Three Oboes – a Really Great Sound of Professional Playing

Music Festivals for POP Music Fans

Music festivals continue to spread out and expand all over America. There are various styles of music that feature in these music festivals.

Pop Music Festivals

Following are some highly popular pop music festivals that are held in US annually:

Summerfest

Summerfest which is also known as “The Big Gig” is one the longest musical events. It continues for 11 days along the Wisconsin Lakefront and attracts around 1 million people. This festival has also been listed in Guinness Book of World Records as the biggest music festival.

Bonnaroo

Bonaaroo Arts and Music festival is a four daylong event which is held around Nashville, Tennessee. It started in 2002 and became so popular that it grew itself as one of the premier music festivals of the country.

Sasquatch!

Sasquatch! began as a hunch in 2002 that there was some space for a music fest that can cater to the eclectic and alternative musical tastes. It initiated in central Washington and is now considered as one of the top music festivals in the North America.

The Bamboozle

Bamboozle started in 2005 as a two daylong music festival in New Jersey. But now it has been expanded to a three day festival which is generally held in early summers every year.

South By Southwest

South by Southwest is a festival that celebrates both music and films. It is held in Austin, Texas in march every year and it is a week-long festival that is being organized since 1987. It has now become one of the premiere musical event.

Wilko Johnson – Famous Guitarist Who Fight Cancer

CancerFamous guitarist Wilko Johnson has been diagnosed with the pancreas cancer recently. Although he is not a household name but is amongst the list of one of the most influential guitarists in his era. He was quite famous for his unique guitar playing style that was best known as choppy guitar playing way. He is also considered to be one of the people who have contributed significantly and have a major influence in the growth of punk rock. This 65 years old start has chosen not to get any chemotherapy and is still in very good spirit. He also wants to finish one of his album and also has planned a series of goodbye and farewell gigs.

He is best known for his contribution and role in Dr. Feelgood which he left after some time in order to join The Blockheads and Ian Dury. After being associated with them for some time he formed his own rock band Wilko Johnson band which continued to tour till the cancer was detected.

Even after getting diagnosed with Cancer, Wilko didn’t disappoint his fans and assured to carry on his band touring to entertain them. But recently, Wilko Johnson cancelled his tour in which he was going to perform at Canvey Islands. The reason behind this cancellation of tour is his ill health. These shows were supposed to be almost the last shows of his legendary career but given his health conditions he would not be able to perform in these shows.

Wilko Johnson discusses his cancer [YouTube Video]