Rock music's origins Rock music's origins Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in 1950s America
Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical sources. Rock music's origins Rock music's origins
Musically, rock has centered around the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with bass guitar and drums. Rock music's origins
By the late 1960s, referred to as the "golden age" or "classic rock" period, a number of distinct rock music sub-genres had emerged. Golden age
Rock Bands A group of musicians who specialize in playing this music is called rock band or rock group.
By 1963, led by the Beatles, rock had begun to achieve national success in Britain. The Beatles
Rock Music's Evolution Rock Music's Evolution As rock music became the dominant form of popular music, new bands built on their predecessors’ strengths while branching out into new sonic territory.
Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin gave rock a darker, heavier tone, becoming one of the ‘70s’ most popular bands and helping to kick-start a new genre known as hard rock or heavy metal.
Rock Music's Splintering English bands like Depeche Mode demonstrated a more introverted songwriting style, creating postpunk, which is also described as new wave.
Rock Music's Reemergence With the ascension of Nirvana's Nevermind in 1991, alternative rock became the dominant popular music.
The Ramones The nineties saw the age of electronic music, and this new rage spread all over the world. The 90s were also the decade of heavy metal and bands such as Guns and Roses, Metallica and Ramones.
Rock music has evolved to become an array of different styles and sub categories, which provide enjoyment for a multitude of different tastes in music.
The Jam The origins of 1990s pop punk can be seen in the more song-oriented bands of the 1970s punk movement like The Buzzcocks, The Jam.
Pop punk Pop-punk tends to use power-pop melodies and chord changes with speedy punk tempos and loud guitars. Punk music provided the inspiration for some California-based bands on independent labels in the early 1990s, including Green Day.
Green Day The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist and backing vocalist Mike Dirnt, drummer Tré Cool and guitarist and backing vocalist Jason White The band consists of lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong, bassist and backing vocalist Mike Dirnt, drummer Tré Cool and guitarist and backing vocalist Jason White
Green Day The band's early releases were from the independent record label Lookout! Records. In 1994, its major label debut Dookie released through Reprise Records became a breakout success and eventually sold over 10 million copies in the U.S
Green Day 'You can take us out of a punk rock environment, but you can't take the punk rock out of us.'
Linkin Park Their rap and metal sound was not new but, given a chance to shine under the Warner Bros, label, they found a huge following with their pop sensibilities and angry lyrics
Linkin Park Brad Delson, Mike Shinoda, and Rob Bourdon—the founders of Linkin Park