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Is Rock Music Actually Dead?

Once upon a time, rock ruled the world, recording some of the most socially and artistically relevant works of the 20th century. Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin, The Who,...

What Makes a Catchy Song?

We’ve all had the experience of having a song get stuck in our head and absolutely lodge itself there in such a way that we just can’t get it out again for hours, days, maybe weeks on end. Whether or not that’s a good thing depends greatly on the song, of course, but...

How Music Nostalgia Creates New Music

It’s a truism of all art that one artist influences another in a domino effect that cascades across the artistic canon. The music industry is no exception, as many of its biggest names can point to nostalgia as one of their prime means of motivation. From the Fifties...

The Most Legendary Recording Studios

You love their music, but how much do you know about the places where it was made? Here’s a quick look at some of the most legendary recordings studios of all-time. Sun Studios If you’re a fan of 50s music, and Americana, chances are you’re familiar with this iconic...

The History of Album Artwork

Album covers are and long have been one of the most important aspects of any musical release by an artist. After all, no matter how good the music on that album is, it will remain forever silent if someone doesn't hear it. Album artwork helps catch consumers’ eyes,...

The Best Electric Guitars

From Keith Richards and Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix and George Harrison, so many of the greatest classic rock stars knew how to move music lovers by Making Their Guitar Gently Weep. Woody Guthrie’s guitar featured a label reading “This Guitar Kills Fascists” as he...

What Is Art Rock?

The relationship between popular art and “real” art has always been a tricky tightrope to walk. On the one hand, deriding works as not being “real” art is a fast track to coming off as a snob, and while there’s something to be said for being a discerning consumer of...