rock music

Rock Music

Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in 1950s,and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s.Rock and roll, itself is heavily influenced by rhythm,blues and country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other genres of music

Different Types of rock

Punk Rock:

Punk rock started between 1974 and 1976 in America and England.It came from garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music.

By late 1976, bands and singers such as the Ramones and Patti Smith in New York, and the Sex Pistol and The Clash, in London, were recognized as the leaders of a new musical movement. The following year saw punk rock spreading around the world. Punk quickly, became a major cultural event in England.

Irish Rock:

Since the 1960s rock music has been very popular in Island.and there are many famous Irish rock bands but the most talked about band is U2.the group is made up of four members them being Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen.Jr (drums and percussion),U2 formed at Mount Temple Comprehensive School.After four years, they signed with Island Records and released their first album boy.Another popular Irish band is The Cranberries.In 1989 the band formed in Limerick. The band consists of vocalist Dolores O'Riordan, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lewer.The band don't only go with one type of genre they also write a lot of Irish folk,Pop rock, alternative rock,Indie rock and post-punk.

American Rock:

American Rock was originated in 1940s and 1950s,there are a lot of American rock bands but the most talked about bands are:

Blink-182, Evanescence,Paramore,Sum41,Stevie Nicks,Red Hot Chille Peppers,Heart,Panic! at the disco, Pat Bentar,Breaking Benjamin, Nirvana,Nickelback,Neon Trees,Marina and the Diamonds,Marilyn Manson,Midlake,Linkin Park,Lit,The Killers,Green Day,Guns and Roses, The Goo Goo Dolls,The Drums,All The American Rejects, AFI and Aerosmith.

English Rock:

Forms of English rock started in 1969 with the Beatles, after the Beatles rock music in england was very popular and a lot of people started getting interested. there are many English Rock Bands and singers, such as:

Blur,Biffy Clyro,Bombay Bicycle Club,The Cranberries,U2,Crystal Fighters,Daughter,

Fenech-Soler,Mumford and Sons,Muse,Oasis,The Rolling Stones,The Smiths,The Police,Tears For Fears,Two Door Cinema Club,Black Sabbath,Duran Duran,A Flock Of Seagulls,The Cardigans and The Doors.

Heavy Metal:

Heavy Metal was developed in late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in England and America.Very popular Metal bands are,AC/DC, Aerosmith,Iron Maiden, Metallica and Dragon force.

AC/DC are an Australian Metal Band and formed in 1973.The two Band members are Malcome and Angus Young(brothers) they have both remained constand members of the band.

Aerosmith are an American rock/metal band.They formed in 1970 as the 'Jam Band' but after a while the name changed to Aerosmith.The band members have changed a lot over the years and so has the music, it has changed from metal to rock.

Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from Leyton that formed in 1975.

Metallica is a American Heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California.They formed in 1981.

Dragon Force is a british power metal band based in London, they formed in 1999.

Country Rock:

Country rock is a subgenre of country music, formed from the fusion of rock with country.The term is generally used to refer to the rock musicians who began to record country records in the late 1960s and early 1970s, beginning with Bob Dylan and The Byrds

Glam Rock:

Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a style of rock and pop music that developed in England in the early 1970s.Glam rock was performed by singers who wore outrageous clothes, hairstyles and make-up, usually platform-soled boots and a lot of glitter.


The term alternative rock started in the early 1980s to describe rock artists who did not fit into the mainstream genres of the time,It became wildly popular in the 1990s.During the late 1990s and early 2000s, several alternative rock bands emerged

Classic Rock:

Classic rock started in 1980s in America,it became popular in England in 1990.Classic rock is a mix of classical music and rock music.Piano and electric guitar would both be used as well as base,drums,violin and sometimes the hearp Intill this day there are many famous Classic rock bands such as:Abba,Aerosmith,Guess Who,Evancesnce,Deep Purple..Ect.

Pop Rock:

The Term "pop" has been used since the early 20th century to refer to popular music in general,People like Elton john,Paul McCartney and Cyndi Lauper all sing Pop Rock.


Grunge is a style of music that incorporates punk-rock,electronic and heavy metal, Popular in the 1990s. Pearl Jam,Alice in Chains, Nirvana and Screaming Trees are all examples of Grunge

Hardcore And Emo:

Hardcore and Emo is also seen as "screamo" was developed in America (in particular Washington D.C and Chicago) in the mid 1980s.Bands such as; Kids in The Way,I Set My Friends On Fire and We Came As Romans are all examples of Hardcore,Emo and Screamo music.

Digital electronic rock:

Electronic rock is also commonly referred to as eletrorock or digital-rock.Crystal Castles are an example of electronic Rock.Crystal Castles are a Canadian Electronic band.They started there music in 2004.consisting of producer Ethan Kath and vocalist Alice Glass.