Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Female Fronted Metal Bands

A lot of rockbands are fronted by amazing females who have proved that rock music is not only for the dominant males. Successful females in the rock scene include: Shirley Manson, Gwen Stefani, Hayley Williams, Dolores O' Riordan, and many more. Now that women have penetrated the rock scene mainly populated by men, the rock metal/death metal music already included women, even making them the voice of   a hard and heavy music. Whoever said women can't do metal will be mesmerized by these 10 female-fronted metal bands' voice, music, and beauty. Girl Power!!

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Rock and Roll Birthdays: September



September 1, 1933, Conway Twitty (Harold Lloyd Jenkins)
September 1, 1944, Archie Bell (The Drells)
September 1, 1946, Barry Gibb (Bee-Gees)
September 1, 1949, Greg Errico (Sly and The Family Stone)
September 1, 1957, Gloria Estefan
September 2, 1939, Sam Gooden (Impressions)
September 2, 1939, Bobby Lee Dickey (James & Bobby Purify)
September 2, 1940, Jimmy Clanton
September 2, 1943, Rosalind Ashford (Martha and the Vandellas)
September 2, 1943, Joe Simon
September 2, 1951, Mik Kaminski (Electric Light Orchestra)
September 3, 1915, Memphis Slim
September 3, 1934, Freddie King (Freddie Christian)
September 3, 1942, Al Jardine (Beach Boys)
September 3, 1944, Gary Leeds (Walker Brothers)
September 3, 1945, George Biondo (Steppenwolf)
September 3, 1947, Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy)
September 3, 1948, Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad)
September 3, 1955, Steve Jones (Sex Pistols)
September 3, 1965, Todd Lewis (Toadies)
September 4, 1942, Gene Parsons (Byrds/Flying Burrito Brothers)
September 4, 1942, Merald "Bubba" Knight (Gladys Knight and the Pips)
September 4, 1946, Gary Duncan (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
September 4, 1946, Greg Elmore (Quicksilver Messenger Service)
September 4, 1950, Ronald LaPread (Commodores)
September 4, 1952, Martin Chambers (Pretenders)
September 5, 1939, John Stewart
September 5, 1943, Joe 'Speedo' Frazier (Impalas)
September 5, 1945, Al Stewart
September 5, 1946, Buddy Miles
September 5, 1946, Loudon Wainwright III
September 5, 1946, Freddie Mercury (Farookh Bulsara) (Queen)
September 5, 1946, Dean Ford (Marmalade)
September 5, 1949, Clem Clempson (Humble Pie)
September 5, 1966, Terry Ellis (En Vogue)
September 5, 1969, Dweezil Zappa
September 6, 1925, Jimmy Reed (James Mathis)
September 6, 1944, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
September 6, 1961, Pal Waaktaar (a-ha)
September 6, 1971, Dolores O'Riordan (Cranberries)
September 7, 1934, Little Milton (Milton Campbell)
September 7, 1936, Buddy Holly
September 7, 1940, Ronnie Dove
September 7, 1946, Alfa Anderson (Chic)
September 7, 1949, Gloria Gaynor
September 7, 1951, Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)
September 7, 1954, Benmont Tench (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
September 7, 1970, Chad Sexton (311)
September 8, 1897, Jimmie Rodgers (early influence)
September 8, 1932, Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley)
September 8, 1935, John Sylvia (Tune Weavers)
September 8, 1941, Donald Drowty (Dante & The Evergreens)
September 8, 1942, Sal Valentino (Beau Brummels)
September 8, 1945, Ron 'Pig Pen' McKernan (Grateful Dead)
September 8, 1945, Jose Feliciano
September 8, 1945, Kelly Groucutt (Electric Light Orchestra)
September 8, 1960, David Steele (Fine Young Cannibals)
September 9, 1925, Jimmy Reed
September 9, 1940, Joe Negroni (Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers)
September 9, 1941, Otis Redding
September 9, 1942, Luther Simmons (Main Ingredient)
September 9, 1945, Dee Dee Sharp
September 9, 1946, Billy Preston
September 9, 1946, Doug Ingle (Iron Butterfly)
September 9, 1952, Dave Stewart (Eurythmics)
September 10, 1942, Danny Hutton (Three Dog Night)
September 10, 1949, Barriemore Barlow (Jethro Tull)
September 10, 1950, Joe Perry (Aerosmith)
September 10, 1957, Siobhan Fahey (Bananarama)
September 10, 1960, David Lowery (Cracker)
September 10, 1966, Robin Goodridge (Bush)
September 10, 1968, Big Daddy Kane
September 11, 1938, Charles Patrick (Monotones)
September 11, 1940, Bernie Dwyer, (Freddie & The Dreamers)
September 11, 1946, Dennis Tufano (The Buckinghams)
September 11, 1948, John Martyn
September 11, 1953, Tommy Shaw (Styx)
September 12, 1943, Maria Muldaur
September 12, 1944, Barry White
September 12, 1952, Neil Peart (Rush)
September 12, 1952, Gerry Beckley (America)
September 12, 1965, Norwood Fisher (Fishbone)
September 12, 1968, Larry LaLonde (Primus)
September 12, 1972, Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
September 13, 1925, Mel Torme
September 13, 1941, David Clayton-Thomas (Blood, Sweat & Tears)
September 13, 1944, Peter Cetera (Chicago)
September 13, 1952, Randy Jones (Village People)
September 13, 1961, Dave Mustaine (Megadeth)
September 14, 1947, John "Bowser" Bauman (Sha Na Na)
September 14, 1949, Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynrd)
September 14, 1950, Paul Kosoff (Free)
September 14, 1954, Barry Cowsill (Cowsill)
September 14, 1959, Morten Harket (a-ha)
September 15, 1903, Roy Acuff
September 15, 1928, Cannonball Adderly
September 15, 1933, Pat Barrett (Crewcuts)
September 15, 1942, Lee Dorman (Iron Butterfly/Captain Beyond)
September 16, 1925, B.B. King (Riley B. King)
September 16, 1942, Bernie Calvert (Hollies)
September 16, 1943, Joe Butler (Lovin' Spoonful)
September 16, 1944, Betty Kelley (Martha and the Vandellas)
September 16, 1948, Kenny Jones (Faces/Who)
September 16, 1963, Richard Marx
September 17, 1923, Hank Williams (Hiram King Williams)
September 17, 1937, Phil Cracolici (Mystics)
September 17, 1939, Lamonte McLemore (Fifth Dimension)
September 17, 1947, Lol Creme (10cc)
September 17, 1950, Fee Waybill (Tubes)
September 18, 1933, Jimmie Rodgers (fifties singer)
September 18, 1940, Frankie Avalon
September 18, 1946, Alan King (Ace)
September 18, 1952, Dee Dee Ramone (Douglas Colvin) (Ramones)
September 19, 1921, Billy Ward (Dominoes)
September 19, 1931, Brook Benton
September 19, 1934, Brian Epstein (Beatles manager)
September 19, 1935, Nick Massi (Four Seasons)
September 19, 1940, Bill Medley (Righteous Brothers)
September 19, 1942, Danny Kalb (Blues Project)
September 19, 1941, Mama Cass Elliot (Ellen Naomi Cohen)(Mamas & Papas)
September 19, 1945, David Bromberg
September 19, 1945, Freda Payne
September 19, 1952, Nile Rogers (Honeydrippers)
September 19, 1967, Ricky Bell (Bell Biv DeVoe)
September 20, 1885, Jelly Roll Morton
September 20, 1949, Chuck and John Panozzo (Styx)
September 20, 1966, Nuno Bettancourt (Extreme)
September 21, 1934, Leonard Cohen
September 21, 1941, Dickey Lee
September 21, 1947, Don Felder (Eagles)
September 21, 1972, Liam Gallagher (Oasis)
September 22, 1931, George Chambers (Chambers Brothers)
September 22, 1951, David Coverdale (Deep Purple/Whitesnake)
September 22, 1956, Debbie Boone (Deborah Ann Boone)
September 22, 1957, Johnette Napolitano (Concrete Blond)
September 22, 1957, Nick Cave
September 22, 1960, Joan Jett (Joan Larkin) (Runaways)
September 23, 1930, Ray Charles (Ray Charles Robinson)
September 23, 1939, Roy Buchanan
September 23, 1943, Steve Boone (Lovin' Spoonful)
September 23, 1943, Julio Iglesias
September 23, 1945, Paul Petersen
September 23, 1947, Jerry Corbetta (Sugarloaf)
September 23, 1949, Bruce Springsteen
September 23, 1959, Lita Ford (Rosanna Ford) (Runaways)
September 23, 1970, Ani DiFranco
September 24, 1940, Barbara Allbut (Angels)
September 24, 1941, Linda McCartney
September 24, 1942, Phyllis Allbut (Angels)
September 24, 1942, Gerry Marsden (Gerry & The Pacemakers)
September 24, 1944, Rosa Lee Hawkins (Dixie Cups)
September 24, 1971, Marty Cintron (No Mercy)
September 25, 1933, Ian Tyson (Ian & Sylvia)
September 25, 1939, Jesse Russell (Persuasions)
September 25, 1943, John Locke (Spirit)
September 25, 1943, Gary Alexander (The Association)
September 25, 1945, Onnie McIntire (Average White Band)
September 26, 1918, John Zacherle
September 26, 1941, Joseph Bauer (Youngbloods)
September 26, 1943, Georgie Fame
September 26, 1945, Bryan Ferry
September 26, 1948, Olivia Newton-John
September 26, 1954, Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos)
September 26, 1972, Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men)
September 26, 1965, Cindy Herron (En Vogue)
September 27, 1943, Randy Bachman (Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive)
September 27, 1947, Meat Loaf (Marvin Lee Aday)
September 27, 1959, Shaun Cassidy
September 28, 1928, Tuli Kupferberg (Fugs)
September 28, 1938, Ben E. King
September 28, 1943, Nick St. Nicholas (Steppenwolf)
September 28, 1946, Helen Shapiro
September 28, 1947, Peter-Hop-Evans (Medicine Head)
September 28, 1955, George Lynch (Dokken)
September 29, 1935, Jerry Lee Lewis
September 29, 1944, Tommy Boyce (Boyce & Hart)
September 29, 1944, Mike Post
September 29, 1948, Mark Farner (The Pack/Grand Funk Railroad)
September 30, 1935, Johnny Mathis
September 30, 1940, Dewey Martin (Buffalo Springfield)
September 30, 1942, Gus Dudgeon (record producer)
September 30, 1942, Frankie Lymon
September 30, 1944, Marilyn McCoo (Fifth Dimension)
September 30, 1945, Mike Harrison (Spooky Tooth)
September 30, 1946, Sylvia Peterson (Chiffons)
September 30, 1948, Marc Bolan (T. Rex)
September 30, 1952, John Lombardo (10,000 Maniacs)
September 30, 1956, Basia
September 30, 1964, Robby Takac (Goo Goo Dolls

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

San Miguel Oktoberfest


WHAT: San Miguel Oktoberfest 2012
WHEN: Friday, September 28, 2012 6:00 pm - 6:00 am
WHERE: Aseana City, Macapagal Blvd, near Roxas Blvd
WHO: with special performances by Apl. De. Ap of the Black Eyed Peas
also feat:
Slapshock
Greyhoundz
Wilabaliw
Kjwan
Razorback
Pepe Smith
Ely Buendia
and Lovi Poe

Ticket Price:
50php General Admission: includes costs of 2 cups 160ml Oktoberfest Beer
70php General Admission: Entrance to Red Horse Beer Tent and includes 2 cups of 160ml Oktoberfest Beer and 1 cup 330ml cup of Red Horse Beer

For ticket inquiries email at : redhorseoktoberfest@gmail.com or log on to www.redhorsebeer.com

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Bazooka Rocks!!


WHEN: Sunday, September 30, 2012 3:26 pm - 6:26 pm
WHERE: SMX Convention Center Pasay City, Philippines Pasay cityPhilippines
WHO:
The Pretty Reckless
Mayday Parade
Marianas Trench
A Skylit Drive
Forever The Sickest Kids
The Maine
Salamin
Robin Nievera
Penguin
Gates open : 11am
Door Price : Php 4,500
You can also buy tickets from SM Ticket outlets Nationwide

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EVENTS: September Local Gigs (Metro Manila)

Mark your calendars! Local gigs in the metro for the month of September.



Alarm Of Acceptance album Launch 
Sept. 21 Friday
Freedom Bar Anonas Q.C.
(First 100 attendees gets free Light Of Luna - alarm of acceptance stickers)
Entrance: P150 w/ Free Beer

With:
Talata
Jeepney Joyride
David vs. Goliath
Enfilade
The Naked Lights.
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YouIgniteIt.com & Railroad Recordspresents Holland's female fronted hardcore band "ALL FOR NOTHING"
(To Live and Die for S.E.A. tour 2012) Philippine Leg
Featuring:
Dead On Arrival
Bought By Blood
Arcadia
PileDriver
Tough Talk
September 21, 2012 • Gates open at 6pm
Entrance: 300 Php
3rd Flr, Makati Square Mall, Makati City Philippines
or more info call: (02)819-0010
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BIGAYAN! Odat and Hoodlum Tandem EP Launch
GUEST BANDS:
TANYA MARKOVA
ARCADIA
DHRUVA TARA
JURASSIC PARDS
PENGUIN
RIGMAROLE
BAD HAIR DAY
ATTIC NIGHTMARES
HIGANTE
... with a very special, awesome, spectacular participation by The Aliens

Sept. 22, 2012
Saturday, 8PM
ENTRANCE PHP 150 WITH BEER
BLACK KINGS' BAR
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YouIgniteIt : Decapitated Live In Manila
September 22, 2012
DECAPITATED REGULAR PASS TICKETS will b AVAILABLE at the following Stores on 
AUGUST 20,2012
1. SKARLET BAR (TIMOG) TUES-SUNDAY 8PM - 2AM
2. MORBID TATTOO SHOP (2nd FLR. CASH AND CARRY MALL) MON-SUNDAY, 10AM- 8PM
3. CALLE SKATE SHOP (PASIG) TUE- SATURDAY 10AM - 6PM
4. METAL DISC SHOP (Inside Cartimar PASAY) MON-SUNDAY 10am - 7PM
5. METAL DISC SHOP (Inside Cartimar RECTO) MON-SUNDAY 10am - 7PM
6. YOUIGNITEIT HEADQUARTERS (MEET UP AT MAKATI PETRON GAS STATION MAKATI AVE) CALL 02-02-8190010 or Text 09152951095
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Moonfire Music: Reunite
Saturday, September 22, 2012 6:07 pm - Sunday, September 23, 2012 9:07 pm
Blackbird Makati
Kamagong
Makati City
9815
Philippines
With Performances by:
Kneel On Nails
Imbuenokudos
Earthmover
Faintlight
Midsummer
21st Fever
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12-Bar Production: Bluness Monday Open Jams
Monday, September 24, 2012 7:24 pm - Tuesday, September 25, 2012 10:24 pm
Gweilos Bar and Restaurant
Quezon City
Philippines
FREE ENTRANCE
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 Entertainment: LivewHappyhouseire
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 5:59 pm - Wednesday, September 26, 2012 8:59 pm
Checkpoint Louie's Bar
208 Doña Soledad Avenue
Parañaque City
Philippines
With Performances by:

NOCTURNAL INSANITY
SNAKEFACE
JURASSIC PARDS
GLORYHOLE
TOURETTES
KWADERNO
HANDPICKED
SILENTKISS
REMARK
JEEPS OVER TAXIS
DEAN
HARDDRIVE
UNTITLED
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Good Fight Movement X Death Via Disco X Lathala: Placebo Effect
Friday, September 28, 2012 5:57 pm - Saturday, September 29, 2012 8:57 pm
Checkpoint Louie's Bar Sucat
Paranaque
Philippines
With Performances by:

JURASSIC PARDS
300 VIOLIN ORCHESTRA
FHERROND
KADA
TURPITUDE
READ OUR LINES
GREY PORTRAIT
SUNFLOWER PROJECT
SEPTEEMBER ISSUE
PSYBILL

ENTRANCE IS FREE!
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The Southern Project: Eto Ngayon
Saturday, September 29, 2012 1:23 pm - Sunday, September 30, 2012 4:23 pm
Maso Bistro
160 Tropical Avenue
Las Piñas City
Philippines
with
Hijo
Bakeshop
Army of One
(S)crabble
Baked
Peso Movement

150 plus BEER!!
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rock Artists Who Died Before Age 30

Today is the 41st death anniversary of the music industry's greatest electric guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Like Hendrix, some of the rockstars' lives are inspirational, dramatic, and tragic. Some continue to live until their old age, and some had lived to fame and popularity only to cut short by accidents, disease, drug-related problems, and suicide. Here are Top ten rockstars who died before the age 30.

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1. Jim Morrison - The frontman of The Doors died on July 3, 1971 due to heroin overdose. He was found by his long time partner Pamela Courson in the bathtub of his apartment in Paris. He was age 27.


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2. Janis Joplin - The lead singer of the Psychedelic-Acid Rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company died on October 4, 1970 due to heroin overdose. She had a drug-and-alcohol-drenched life and died at the tender age of 27.


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3. Cliff Burton - Metallica's bassist died on September 27, 1986 due to an accident. He was asleep on the band's tour bus during Metallica's Damage Inc Tour in Europe. The bus skidded off the road and flipped onto the grass in a road in rural of south Sweden. Cliff was thrown out of the window of the bus which fell on top of him killing him instantly. He was 24 years old during the time of his death.


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4. Jimi Hendrix - He succumb to his drug addiction on September 18, 1970 in London due to respiratory arrest. He was considered as one of the greatest electric guitarist of the rock music industry. He died at the age of 27.


Ronnie Van Zant | image from myspace.com
Steve Gaines | image from retrorebirth.wordpress.com
Cassie Gaines | image from lynyrdskynyrdhistory.com
5. Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ronnie Van Zant, Steve Gaines, Cassie Gaines - One of the most tragic deaths in the music industry was the death of the three members of Lynyrd Skynyrd in a plane crash on October 20, 1977. Ronnie was 29, Steve was 28, and Cassie was 29 at the time of their death.


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6. Brian Jones - One of the founding members of the Rolling Stones was found dead on the pool of his East Sussex home in England on July 3, 1969 by his girlfriend Anna Wohlin. The coroner's report stated "death by misadventure", and noted his liver and heart were heavily enlarged by drug and alcohol abuse. He was age 27 during his death.


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7. Shannon Hoon - The lead vocals of Blind Melon died on October 21, 1995 due to cocaine overdose. On the night before his death, he launched into an all-night drug binge following their performance in Houston. He was age 28 during his death.


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8. Ian Curtis - The lyricist and lead vocals of the post punk rock band Joy Division hanged himself in the kitchen of his home in Macclesfield in the early hours of May 18, 1980. This was due to his failing health as a result of the epilepsy and his failing marriage. He died at age 23.


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9. Hillel Slovak - The original guitarist and the founding member of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers was found dead by police in his Hollywood apartment on June 27, 1988. After his autopsy, authorities determined that he had died two days earlier on June 25, 1988 due to a heroin overdose. He died at age 26.


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10. Kurt Cobain - On April 8, 1994, Cobain's body was discovered at his Lake Washington home by an electrician who had arrived to install a security system. Apart from a minor amount of blood coming out of Cobain's ear, the electrician reported seeing no visible signs of trauma, and initially believed that Cobain was asleep until he saw the shotgun pointing at his chin. A note was found, addressed to Cobain's childhood imaginary friend "Boddah", that stated that Cobain hadn't "felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music, along with really writing . . . for too many years now". A high concentration of heroin and traces of diazepam were also found in his body. Cobain's body had been lying there for days; the coroner's report estimated Cobain to have died on April 5, 1994. He was 27 at the time of his death. (Wikipedia)

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Sunday, September 02, 2012

The Evolution of Rock n' Roll Fashion

Rock music have influenced the society in just about everything; our daily life, attitude, language, and fashion. Some components of today's fashion trends were popularized by rock artists and adapted by the early rock fans (think of the spikes and studs). Let's take a look at the popular fashion trends in the rock music scene.

The Rockers (British) and Greasers (Americans)
These guys originated in the UK during the 1950's and were members of the biking subculture. The Greasers were the Rockers' American counterparts. They wore leather jackets and pants and were centered around cafe racer motorcycles and rock music, which was then popularized and dominated by Elvis Presley.

The Rockers/Greasers Fashion.| Image from http://sophomoreelp-homma.blogspot.com
Beatlemania
During the 60's, The Beatles popularized the mop-top haircut which was a hit during the 60's, even toy manufacturers produced "beatle-wigs". They also popularized the suit from black, to grey, and during the psychedelic era (1967-68) they wore bright colored suits, paisley suits, and floral shirts and trousers. John Lennon's trademark round, thin-rimmed teashade glasses also became an element of fashion and is now known as "John Lennon Glasses".

The mop-top hair and the suit | image from http://carrollbryant.blogspot.com
The Psychedelic era, also incorporated in their album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. | Image from johannasvisions.com
The Hippies
A youth movement in the US during the 60's which has a core belief set revolving around the values of peace and love as being essential in an increasingly globalized society, and they are oftentimes associated with non-violent anti-governmental groups (urban dictionary). Hippie's fashion trademarks include bright-colored clothing, bell-bottoms, vests, tye-dyed garments, dashikis, peasant blouses, long skirts, non-western inspired clothing, native american jewelry, head scarves, headbands, long beaded necklace, and psychedelic art decorations in their homes and personal stuffs.

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Glam Rock
Outrageous makeup, clothes, hairstyles, and platform-soled boots. most noted in the representation of androgyny.

David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust Persona | Image from rananddavesmusicaladventure.wordpress.com
Punk
A fast, hard-edged music, short songs, stripped down instrumentation, and political anti establishment lyrics. A rock music genre developed during the mid 70's in the US, UK, and Australia. People in the punk rock scene wear studded and spiked accessories, skinny jeans, leather jacket, mohawk hair, and body piercings. One notable fashion designer during this era was Vivienne Westwood, who contributed and somehow invented the punk rock look (chains, safetypins, etc)

Punk Girls | Image from coverlaydown.com
Glam Metal
Combined punk rock, hard rock, and heavy metal with catchy hooks and guitar riffs, with the aesthetics of glam rock. Also known as Hair Metal.

Poison | Image from freerepublic.com
Grunge
Inspired by hardcore punk, heavy metal, and indie rock, grunge is generally characterized by heavily distorted electric guitars, contrasting song dynamics, and apathetic or angst-filled lyrics. Clothing commonly worn by grunge musicians in Washington consisted of thrift store items and the typical outdoor clothing (most notably flannel shirts) of the region, as well as a generally unkempt appearance. The style did not evolve out of a conscious attempt to create an appealing fashion; music journalist Charles R Cross said, "Kurt Cobain was just too lazy to shampoo," and Sub Pop's Jonathan Poneman said, "This [clothing] is cheap, it's durable, and it's kind of timeless. It also runs against the grain of the whole flashy aesthetic that existed in the 80s."

Flannel shirt and vintage, ripped jeans complete the grungy look. | Image from http://chrissy176.wordpress.com/
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Saturday, September 01, 2012

On this Day in Rock History

September issue of  Classic Rock Magazine

On this day, September 1, in rock music history...

2008 – The Verve started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their final album ‘Forth’.
2007 – Hilly Kristal, founder of the New York punk club CBGB died from complications arising from lung cancer at the age of 75. 
2006 – Emo pin-ups Panic! at the Disco win Video of the Year at the MTV VMAs for “I Write Sins Not Tragedies".
2005 – Blondie and Public Enemy perform at a rally to save punk landmark CBGB, whose lease expires today.
2005 – Soldier-turned-singer/songwriter James Blunt tops the U.K. singles and an album charts with his debut Back to Bedlam and the song “You’re Beautiful.”
2004 – Carl Wayne, the former lead vocalist for the hit-making ’60s U.K. band the Move and the latter-day singer for the Hollies, dies at his home in England after a battle with cancer. He is 61.
2004 – Joe Barry,a leading exponent of the “swamp pop” scene who scored a 1960 hit with “”I’m a Fool to Care,” dies in New Orleans. He was 65.
2004 – Bassist Carrie Smith announces she’s leaving Detroit rockers the Von Bondies following their show at London’s Astoria. The band say she will be replaced by Yasmeen Smith. 
2003 – Elton John never struck us as the motorbiking type, but he plays the 100th birthday celebrations of Harley-Davidson in Milwaukee anyway, along with Tim McGraw and Kid Rock.
2003 – Poison vow to carry on with their tour after a fire in a transport trucks destroys their instruments and stage equipment.
2002 – Steve Wariner receives the 2002 Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award during the Grand Ole Opry’s tribute to Minnie Pearl.
2002 – Lionel Hampton, one of the last of the jazz giants, dies from complications of old age and a recent heart attack in New York City at the age of 94. Hampton, an innovative vibraphonist and bandleader, had been in failing health for several years after a series of strokes.
2000 – Songwriter Harold Clayton, who co-wrote the SOS Band hit “Take Your Time (Do It Right),” is killed in a hit-and-run accident in Los Angeles. He is 53.
1999 – Bluesman R.L. Burnside undergoes heart surgery in Memphis. The 72-year-old singer/songwriter/guitarist had recently canceled two shows due to shortness of breath and exhaustion; after extensive tests, it was determined that he required angioplasty surgery.
1999 – Megadeth release Risk. Their ninth album also continues their commercial decline, only peaking at No. 14 in the Billboard charts.
1998 – On the verge of launching Davidbowie.com, Bowie hosts several online concerts by performers including Ani DiFranco and the Jesus & Mary Chain.
1997 – The Microsoft Network webcasts U2′s performance in Dublin.
1995 – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum opens in Cleveland.
1991 – Metallica’s self-titled album debuts at No. 1 on Chart Toppers’s pop album chart.
1987 – Michael Jackson’s “Bad” video is televised for the first time on CBS-TV.
1976 – A judge says George Harrison is guilty of “unconscious plagiarism.” The melody of his hit “My Sweet Lord” was deemed to be a little too close to the Chiffons’ “He’s So Fine” for comfort.
1974 – The Rolling Stones release Goat’s Head Soup. It’s not remembered as one of their classics, but goes to No. 1 on the back of the hit single “Angie.”
1974 - John Lennon testifies that President Richard Nixon tried to have him deported after he joined anti-war demonstrations outside the 1972 Republican National Convention.
1974 – Rolling Stone Keith Richards was quoted as saying; ‘I gave up drugs when the doctor told me I had six months to live.’
1969 – during a North American tour Led Zeppelin appeared at the Texas International Pop Festival in Lewisville.
1967 – Four days after the death of Brian Epstein, the Beatles announce that they will now be handling their own managerial affairs.
1965 – The Beatles’ current American tour winds up at San Francisco’s Cow Palace.
1963 – The Ronettes enter the charts with “Be My Baby.” The Phil Spector production becomes their first and biggest hit, going to No. 2.
1957 – Elvis Presley appeared at the Empire Stadium in Vancouver, Canada.
1945 – Van Morrison is born in Belfast, Ireland. His biggest hit is the top 10 song “Domino,” released in 1970.
1944 – Roger Dean, English artist. Designed album covers for Yes, Atomic Rooster, Uriah Heep, Gentle Giant, Greenslade, Steve Howe, Asia.
1940 – Born on this day, Wilton Felder, The Crusaders, (1979 UK No.5 & US No.36 single ‘Street Life’).

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