From 1974 to 1978, a bunch of music rebels (some who could barely play) gathered in the Bowery in New York City to pump life into a disco-overloaded music scene. The place was CBGB. The rebels were the punks that saved music. And check out the film CBGB (from 2013). Here's a playlist from the bands that set the club on fire.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame introduced a new category of honorees in 2018: "The Rock and Roll Singles." Here's the complete list of songs featuring the inaugural class.
He could play a guitar just like ringin' a bell! One of the founding fathers of rock and roll. Here's a collection of his songs, both familiar and not, paying tribute to this one-of-a-kind artist.
Here's the definitive collection of classic punk rock love songs. From "I Love You" by Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers to "Barbed Wire Love" by Stiff Little Fingers, this playlist will lift your punk hearts!
Quick! What's the first instrument that you think of when you think of rock and roll? What?? Not the oboe??? Well, here is a chronological playlist of the history of oboe in modern pop and rock. It might not change your answer to the question, but some of these oboe songs will get those fists pumping (or at least some toes tapping)!
If you like The Black Keys, then you'll love this playlist of hand-curated songs that are just perfect for fans of The Black Keys. Look for more in our "If You Like..." series coming soon.
Our latest installment in the “Instant Expert” series of playlists is "Alternative Rock." Relive the glory days of grunge and post grunge with this fantastic collection of songs. We've done the research so that you can impress even the most knowledgeable Alternative Rock fans with this deep dive into the genre.
Talk the talk to sound like an expert:
"Alt-Rock started in the late 1970's and early 1980's with underground bands such as The Sex Pistols and The Ramones leading the way."
"Before there were hipsters there were alt-rockers.""
"A flannel shirt and boots was the wardrobe of choice for many of the grunge acts."
And now you're an expert!
The 2015 inductees have been announced...and once more there have been some glaring omissions from the folks at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. If we had a vote, we would certainly include Neil Sedaka, Warren Zevon (for both his performing and his songwriting), Chicago, The Doobie Brothers and Joe Cocker.
Let the debate continue!
75 years ago this year, the term "jukebox" was first used in the United States. In honor of that momentous occasion, we've put together the ultimate collection of the most popular jukebox songs from the last 75 years. Put on shuffle, and enjoy.