Artist Profile: Red Hot Chili Peppers

The band Red Hot Chili Peppers on a photoshoot

The Red Hot Chili peppers, also shortened to “The Chili Peppers” or abbreviated as “RHCP,” is an American rock band which emphasizes funk, as well as other elements from other genres such as alternative rock, psychedelic rock, rap rock, funk metal, and punk rock. Comprising of vocalist Anthony Kiedis, guitarist Hillel Slovak, … Read more

Artist Profile: Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder on mic

Formed in 1990, Pearl Jam is one of the most influential bands of the grunge era. The group helped popularize grunge music in the early 1990s, and they continued to be a respected alternative rock band in the 21st century. Pearl Jam isn’t the type of band that fell victim to the … Read more

Artist Profile: Oasis

Oasis’ Liam and Noel Gallagher performing on stage

Oasis distinguished themselves during their heyday in the 90s. Unlike the many grunge rockers around them, Oasis were celebrated as classic rock stars. It may not be the most popular form of rock at the time, but they made it cool again. Also, instead of drawing inspiration from punk and metal, the … Read more

Artist Profile: Green Day

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong

From California’s Bay Area, Green Day stormed the mainstream in the early ‘90s by infusing the raw power of punk with a melodic pop sensibility and apathetic lyrics that captured the angst-ridden restlessness of the American teenagers of their era. Influenced by late-70s punk predecessors, Green Day went on to introduce a … Read more

Artist Profile: Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters band in 2009

Featuring members of Germs, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Nirvana, Foo Fighters put on out in the world three back-to-back records in 1995, 1997, and 1999. Founded by Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl after the death of Kurt Cobain, Foo Fighters became known as one of the world’s most iconic rock bands. Though … Read more

Artist Profile: Blink 182

Photo of Mark Hoppus, Toom DeLonge, and Travis Barker playing their instruments

Blink-182 is a Southern-Californian punk rock band formed in 1992. The group emerged from the punk scene of the early ‘90s and gained notoriety for their high-energy shows and irreverent lyrical toilet humor. Blink-182 is notable for its humorous lyrics that can often be uplifting. Blink 182 is one of the most … Read more

Iconic Female Singers From the 90s

Madonna

If you ask anyone, they will tell you that the 90s was probably the best era ever. This era gave birth to music legends and icons who would be remembered for the rest of their lives. Each one of us has had their favorites and spent almost the entire childhood listening to … Read more

Why is 90s music still so popular?

Why is 90s music still so popular

The debate of which era was the best for music will never come to an end. However, one thing is for sure, and that is that the 90s was a golden ager for music. Why? The reason being that this was a time when Rap, Hip-Hop, R&B, and Pop, etc. was making … Read more

History of Industrial Music

electro-industrial duo named Front Line Assembly

Industrial music is a music genre that has transgressive, harsh, and proactive themes as well as sounds. Music enthusiasts call this genre the most aggressive and abrasive mix of electronic music and rock with a blend of avant-garde electronics experiments as well as a punk provocation. The name industrial music was made … Read more

History of Trance Music

History of Trance Music

Trance music is a genre of electronic music that came from the British new-age music scene. During the same time, Trance music was developing in Europe, the genre was also gaining followers in the Indian State of Goa. Even if Trance music is a genre of its own, it has influences from … Read more

Top Rhythm and Blues Artists

Top Rhythm and Blues Artists

Even today the debate still rages on – who is the greatest R&B artist? There have been so many great artists that have spanned the decades, its difficult to choose. Each artist brings something unique and the legendary stories behind them. R&B can be traced right back to the 1930s but it … Read more

The Best Musical Instruments for Beginners

man playing a guitar

Learning to play a musical instrument is pleasing in a lot of ways. Aside from being a great hobby and an activity to pass the time, learning to play musical instruments is also a way for people, both kids, and adults, to express their creativity and learn discipline. And playing musical instruments … Read more

The History of Techno Music

a professional music production room

From being an underground movement to being (a brief) mainstream phenomenon, the reception towards techno music is as evolving as the sound itself. Techno is a genre of electronic dance music (EDM) that is distinctive for its repetitive patterns and a strong emphasis on rhythm. It follows the common time (4/4) and … Read more

History of Grunge Music

Person playing electric guitar

Grunge is not only a type of music genre – it is also a fashion statement, lifestyle, culture, and attitude. What used to be an underground phenomenon took the mainstream by storm due to the unexpected success of the album Nevermind from Seattle threesome Nirvana. Nevermind‘s massive success put grunge and alternative … Read more

Top Pop Male Stars of the 2010s

Justin Bieber

Pop music in the 2010s drastically changed from what it was a decade ago. It underwent a transformative era, providing people with new ways to acquire music. Moreover, the introduction of online fan culture, and the eclectic music genres, it became more difficult to get relevant in the pop scene. Yet, these … Read more

Top Pop Female Stars of the 2010s

Dua Lipa

With the emergence of online streaming and internet fan culture, the 2010s have been a transformative era for the pop landscape. Not only most figures have changed, but the musical genres, the way people get music, and trends have also experienced a drastic change. Here are some of the top pop females … Read more

History of Bill Withers

Bill Withers

Smooth soul singer-songwriter Bill Withers achieved many chart hits in the early 1970s, including “Ain’t No Sunshine” and “Lean On Me”. *** Early life and career Soul and R&B singer-songwriter William Harrison “Bill” Withers Jr. was born in the coal mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia on July 4, 1938. He … Read more

How to Take Care of Your Vinyl Collection

How to Take Care of Your Vinyl Collection

In recent times, the vinyl record has made a comeback. Sales continue to grow, and reports are indicating that streaming on the Internet has affected these sales. So if you are new to the record collection hobby or an experienced vinyl veteran, here are some tips to ensure that your vinyl collection … Read more

Top Male Pop Stars of the 2000s

Eminem

The start of the new millennium was difficult for the music industry. Online file sharing, artists bypassing record labels, and the widespread closure of record stores all affected. Yet, it did not stop pop music to prosper and launch new male artists to stardom. Here are some of the top male pop … Read more

Top Pop Female Stars of the 2000s

The dawn of the new millennium saw drastic shifts in attitudes, categories, which brought music into new directions. While some carried and banked on their popularity from the earlier decade, a new breed of female artists surprised the pop scene and forged their own identities. Here’s a list of the best female … Read more

Top Pop Male Stars of the 90s

The ’90s was one of the most revered decades of pop music. It gave birth to some of the most stellar and eclectic songs we still listen to today and catapulted a new wave of male artists to fame. Here’s a list of some of the most successful and influential pop male … Read more

The History of Funk

Image of James Brown performing in February 1973

Funk is a music genre that is well-known for its groove and stimulating vibe – which is common in dance music. Originated in African-American communities in the mid-1960s, this music genre is usually accompanied by a drummer and an electric bassist. One way to determine funk music is you would have that … Read more

The History of Indie Rock

A photo of Arctic Monekys vocalist Alex Turner and bassist Nick O’ Malley

During the 1970s, a new form of rock music was formed in the United States and United Kingdom – called Indie Rock. Indie Rock rooted in the word indie, which initially means “independent” record labels. Indie rock bands and artists take pride in their work and don’t focus on having mainstream success. … Read more

Top Pop Female Stars of the 90s

Fanny packs, teensy sunglasses, and old baggy jeans are vivid reminders of the ’90s. But, during the said era, pop culture was as vibrant, too. The decade became the breeding ground for some of the greatest, most influential, or noteworthy female singers in existence. Here’s a list of some of the pop … Read more

History of Rockabilly

Rockabilly is considered to be one of the earliest forms of rock music. The genre rose to popularity in the mid-1950s and was introduced by white performers in the American South, its very first practitioners. Rockabilly’s style is often described as a brash and lively mix of blues and country. The term … Read more

History of Classical Music

history of classical music

Classical music is generally thought to have a niche audience and market – some say that it has an aging audience! Thankfully, though, the rising names of the young classical musicians and the power of YouTube and social media have brought classical music to a newer and broader audience. Still, a majority … Read more

Guide to the Top Country Music Artists of the 80s

Alabama

Just like rock and roll, country music stumbled upon crossroads during the 1980s. This is because it was the era where the pop-country genre became an even bigger economic force. Which is why it’s easy to see that the ’80s was a transitional decade for country music. This was a time when … Read more

Guide to the Top R&B and Hip Hop Music Artists of the 80s

The Sugarhill Gang

The 80s is often hailed as the ‘golden age of hip-hop,’ and it’s really not hard to see why. Several artists such as Public Enemy, Grandmaster Flash. Run DMC and the Furious Five are just some of the groups and artists that changed the face and history of rap and hip-hop forever. … Read more

What is J-Pop?

j pop artists

Japanese pop music or J- Pop, which is known both in and outside of Japan, is a mainstream genre of music in Japan which has a large cult following all across the globe. While J-pop earned its reputation and status in the early 1990s, it gained its first following in the 1960s. … Read more

What Was the Red Wave of Soviet Rock?

Aria band a soviet rock band

Back in the 1980s, life in the Iron Curtain was slowly beginning to change. Pepsi products were the first Western product to ever hit the Soviet grocery store shelves, and they are starting to welcome tourists in. But along with this piece of freedom, the State could no longer control the underground … Read more