Artist Profile: Smashing Pumpkins

The Smashing Pumpkins performing live in 2010

Formed in 1988, Smashing Pumpkins is one of the most influential alternative rock bands of the ‘90s. Disavowing the punk rock roots of many alternative rock contemporaries, the Smashing Pumpkins offered a diverse, guitar-heavy, densely layered sound containing heavy metal, dream pop, and goth rock, progressive rock, and psychedelia. Formation and Early … Read more

The Five Biggest Rock Bands Of The 1980s

The Five Biggest Rock Bands Of The 1980s

At the risk of making an inflammatory statement, everything about music in the 1980s was better than it is now. The fashion was better. The sound was better. The gigs were better too, and so were the bands who performed at those gigs. It was a decade where style and sound came … Read more

Classic Rock – The Artists

Introduction to Classic Rock The 1960s: Rock Music Comes of Age The 1970s: Rock vs. Disco The 1980s: John Lennon, Classic Rock Radio Stations and MTV Best Selling Classic Rock Artists and Bands Classic Rock – Influence on Culture Artists and Bands Symbols Dress and Fashion Movies Quotes and Commentary on Classic … Read more