Best of Rock Music 2016

Best of Rock Music 2016



Rock music is a genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States.[1][2] It has its roots in 1940s' and 1950s' rock and roll, itself heavily influenced by blues, rhythm and blues and country music. Rock music also drew strongly on a number of other genres such as electric blues and folk, and incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical sources.

Musically, rock has centered on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with electric bass guitar and drums. Typically, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature using a verse-chorus form, but the genre has become extremely diverse. Like pop music, lyrics often stress romantic love but also address a wide variety of other themes that are frequently social or political in emphasis. The dominance of rock by white, male musicians has been seen as one of the key factors shaping the themes explored in rock music. Rock places a higher degree of emphasis on musicianship, live performance, and an ideology of authenticity than pop music.

By the late 1960s, referred to as the "golden age"[3][dubious ] or "classic rock"[1] period, a number of distinct rock music subgenres had emerged, including hybrids like blues rock, folk rock, country rock, raga rock, and jazz-rock, many of which contributed to the development of psychedelic rock, which was influenced by the countercultural psychedelic scene. New genres that emerged from this scene included progressive rock, which extended the artistic elements; glam rock, which highlighted showmanship and visual style; and the diverse and enduring subgenre of heavy metal, which emphasized volume, power, and speed. In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock reacted against the perceived overblown, inauthentic and overly mainstream aspects of these genres to produce a stripped-down, energetic form of music valuing raw expression and often lyrically characterised by social and political critiques. Punk was an influence into the 1980s on the subsequent development of other subgenres, including new wave, post-punk and eventually the alternative rock movement. From the 1990s alternative rock began to dominate rock music and break through into the mainstream in the form of grunge, Britpop, and indie rock. Further fusion subgenres have since emerged, including pop punk, rap rock, and rap metal, as well as conscious attempts to revisit rock's history, including the garage rock/post-punk and synthpop revivals at the beginning of the new millennium.

Rock music has also embodied and served as the vehicle for cultural and social movements, leading to major sub-cultures including mods and rockers in the UK and the hippie counterculture that spread out from San Francisco in the US in the 1960s. Similarly, 1970s punk culture spawned the visually distinctive goth and emo subcultures. Inheriting the folk tradition of the protest song, rock music has been associated with political activism as well as changes in social attitudes to race, sex and drug use, and is often seen as an expression of youth revolt against adult consumerism and conformity.

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★ (pronounced and stylized as Blackstar) is the twenty-fifth and final album by the English musician David Bowie, released worldwide through ISO, RCA, Columbia, and Sony on 8 January 2016, coinciding with Bowie's 69th birthday.
Blue & Lonesome
Blue & Lonesome is the forthcoming 23rd British and 25th American studio album by The Rolling Stones, set to be released on 2 December 2016.
This House Is Not for Sale
This House is Not for Sale is the upcoming thirteenth studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi.
Bad Vibrations
Bad Vibrations is the sixth studio album by American rock band A Day to Remember.

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Spotlight Artists3

Top Albums by Spotlight Artists4

Top Songs by Spotlight Artists6

Top 10 Albums of 20169

Albums Released this Year276

Artists with Releases This Year283

Chart-Topping Artists153

Chart-Topping Albums81

Chart-Topping Songs71

#1 Radio Songs10

Top iTunes Songs9

Top SoundCloud Songs10

Top NPR Songs49

Best Reviewed Albums49

Best Reviewed Artists69

Award Winners27

Top Albums by Award Winners16

Top Songs by Award Winners24

Up & Coming Artists of 20166

Artists on Tour208

Popular Music Festivals48

Popular Record Labels20


Spotify - Featured Albums & Singles505


Spotify - Featured Tracks148


News Articles27

Drake leads 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominations
  –  January 4, 2017
And there was an exhaustive addition of awards. Dozens of new categories were added, covering an array of genres (including alternative rock, hip-hop, R&B, Latin and regional Mexican music) as well as artist categories and trophies for film songs and ...
KISS founders Simmons, Stanley to open rock 'n' roll casino & resort in Oklahoma
  –  January 4, 2017
... members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley have partnered with the Kaw Nation on the first ever Rock & Brews Casino Resort, an expansion of the music legends' Rock & Brews restaurant chain. Simmons and Stanley will join Kaw Nation chairwoman Jacque ...
Patti Smith, Iggy Pop Set for Terrence Malick Rock Drama 'Song to Song'
  –  January 4, 2017
A pair of struggling songwriters played by Rooney Mara and Ryan Gosling and a music mogul and a waitress played by Michael Fassbender and Natalie Portman. Billed as a "modern love story," the two couples will "chase success through a rock and roll ...
Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Impersonates All Of Your Favorite Disney Characters!
  –  January 4, 2017
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson did his best dramatic readings of some of our ... My name is Maddox, I am the Assistant Program Director/Music Director and On-Air Afternoons 4-8p at Power 96-1! I'm originally from Tampa, Florida born and raised in the South!
ROK Stars Achieve CE Certification for ROCK 'N' ROLLA Portable Record Players
  –  January 4, 2017
"Our 3 high quality yet affordable versions of Rock 'n' Rolla, aimed at a range of music fans budgets, have already achieved considerable sales success in the US and now, with CE Certification, we are able to launch the Rock 'n' Rolla range in Europe ...
Rock Music Legend John Fogerty to Mark Debut at Wynn Las Vegas
  –  January 4, 2017
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member and rock music legend, John Fogerty, marks his debut at Wynn Las Vegas as he brings his acclaimed show, John Fogerty: Fortunate Son In Concert, to the Encore Theater for ten intimate performances from March 3 11 and May 19 28.
Jazz in Your Rock Pants
  –  January 4, 2017
Not sure what Sunday nights are like now for live music, but during the Lea/Locke/Forella/Price/Mariani ... and since he also played in a couple local rock outfits, he managed to attract to the Black Dog all manner of early-’00s hipsters/musicians ...
Music Notes: Holman Autry Band to play Georgia Theatre
  –  January 4, 2017
Tickets are $18-22, music starts at 8 p.m. Fresh Athenian three-piece We By the Sea will start the Caledonia Lounge off with indie rock friday night. Following this will be set spanning funk, punk, rock and more by The Good Looks. The night concludes with ...
Best Wilmington Live Music, Jan. 5-11
  –  January 4, 2017
modern approach to punk rock where the ’90s and ’70s collide into explosive fun. Details: 10 p.m. Friday, 1 S. Front St., Wilmington. A mix of cabaret, gypsy folk, jazz and flamboyant energy. Bright’s intriguing noir-tinged music is awash in colorful ...
20 Years Later, Chavez Still Want to Make Interesting Rock Music
  –  January 4, 2017
Post-hardcore veterans Chavez never broke up, but it’s a common misconception that they did. It’s an understandable error: The last album they released was 1996’s nervy, angular Ride the Fader (that’s not including 2006’s compilation, Better Days ...
2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards nominees announced
  –  January 4, 2017
“The biggest artists in music show up every year because this is the awards show ... Coldplay DNCE Florida Georgia Line The Chainsmokers twenty one pilots Alternative Rock Song of the Year: “Bored to Death,” blink-182 “Dark Necessities,” Red ...
Fundraisers Planned For Bankrupt Team Rock's 73 Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Prog Staffers
  –  January 4, 2017
A fundraiser for the 73 staff made unemployed by the abrupt closure of music magazine publisher TeamRock and its brands Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog, the Golden Gods Awards and the Classic Rock to take place in London on Thursday Jan. 5th.
Meet the Minions at Bach to Rock
  –  January 4, 2017
Meet the Minions at Bach to Rock Wellesley (B2R), America’s music school for students of all ages! The Minions will help celebrate the 1-year Anniversary of B2R in Wellesley on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 11am – 1pm (school is Open 10am – 5pm).
After 2016 claimed so many musicians, aging of rock's elite means more rough years loom
  –  January 4, 2017
Awhile ago, certainly before 2016, after the death of some music celebrity – it may have been B.B. King in 2015 – I came to the conclusion that the inevitable had started. Rock ‘n’ roll music has been around long enough that its founding fathers ...
Indonesian indie rock band Much release music video
  –  January 4, 2017
Unite Asia is an underground Asian music news website created for the sole purpose of supporting our own world. We support all bands and genres HOWEVER we do not support nor have any sympathy for homophobic, racist, sexist rhetoric in lyrical ...
Six Memoirs that Define Sex, Drugs and Rock’n’roll!
  –  January 4, 2017
Here is a list of memoirs that define the enigmatic genre to its entirety. Rock music came to the forefront in the 40s and through the years became synonymous with the name rock’n’roll. The term was initially a product of contemporary zeitgeist ...
Girls Rock: the all-female music camp taking a stand against sexism
  –  January 4, 2017
Arising from the home of grunge and riot grrrl, Girls Rock’s summer camps are heading to the UK. The principles are simple: inclusivity and self-esteem – but the effects resonate way beyond music Girls Rock graduate and bassist Ivy Dement is teaching ...
Rock-It Men:Bill and Dave Galatis are Motivating Young Musicians at School of Rock
  –  January 4, 2017
The School of Rock opened in the spring of 2015 with Mayor Judith Flanagan Kennedy, other city officials, and LACC members welcoming the new concept in music and rock ‘n’ roll instruction to the city. Bill Galatis, 37, owner of the Lynn school and the ...
Local music academy offers lessons on instruments of choice
  –  January 4, 2017
Rock 101 New Mexico Music Academy, a year-round music program that encourages musicians of all skill levels, wants to encourage those looking for a new talent in 2017 to check out the awesome programs they have available. Owner Kevin Herig, joined KRQE ...
The song remains the same: Female rock group performs depth of Led Zeppelin’s music
  –  January 4, 2017
Steph Paynes is on a mission to show the world that the future of guitar-playing is in women’s hands. As guitarist and band leader for the all-girls rock group Lez Zeppelin, Paynes has chosen what she considers the most beautiful but complicated rock ...
Phoenix music news: 4th Phoenix Rock Lottery forms 5 supergroups for 1 show
  –  January 3, 2017
It’s time once again for the annual Phoenix Rock Lottery at Crescent Ballroom, taking place on Saturday, Jan. 28. If you missed the first three years, how it works is that 25 local musicians report to the club in the morning, where a lottery divides ...
KSHE/St. Louis To Launch The 50th Anniversary Real Rock Museum
  –  January 3, 2017
EMMIS COMMUNICATIONS Classic Rock KSHE/ST. LOUIS was one of the very first radio stations to play rock music on the FM band. Almost 50 years after its NOVEMBER 1967 birth, KSHE is the longest-running rock station in the world. In celebration, "The KSHE ...
Photographers rock! These are 10 great musicians who are also great photographers
  –  January 3, 2017
His photography is inspired by his music, and it’s often a bit moody. Just as I love The Police, I have to say I love Andy’s photos, too. Bill Wyman is a former bass player of one of the greatest rock n roll bands of all time – The Rolling Stones.
Rock Voices to bring 200-member choir to Academy of Music
  –  January 2, 2017
NORTHAMPTON - What happens when you put together a 200-member community choir, a live backing band and some of pop music's most beloved hits? Just ask Tony Lechner, founder of Pioneer Valley's own Rock Voices, an organization giving choir members - and ...
Rock Music May Hinder Concentration in Men
  –  December 30, 2016
For men working on tasks requiring high levels of concentration, listening to rock music — as opposed to classical music or the sounds of an operating room — appears to hinder concentration and may lead to more mistakes, according to a new study by ...
Top-selling rock bands of all time
  –  December 29, 2016
More than half a century later, rock ranks among music's most popular genres. Click through this gallery to see some of history's most successful bands, based on US sales. Watch CNN Films' "History of Chicago," New Year's Day at 8pET on CNN.
Christmas open mic held by U Rock Music School
  –  December 26, 2016
The ugly Christmas sweater has become a popular new holiday tradition. And now there may be another new holiday tradition, the corny Christmas joke. These jokes were being bantered around by Stittsville’s “Jumpin’ Jimmy Leroux’ as he served as the ...


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