Music documentaries, now more than ever, are making an impact on the music industry like never before. With experimental and intimate pieces, some of the most popular documentaries are helping the world to form new opinions on some of the most iconic bands to hit the stage. These documentaries shine a light on raw portraits, background characters, and some of the most iconic bands around. They explore all genres from hip hop, grunge, to folk and paints a picture of music evolution and generations of change. Consider these must see music documentaries an intro guide to the music world.
Rock music is full of icons, from individual artists who changed the way that we experience music to looks that shaped the fashion of a decade, but who are the most iconic women in rock? As in most things, the contributions of women to rock are often overlooked or underplayed. As a result many people may not be able to think of very many female artists, even if they love the songs that those women have produced. In order to help fight back against this unfortunate system, we have established this list, in no particular order, of the most iconic women in rock.
With so many great musicians included in the series, it can be tough to definitively decide on the coolest music themed Funko Pop! figures. Since introducing the Pop! Rocks series in 2012 the line has expanded rapidly, and there are also limited edition versions of some figures with special features like glow-in-the-dark or metallic portions. While many of the Best Funko Pop! Collectibles are based around fictional characters, there are a number of real-life figures as well. Not surprisingly, many of these collectibles are miniature versions of world-famous and legendary classic-rock musicians; however, the series has also incorporated some more modern individuals and a few characters that are quite obscure to most North American buyers. Each of the musicians is worth having for the serious collector, but there are some in the series that stand out from the rest as the coolest music themed Funko Pop! figures.
The best 90s music videos sure portray this decade for what it was. Considered by National Geographic’s in its documentary as the “Last Great Decade,” it sure had great advancements regarding technology and popular culture. In the cinema it had Tarantino, while in TV Simpsons, Seinfeld and Friends were major successes. In music, it wasn’t different.
Twenty-somethings who love classic rock face a great number of struggles today. We don’t just feel on the outside of modern music, we literally don’t understand it. It lacks power, force, and the very beats that make rocks roll. In classic rock, songs are intricately structured. Lyrics are deep. The players play guitars and drums, not women and games. Often, our friends may find our music strange. It may be equated to, “That stuff my grandpa listens to” or, worst of all, labeled “Oldies.” Our families may not understand our passion for the music of the 60s and 70s and call us weird. Too often, we are misunderstood, but it’s OK. If Robert Plant and Keith Richards weren’t different, we wouldn’t have the killer licks of the Stones or Led Zeppelin. These are the top 10 struggles of a 20-something who loves classic rock.
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll is a motif that’s almost as old as rock and roll music itself. It’s a perceived lifestyle that is so prevalent in the industry that it’s almost a prerequisite to making a timeless song and charting a hit record. And so we’ve entered a sexy era of bands making rhythmic odes to the human condition and all that messy horniness that comes with it. And with all that horniness comes masturbation—and with all that masturbation eventually comes awesome music about masturbation. Just because they have all that backstage action doesn’t mean they don’t indulge too! It’s a vicious cycle really. But what can we do? We’re only human. We’re only horny wankers. While you’re pondering the deepness in that revelation, check out this list of bands that did indulge and wrote songs about masturbation to pass the time between sex, drugs, and rock and roll:
In Greek mythology, muses inspired science, literature and art. According to these myths, muses were the source of the knowledge expressed in poetry, songs and fables. In modern times, muses often come in the form of men and women that inspire musicians, painters or even writers. These individuals have gone on to shape the trajectory of their counterparts’ artistic careers be it in music or on canvas. In music, muses have had a considerable influence in both positive and negative respects.
Their dilated eyes peered out at you from under coiffed bangs and shoulder-length curls. They wore loud paisley Sgt. Pepper jackets, Indian print shirts or tangles of suede fringe. They looked vaguely menacing and rather spaced-out behind their clear plastic guitars, like some alien invaders or refugees from a psilocybin laboratory.
If you thought movie soundtracks were just noises in the back that worked up movie plots, think again. Sometimes, they change lives, make teens practice music in their garage and turn out to be music legends like Nirvana or Billy Holiday. Sometimes, the thrums of those like Slash's guitar solos and Joe Satriani are inspired by more than drugs and booze. Sometimes, it is these movie soundtracks that instill the idea to make a difference, to make music the likes of which have never existed before. From the blues and hip-hop of old jazz movies to the present-day electronic and grunge solos, movie soundtracks continue to reshape the music world every day.
A musician's memoire isn't defined by any standard. It is not simply one genre nor does it have one topic. It is filled with struggle, success, and everything involved in, not only the music industry, but the personal lives of those in the music industry. Everything involved allows their dreams to become a reality, and their realities to be questioned.
When our favorite bands began rocking fans, we all thought they were here to stay. It never crossed our minds that it would get to a point where they would be on a list of "bands that have survived a hiatus." We've all witnessed bands like One Direction taking a break, unsure why and for how long. Maybe being part of a band isn’t as much of a fun, sunshine and roses experience as we outsiders think. Or could it be internal differences that rarely go public that make these bands call it quits, only to reunite later?
I have about 2000 albums—that's vinyl for all you digital people. 1000 or so are classical, collected during my early teens, better known as the 70s. The collection is particularly strong on Beethoven, boasting perhaps 9 versions of his only opera, Fidelio. Lieder - classical German songs composed to poetry - is well covered, and so is chamber music of the 19th and 20th centuries.