I'm a 40 year old male and a music nut, but only classic rock and only musicians with ultimate talent. My favorites include The Who, Rush, Kinks, Moody Blues, Peter Gabriel's Genesis, pre-Born In the USA Bruce, Ozzy, Maiden, Sabbath, etc. I haven't found a good band in the 90's and 00's until I found Wolfmother. Are there any others out there worth listening to?
Which bands/artists put on the best live shows? [more inside]
Music nerds! All these indie rock bands are starting to bore me. I want something different... something unique, unconventional, magical, soulful, challenging, uncategorizable, fun, heartbreaking, bizarre, and all or none of the above. [more inside]
Where in London can I find an Oasis t-shirt for sale? (that's right, the rock group)
I've always been annoyed by people who make a racket in the neighborhood. I'm likely to be one of those people next year. How can I soundproof a room, pacify neighbors, and avoid police? [more inside]
I need serious help picking an electric guitar. Why do I want to buy a new one? See... [more inside]
Neil nerds: does anyone know if there's a live performance of The Old Laughing Lady out there (and available on CD or MP3) with banjo rather than guitar, as in this clip?
I am trying to make the most Epic Rock Mix of all time... [more inside]
I recently admitted to myself and to the world that I really, really love ABBA's Dancing Queen! Are there any interesting indie / rock covers of it to be found online? [more inside]
I'm looking for way to get a CD or record single of an obscure 60s Saskatoon band. They're called Witness Inc. [more inside]
In the Steppenwolf song "Don't Step on the Grass, Sam," is "Sam" in reference to a real politician?
How do I drill a hole through a rock? Details inside. [more inside]
Help me find good Chinese rock! [more inside]
What are the lyrics of the Metric song Police and the Private about? Drug addiction? Prostitution? Post-9/11 security? I have listened to it 50 times and it's driving me completely nuts; I can't figure it out. The last lines seems to undo the above meanings.
What song samples this line: "Dude, I’ll give you a hundred bucks and I’ll take you out to Benihanas if you slide that 75ft handrail…I’ll give you 600 tries, I’ll be back next week!" which a young Jason Lee says at the beginning of Spike Jonze's "Video Days?" [more inside]
Please help me find some good audio engineering resources. [more inside]
How can I find places where it's legal to gather rocks? [more inside]
Has rap and hip hop essentially replaced rock? [more inside]
MusicFilter: Looking for examples of Western pop, rock & so-forth that have a distinct Indian (as in Subcontinental, not Native American) influence, either in instrumentation (tabla, sitar, etc.) or presentation. [more inside]
Opera With Rocks In: Looking for opera-themed pop/rock songs for a friend. [more inside]
Having read this thread, I downloaded several *awesome* box sets... but then I download Itunes which resulted in this annoying problem. What can I do?! [more inside]
Classic Rock Filter: I'm looking for the name of a rock LP with a cover design that features a screaming face, essentially purple-hued. I believe it's either Deep Purple or Humble Pie, but Google is failing me ... [more inside]
How much or how little and in what ways should one consider breaking up the "Rock" genre when tagging MP3s? [more inside]
Where can I get indie rock gigs outside of (but nearby to) Pittsburgh, PA? [more inside]
songfilter: I am trying to compile a CD of pop/rock tunes that uses the bagpipes or its assorted cousins including keyboard fakery to achieve a celestial set of tones that only squeezing a bladder with a mouthpiece can provide. [more inside]
I need some help rediscovering the artist and title of a song from ten years ago or so - vague memories follow: [more inside]
Anyone ever hear a hilarious radio special on the CBC called "Not the History of Rock and Roll"? There were two of these produced. I've heard Part 2, it's got really funny impersonations and faux interviews of David Byrne, Michael Jackson, James Brown and others. I'm trying to locate the first part. Anyone have an idea of where to find it?
Indiebandfilter: Help me find some unknown bands that I'd like, considering that I like the bands listed in my more inside: [more inside]
I'm doing a write-up about rock musicians and age. Who are the good, bad, ugly, and new? Is Rock and Roll strictly for the young and hungry? [more inside]
Gaijin going to FujiRock Festival, what can I expect??? [more inside]
I want to learn everything there is to know about the vocal technique found in metal and hard rock wherein the singer makes his/her voice get all 'raspy'. [more inside]
Has anyone ever started a record label? I would like some advice (other than "Quit while you're ahead"). [more inside]
Music recommendations for someone who has grown up/apart from indie rock. [more inside]
Looking for Rock Saxophone instrumentals, not hooks whole songs. [more inside]
Help me pick some hard rockin' Karaoke songs for tonight [more inside]
Name that tune please :: PBS is great, and the songs in their promos are actually just as good. Currently running is a promo that ends with the words; "Be More ~ ThirteenHD" (this is PBS Thirteen's High-Def channel which they broadcast in NYC & possibly elsewhere?). The music which accompanies it is a piece that I'd classify as sort of a Blues/Rock/Jazz instrumental. My Question: Name that tune!?! [more inside]
Where should I try to get (indie-pop) bookings in London? [more inside]
I really like the violin in the beginning of The John Spencer Blues Explosion's song "Bellbottoms". What are some other bands/songs that combine bluesy rockin' electric guitar and epic-sounding violins?
Music for Snowboarding. I need help creating a playlist for a friend to use while snowboarding next week. [more inside]
Pint-size paleontology: Where in WA state (Seattle area), is a good place for an 8-year-old to be able to look for and (probably) find fossils? (And take some home) [more inside]
YourFavouriteBandDoesn'tSuckFilter: Your recommendations for "good" rock-genre bands with female lead singers?
What was the first band to employ dual-guitar harmonized "solos"? What are some good bands who have employed it?
Play some Synyrd. The song. The t-shirt. The angry reply. Yet 1,120 results on Google and still no answer. Where did it come from? A movie? A book? A comedy sketch? Or was it just so common for people to request that Skynyrd be played that the call became ubiquitous?
Songfilter: This one is kind of a long shot, but can someone tell me the name of this rock song based on my sloppy transcription of its notes? [more inside]
does rock music from a decade ago seem undated for you? did you feel the same way ten years ago? [more inside]
I'm going to start a rock band. Need a name. [more inside]
Tips for tightening up my live vocal performance? [more inside]
Help me find new music? [more inside]
I am wanting to learn more about Christian Rock. The artists, the industry players, the ideology, the economics. Many questions inside. [more inside]