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Founded on a fusion of rhythm and blues, jazz, and pop, rock music just might be the greatest artistic achievement of the 20th century. Artists like Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Elvis pioneered the early rock and roll sound, but this musical genre continues to evolve with each passing decade.

The Many Faces of Rock

Rock music has something for everyone. In this category you'll find a variety of topics, including:

  • Heavy Metal - A look at the top 100 heavy metal songs provides a look at which bands reign supreme in this hard-hitting sub-genre. You just might find some of your favorites on this list.
  • Punk - Raw, rude and in your face, punk rock is perhaps best epitomized by The Sex Pistols, a band that managed to create as much controversy over their behavior as their lyrics.
  • Grunge - Grunge music emerged from the Pacific Northwest to dominate rock music at a time when "hair bands" used to rule the airwaves, as well as MTV. Grunge stripped away the hair spray and rouge, and replaced it with flannel shirts and a gutsy, gritty, honest sound.
  • Band Bios - The music is great, but it's always fun to learn more about the bands behind the music. Read the back stories of rock bands as diverse as Nirvana, Oingo Boingo, and The Clash.

The Evolution Continues

Rock music is a living, breathing entity, and to paraphrase The Eagles, "you just can't kill the beast." It's amazing to look back and see how this genre has evolved through the years, and it will surely be just as fascinating to see how it grows in the years to come.

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