Mass-marketed music for the X-Factor generation promoting attractive, clean-living male singers is hardly a new thing.
People have been using music as a means to express dissatisfaction for as long as we know, but why is it so powerful?
Gospel music has always had a major influence on R&B, with many of the biggest soul singers having started their vocal careers in gospel church choirs.
The subject of Satan and evil will always remain one of interest to songwriters, no matter how controversial and unsettling.
Rock clubs come and go, but there was only one CBGBs, the hallowed club for the New York punk scene that spawned many major music superstars.
As technology has advanced throughout the decades, artists have pushed music into the future.
21st-century vocal successes are proof that, as musical revolutions have risen and fallen, the desire to sign as a group remains. And there's nothing that can move listeners more than the human...
A history of Detroit music is wider-ranging than almost any other city’s. Everything from blues to soul and techno calls Motor City home.
While we wait for better times to return to festivals around the world, it’s worth taking a look at how modern music festivals came to be.
Dismissed as another momentary fad, pretty much dead in the water by mid-1968, the influence of psychedelic rock runs long and deep.
Many people mistake pop music as disposable. But from the blues to The Beatles, some of the most important artistic statements have been wrapped up in the world’s most popular songs.
The music of the Summer of Love in New York reflected the numerous communities already making noise in the city.
An evocative but nebulous term, this short history of art rock attempts to outline some of the key players and ideas from the genre.
The summer of 1967 has taken on an almost mythical magic, a psychedelic summer of love with beautiful people turning on, tuning in, and dropping out from Hyde Park to Haight-Ashbury.
From the 20-year rule to stylistic homage and outright appropriation, nostalgia has always played a part in musical evolution.