One of the most celebrated popular music genres, rock has enthralled masses around the world for over half a century. The musical genre initially originated in America during the 1950s. Since then, several sub genres of rock have become popular such as hard rock, heavy metal, indie rock, alternative rock and punk rock. Rock has also been fused with various other styles to create fusion genres like Sufi rock, Rap rock, Jazz fusion, Blues rock and electronic rock. Originating from rock and roll genre of the early 1940s, rock music was primarily influenced by soul, rhythm and blues, jazz and electric blues.
Hard Rock – The Start
Rock music's popular sub genres, hard rock and heavy metal, both achieved mainstream success during the latter half of the 20th century. Hard rock originated with early roots in psychedelic rock, blues rock and garage rock of the 1960s. It gained widespread acclaim due to the rise of bands such as Van Halen, AC/DC, Aerosmith, Deep Purple, The Who and Led Zeppelin. The genre reached its commercial peak during the 1980s with bands like Guns N Roses, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi leading that decade's sound.
Hard rock continued to dominate during the 2000s. Several popular acts of the 1970s and 1980s achieved commercial success throughout the decade such as Aerosmith, AC/DC and Black Sabbath. Bon Jovi with his 2000 album ‘Crush' topped several charts around the world. The two times Platinum certified album comprised of hit song ‘It's My Life' that landed at number one position on worldwide charts and introduced Bon Jovi to a newer, younger audience. The single was certified Platinum in Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Austria and Australia amongst other countries. AC/DC also continued to dominate the hard rock scene with their Platinum certified album ‘Stiff Upper Lip' that featured tracks like ‘Satellite Blues', ‘Safe in New York City' and ‘Stiff Upper Lip'. Several new bands managed to gain commercial success while reviving the hard rock scene around the world. These included Nickelback, Puddle of Mudd, Staind and Creed. During the mid 2000s, bands like The Dastuns, Jet, Three Days Grace, Kings of Leon and Motorcycle Club emerged from the post punk and garage revival scene with a leaning towards hard rock sound.
The Live Experience
Every year millions of metal and hard rock fans get hands on Hard Rock Metal tickets to witness their favorite artists perform live on stage. The vibrant atmosphere and captivating aura at rock concerts is always a memorable experience for the attendees. The rock concerts are renowned for their loud ambiance, loyal fans and wild energy that keeps the audiences entertained throughout the show. This season, some of the most distinguished rock artists will once again tour around the US to deliver a string of rocking live acts. Popular metal and rock bands like Danzig, Vince Neil, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath will all be playing live this year throughout the US. So make sure to indulge in a riveting concert and experience the magic of rock music with your friends and other avid fans.