- Types of Rock Music -

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      Listed below are a list of different types of rock music with names of bands and individual performers. Some of the groups as well as individual singers can be categorized in more than one category. For more information visit The Columbia Encyclopedia or the Open Directory. They both have relevent information about this interesting subject.

   Types of Rock
      Arena Rock
      Hard Rock
      Heavy Metal

Types of Rock Music
  • Arena Rock - Also known as stadium rock, arena rock is where the commercialization of rock music had reached its height by filling stadiums with thousands of rock fans. The bands include Heart, Bon Jovi, KISS, Boston, Styx, Foreigner, Journey and Aerosmith.

  • Christian Rock - Sometimes called Jesus Music, Christian rock Started in the United States in the 1960's. Some names include Phil Keaggy and Bruce Cockburn.

  • Folk Rock - Started in the 1960's in the United States. Some of the groups and individuals were the Kingston Trio, The Mamas & the Papas, Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens

  • Funk Rock - Started in the 1960's, some of the bands and performers include Prince. Earth, Wind & Fire, Kool & the Gang, Sly and the Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield, Tower of Power, Average White Band, and the famous James Brown.

  • Glam Rock - Born in the UK in the 1960's, Glam Rock or Glitter Rock got its name from the flamboyant clothes, make-up and hairstyles that the bands and singers wore during their performances. Bands and individuals include David Bowie, Alice Cooper and Kiss.

  • Garage Rock - Garage rock started in North America in the 1960's. Some of the more popular groups are the Kingsmen of Portland, Oregon and Paul Revere and the Raiders of Boise, Idaho.

  • Grunge - Developed in 1980's in the Seattle, Washington area. Groups include of Nirvana and Pearl Jam

  • Hard Rock - Began in the 1960's some of the bands include as Cream, The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds and The Who.

  • Heavy Metal - Stated in the late 1960's and early 70's in the US and UK. Some of the bands include Metallica, Iron Butterfly, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath.

  • New Wave - Originated in the 1970's some of the groups include Duran Duran, Eurythmics, The Cars and the Go-Go's.

  • Progressive Rock - Started in the UK and the US in the 1960's and 70's. Bands include the Beatles and The Moody Blues,

  • Psychedelic Rock - Influence of the drug scene with songs some of the bands and performers are Country Joe and the Fish, The Doors, Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane.

  • Punk Rock - Started in Australia, United States and the United Kingdom in the mid 1970's. Groups include Sex Pistols, Ramones and The Clash.

  • Soft Rock - Emerged in the 1970's some of the groups and individuals include Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel and Elton John.

  • Surf Music - Popular in southern California with the surf crowd, the groups include The Beach Boys and The Surfaris.

       Rock Bands
Led Zeppelin
      Jefferson Airplane
      The Beatles
      The Doors
      Moody Blues
      Rolling Stones
      Beach Boys
      The Who

Good Music
      Their is many types of good music that is avalable. From classical, traditional, jazz and others. Rock music is the most popular in the younger generation of the western culture. The rhythm and lyrics of this type music grasps the heart and soul of every new generation since the the 1950's. Enjoy your type of music and "Rock on!"

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